On February 1, the NYU Journal of Law & Business held its annual symposium on "Developments in the Law of International Project Finance." The symposium was organized to consider issues such as global banking regulation reform, the rise of alternative financing techniques in emerging economies, increased political instability in particular host states, and the rise of international legal disputes. Carlos Urrutia, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, delivered the symposium's keynote address.

The first panel of the day addressed project-finance bonds in emerging economies with a focus on Latin America and the Middle East. A second panel, moderated by Vice Dean and Beller Family Professor of Business Law Kevin Davis, considered public-private partnerships in international energy and infrastructure project finance. The final panel focused on multi-party arbitration issues and was moderated by Director of the Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law and Professor of Law Franco Ferrari.

The proceedings of the symposium will be published in the Spring 2013 issue of the NYU Journal of Law & Business.

Watch the full video of Panel 1 - Project-Finance Bonds in the Emerging Economies: Latin America and the Middle East (1 h 45 min):

Watch the full video of Panel 2 - Public-Private Partnerships in International Energy & Infrastructure Project Finance (1 h 27 min):

Watch the full video of Panel 3 - Multi-Party Arbitration Issues in International Project-Finance Arbitration (1 h 31 min):

Posted February 21, 2013