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Yasmine Lahlou and Caline Mouawad to Speak at 2021 ASIL Annual Meeting

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March 2021 – On Wednesday March 24th, Yasmine Lahlou and Caline Mouawad will each speak at the American Society of International Law’s (ASIL) 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting.

Yasmine will participate in a mock Supreme Court argument on “Should Courts Grant Discovery in Aid of Arbitration?” During the mock argument, advocates will present conflicting views from US district and appellate courts about obtaining evidence in aid of private international arbitration and incorporate insights into how courts from other countries allow or restrict discovery for use in arbitration. The panel could not be more timely as the Supreme Court just granted certiorari to address that specific question. The session begins at 12:30pm EST.

Caline will participate in a debate on the motion: “Parallel Proceedings in Investment Arbitration Are Abusive and Should be Banned.” Caline will join other panelists to hear arguments on the motion, which will address the increase in parallel proceedings in investor-state arbitrations, argue for and against the abusiveness of these proceedings, and discuss recent reform proposals aimed at addressing them.  The session begins at 1:45pm EST.

Registration for both sessions is available here. Registration for the conference is not required to view individual sessions.

ASIL aims to study international law and promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. Each year, the Annual Meeting focuses on regional issues of international law and policy.

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