in Houston, Texas, USA

Hogan Lovells US LLP
609 Main St., 2nd Floor
Houston, Texas 77002

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Presented by Young ITA

Co-sponsored by Hogan Lovells US LLP and the Houston International Arbitration Club (HIAC)

#YOUNGITATALKS is a series of local events featuring lectures, workshops or interviews covering a wide range of topics related to arbitration designed for learning, provoking conversation and sharing knowledge and experience among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is free and includes a hosted happy hour mixer. Please register in advance to help us get an accurate headcount.

Program Co-Chairs and Local Host Committee

  • M. Imad Khan, Hogan Lovells
  • Silvia Marchili, King & Spalding LLP
  • Teresa Garcia-Reyes, Baker Hughes, A GE Company
  • Montserrat Manzano, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

Schedule and Faculty

4:30 pm


4:45 pm

Welcome remarks

  • Silvia Marchili, Young ITA Chair

4:55 pm

The Shaping of Energy Disputes

Join us in this interview addressing energy policies in different parts of the world and how they are shaping energy disputes. This thoughtful conversation into cultural developments and differences from the experience of our guest arbitrator and chief legal officer, is not to be missed. An insight on how corporations assess disputes in general within the overall business strategy and the role of arbitration in energy disputes, will be one of the many valuable topics discussed.

  • Alan R. Crain, Jr., Independent Arbitrator and former Chief Legal and Governance Officer of Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston
  • Moderator: Montserrat Manzano, Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C., Mexico City

5:40 pm

Coffee break

6:00 pm

Is Investor-State Arbitration Here to Stay

Investor-State arbitration recently has been the subject of much criticism and debate around the world, from the United States vowing to overhaul trade agreements with investment chapters, to the European Union taking steps towards establishing an investment court, to States terminating investment agreements. This panel discussion will address recent developments to ascertain the current state and future of investment arbitration. 

  • Edward G. Baldwin, Baker McKenzie, Washington, D.C.
  • Elizabeth McKee Devaney, Assistant General Counsel, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Houston
  • Alberto F. Ravell, Senior Counsel – Arbitrations, ConocoPhillips Company, Houston
  • Nicole Y. Silver, Winston & Strawn LLP, Washington, D.C.

6:45 - 8:00 pm

Adjourn to Happy hour Mixer

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 1.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 928346988. A sign-in sheet will be available at the event.

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