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October 2012

Inaugural International Dispute Resolution Lecture by International Expert Lucy Reed

The inaugural New Zealand Law Foundation International Dispute Resolution Lecture takes place on 7 November at Victoria University Law School.

The inaugural lecture will be given by Lucy Reed, a top-ranked international arbitration practitioner and past President of the American Society of international Law. She is on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators and the new ICC Court of Arbitration Governing Body. Lucy co-authored the Guide to SCSID Arbitration and the Freshfields Guide to Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts (both, Wolters Kluwer). Her lecture will pick up on Dutch trade/arbitration traditions and address the benefits of international arbitration – including investment treaty arbitration – for New Zealand as an important trading nation.

An exciting addition to the event will be preliminary lectures by international arbitration specialists, Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts on “The expert witness in the arbitral process” and by Vladimir Pavic on “Bribery in arbitration.”

Lucy Reed’s lecture will be held in Lecture Theatre 1, Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay.

The preliminary lectures will be held in Lecture Theatre 3, Rutherford House.

5pm Preliminary Lectures by Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts and Vladimir Pavic (Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 3)
6pm Refreshments (Lecture Theatre Foyer, Old Government Buildings)
6.30pm Inaugural International Dispute Resolution Lecture by Lucy Reed

(Lecture Theatre 1, Old Government Buildings)

Additional information:

Dr. Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts represents domestic and international clients in international trade, construction and post-M&A disputes. Nils holds a doctor of laws in international sales law (CISG). He has acted as secretary to arbitral tribunals and as counsel in numerous complex international arbitration proceedings. Nils is a lecturer on arbitration and the CISG at the University of Freiburg.
Dr Vladimir Pavic is Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, specialising in Private International Law (Conflict of Laws, International Civil Procedure, International Commercial Arbitration).

For further information contact Dr Petra Butler, VUW Law Faculty 04 463 6359 or; or Lynda Hagen, NZ Law Foundation 04 499 1038 or