Past Conferences Overview

Global Law Fair, November 16, 2023

Global LAW school FAIR 2023.pdf (LAW school FAIR 的副本)


INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "Business and Human Rights", May 31 & June 1 2023

Organisation: LL.M. Programme Director and CDCEI Director, Professor Andreas R. Ziegler & Director of UNIL’s CEDIDAC, Professor Damiano Canapa & our LL.M. alumna, Maria Izabel Cardozo

This two-day LL.M. - CEDIDAC International Conference on Business and Human Rights is organised by LL.M. Programme Director and CDCEI Director, Professor Andreas R. Ziegler; Director of UNIL’s CEDIDAC, Professor Damiano Canapa; and, our LL.M. alumna, Maria Izabel Cardozo. The Conference aims to bring together leading academics, legal practitioners, policy advisors, and doctoral candidates to discuss the current issues and impact of business on human rights. The event will feature the presentation by Stéphane Brabant, Attorney-at-Law, of the Updated IBA Guidance Note on Business and Human Rights.


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Data Protection Law in an Evolving World - April 6, 2023


Data Protection Law in an Evolving World.pdf (Green Orange Modern Business Conference Poster)


Current Challenges in International Arbitration - November 17, 2022

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Practice of Philanthropy - April 7, 2022

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Artificial Intelligence and Dispute Resolutions - February 23, 2022



Organisation: Professor Eva Lein and Dr. iur. Eva Thélisson

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This conference will address the impact of AI on the law and on dispute resolution across various areas and jurisdictions. Automated decision-making presents important challenges for justice systems across the world. The speakers will discuss these challenges from different viewpoints in three roundtable sessions. They will focus on what is at stake in the debate over AI, assess how AI can be used in litigation and arbitration and reflect on available accountability mechanisms.


More information and registration at:

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Construction and Hospitality Disputes Post-Covid - October 15, 2021

Organisation: Professor Steven G. Shapiro and Dr. Shaheeza Lalani

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The Rise and Impact of the Zoom Negotiation: Cross-Cultural Variations in Virtual Negotiations and Lessons from Covid by Professor Edoardo Agamennone, ChinaMed Business Program


Discussant: Ana C. Reyes, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C.


The Impact of Covid on the Legal Services Industry by Liz Roberts, General Counsel at Arbitration Place


Discussant: Dr. Elza Reymond-Eniaeva, Associate, Sedlex Avocats, Lausanne


Salient Considerations for Virtual International Arbitration Hearings in a Post-Pandemic Global Economy


by Karthik Nagarajan, Senior Associate, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C. and James J. East, Jr., Associate at Baker Hostetler LLP, Washington, D.C.


Discussant: Michael Nolan, Arbitration Chambers, New York

Technology as a Vehicle to Enhance Arbitration: The Impact of Covid on Using Online Dispute Resolution by Aichell Alvarado, Sole practitioner, Legal Counsel

Discussant: Constance Bonzé, Research Consultant in Private International Law, BIICL, London / PhD Student, UNIL


New Landscape of Arbitration in View of Digitalization Process by Dr. Magdalena Łągiewska, University of Gdańsk, Poland, Dr. Katherine Simpson, Simpson Dispute Resolution, Michigan




Lessons Learned in Arbitration During the Pandemic


by Bjorn Arp, Fellow, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C. and Edwin Nemesio, Attorney in Mexico, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)-North America Branch, Dr. Katherine Simpson, Simpson Dispute Resolution, Michigan


An Institutional View of Online ADR by Helena Tavares Erikson, Senior Vice-President, CPR: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Inc.


Discussant: Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar and Centre Director, Singapore International Arbitration Centre


The Impact of COVID on the Use of International Arbitration: Challenges and Opportunities of Remote Hearings by Bahar Hatami Alamdari, Senior Lecturer, St. Mary’s University, London


Discussant: Benjamin W. Graham, Associate, Williams & Connolly LLP, Washington, D.C.


Covid-19 and the Changes to the Arbitration Landscape: Making a Case to Review the Fees of Arbitral Institutions for the New Normal by Bamikole Martins Aduloju, Senior Associate, Afe Babalola & Co., Nigeria


Discussant: Kevin Nash, Deputy Registrar and Centre Director, Singapore International Arbitration Centre




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Conference on Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries - February 19, 2021

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