October 2015 – Chaffetz Lindsey and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum co-hosted a panel on In Defense of International Commercial Arbitration: Lessons to be Learned or Ignored from Investor-State Arbitration on September 29th, 2015. Over 60 people turned out to discuss and debate recent developments in the investor-state dispute resolution system and the impact of these developments on international commercial arbitrations.
Yasmine Lahlou, Partner at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, provided opening remarks, discussing the recent controversy surrounding the adoption of trade agreements in the U.S, Asian and Pacific countries, and the E.U. The panel then explored transparency, issue conflict, and corruption issues, as they have arisen in investor-state arbitrations, and offered insight as to how these issues can be addressed in commercial arbitrations. The panel consisted of Christian Hioureas, Associate at Chadbourne & Park LLP; Aloysius (Louie) Llamzon, Associate at King & Spalding LLP; Ruth Teitelbaum, Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhause Deringer LLP; and Gretta Walters as moderator, Associate at Chaffetz Lindsey LLP.