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The International Law Institute, in collaboration with the World Bank-International Finance Corporation (IFC), hosted a delegation from the Board of Grievances of Saudi Arabia, consisting of ten judges of the Board, and members of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority (SAGIA). Training focused on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Investment Arbitration, and Judicial Training in the United States.

Discussions included topics such as Alternative Dispute Resolution with panelists, Anne Marie Whitesell, Director of the ILI Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution and Director of the Georgetown University Law Center´s Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution; Eckhard Hellbeck, Partner with White & Case LLP, who discussed the role of judges in arbitration; Jacob Lebowitz, Founding Partner of Posey Lebowitz, who focused discussion on the role of judges in mediation, and the policy aspects of court annex mediation.

Additionally, presentations were made on Investment Arbitration, by Dr. Borzu Sabahi, Partner of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, followed by a judicial training by Jim Chance, Senior Judicial Education Attorney, with the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC. The event concluded with closing remarks from Nina Mocheva, Senior Financial Sector Specialist at World Bank Group and Ms. Kim Phan, Executive Director of the ILI.

May 2017