Spring 2023

March 6, 2023
Empirical Data on Annulment of International Awards: What to learn from it?
Video Recording Available

March 24, 2023
3rd NYU Sciences Po Intergenerational Arbitration Symposium
Video Recording Available

March 31, 2023
CISG: 40 (+3) Years and Still Going Strong?

April 20, 2023
April 21, 2023

Linda Silberman Conference 
Registration required 


April 20, 2023


Trey Childress researches, teaches, and practices in the field of private international law, with particular expertise and experience in international litigation and international arbitration.  He recently spent three years as the 28th Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. State Department. During his tenure as Counselor, Professor Childress served as a primary liaison between the Office of the Legal Adviser and the White House Counsel's Office, National Security Council, Office of the Solicitor General, the Civil Division's Appellate Staff, and other Department of Justice Divisions and federal agencies. He helped formulate the government's litigation strategy and brief cases in the Supreme Court and lower courts involving foreign litigation in U.S. courts and on litigation and arbitration before international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice.  Professor Childress clerked for the Honorable Paul V. Niemeyer on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. While at Duke Law School, he served as editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal (Volume 53) and received the faculty award for outstanding achievement in international, transnational, and comparative law. While at Oxford Brookes University, he served as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in the United Kingdom.

Robin Effron teaches civil procedure, litigation, and international business law courses. Conversant in German, she spent an academic year in Germany as a fellow in the D.A.A.D. Program for International Lawyers and worked with attorneys in the legal department of a large investment bank to research questions of German and U.S. law.  At Brooklyn Law School, she serves as Co-Director for the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law. Prior to joining Brooklyn Law School’s faculty, Professor Effron served as a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. She also served as a law clerk to Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In law school, she was articles editor on the NYU Law Review.

Maggie Gardner is a Professor of Law at Cornell Law School, where she teaches civil procedure, federal courts, and transnational litigation. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and has clerked for the District of Oregon, the Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the appellate chamber of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. Before joining Cornell’s faculty, she also practiced with WilmerHale LLP in Washington, D.C., and taught as a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. She is a founding editor of the Transnational Litigation Blog and has a particular interest in personal jurisdiction, transnational procedure, and judicial decisionmaking.

Allan Stein is Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School.  He is a graduate of Haverford College and NYU Law School.  He is a co-author of Silberman, Stein, Wolff and Simowitz, Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice (6th ed. Aspen), and the successor author of 7C and 11, Wright, Miller and Kane, Federal Practice and Procedure.  He has written extensively on personal jurisdiction and related court-access doctrines.

Troy McKenzie is Dean and Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. He served as faculty co-director of the Institute of Judicial Administration (IJA) for over six years, as well as faculty co-director of the Center on Civil Justice. His research and teaching interests include bankruptcy, civil procedure, complex litigation, and the federal courts. He studies litigation and the institutions that shape it—particularly complex litigation that is resolved through the class action, bankruptcy, and other forms of aggregation. He is also a member of the National Bankruptcy Conference and the Council of the American Law Institute.  

From 2011-15, McKenzie served, by appointment of the Chief Justice, as a reporter to the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. From 2015-17, he took a leave of absence from NYU to serve in the US Department of Justice as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel.

McKenzie earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering in 1997 from Princeton University and a law degree in 2000 from NYU, where he was an executive editor of the Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre N. Leval of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States. Before joining the NYU faculty in 2007, McKenzie was a litigation associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York.

Choice of Law

William S. Dodge is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and John D. Ayer Chair in Business Law at the University of California, Davis, School of Law. Professor Dodge is a founding editor of the Transnational Litigation Blog and a reporter for the Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He also serves as an adviser to the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws and a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. From 2011 to 2012 he served as Counselor on International Law to the Legal Adviser at the U.S. State Department. Professor Dodge is the co-author of Transnational Litigation in a Nutshell (2d ed. 2021) and the casebook Transnational Business Problems (6th ed. 2019). He has more than 80 other publications in books and law reviews. After graduating from Yale Law School, he clerked for Judge William Norris of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and for Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Marta Pertegás holds professorial positions at the Faculties of Law of Maastricht University (The Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Since 2019, she is a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg (South Africa) and since 2021, an Adjunct Professor at IE Madrid (Spain). 

At Maastricht University, she currently serves as one of the two Directors of M-EPLI (Maastricht European Private Law Institute). She has extensively researched, lectured and published on international dispute resolution, the private International Law of the European Union and the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Through the PAX Moot Court Competition in Private International Law, she hopes to raise awareness about uniform private international law and foster transnational exchanges over private international law.

Symeon C. Symeonides is the Alex L. Parks Distinguished Professor of Law at Willamette University. He has published several books and articles on conflicts and comparative law, including an annual survey of American choice-of-law cases for thirty years, and has drafted choice-of-law codifications for three jurisdictions. His work has been honored with six academic prizes and three lifetime achievement awards. He is past president of the International Association of Legal Science and the American Society of Comparative Law, and a member of the Academy of Europe.

Professor Jose Alvarez’s six books and over 150 shorter works have made substantial contributions to a wide range of topics in international law, including the law-making aspects of UN system organizations, the challenges facing international criminal tribunals, the elusive boundaries between “public” and “private,” the legitimacy deficits and reform prospects for the international investment regime, and the failings of global health law. His most recent books include his General Course offered at the Xiamen Academy of International Law, The Impact of International Organizations on International Law(2017), International Investment Law (2017), and The Boundaries of Investment Arbitration (2018). His lectures in the UN’s Audiovisual Library address “The United States’ Contribution to the International Investment Regime,” “The Evolving International Investment Regime,” “The Human Right of Property,” and “International Organizations as Law-Makers.” Alvarez, a former president of the American Society of International Law and a former co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of International Law, has been a special adviser to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the US Department of State, a judicial clerk to a US circuit court judge, and a lawyer in private practice. Prior to coming to NYU, he was the Hamilton Fish Professor of International Law at Columbia Law School. He has lectured extensively throughout Europe, Latin America, and in many parts of Asia. At present, he is the faculty director of NYU’s US-Asia Law Institute, as well as a member of the Institut de Droit International, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Recognition and Enforcement of Judgements 

John Bellinger is co-chair of the Global Law & Public Policy Practice at  Arnold & Porter in Washington, DC.  He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow in International and National Security Law at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Mr. Bellinger served as The Legal Adviser for the U.S. Department of State under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice from 2005 to 2009. 

Mr. Bellinger previously served as Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council at the White House, Counsel for National Security Matters in the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, Special Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Special Assistant to the Director of Central Intelligence.

Mr. Bellinger is a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law and one of four US Members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.  He is a member of the Council of the American Law Institute and co-chair of the ALI’s Project to prepare the Fourth Restatement on Foreign Relations Law.  He is also a member of the boards of directors of the American Ditchley Foundation, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and Stimson Center, and Foreign Affairs magazine.

Alexander Layton KC is a practising barrister specialising in private international law and a Visiting Professor at King’s College London. In addition to English courts at every level, he has appeared as counsel in the Court of Justice of the European Union, in the courts of Bermuda and the Cayman Islands and before arbitral tribunals. He has given evidence on English and European law for proceedings in Europe and elsewhere. He is a Bencher of the Middle Temple, a Recorder, and a Deputy High Court Judge.

He has also lectured on topics of European and international law in Britain, Europe and the United States. He was a Visiting Fellow of NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law in 2011 and 2018. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Private International Law, a trustee of ERA (the Academy of European Law in Trier, Germany) and a former chairman of the Bar European Group, of the British German Jurists’ Association and of the trustees of BIICL (the British Institute of International and Comparative Law).

Professor Louise Ellen Teitz is Distinguished Research Professor of Law at Roger Williams University Law School, Bristol, RI, and a founding faculty member. Professor Teitz is a renowned scholar of private international law and international procedural law. She served as First Secretary at the Hague Conference. Her academic areas of expertise include conflict of laws, private international law, and international: litigation, dispute resolution, business transactions, and family law. Teitz has taught and been a visiting scholar at several US and European law schools, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, UNCITRAL, and UNIDROIT. Professor Teitz is an Adjunct Faculty member at NYU and teaching Conflicts.

Professor Teitz is the author of two books and numerous articles on international and transnational law subjects. She was a member of the US Delegation for the Hague Judgments Convention and Choice of Court Agreements Convention, and is a member of the US Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law. Professor Teitz was Co-Reporter on the Uniform International Choice of Court Agreements Act. Professor Teitz is a member of the ALI, the International Association of Procedural Law, International Academy of Comparative Law; a U.S. representative to the ILA’s Protection of Privacy and International Commercial Arbitration Committees, and a Uniform Law Commissioner from Rhode Island.

Peter D. Trooboff is Senior Counsel in the Washington office of Covington & Burling LLP and specializes in public and private international legal matters.  He is a former president of the American Society of International Law (1990-92) and an honorary member of the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.  He served for 26 years as a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law.  He is currently on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law.  Mr. Trooboff was a member of the U.S. delegation to the Diplomatic Conference in 2005 that was convened by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and that negotiated the 2005 Choice of Court Agreements Convention.  Mr. Trooboff received the Manley O. Hudson Medal from The American Society of International Law in 2018 which is “awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality for outstanding contributions to scholarship and achievement in international law. ”  His Hague Academy general course titled “Globalization, Personal Jurisdiction and the Internet” was published as Volume 415 of the Recueil des cours. He received in April 2010 the ABA’s Leonard J. Theberge Award for Private International Law. 

Franco Ferrari, who joined the NYU School of Law full-time faculty in Fall 2010, was most recently a chaired professor of international law at Verona University in Italy (2002-2016). Previously, he was a chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (1995-1998) and the University of Bologna in Italy (1998-2002). After serving as a member of the Italian delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he was Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch, from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL digest on applications of the UN Sales Convention. Ferrari has published more than 320 law review articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries in various languages and 35 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law, and international commercial arbitration. Ferrari, who is a recipient of the 2018 Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars awarded by the American Society of International Law, is a member of the editorial boards of various peer-reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Arbitraje, Contratto e impresa/Europa, and Revue de droit des affaires internationales) and was the General Editor of the European International Arbitration Review (2016-2019). Ferrari also acts as an international arbitrator both in international commercial arbitrations and investment arbitrations.

Comparative Law 

Hannah L. Buxbaum is Professor of Law and John E. Schiller Chair at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. She currently serves as IU’s Vice President for International Affairs, overseeing global engagement across the university’s seven campuses. She is widely published in the areas of international jurisdiction and litigation, and is co-author of a leading casebook on international business transactions. Professor Buxbaum has lectured at the Hague Academy of International Law and visited at universities including the London School of Economics, the University of Paris II, and Humboldt University. She is active in a number of national and international organizations. She is an elected member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, the American Law Institute, and the International Academy of Comparative Law. She serves on the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on Private International Law, and is currently Vice President and President-Elect of the American Society of Comparative Law. In 2023-24 she will serve as the Robbins Distinguished Visiting Professor in comparative law at the UC Berkeley School of Law.

Eva Lein is Professor at Lausanne University, Co-Director of the LLM in International Business Law and Director of the Comparative Law Center at BIICL, London. Her fields of expertise are private international law, international litigation, commercial arbitration and comparative law.

She has been a Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London and at Queen Mary, Institute in Paris, a Visiting Professor at different institutions, including the Universities Paris I, Paris II and Vienna, and a Fellow at New York University.

She has published extensively on topical issues of comparative contract law, the consequences of Brexit on judicial cooperation, and on dispute resolution with a particular focus on international jurisdiction, international commercial courts and collective redress. Eva Lein has also been acting as an expert for the House of Commons and the Law Society on Brexit and was an expert and coordinator of comprehensive research studies for the UK Ministry of Justice, the European Commission, the European Parliament and Swiss Authorities. She is engaged in international research projects in collaboration with foreign scientific institutions and an advisory board member of the Yearbook of Private International Law.

Yuko Nishitani is Professor of Private International Law at Kyoto University in Japan. After completing her studies in Japan, she received a Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. She further did research in New York, Paris, Hamburg, Cologne, Milan, Florence, and The Hague. She has been a Visiting Professor in the U.S., Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Israel, and Taiwan, most recently at NYU in Spring 2023. She was a Director of Studies (English) and Lecturer (French) at the Hague Academy of International Law and belongs to its Curatorium since 2017. She served in several Legislative Committees and represented the Japanese Government at the Hague Conference on Private International Law. She was awarded the Philipp Franz von Siebold Prize by the Federal President of Germany in 2020.

Nishitani is fluent and has published books and articles in Japanese, English, German, and French. Her area of interests is private international law or conflict of laws, international business law, comparative law, and family and succession law. She is currently doing research on global legal pluralism, cultural identity and family relationships, business and human rights, climate change litigation, public interest in the international community, uniform law, and transnational dispute resolution.

Kevin Davis is the Beller Family Professor of Business Law at New York University School of Law. His research and teaching generally concern the relationship between law and economic development, with particular emphasis on anti-corruption law, commercial law, and measurement of the performance of legal systems. His publications include over 50 articles or essays, 4 edited volumes, and a monograph, Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery (Oxford University Press, 2019). He has held visiting appointments at Cambridge University’s Clare Hall, Fundação Getulio Vargas School of Law (São Paulo), the University of Southern California, the University of Toronto, and the University of the West Indies (Barbados), and has lectured at many other institutions around the world. He joined the NYU law faculty in 2004 and served as Vice Dean for Global Affairs from 2012 to 2017. Before joining NYU, he was a tenured member of the faculty at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, worked as an associate at Torys LLP in Toronto, and served as law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada to Mr. Justice John Sopinka.

April 21, 2023

Transnational Civil Litigation

Professor Pamela Bookman is an expert in the fields of Civil Procedure, Contracts, International Litigation and Arbitration, and Conflict of Laws. Her scholarship has appeared in the Stanford Law Review, the NYU Law Review, the American Journal of International Law, and other leading law journals.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Bookman was a Counsel in the New York office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, where she represented clients in complex commercial business disputes with a focus on transnational litigation and maintained an active pro bono practice.

Professor Bookman received her B.A. in Russian Literature from Yale University and her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served as an Articles Editor on the Virginia Law Review and received the Rosenbloom Award for enhancing the academic experience of her fellow students. Following law school, Professor Bookman clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, President Rosalyn Higgins and Judge Thomas Buergenthal of the International Court of Justice, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Lawrence Collins (Lord Collins of Mapesbury) was a partner in Herbert Smith & Co (solicitors) in London from 1971-2000, specialising in international litigation. In 1997 he became one of the first two solicitors to be appointed a Queen’s Counsel, and in 2000 he was the first solicitor to be appointed direct to the High Court (as Mr Justice Lawrence Collins). In 2007 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal (as Lord Justice Lawrence Collins), and in 2009 to the House of Lords (as Lord Collins of Mapesbury) and to its successor the new UK Supreme Court.

Since 1975 he has been a Fellow of Wolfson College Cambridge, and since 2011 Professor, University College London. Between 2012 and 2019 he was a visiting or adjunct Professor at Columbia University Law School and New York University Law School.

Since 1987 he has been General Editor of what is now Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws, and has published extensively in private international law, public international law, and European law.

He was awarded a doctorate (for distinction by original contribution to the advancement of the science or study of law) by Cambridge University in 1994, and is a member of the Institute of International Law, and the American Law Institute, and a Fellow of the British Academy.

Paul Herrup is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar, with extensive experience in transnational litigation and law.

Professor Simowitz is an associate professor at Willamette University College of Law (WUCL), where he teaches civil procedure, bankruptcy, negotiation, and a seminar on negotiating and drafting a complex transaction. His research focuses on cross-border business transactions, litigation, and arbitration. He is a chair emeritus of the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws, the director of the Business Lawyering Institute (BLI) at Willamette University, and an Affiliated Scholar with the Classical Liberal Institute at New York University (NYU). He is a co-author of a leading civil procedure casebook (Civil Procedure: Theory and Practice, 2022) and a co-author of the Annual Survey of Choice of Law in the American Courts.

Before joining WUCL, Aaron was a research fellow at NYU’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law and a fellow at the Classical Liberal Institute (CLI) at NYU. At NYU, he taught International Litigation & Arbitration with Professor Linda Silberman, a seminar on international commercial law with Professor Franco Ferrari, and the first-year Lawyering course. He has also taught the International Business Transactions and Transnational Litigation & Arbitration courses at Columbia Law School.

Aaron co-convened the inaugural BLI Symposium on “Teaching Better Business Lawyering” and the WUCL-CLI symposium on “The Extraterritorial State.” He received the Young Scholar’s Award from the American Society of International Law’s Private International Law Interest Group for his work on judgment and award enforcement against intangible assets. He practiced at the New York office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and clerked for Judge D. Brooks Smith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Arthur Miller, CBE, is one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright, unfair competition, and privacy. Miller joined NYU School of Law from Harvard Law School, where he not only earned his law degree but also taught for 36 years. A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on PBS’s The Constitution: That Delicate Balance and served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning America. Miller has argued cases in all of the US circuit courts of appeals as well as several before the US Supreme Court. He has worked in the public interest in the areas of privacy, computers, copyright, and the courts. Miller has served as a member and reporter of the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States by appointment of two chief justices of the United States, as reporter and adviser to the American Law Institute, and as a member of a special advisory group to the chief justice of the US Supreme Court. Miller is the recipient of numerous awards, including five honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law. In 2011, he was honored by the Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable and media work by being named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Recent honors include the Presidential Medal, University of Oregon, for distinguished public service; the Brandeis Medal, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law; and the Robert H. Jackson Award, Pepperdine University School of Law.

International Arbitration 

Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. He has participated as counsel in more than 675 international arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 250 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations. Mr. Born is uniformly ranked as one of the leading practitioners in the field, and is the only lawyer in the world to receive global "starred" status in Chambers rankings for international arbitration.

Mr. Born heads the firm's 70-person international arbitration group, which is based in London and integrated with its New York, Washington, and Berlin offices. He has particular experience in joint venture, investor-state, M&A, investment banking and other financial services, project finance, energy, oil and gas, intellectual property and insurance disputes.

Mr. Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration and other forms of international dispute resolution. His recent works include International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 3d ed. 2021), the leading treatise in the field; International Arbitration: Law and Practice (Kluwer 3d ed. 2021); and International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Kluwer 6th ed. 2021). Mr. Born teaches at leading law schools around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, National University of Singapore, St. Gallen and elsewhere.

Professor Coe is the Faculty Director of the LLM Concentration in International Commercial Arbitration. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and an associate reporter for the Restatement on the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. Coe has chaired the Disputes Division of the ABA International Law Section, and the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is on the arbitrator panel of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association.

Professor Coe's training includes advanced studies and work assignments in Europe, including a two-year post at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at the Hague. He has been a Rotary International Graduate Fellow, a Salzburg Seminar Fellow, and a Fellow of the NYU Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration and Commercial Law.

Coe’s consultancies and arbitral appointments have involved him in a wide variety of commercial topics including foreign direct investment, production sharing agreements, mining joint-ventures, patent cross-licensing and domain name management. He is admitted to practice in California and Washington state.

Giuditta Cordero-Moss, Dr. juris (Oslo), PhD (Moscow), is Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Oslo, where she teaches International Commercial Law, Private International Law, Comparative Law and Norwegian Law of Obligations. 

An originally Italian lawyer, she was a corporate lawyer for years before joining academia, where she researches the issues that she had met in her practice and meets as an arbitrator. 

She publishes in Norway and internationally and is often invited to lecture internationally.  

She held the special lectures at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2014, and was the co-director of the Academy’s Centre for Studies and Research on  arbitration and the applicable law (2021).

She is the president of the International Academy of Comparative Law (2022-2026), and a member of the: Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law (2019-2024); International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (2018-2024); UNCITRAL Working Group II on Arbitration (since 2007); Norwegian Governmental Tariff Board (2015-2024); Board of the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (Vice Chairman, 2014-2026); Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (since 2016); European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Administrative Tribunal (President (2017-20) and Judge (2007-2020)).

Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga, is the co-leader globally of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice. He has represented nine sovereign States as lead counsel in international disputes, as well as numerous private parties in proceedings under a wide range of arbitral rules. Mr. Martinez-Fraga is the 2016 recipient of a Presidential Appointment as one of four U.S. Representatives to the ICSID (World Bank) Panel of Conciliators. He is one of less than twenty U.S. Citizens to have been admitted as Faculty to The Hague Academy of International Law. Mr. Martinez-Fraga serves as Advisor to the American Law Institute’s Restatement on the U.S. Law on International Commercial Arbitration and Investor-State Arbitration. He serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law.

Mr. Martinez-Fraga has published nine books, four of them with Cambridge University Press and a fifth text with Oxford University Press (in progress). Two of his books have been translated into Mandarin by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the leading institute of the People’s Republic of China in law and political science. He has authored over fifty-five academic articles peer-reviewed or academically-reviewed throughout fifteen countries in five different languages, and lectured in over sixty (60) leading law schools in the United States and abroad.

Mr. Martinez-Fraga has served for eleven years in the Adjunct Faculty of New York University School of Law where he teaches international arbitration, and also accepted the appointment of Distinguished Visiting Practitioner of International Law of the New York University School of Law. He is a full visiting professor of the University of Navarra School of Law.

Mr. Martinez-Fraga is a graduate of St. John’s College (Annapolis) (B.A.) (Highest Institutional Honors), Columbia University (J.D.) (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar), and the University of Madrid (Ph.D.) (cum laude).

Harold Hongju Koh (Harvard BA, JD; Oxford BA, MA) is Sterling Professor of International Law and former Dean at Yale Law School where he has taught since 1985. He served as law clerk to Justice Harry A. Blackmun and DC Circuit Judge Malcolm Richard Wilkey, then served four Presidents in the Office of Legal Counsel (1983-85), Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (1998-2001), and Legal Adviser (2009-13) and Senior Advisor (2021), US State Department. He has received 17 honorary degrees, authored 9 books and more than 200 articles, and is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Counsellor of the American Society of International Law, and the Council of the American Law Institute, where he co-chairs the Restatement (Fourth), Foreign Relations Law of the United States. He has received lifetime achievement awards from Columbia Law School and the ABA International Law Section, and more than 30 awards for his human rights work. He is an Honorary Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, and has been Eastman Professor at Oxford and Goodhart Professor at Cambridge. He has testified regularly before Congress and argued frequently before U.S. and international tribunals.

Personal Reflections Panel

Jodi Balsam, Kevin D. Benish, Marcel Kahan, Hon. Raymond J. Lohier, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Arthur Miller, John Sexton, Katrina Wyman 

Written Materials

Judicial jurisdiction:
Shaffer v. Heitner: The End of an Era, 53 NYU L. Rev 33 (1978) (PDF: 4.51 MB)
Judicial Jurisdiction and Forum Access: The Search for Predictable Rules (PDF: 190 KB)

Conflict of Laws:
The Role of Choice of Law in National Class Actions, 156 U. Pa. L. Rev. 2001 (2008) (PDF: 1.92 MB)
Can the State of Minnesota Bind the Nation?: Federal Choice-of-Law Constraints After Allstate Insurance Co. v. Hague, 10 Hofstra L. Rev. 103 (1981) (PDF: 1.8 MB)

Some Judgements on Judgments: A View from America 19 King’s L. J. 235 (2008) (PDF: 833.49 KB) 
The 2019 Judgments Convention: The Need for Comprehensive Federal Implementing Legislation and a Look Back at the ALI Federal Statute (2022) (PDF: 706 KB)

Comparative Law:
Goodyear and Nicastro: Observations from a Transnational and Comparative Perspective, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 591 (2011) (PDF: 199.26 KB)
Interpreting the Hague Abduction Convention: In Search of a Global Jurisprudence, 38 U.C. Davis Law Rev. 1049 (2005) (PDF: 2.2 MB)

International Arbitration:
Discovery, Arbitration, and 28 U.S.C. 1782: Rules or Standards? (Oxford 2022) (PDF: 3.3 MB)

Transnational Litigation:
Transnational Litigation: Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Awards: What Hath Daimler Wrought? 91 NYU L. Rev. 344 (2016)(with Aaron Simowitz) (3.4 MB)

Spring 2022

April 20, 2022
Contract Law for Arbitrators: Brazilian Law, New York Law, and Transnational Law
Virtual Event - Video Recording Available 

April 29, 2022
Contract Law for Arbitrators: Brazilian Law, New York Law, and Transnational Law
Virtual Event - Video Recording Available 

May 3, 2022
Contract Law for Arbitrators: Brazilian Law, New York Law, and Transnational Law
Virtual Event - Video Recording Available 

May 13, 2022
Contract Law for Arbitrators: Brazilian Law, New York Law, and Transnational Law
Virtual Event - Video Recording Available 

Fall 2021

November 15, 2021
Text, Context, and Applicable Law: Arbitral Decision- Making?
Virtual Event 

October 14, 2021
Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist? 
Virtual Event 

September 23, 2021
Introduction to International Arbitration in Africa
Virtual Event 

Summer 2021

June 7, 2021
Responsible Litigation Funding in Europe

Spring 2021

January 21, 2021
Autonomous v nationalistic interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention
Virtual Event 

January 25, 2021
Autonomous v nationalistic interpretation of the 1958 New York Convention
Virtual Event 

April 5, 2021
What parties really want: a general counsel’s view of arbitration
Virtual Event

Fall 2020

September 10, 2020
International versus Domestic Standards Under the New York Convention: Due process and public policy limitations for the production of evidence in online arbitrations, co-hosted with FGV Law
Virtual Event

September 11, 2020
The CISG's Impact on National Legal Systems, co-hosted with UNCITRAL
Virtual Event

September 15, 2020
The CISG’s Impact on International Commercial Law, co-hosted with UNCITRAL
Virtual Event 

Video Recording of the CISG's Impact on International Commercial Law 

September 16, 2020
The Applicable Law to the Merits in International Arbitration and the Role of the Seat: Hardship, force majeure, and frustration, co-hosted with FGV Law
Virtual Event 

September 24, 2020
Transparency in International Arbitration: Publication of arbitral awards versus data protection, co-hosted with FGV Law
Virtual Event 

November 12, 2020
Due Process as a Limit to Discretion in International Commercial Arbitration – Focus Russia, co-hosted with the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration
Virtual Event

November 19, 2020
The Corruption Virus in Arbitration
Virtual Event 

Video Recording of The Corruption Virus in Arbitration 

Spring 2020

February 3, 2020
CISG in International Commercial Arbitration, co-hosted together with ICDR
Location: NYU

February 4, 2020
The IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence
Location: NYU

February 13, 2020
CISG in International Arbitration, co-hosted together with Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Location: Singapore

February 14, 2020
Conflicts of Law Issues in Belt & Road Disputes, co-hosted together with Singapore Management University and Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy
Location: Singapore

March 2-3, 2020
Autonomous v. Domestic Concepts in the New York Convention
Location: NYU

April 3, 2020
CISG: 40 Years and Still Going Strong?, co-hosted together with Bucerius Law School, McGill University, and Vienna University
Location: Vienna

May 8-9, 2020
Due Process in International Arbitration, co-hosted together with the ICC
Location: Vienna