On 17 March 2014, from 7:15pm to 9:00pm, George A. Bermann (Professor at Columbia Law School and Professeur affilié at Sciences Po Law School) will debate about:
Exceptionalism in the US Law of International Arbitration:
Insights from the Restatement
The American law governing international commercial and investment arbitration is currently being subject to the greatest scrutiny it has undergone since adoption of the Federal Arbitration Act back in 1925. The occasion is the first-ever Restatement of the US Law of International Commercial Arbitration, sponsored, as are all US Restatements, by the American Law Institute.
A special benefit of producing a US Restatement on a distinctly international law subject is the opportunity it provides to gauge the exceptionalism of American law in this domain and, to the extent it exists, its origins. George Bermann will share with us a series of reflections on that subject drawn directly from the ongoing work on the Restatement whose he is the Chief Reporter.
Several colleagues will attend and debate with George Bermann, namely:
- Franco Ferrari (NYU School of Law)
- Alejandro Garro (Columbia Law School and visiting scholar at SPLS)
- Horatia Muir Watt (SPLS)
- Emmanuel Gaillard (SPLS)
- and Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (SPLS), as moderator.
The conference / debate will be held at Sciences Po Paris (Room A-11, 27 rue Saint Guillaume, 75007 Paris)
More information on PILAGG Blog.