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Dialogue Between Courts and Tribunals: Making International Law Effective

King & Spalding invites you to a program focused on issues of public international law, followed by a reception.

Monday, April 1, 2019
5:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M.

Please contact Sheila Romero at if you have additional questions.


James Castello is a Partner in King & Spalding’s international arbitration practice, based in Paris.  He has advised and represented clients in a wide range of commercial and investor-state arbitrations.  Since 2001, he has been a member of the U.S. delegation to the Arbitration Working Groups at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and he also serves on the LCIA’s Board of Directors and as President of the LCIA’s European Users Council.  Previously, James worked for nearly six years in senior legal positions in the Clinton Administration, as Deputy Counsel to the President at the White House and Associate Deputy Attorney General at the Justice Department.

Anna Joubin-Bret is the Secretary of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and Director of the Division on International Trade Law in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations. Prior to her appointment, Mrs. Joubin-Bret was Attorney-at-Law and practiced in Paris, specializing in international investment law and international dispute resolution, both as counsel as well as mediator, conciliator and arbitrator. She previously served as the Senior Legal Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).


Maria Chiara Malaguti is Full Professor of International law at Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore (Milan/Rome, Italy). She is currently legal advisor to the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs on trade matters and to the World Bank on modernization of payment systems, financial markets and governance. She chairs the UNCITRAL WG1 on Micro, Small and Medium-Size Enterprises.

Until 31st July 2003 she was senior expert in the Payments Systems Division of the European Central Bank, advising on legal matters to the Section on Securities Settlement Systems.

Dr. Malaguti holds degrees in law and in economics, an LLM from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. In the past, she has been legal assistant and chief of cabinet at the European Court of Justice and still practices as an attorney in Rome.

Salim Moollan, Q.C., specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. He has acted as Counsel in some of the most prominent investment cases of the past decade (White Industries v. India, Philip Morris v. Australia), and currently acts as lead Counsel in a number of prominent investment arbitrations for both States and investors. In the commercial field, he acts in high-value cases in (in particular) the energy and telecoms fields. He is a past chairman of UNCITRAL, a past Vice-President of the ICC Court, a past member of the LCIA Court, a member of the World Bank’s ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and a former editor of the ICSID Law Review. He is a Visiting Professor in International Arbitration Law at King's College London.

Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma is Director of the International Legal Division in Singapore’s Ministry of Law. She has participated in several bilateral and multilateral negotiations, including trade and investment agreement negotiations, and at UNCITRAL.  At UNCITRAL, her recent roles have included as Chairperson of UNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Settlement), for its work on a Convention and draft amended model law on mediation; and Vice-Chairperson of the 50th UNCITRAL Commission session, where she chaired the discussions that led to the adoption of UNCITRAL’s mandate for ISDS reform.

Professor Sean D. Murphy is the President of the American Society of International Law, is the Manatt/Ahn Professor of International Law at George Washington University Law School, and is a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission. From 1995 to 1998, he was legal counselor at the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, serving as the U.S. agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal, arguing cases before the International Court of Justice, and representing the U.S. government in matters before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.  From 1987 to 1995, he worked in the U.S. Department of State Office of the Legal Adviser. Since entering academia in 1998, Professor Murphy has represented several parties in international courts and tribunals, and also serves as an arbitrator.


Viren Mascarenhas is a Partner in the Trial & Global Disputes Practice at King & Spalding, based in New York. He focuses primarily on international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as public international law. He has advised clients on a range of matters, including maritime and territorial delimitation, law of immunities, compliance with treaty obligations and international criminal law. Previously, he served as a law clerk to H.E. President Rosalyn Higgins at the International Court of Justice and as a Legal Officer at the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Continuing Legal Education Credit
CLE Credit will be applied for in CA, GA, NY, TX and if needed in IL, NC and VA. Attendees will receive CLE certificates, including a Universal certificate, via email approximately 30 - 45 days after the program. New York barred lawyers: The live, in-person format is traditional in nature. The content of this program is transitional and non-transitional and is approved for both newly admitted and experienced New York lawyers. King & Spalding, 1180 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309. CA Provider #10947.

Event Details

Date: April 1, 2019

Time: 5:30 pm (ET)

Location: King & Spalding
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York NY 10036

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