Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law
The Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law is a centre for research on current issues relating to all fields of commercial and corporate law, banking and financial law and regulation and sellect aspects of international economic law. Institute members are involved in a wide variety of projects, covering topics such as comparative corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, the regulation of banks, shadow banks and financial institutions, legal issues associated with corporate and commercial finance, international commercial arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, secured transactions law, the international law on foreign investment, money laundering, commercial fraud, competition law, international trade, consumer law, harmonisation of law, and the development of commercial law. The Institute is robustly interdisciplinary, with members doing empirical, theoretical, and historical research as well as doctrinal research.
Most Institute members teach on the LLM (International Trade and Commercial Law) and LLM (Corporate Law), as module leaders, dissertation supervisors, or both. In addition, they may be able to offer postgraduate research supervision.
2018 ICCL ANNUAL LECTURE; CHARLES T KOTUBY JR, INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND THE RULE OF LAW, 7 MARCH 2018, 18.00, HOGAN LOVELLS, PALATINE CENTRE
We are very pleased to announce that Charles Kotuby will be giving the Institute for Commercial and Corporate Law Annual Lecture on 7 March 2018, starting at 18.00.
Charles is a partner in the global law firm Jones Day, located in the Washington DC office. Charles is a globally respected international lawyer specialising in investment arbitration. This is a special event for us, and particularly for our students, as Charles is an alum of our LLM programme.
Charles represents multinational corporations, sovereign states, and state-owned entities in complex international disputes. He has acted in international arbitrations and litigations across a range of sectors and industries, including oil & gas, aviation, mining, and other extractive projects. His practice is focused on investment arbitration and litigation involving foreign sovereigns, and on novel issues of public and private international law. He has appeared as counsel in international matters before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court of Justice of the European Union, ICSID and UNCITRAL tribunals. Charles has been counsel to Chevron in its multibillion dollar dispute in Ecuador, and is currently counsel to a number of Canadian mining clients with treaty-based arbitral claims against the Republic of Kazakhstan. He regularly advises clients on treaty rights, investment protections, international border, and maritime issues.
According to Judge Stephen Schwebel, arbitrator and former President of the International Court of Justice, Charles is one of the world’s “leading international counsel and advocates.” (Foreword to Kotuby & Sobota, General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford 2017)).
Charles is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, is on the arbitrator panels of institutions worldwide, and is a frequent speaker and author on matters of international law and arbitration. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law and Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he teaches courses in global disputes.
Please join us in welcoming Charles back to Durham on 7 March.
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