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Date(s) - 06/07/2017
12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Hogan Lovells US LLP
875 Third Avenue
New York, NY, 10022
United States

Presented by: George A. Bermann, Professor, Columbia University School of Law
Very recent years find the international arbitration regime (including but not only investor-State arbitration) on something of a collision course with European Union law. This truly unprecedented scenario can only be explained by the fact that these two international legal regimes have decidedly different “first principles” and are fiercely attached to them. The drama is playing out not only before arbitral tribunals, but before national courts in both the US and the EU and of course the European Court of Justice.

George A. Bermann, Columbia Law School, currently Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law; Walter Gellhorn Professor of Law, teaches International Commercial Arbitration, Investor-State Arbitration, Transnational Litigation; Comparative Law, European & EU Law and WTO Law. He is Director of the Columbia Law School Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA); Professor, Ecole de droit, Institut des Sciences Politiques (Paris); Professor, Geneva LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) (Geneva); and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center (Washington, DC).

Dr. Bermann has been arbitrator in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration in excess of 50 cases from 1980 to date; counsel in international commercial arbitrations; and Foreign Law and International Arbitration Law Expert Witness in international commercial arbitrations. Other major professional activities include Chief Reporter, ALI Restatement of US Law of International Commercial Arbitration; foreign law expert witness in US courts and court-appointed foreign law expert on French, German, Swiss and EU Law. Dr. Bermann, a graduate of Yale Law School, has written 15 books and more than 30 articles and received numerous honors.

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