PCA lawyers active at ICCA Biannual Congress and ASIL-ILA Annual Meeting
6-9 April 2014, Miami. Several members of the PCA’s legal team participated in the biannual congress of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) held from 6-9 April 2014 in Miami. The Congress was attended by over 1000 international arbitration professionals and was dedicated to the theme of “Legitimacy: Myths, Realities and Challenges.”
PCA Deputy Secretary-General and Principal Legal Counsel Brooks Daly participated on a panel about arbitral legitimacy.
PCA Senior Legal Counsel Judith Levine presented a paper on arbitrator initiatives with respect to calling witnesses and dealing with their non-appearance. PCA Senior Legal Counsel Aloysius Llamzon delivered a paper entitled “Investor Wrongdoing in Investment Arbitration: Standards Governing Issues of Corruption, Fraud, Misrepresentation and other Investor Misconduct” (with Dr. Anthony Sinclair).
ICCA Executive Director and PCA Senior Legal Counsel Lise Bosman, who was intensely involved in the organization of the Congress, addressed the ICCA Members Breakfast. PCA Legal Counsel Kathleen Claussen acted as rapporteur on a panel on “Universal Arbitration.”
The papers of Ms. Levine and Dr. Llamzon will be published in the forthcoming book of Congress papers. Video footage of the presentations made at the ICCA Congress will also be available to ICCA members at the ICCA website.
Past, present and future PCA Legal Representatives in Mauritius (Judith Levine, Fedelma Claire Smith and Dirk Pulkowski) also provided information and assisted with the video presentation to delegates about the next ICCA Congress which will be held in Mauritius in 2016.
On 12 April 2014 in Washington DC, PCA Senior Legal Counsel Judith Levine participated in a session dedicated to arbitrator challenges as part of the 2014 joint annual meeting of the American Society of International Law and the International Law Association. The conference was attended by over 1600 international lawyers, scholars, judges and government representatives. Ms. Levine’s paper, and those of the other panellists, will be converted into a book later this year, in which PCA Deputy Secretary-General Brooks Daly and PCA Senior Legal Counsel Sarah Grimmer will also contribute chapters.