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Opportunities and Pitfalls when involved in international litigation and arbitration

Friday 15 February 2019
15.45 hrs Walk-in
Kamerlingh Onnes Building
Steenschuur 25
2311 ES Leiden
Grotius room (A051)

On 15 February 2019, Mr. Andrea Pinna will deliver the Winter Lecture “Opportunities and Pitfalls when involved in international litigation and arbitration”.

During the lecture, Mr. Pinna will discuss the peculiarities of a dispute involving a multijurisdictional aspect. Being able or obliged to litigate a dispute before various State courts and/or arbitral panels may present opportunities (e.g. a party can rely on specific procedural tools, existing only in a jurisdiction, in support of claims brought abroad). These opportunities can turn to be pitfalls. Practical examples will help to show how an international litigation strategy is elaborated.

Andrea Pinna is a partner in Foley Hoag's Paris office and member of the International Litigation & Arbitration Department. He leads the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration practice in Paris. Andrea’s practice primarily focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. He has participated as counsel in more than 50 arbitration proceedings in several different areas, including arising out of M&A transactions, joint venture agreements, oil and gas, mining, military and satellites. Andrea also has experience in representing Sovereign States. He appears frequently before French Courts handling disputes related to arbitration such as set aside applications or enforcement of arbitral awards. He has an extensive practice of arguing sovereign immunities before French courts. Andrea’s practice also concentrates on international litigation and the management and coordination of multijurisdictional parallel proceedings, often related to arbitration. In addition, he assists French multinational corporations in class action proceedings brought before foreign courts, and has considerable experience with international transactions, shareholders’ disputes, directors’ liability, and distribution and commercial agreements.

The Winter Lecture is about one hour incl. Q & A, followed by drinks to meet staff, students and other professionals.

ICCL Winter Lecture 2019 
Date: 15 February 2019
Walk-in: 15.45 hrs
Start lecture: 16.00 hrs
Drinks: 17.00 hrs in the Global Lounge
Location: Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Grotius room (A051)
RSVP: Please advise by mail to iccl@law.leidenuniv.nl (by Monday 4 February at the latest) whether you will be able to attend.

The ICCL Winter Lecture is also open to students and staff from other Advanced LLM programmes.

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