Webcast Available for Scholar-in-Residence Seminar: Crossing the "Public/Private" Divide: Saipem v. Bangladesh and Other Crossover Cases

Webcast Available for Scholar-in-Residence Seminar: Crossing the "Public/Private" Divide: Saipem v. Bangladesh and Other Crossover Cases

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The webcast of the Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP Scholar-in-Residence seminar by Professors José Alvarez, Gary Born, Lord Collins, Loukas Mistelis and Maxi Scherer is available here.

Professor Alvarez examined a recent group of arbitral awards that challenge the premise that commercial and investor-state arbitration are entirely separate realms. He considered recent “crossover” cases in which investors have turned to investor-state arbitration as a vehicle to seek to enforce commercial arbitration awards, such as Saipem v. Bangladesh and White Industries v. India.

José Alvarez is the Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law at New York University Law School where he teaches courses on international law, foreign investment, and international organizations. He regularly acts as expert witness in international arbitration cases.

Former Justice Lord Collins of the UK Supreme Court and Gary Born of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP provided comment on Professor Alvarez's presentation followed by closing remarks from Loukas Mistelis of Queen Mary, University of London. Maxi Scherer, of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Queen Mary, University of London, acted as moderator.

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