The 1½ -day Winter Forum is presented annually in January, alternating between the west and east coasts of the United States, in connection with the midyear meetings of the Executive Committee and Academic Council. Customarily co-sponsored by the leading arbitration-related organizations in the region, the conference includes a year-in-review analysis of key developments in the year just concluded; presentation, commentary and discussion of two significant “works-in-progress” selected by a blue ribbon panel of judges through a global writing competition; an ITA Forum for informal off-the-record discussion of current issues; and a young arbitrators Roundtable. Social activities include a welcome reception, the Workshop Dinner, the Workshop luncheon and interview, and optional post-Forum networking activities on the town.
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The opening session of the conference is the Winter Roundtable, a series of hot topics debates organized and presented by the ITA Young Arbitrators Initiative (YAI), the CPR Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y–ADR), the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), the ICDR Young & International (Y&I) and the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG).
Winter Forum Co-Chairs
International Advocate & Arbitrator
Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A.,
Coral Gables, Florida
Prof. Jarrod Wong
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Winter Forum Tuition
Winter Forum registration includes the January 24 Winter Roundtable program and Welcome Reception, the January 25 Winter Forum program, Luncheon, Forum Reception, Forum dinner (addtl $115) and course materials.
Winter Roundtable registration alone includes the January 24 Winter Roundtable program and the Welcome Reception only.
ITA Executive Committee and Academic Council members will be contacted separately to RSVP for the mid-year meetings following the Winter Forum.
- $495 / $545 - Regular registration fee
- $395 / $445 - ITA Advisory Board Member
- $395 / $445 - ITA Supporting or Sustaining Member Employee
- $0 - ITA Academic Council Member
- $395 / $445 - Co-sponsor Member
Schedule and Faculty
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Thursday, January 24
Welcome Reception for all Winter Forum and Roundtable Registrants
Friday, January 25
Continental Breakfast and Registration
Welcome and Introductions
- Doak Bishop, ITA Chair, King & Spalding US LLP, Houston
- Joe Matthews, Conference Co-Chair, International Advocate & Arbitrator, Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A., Coral Gables
- Prof. Jarrod Wong, Conference Co-Chair, Associate Professor of Law, University of the Pacifi c, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
Works in Progress
The morning sessions will showcase two important works in progress on key topics in international arbitration which have been selected from 57 submissions through a rigorous review process. Each session will begin with a presentation of the work in progress by the author, followed by commentary on the work in progress by an internationally recognized expert and then interactive discussion among all participants. Our objective is to integrate the unique insights of practitioners and academics and promote the evolution of international arbitration during a time of global transition.
ITA gratefully acknowledges the members of the 2013 ITA Winter Forum Selection Committee: José E. Alvarez, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, New York, N. Jansen Calamita, Lecturer in International Law, University of Birmingham Law School, Birmingham, UK, Raoul G. Cantero, White & Case, Miami, Teresa Cheng, Vice Chairperson, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, Hong Kong, Jean E. Kalicki, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C., Margaret L. Moses, Professor of Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Christoph H. Schreuer, Of Counsel, Wolf Theiss, Vienna and Robert-Jan Temmink, Quadrant Chambers, London.
Towards a New Age of Soft Law in International Investment Law?
Dr. Stephan Schill and Marc Jacob
Moderator:Prof. Jarrod Wong, Associate Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento
Presenter:Dr. Stephan Schill, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
Commentator:Jeremy K. Sharpe, Chief of Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State, Washington D.C.
Glocalization of Arbitration: Globalization of Law and DIvergence of Local Culture
Prof. FAN Kun
Moderator:Joe Matthews, International Advocate & Arbitrator, Colson Hicks Eidson, P.A., Coral Gables
Presenter:Prof. FAN Kun, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Yenching Institute, Cambridge; Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Commentator:Dean Philip J. McConnaughay, Dean and Donald J Farage Professor of Law and International Affairs, Penn State Law, University Park
Luncheon - A Conversation with Gary Born
Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group
Prof. Linda J. Silberman
New York University School of Law, New York
2012: Did the Mayans Get it Wrong (We're Still Here, Aren't We)? A Select Review of Noteworthy Events in International Arbitration in 2012
Kate Brown de Vejar, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C., Mexico City
The ITA Forum is an open informal discussion providing the opportunity for arbitrators, arbitration counsel and in-house counsel to share experiences and raise concerns in transnational arbitration in an off -the-record unstructured dialogue format. The agenda for the Forum is determined by the participants, by presubmitted questions and topics and by spontaneous remarks at the event. Registrants will receive instructions on how to submit questions or topics for discussion at the Forum.
- J. Martin Hunter, Visiting Professor, University of Miami School of Law; Essex Court Chambers, London
- Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, University Park
- Elisabeth Eljuri, Global Practice Leader, Latin American, Norton Rose, Caracas
- Jan Paulsson, Michael Klein Distinguished Scholar Chair, University of Miami School of Law; Co-Head, International Arbitration Group, Freshfi elds Bruckhaus Deringer, Miami
Winter Forum Reception for all Winter Forum Registrants and Faculty
Winter Forum Dinner for all Winter Forum Registrants and Faculty
This program is approved by the State Bars of Texas for 7.25 hours (no ethics). Jan. 24 = 2.0 hours - Course ID Number: 901258044. Jan. 25 = 5.25 hours - Course ID Number: 901258045. Floriday attorneys will be provided self reporting forms.
Sign-in sheets and/or certifi cates of attendance will be available for ALL states.
The cost of housing is not included in the course registration fee. However, rooms have been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Coral Gables Hotel, 50 Alhambra Plaza, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Registrants can go online or call (888) 421-1144 and mention group reservation code ITA Winter Forum. The last day to obtain this rate is December 23, 2012.
Tuition, less a $50 cancellation fee will be refunded upon receipt of written cancellation received by January 7, 2013. E-mail cancellation notice to firstname.lastname@example.org. After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials.
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