Foley Hoag Partner Mélida Hodgson to Speak on Ethical Obligations at Max Planck Institute Syposium

April 27, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP partner Mélida Hodgson will take part in “The Expert in the International Adjudicative Process” symposium, to be held on April 27-28 in Luxembourg.  The event is organized by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law, in collaboration with the University of Geneva and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Programming will highlight and confront the appointment of experts, their roles and obligations, the modes of using experts within the framework of the proceedings, and the means of assessing expert evidence available to the judge.

Hodgson will speak on a panel titled “Ethical Obligations of Experts: In Theory But Also in Practice?”, specifically addressing issues of the credibility of experts in investment and commercial arbitration.

Hodgson is a member of Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Department. She focuses her practice on investor-State and commercial arbitrations, counseling governments and state-owned entities with respect to international investment protection obligations, as well as World Trade Organization dispute resolution, and international trade policy issues. Hodgson was recently elected to the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, an organization which fosters the study of international law and promotes the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. 

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