Announcing Sponsorship Opportunities: 29th Annual ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting, Jun 14-16

The 29th Annual ITA Workshop and Annual Meeting offers several exciting sponsorship opportunities for you to promote your firm or company starting at just $1,500. Benefits customarily include free registration for one or more delegates and publicity to thousands of interested arbitrators, practitioners and in-house counsel. View sponsorship opportunities.

For more information, please contact Lilly Hogarth at +1.972.244.3424.

About the ITA Annual Meeting and Workshop

Until recently, international arbitration was widely seen as fair, neutral, and effective. The field’s rapid growth reinforced this perception, helping establish international arbitration as the default mechanism for resolving transnational disputes. Today, this perception holds less currency. Many now doubt the fairness of the arbitration process, the integrity of the decision-makers, and the legitimacy of awards obtained through “private” justice. These criticisms are not limited to domestic or investment arbitration, but increasingly impact international commercial arbitration as well. Nor is the debate confined to small circles of academics and NGOs; it has spread to politicians, journalists, and the wider public.
In this year’s annual program, ITA will explore the most important challenges to the legitimacy of international arbitration. In a series of lectures, debates, panels and mock scenarios, leading international arbitration experts from around the world will seek to identify real and perceived problems and propose viable solutions to the “legitimacy crisis” in international arbitration. With active involvement from all participants, the Workshop aims to add an important voice to the most pressing issues facing international arbitration today.
The best way to attend the Workshop is as a member of the ITA Advisory Board. All Advisory Board members are entitled to attend the entire Workshop PLUS the Advisory Board Dinner and all of the membership activities for free (other than the ticketed Workshop Dinner).

Workshop Highlights (Wednesday afternoon-Thursday afternoon)

  • Keynote: Gary Born (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London)
  • Arbitrator Perspectives Interview: Dominique Brown-Berset (Brown&Page, Geneva)
  • Other featured speakers include Meg Kinnear (Secretary-General, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, D.C.), and Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof (Director General, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London)
  • Workshop Dinner at Mexican Sugar Cantina

Other Annual Meeting Highlights (Wednesday afternoon-Friday afternoon)

  • Advisory Board Annual Dinner at the Dallas Country Club
  • ITA Forum, an open discussion among ITA members and the Workshop faculty, this year including a special dialogue with LCIA Director-General Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof and LCIA President-Elect Audley Sheppard (Clifford Chance, London)
  • Americas Initiative, Young Lawyers Initiative, Academic Council and other committee annual meetings (Thursday and Friday)

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