Washington Arbitration Week

1st Edition

November 30th - December 4th 2020

WASHINGTON ARBITRATION WEEK

Washington D.C. is the epicenter of investment arbitration. It has the headquarters of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), law firms specialized in investment arbitration, public international law and international commercial arbitration, international organizations, United States federal agencies specialized in investment arbitration, embassies, vibrant law schools, NGOs and think tanks. Washington D.C. Arbitration Week (WAW) is being launched to provide an organic D.C. forum in international arbitration for its legal community and the international and foreign community connected to it. WAW will further advance the analysis and discussion of developments reflected in arbitral awards, treaties and international instruments at the forefront of international arbitration.


The first edition of WAW is being held virtually by video conference during a five-day period from November 30th to December 4th, 2020. As set out in its brochure, this edition of WAW consists of 15 sessions and networking events connecting the members of Washington D.C.’s international arbitration community to the rest of the world.


These panels will follow a dynamic format and foster an open discussion about the future of international arbitration. They will shed light on new arbitration techniques, focus on developments and evolving interpretations and views, and discuss the best practices for international arbitration in the new virtual reality.


WAW 2020 will be a showcase of international arbitration in Washington, DC.  On behalf of all of our supporters, panel speakers and moderators, we welcome newcomers and experienced practitioners alike to our city and arbitration community.





WAW Founders,



José Antonio Rivas & Ian A. Laird

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CIRCLE OF SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

CIRCLE OF LAW FIRMS

CIRCLE OF EXPERTS

Other waw supporters

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Meg Kinnear - ICSID Secretary - General

Borzu Sabahi – Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP

Chip Rosenberg – King & Spalding LLP

Gaela Gehring Flores – Arnold Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Lee Caplan - Arent Fox LLP

Marinn Carlson - Sidley Austin LLP

Waw Founders & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Human Rights and Investment Arbitration

December 4th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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States’ Claims and Counterclaims in Investment Arbitration

December 4th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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Infrastructure Disputes in International Arbitration

December 3th At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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The Rise of Technology in International Arbitration – Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Hearings

December 3th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Perspectives of Young Arbitration Practitioners

December 3th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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International Commercial Arbitration from the Client’s Perspective

December 2nd At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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Fossil Fuel, Clean Energy and the Environment in International Arbitration

December 2nd At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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EU Investment Arbitration: Current Issues Regarding the Validity and Enforcement of Awards Even Beyond the EU

December 2nd At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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Draft Guidelines on States’ Defenses and Prevention of Investment Arbitration

December 1st At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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Alternative Approaches to Valuing Early Stage Investments in Investor-State Arbitration

December 1st At 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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Reform of ISDS – The ICSID Rules Amendments and UNCITRAL Working Group III

December 1st At 9:30 am - 11:00 am EST

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Keynote Speaker: Meg Kinnear, ICSID Secretary-General

December 1st At 9:00 am - 9:30 am EST

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Third-Party Funding: Developments, Pitfalls and Looking to the Future

November 30 At 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EST

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COVID-19 and International Arbitration

November 30th At 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST

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Women in International Arbitration

November 30th At 9:00 am - 10:30 am EST

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