Foley Hoag Attorney Alexandra Kerr Meise to Speak at AtlAS Conference on Africa Related International Arbitration

Resolving Disputes in the Energy and Natural Resources Sector

October 29, 2014

Foley Hoag LLP attorney Alexandra Kerr Meise will be a panelist at the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) Conference on Africa Related International Arbitration: Enhancing Business Opportunities in Africa - The Role, Reality and Future of Africa-Related Arbitration. The event is being held November 3-4, 2014 at the Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meise’s panel, titled “Resolving Disputes in the Energy and Natural Resources Sectors,” will cover regional trends in arbitration and natural resource disputes within Africa, substantive issues giving rise to natural resource disputes and attitudes of international and domestic courts toward such disputes, distinctions between enforcement mechanisms under the New York and ICSID Conventions, and other issues of enforcement against sovereign States and their entities.

Meise is an attorney in Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Group.

The Atlanta International Arbitration Society works with leaders in government, the State Bar and the judiciary to ensure that Georgia’s legislation and bar rules are supportive of international arbitration and that parties selecting Georgia as an arbitral seat or place for hearings will find an environment that is conducive to the fair, efficient and cost-effective resolution of cross-border business disputes. AtlAS also educates judges, neutrals, lawyers in private practice, corporate counsel and law students regarding the substantive law, practice and culture of international arbitration, as well as civic, business and government leaders regarding the benefits of a vibrant international arbitration center to Atlanta, the State of Georgia, the southeastern United States, and beyond.

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