April 2017 – HILSA has invited Chaffetz Lindsey partner Aníbal Sabater to give a talk on Friday, April 14th titled “In Search for the Perfect Arbitrator: Trier of Facts, Appellate Lawyer, or Both?”
The recent surge in rules and soft law concerning arbitrator behavior and qualifications appears to emphasize the importance of procedure over results, of form over substance. Is the arbitration community neglecting the importance of having arbitrators who, in addition to knowing the law, can tell when a witness is lying or when a party is holding a commercially unreasonable position?
Aníbal is an international arbitration specialist with over 20 years of experience, representing clients from around the world and industries as diverse as construction, energy, mining, shipping, technology, and telecommunications, in arbitrations under all major international arbitration rules, including AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL. He has also acted in several investment arbitration cases under the UNCITRAL Rules and the ICSID Convention/Rules, as well as in commercial disputes involving states and state-owned entities. Licensed in several US jurisdictions, England and Wales (solicitor), and Spain, Aníbal has represented clients in disputes governed by the laws of more than 20 nations across Latin America, North America, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.
For more information, please visit Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association.