Third Annual Conference on Enforcement of Arbitration Awards

Presented by Juris Conferences, LLC


Foley Hoag LLP

Seaport West - 13th Floor
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210-2600

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September 26, 2019 8:30AM–6:00PM


Getting a favorable arbitration award is a positive development in international arbitration, but is it a “win”? In theory, yes, but in reality, the real client satisfaction comes when the award is enforced and the amounts due are fully collected. Getting to that stage can require the winning party (the award creditor) to fight a legal campaign in many countries. The award debtor, in turn, may choose to contest enforcement. Third parties, such as banks, can get caught up in the crossfire. Other entities can find themselves embroiled even more closely in the dispute, as creditors seek to unwind fraudulent conveyances or other activities intended to put the award debtor’s assets out of reach. And sovereigns – especially those on the receiving end of an enforcement action – may have special defenses of their own, often based on sovereign immunity.

The conference will feature high-level discussion of these cutting-edge issues. It will feature counsel experienced in representing both award creditors and debtors, as well as other professionals involved in asset identification and award enforcement. The panelists will discuss recent court litigation in this field, including award enforcement litigation in Europe and North America involving or against foreign sovereigns (and state-owned entities), enforcement disputes involving assets in Latin America, and current developments involving sovereign immunity, the European Union, Cuba and Saudi Arabia. Panelists will also discuss steps that may be taken in advance of awards, including obtaining attachments to secure payment and bonding requirements.

Click here for more details. When registering, please use the guest code FH19 to receive the $475 academic rate. 


  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration 
  • 9:00 am – 9:15 am — Introductory Remarks 
  • 9:15 am – 11:00 am — Panel 1: Preliminary Relief, Attachment and Pre-Judgment Security
    • Moderator: Lawrence W. Newman
    • Houston Putnam Lowry, Polivy, Lowry & Clayton
    • John Kimball, BlankRome
    • Ricardo Chirinos, White & Case
    • Mathieu Raas, Baker & McKenzie
  • 11:00 am – 11:15 am — Networking Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:15 am – 12:45 pm — Panel 2: Recent Challenges in Enforcing Commercial and Investor-State Awards Involving Sovereigns, and Related Issues
    • Moderator: Andrew Loewenstein, Foley Hoag
    • James Berger, King & Spalding
    • Tai-Heng Cheng, Sidley Austin
    • Kate Brown de Vejar, DLA Piper
    • Manuel A. Gómez, Florida International University
    • Joseph D. Pizzurro, Curtis Mallet
  • 12:45 pm – 1:15 pm — Keynote Professor William (Rusty) Park, Boston University, “The Transient and the Permanent in Award Enforcement”
  • 1:15 pm – 2:15 pm — Networking Lunch
  • 2:15 pm – 3:45 pm — Panel 3: Special elements of enforceable awards
    • Moderator: Marcus Green
    •  Derek Auchie, University of Aberdeen
    • Chris Drahozal, University of Kansas Law School
    • Betsy Hellmann, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
    • David Zaslowsky, Baker & McKenzie
  • 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm — Networking Coffee/Tea Break
  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm — Panel 4: Practical and Economic Issues
    • Moderator: Timothy G. Nelson
    •  Dmitry Pentsov, FRORIEP Legal SA
    • Giulia Previti, Burford
    • Charlene Sun, King & Spalding
    • Hannah van Roessel, Omni Bridgeway
  • 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm — Drinks Reception