The International Law Institute is proud to support the establishment of the World Arbitration Update [WAU].

 
 



The World Arbitration Update (WAU) will update the global community on key and novel topics of investment and international commercial arbitration, and public international law in a decentralized forum.

By the end of the 1990s, and even by the end of the 2000s, it may have been possible to keep up to date individually by directly digesting the few investment arbitration awards and main publicly disclosed international commercial arbitration awards.  As 1,138 of the approximately 3,300 investment treaties in force have been invoked in investment arbitrations leading to 96 awards rendered between 2001 and 2010, and 225 awards rendered between 2011 and 2020.  As the use of international commercial arbitration has reached new heights during the last two decades, WAU focuses on providing an international arbitration update focused on key investment and international commercial issues with global and regional impact . 

The WAU panels will follow a dynamic format where a presenter will first provide an update of the issue that the panel will address, including relevant treaty and international customary norms, as well as case law. An open discussion by the panelists,  including practitioners, counsel for investors, counsel for States, arbitrators, officials of international organizations and arbitration centers, and academics, will then follow.  After each panel , there will be a networking space in breakout rooms for panelists and WAU attendees to meet and interact .

WAU connects different regions and the global community, and aims to decentralize and fur ther expand international arbitration and public international law. At WAU, practitioners, States, private parties, arbitrators, international organizations, academics and students have the possibility to engage with each other and nourish the conversation on investment and international commercial arbitration, while being members of a forum that integrates the world through connectivity and precise updates.


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EVENT SCHEDULE     
   
DATE   REGION   AGENDA  
           
MONDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2021        AMERICAS      
Enforcement of International Arbitration Awards and Collection of Damages
in Multiple Civil and Common Law Jurisdictions: Japan, Panama, Singapore

and Ukraine.

Arbitration in the Caribbean on Renewable Energy and Climate Change.

North America: The End of NAFTA Chapter 11 - Transition from NAFTA to
USMCA, the Final NAFTA Legacy Disputes, and the Future of US-Mexico
Investment Disputes.
 
 
 
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021   AFRICA Middle East North Africa Region: Mega Disputes, Expansion of International
ArbitrationCenters, and a Renewed Interest in Shariah Law as a Foundation
of Applicable Law.

Influencing the Future of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System

through the Investment Chapter of the African Continental Free Trade
Agreement (AfCFTA).

Investment Arbitration and Mining, Challenges and Opportunities Ahead.
 
 
 
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021   ASIA & OCEANIA
Current Status of Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration, and its
Development in Multiple Jurisdictions: Australia, Singapore,United Kingdom
and United States.

Controversial Investment Awards Against States in South Asia: Claims of
Corruption, Abusive Treaty Interpretation and Novel Damages Calculations.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Dispute Resolution Options and Risk Mitigation.
 
 
 
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2021 EUROPE
Tension between International Investment Law and European Law: Are EU
Institutions Contributing to or Disrupting the International Rule of Law.

Crisis at the WTO - Can the Dispute Settlement Mechanism be Saved?
The Proposed Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement May Be
the Life Preserver.

Assessing Damages in Non-ExpropriatoryBreaches
 
 
 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021 DIVERSE TOPICS Incorporating Obligations on Investors in BITs.

Dual Nationality, and Dominant and Effective Nationality in Investment Arbitration.

Arbitration Boutiques and Solo Practitioners – Can they Compete and Provide
World Class Service in International Investment and Commercial Arbitration?