Role of Written Advocacy in International Arbitration Seminar @ IALS, London [May 2]: Registration Open

About the organisation

The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies was founded in 1947. It was conceived and is funded as a national academic institution, attached to the University of London, serving all universities through its national legal research library.

About the seminar

Written advocacy in international arbitration has its inherent peculiarities. The autonomy of the parties to tailor the rules of the arbitration proceedings, thus making the system fairly flexible and user-friendly, enforces the distinct character of written advocacy in international arbitration.

The increasing transparency and publicity in international arbitration, through the availability of investment arbitration proceedings, including of the written submissions of the parties, have shaped the general attitude towards advocacy in the past ten years or so.

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies will be focusing on these aspects, as well as on the approach we take as teachers of the next generation of advocates in international arbitration, with a view of this development of arbitration.

Title: The role of written advocacy in international arbitration: developing the skills.

Venue:  Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1 B 5DR.

Date: 02 May 2019, 12:30 to 02 May 2019, 13:30.


Dr Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Bedfordshire; IALS Visiting Fellow.

Dr Crina Baltag is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Bedforshire. Her publications include the leading monograph on The Energy Charter Treaty.

The Notion of Investor (Wolters Kluwer, 2012) and the recent book (editor) on the ICSID Convention After 50 Years: Unsettled Issues (Wolters Kluwer, 2017). She has over 14 years of experience as counsel, arbitrator and lecturer.

For a number or years was the Secretary General of the Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce Brazil, She has held positions with law firms and universities from Romania, Austria, UK, and Brazil.


Lucian Ilie, Senior Associate, Reed Smith LLP.

Lucian Ilie is a Senior Associate at Reed Smith LLP and a member of the Global Commercial Disputes Group, advising clients on international arbitration matters, in particular cases relating to investment treaty arbitration and public international law.

This seminar is free but advance booking/registration is required.

To register and for full details, click here.

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