WAW 2023, 4th Edition
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November 27 to December 1, 2023

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Washington Arbitration Week

4th Edition

November 27 - December 1, 2023

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) provides 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. 

WAW’s 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 2023 will be a showcase of international arbitration in Washington, D.C. 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

WAW'S RECORD AND NUMBERS

Since its inaugural edition in 2020, the Washington Arbitration Week – WAW – has had a total of 54 panels with 262 speakers and 5,000 attendees becoming one of the biggest forums and arbitration weeks in the globe, a place to learn and discuss the latest developments of international arbitration related to Washington DC and its extended international community, and a platform for practitioners, arbitrators, academics, public officials, and students. In 2022 WAW moved to hybrid events, with 3 solely virtual panels and 18 in-person plus virtual panels splendidly hosted by various Washington DC-based law firms. In 2023 we will keep connecting the international arbitration community through in-person substantive and innovative panels, and we will expand the opportunities for networking during WAW. 

WAW'S RECORD AND NUMBERS

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GREATEFUL TO WAW´S CIRCLE OF SPONSORS

LAW FIRMS

Experts & Other Supporters

ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Meg Kinnear - ICSID Secretary - General

Borzu Sabahi – Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle LLP

Chip Rosenberg – King & Spalding LLP

Gaela Gehring Flores - Allan & Overy

Lee Caplan - Arent Fox LLP

Marinn Carlson - Sidley Austin LLP

Kelby Ballena - Allen & Overy

Lucinda A. Low - Steptoe & Johnson

Waw Founders & EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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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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