Transnational Arbitration

ITA Reporters Roundtable

Revisiting the Scope of Public Policy in International Arbitration – Views from Germany, Mexico, Turkey, and USA

Live Webinar

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Via Zoom
2:00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m. (London) / 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (New York)
Duration: 90 minutes

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ITA is pleased to announce a new virtual webinar in the series ‘ITA Reporters Roundtable’, featuring expert perspectives on new developments around the globe by distinguished members of the ITA Board of Reporters of the ITA Arbitration Report at

The ITA Reporters Roundtable will highlight significant recent rulings concerning the scope of public policy in international arbitration from courts in Germany, Mexico, Turkey, and USA. The ITA Reporters from these countries will analyze and compare the significance of these new developments for practitioners and arbitrators in international arbitration today.

Details for connecting will be sent after you register and again before the event. If you have any queries, please email Claudia Saddler.

Via Zoom
2:00 pm, London time / 9:00 am, New York time
Duration: 90 minutes

Schedule and Faculty

2:00 pm London time: Welcome and Introduction

Moderators: Monique Sasson, Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report; Of Counsel, D|R, Arbitration & Litigation and Crina Baltag, Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report; Professor in International Arbitration, Stockholm University


  • Dr. Harry Nettlau, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt
  • Patrick Gerardy, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cologne
  • Cecilia Flores Rueda, FloresRueda Abogados, Mexico City
  • Dr. İsmail G. Esin, Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul
  • Charles B. Rosenberg, King & Spalding LLP, Washington DC

15:30: Adjourn

About the Presenters

Monique Sasson
Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report;
Of Counsel, D|R, Arbitration & Litigation

Monique Sasson has more than twenty years of experience in analyzing international disputes. She is qualified as a New York attorney, an English solicitor, and an Italian avvocato, and she has worked at three major law firms in London, Milan, and Rome. Monique has particular expertise in international investment law. She holds a Ph.D. in international law from Cambridge University.

Crina Baltag
Co-Managing Editor, ITA Arbitration Report;
Professor in International Arbitration, Stockholm University

Dr Crina Baltag is Associate Professor in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in international commercial and investment arbitration, international dispute resolution, private and public international law. Crina is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina has been appointed in numerous arbitrations, as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, etc.

Dr. Harry Nettlau
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt

Harry Nettlau’s practice focuses on domestic and international litigation and arbitration. Harry has acted as counsel to both claimants and respondents in a wide variety of commercial litigations and arbitrations before various courts and leading arbitral institutions. His further experience includes acting as counsel in complex multinational mergers and acquisitions and post-acquisition corporate restructuring.

Harry is widely published and regularly invited to speak at university lectures on international arbitration. Recent speaking engagements and publications include: guest lecturer on international arbitration at Heidelberg University; “An Examination of the 2020 Revision of the IBA Rules of Evidence”, SchiedsVZ 06/2021 (with Z. O’Dell & T. Hackstein).

Harry studied law at Bucerius Law School, the University of Virgina School of Law, and Duke University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bar in Frankfurt am Main and New York.

Patrick Gerardy
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Cologne

Patrick Gerardy has acted as counsel to clients in a wide variety of litigations and arbitrations, with a focus on international commercial arbitrations, cartel follow-on damages litigations, and post-M&A disputes. He also advises in connection with regulatory enforcement.

Patrick is a guest lecturer on international arbitration at Heidelberg University. Recent publications include: “The Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement – A Fresh Look at an Old Debate after the UK Supreme Court’s Enka Judgment and Recent Clarification by the German Federal Court of Justice”, SchiedsVZ 2021, pp. 208–215 (with Naomi Tarawali); GAR’s “Litigation 2021,” Germany chapter (with Rüdiger Harms); “Reform of Germany’s Most Important Institutional Arbitration Rules: The New 2018 DIS Arbitration Rules,” Int.ALR 2020, 23(1), pp. 1–18 (with Elisabeth Macher).

Patrick studied law at the University of Cologne and the University of Copenhagen. He is admitted to the Bar in Cologne.

Cecilia Flores Rueda
FloresRueda Abogados, Mexico City

After several years as arbitration and litigation counsel, including her role as partner of the arbitration practice at leading international and local firms, Cecilia Flores Rueda established FloresRueda Abogados in 2015, a dispute resolution boutique.

Cecilia acts in arbitration as both party representative and as arbitrator, and focuses her practice on issues related to energy, infrastructure projects, construction, trust, joint ventures, transportation and logistics, insurance and reinsurance, cases involving governmental entities, amongst many others.

She graduated, with honours, from Universidad Panamericana, where she also completed postgraduate studies on international commercial law. She obtained her master's degree, with honours, at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey and a Diploma in Energy by the Instuto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.

Regarding the academia, Cecilia has been professor of arbitration for more than 20 years at the Business Mater of LaSalle University and in the Diploma Course on Arbitration offered by the ICC and Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Dr. İsmail G. Esin
Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul

After completing its LL.B in Istanbul University and LL.M in Tubingen Law Faculty, Dr. İsmail G. Esin began his career in 1992 as a research assistant at Marmara University Faculty of Law, Department of Civil Law. Ismail then went to Tubingen Law School to receive Ph.D. After completing his doctorate in 1997, he started to work as a self-employed lawyer and still works as a partner who is responsible for the Dispute Resolution, M&A and Real Estate departments of Esin Attorney Partnership. In 2011, Esin Attorney Partnership joined Baker & McKenzie International, Swiss Verein as a member firm.

İsmail has over 25 years of experience advising clients in dispute resolution, litigation, M&A, privatization and real estate matters. He also sits as arbitrator in arbitral proceedings. İsmail also lectured at Marmara University, Bilgi University, Galatasaray University, Yeditepe University and Bilkent University. İsmail has recently authored M&A Book which was published in December 2020.

Charles B. Rosenberg
King & Spalding LLP, Washington DC

Charles (Chip) B. Rosenberg is Counsel in the Washington, DC office of King & Spalding. He is a specialist in public international law and international arbitration, focusing on both investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. Prior to joining King & Spalding, Chip spent two years clerking for The Honorable Charles N. Brower in London, England and at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. Chip graduated first in his class, summa cum laude, and Order of the Coif from the American University Washington College of Law.

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