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2017 London Seminar on Trade: Dispute Settlement in Free Trade Agreements
King’s College London, in cooperation with the ESIL Interest Groups on International Courts and Tribunals and International Economic Law as well as SIEL, hosts a Conference on Dispute Settlement in Free Trade Agreements on 26 & 27 May 2017. The Conference addresses cutting-edge issues relevant to academics and practitioners alike, exploring and critiquing current models of dispute resolution in international trade law.
The Conference Committee was composed of Elisa Baroncini (Bologna) Lorand Bartels (Cambridge), Serena Forlati (UNIFE), Holger Hestermeyer (KCL, SIEL), Andrew Lang (LSE, SIEL), Federico Ortino (KCL, SIEL), Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg), Peter-Tobias Stoll (Göttingen), Catharine Titi (CNRS), Marina Trunk-Fedorova (St Petersburg State).
The King’s Forum on International Dispute Resolution and the Centre of European Law (as part of the Jean Monnet Network LAwTTIP) cooperated on the conference.
Accommodation & Getting Here
The seminar will be held in Somerset House East Wing at the Strand Campus of King’s College London. The postal code for this area is WC2, so accommodation with this postcode should be not too far from the venue. Other postal codes that may be of interest are WC1 and SE1.
There is a huge range of accommodation available in London, from cheap hostels to five-star hotels. It is cheaper to go outside the centre of London, but then transport costs would need to be factored in.
The closest tube station to the Strand Campus is Temple, however Charing Cross, Covent Garden, and Holborn are all within easy walking distance. The Transport for London website is the comprehensive source for the latest information about public transport within London.
We strongly recommend booking early, as London hotels fill up fast. Please see pages here for links to hotels in the area.
Programme available to download here
The Expert Roundtables consist of short overviews of the current state of the law by the presenters followed by an open discussion amongst all the experts present at the conference – whether as speakers or in the audience. The goals of the roundtables is to identify best practices and possible improvements to the state-to-state dispute settlement system. To allow and foster open dialogue among participents (including practitioners), the Expert Roundtables are held under the Chatham House rule, according to which participants are free to use the information received, but may not reveal the identity or affiliation of the speaker(s) or of any other participant.