Partner Quinn Smith pens an op-ed for Bloomberg Law Insight on international law governing seizure of foreign-owned assets, with respect to Putin’s threatened seizure of foreign investments in Russia. Smith states that under investment treaties, expropriation can give rise to claims for damages. However, collecting on the claims could prove challenging.
The multi-day symposium, produced by Peruvian organization Asociación Zambrano, included special guests from the world over sharing in insights related to investment arbitration and international arbitration. Among the featured speakers were Partners Ignacio Torterola and Mauricio Gomm Santos who discussed ethical issues in arbitration and the procedural challenges facing international commercial arbitration, respectively.
RED ARB MED Asociación Civil Pro Arbitraje y Mediación y Cátedra de Régimen Jurídico Del Comercio Exterior de la Facultad de Derecho
GST LLP Partner Diego Brian Gosis was a panelist for the IV Seminario Internacional: Comercio Internacional, Inversión y Arbitraje conference. He participated in the "Speed in Arbitration" panel and was joined by a who's who of international specialists.
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was invited to participate in the 15th Annual ICDR Practice Moot and Lecture Series. He presented a seminar entitled "Cross-Cultural Tips in International Arbitration." The annual event provides a forum for law students from around the world to gain practical experience in the field of international dispute resolution.
Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA)
GST LLP's Pablo Mori joined the Swiss Chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje for an industry talk entitled, "El apoyo de los jueces a tribunales arbitrales y partes en procedimientos arbitrales extranjeros: una perspectiva comparada en Suiza, Perú, Estados Unidos y Francia." Conducted in Spanish, the panelists discussed court assistance to foreign and international tribunals, while Pablo focused on the experience in the United States (28 U.S.C. Section 1782) and Peru.
CIARb Brazil Branch
The CIArb Brazil Branch and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) collaborated to present a webinar on the 2021 ICDR regulations for international dispute resolution. Among the speakers, GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos.
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW)
Ignacio Torterola was a featured speaker of the second edition of Washington Arbitration Week (WAW), presenting on the panel entitled "Ethics and International Arbitration: Is it Time for an International Code of Ethics?" The panel centered its discussion on whether it is necessary to regulate the ethical conduct of arbitrators, counsel, and experts in international arbitration to enhance the legitimacy of the arbitral process.
Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)
GST LLP was invited to present at the Swiss Chinese Law Association’s Special Event: “Challenges and problems of the current arbitration and mediation institution” on November 26, 2021. Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos joined a group of esteemed international law experts for a panel entitled “Issues on the Appointment of Arbitrators and Integration Arbitration/Mediation.”
ArbIt Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR
Partner Domenico Di Pietro provided the opening remarks during the Sovereign States and the Protection of Foreign Investments lecture presented by Arbit. Joined by leaders in the field, the discussion focused on new policies, objectives, and expectations through bilateral and multilateral treaties.
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to International Arbitration in Africa.” The event was moderated by GST LLP Partner Domenico Di Pietro. The lecture included an overview of the historical development of arbitration law in Africa and of the legal framework applicable in various African countries. The speakers also addressed practical issues, such as the implications of choosing to seat an arbitration in an African jurisdiction, the importance of African arbitrators and counsel in international arbitrations with seats in Africa and outside Africa, and the attitudes of domestic courts vis-à-vis arbitration at both the pre-award and post-award stages.
Washington Lawyer Magazine
Partner Quinn Smith and Senior Associate Gary Shaw write about the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and the petition to vacate under 9 U.S.C. 4. The analysis entitled "Overcoming Tight Window to Vacate Arbitration Awards," was published in the D.C. Bar's Washington Lawyer magazine September/October issue.
Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)
The Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA) joined forces with Geneva International Dispute Resolution Institute (GIDI) to present "Is there a Role for Conciliation in International Commercial Disputes" on August 27, 2021. GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was among the world's top international experts invited to speak.