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Institute of Commercial and Corporate Law

Forthcoming Events

ICCL Annual Lecture 2018, Charles T Kotuby Jr. 'International Arbitration and the Rule of Law, 7 March 2018, 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 Wednesday 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.