Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Matthew D. Slater’s practice focuses on international investment-treaty and commercial arbitration. In his international arbitration and litigation practice, Matt often represents foreign sovereign governments. He also regularly represents clients in related international litigation and in a diverse range of matters in U.S. courts, including government regulatory and enforcement actions, constitutional law, commercial and securities law, and product liability litigation.
Matt is also active in the firm’s pro bono practice, including pending litigation on behalf of a class of homeless people who have been denied the minimum wage for their work for evictions companies.
Until he retired from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, Mark Kantor was a partner in the Corporate and Project Finance Groups of the Firm and resident in the Washington, D.C. office. He serves as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial and investment disputes, and as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center (Recipient, 2006 Fahy Award for Outstanding Adjunct Professor). Mr. Kantor is a member of the World Bank Group Sanctions Board. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the online journal Transnational Dispute Management.
9.00: Welcome coffee and registration
9.30: Chairs' opening remarks
9.45: Session one: The end-game
What is the end-game where BIT claims are part of a country-wide crisis?
Using Argentina as the starting point, leading names will discuss how BIT claims by private enterprises in the context of country-wide crises fit within a wider resolution of a country’s finances.
Among other things, the panel are expected to discuss:
11.00: Coffee break
11.30: Session two: The GAR Live symposium
Our espresso version of the popular Tylney Hall format. Our moderators will consider issues such as:
- What’s going on with NAFTA – both in the US and elsewhere?
- The potential implications of Brexit
12.45: Networking lunch
14.00: Lunchtime keynote address
14.30: Session three: Dealing with parallel criminal and administrative proceedings
Drawing on their collective experience, our panel will address:
15.45: Coffee break
16.15: Session four: The GAR Live Inquisition: Hiring counsel for treaty cases – are governments getting the process right?
This session will replicate a US senate committee hearing with a succession of witnesses being ‘grilled' by a panel of GAR Live inquisitors. The session will focus on current systems for state representation – are they working?
Issues the panel are likely to explore include:
17.30: Chairs' closing remarks
17.45: Close of conference