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10th Harvard International Arbitration Conference: Day 1

February 1, 2024

9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Austin Hall; 200 Ames Courtroom

Get ready for an unparalleled experience in the realm of international dispute resolution at the 10th Harvard International Arbitration Conference! This conference is your chance to connect with seasoned professionals, engage in thought-provoking discussions, and immerse yourself in the world of international arbitration.

Day 1: Thursday, February 1

9:30 am – 10:30 am: Registration and Coffee Welcome

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Keynote Speech by Jingzhou Tao

  • Jingzhou Tao, Independent Arbitrator, Member of the Expert Committee for the Chinese International Commercial Court of the Chinese Supreme People’s Court

11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Panel 1, “International Arbitration: Common Law vs. Civil Law”

  • Wei Sun (Managing Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing)
  • Hagit Muriel Elul (Partner, Orrick, New York)
  • Bryan Fok (Principal, BF & Co., Hong Kong; Barrister, 36 Stone, London)
  • Simon Navarro (Partner, Sidley Austin, New York)
  • Moderator: Ella Rosenberg (Legal Counsel, ICSID)

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm: Panel 2, “The Crises of Arbitration: An In-House Perspective” 

  • Suzana Blades (VP, Deputy General Counsel, Litigation, Regulatory & Preventive Law, Kimberly-Clark)
  • Karl Hennessee (Senior VP, Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus)
  • Jared Hubbard (VP, Operations and General Counsel, Scytáles AB)
  • Qianqian Xu (Assistant General Manager of Legal Department, CSCEC GROUP)
  • Moderator: Silvia Marroquin (Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)

 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Panel 3, “National Security Issues in International Arbitration”


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