New York, February 29, 2016—With the growth of arbitration to settle international business disputes, legitimacy debates continue to shadow the results of resolutions reached outside of the courts. In an effort to encourage the evolution of transparency, diversity, and standards of conduct in international arbitration, both commercial and investor-State, Columbia Law School hosted its annual “Columbia Arbitration Day” on Feb. 19.
- José Ricardo Feris, deputy secretary general of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris;
- Justin D’Agostino, global head of the dispute resolution practice at the firm Herbert Smith Freehills, based in Hong Kong, and its joint regional managing partner for Asia and Australia;
- Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, professor of arbitration and private international law at the University of Geneva Law School and a senior partner in the arbitration firm Lévy Kaufmann-Kolher; and
- José Manuel Garcia Represa LL.M. ’03, a partner in the firm Dechert LLP, specializing in international commercial and investment arbitration in Latin America and Spain.