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International Arbitration : Private Parties and Public International Law

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

 

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the annual Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture.

Our distinguished speaker, The Rt Hon. the Lord Collins of Mapesbury, will be speaking on “International Arbitration : Private Parties and Public International Law”.

 

About the Speaker 

Lord Collins of Mapesbury (Lawrence Collins) was until 2011 a Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom. Before that he was a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (2009), a member of the Court of Appeal (2007-2009) and a judge of the Chancery Division (2000-2007) and of the Commercial Court (2006-2007). He now practises as an international arbitrator at Essex Court Chambers, London, and sits as a non-permanent member of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

He qualified as a solicitor and was a partner in Herbert Smith & Co (later Herbert Smith, and now Herbert Smith Freehills) from 1971 to 2000. He was appointed a deputy High Court judge and a Queen’s Counsel (one of the first two solicitors to be so appointed) in 1997.

Lord Collins is the author of books and articles on private and public international law, and he has been since 1987 the general editor of Dicey and Morris (now Dicey, Morris & Collins) on the Conflict of Laws, currently in its 15th edition, 2012. He is also a Professor at University College London; emeritus and honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge; and has recently been a visiting professor at New York University Law School and Columbia Law School.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy and a member of the Institut de Droit International.

 

Synopsis of Lecture

The lecture will deal with the increasing importance of public international law in disputes involving private parties. This is not a new phenomenon, and the lecture will trace the history of the impact of state immunity in international commercial arbitration and the choice of public international law in choice of law and in arbitration agreements. Today there is controversy over the role of principles of diplomatic protection and state responsibility in arbitrations involving private parties and states, including the scope of fair and equitable treatment, expropriation; and there are unresolved questions on the relationship between international arbitration and foreign relations law. This lecture will endeavour to highlight the problems and suggest some solutions.

 

Registration

Admission is free.  Please click here to register by 12 September 2013.  Attendance is by registration only.

Further details can be found at the Herbert Smith Freehills – SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture website.

 

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From the Centre for Dispute Resolution at SMU:

 

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 2nd Singapore Mediation Lecture.

The Singapore Mediation Lecture series aims to enhance the understanding and use of mediation in resolving cross-border commercial disputes.

Our distinguished speaker, The Right Honourable the Lord Woolf will speak on “Mediation: The Way Forward.”

Lord Woolf has been at the forefront of the development and mainstream acceptance of mediation as the preferred way to deal with disputes. His name is particularly associated with the promotion of access to justice, not only through the improvement of access to conventional legal services, but also through encouraging the pursuit of alternatives to litigation.

Lord Woolf’s lecture will deal with why mediation is the way forward, and the factors that have been holding it back. In particular, the lecture will deal with training and standards of mediators, and the role of lawyers as gatekeepers of dispute resolution processes. It will also touch on compulsory mediation, med-arb, and role of mediation from the perspective of the client. Lord Woolf will also consider the prospects for the further development of mediation in Singapore and the neighbouring region.

The Singapore Mediation Lecture is proudly brought to you by Harry Elias Partnership LLP and Singapore Mediation Centre, in collaboration with the Singapore Management University.

For registration: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1272890

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