Foley Hoag Attorneys to Participate in International Law Weekend 2017

October 17, 2017

Foley Hoag LLP attorneys Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Kenneth Figueroa, Christina Hioureas, Analía González, Mélida Hodgson and Patricia Cruz Trabanino will take part in various sessions at International Law Weekend 2017, being held October 19-21 at Fordham University School of Law in New York. The event is presented by the American Branch of the International Law Association and the International Law Students Association.

Pasipanodya will be a panelist for "Structural Constraints on Judicial Arbitrators’ Independence?," a discussion to identify and analyze recent efforts by states to constrain the powers of international courts and tribunals, as well as the strategies judges and arbitrators use to maintain their autonomy and independence.

Figueroa will moderate and Hioureas will serve as a panelist for "International Water Conflict and Cooperation: Grappling with the Allocation of Freshwater Between States in the Face of Climate Change." This session will review ways in which transboundary surface and groundwater disputes can best be addressed and prevented under existing legal frameworks, taking comparative lessons from both domestic and international dispute resolution.

Figueroa will also moderate "The Changing Paradigm of Investment Protections in Latin America: Implications for Investment and Investor-State Arbitration," which features Gonzalez as a panelist. The discussion will focus on proposed changes in CETA and TPP, and how these changes will affect investment, development and ISDS in Latin America.

Hodgson will moderate a panel titled “NAFTA: What does the Future Hold?,” which will provide diverse perspectives from panelists with unique insights into the U.S., Mexican and Canadian positions based on prior or present experience working for each of those states. Cruz Trabanino is one of the organizers of this session.

Partners Pasipanodya, Hodgson and Figueroa, counsel Hioureas and associates González and Cruz Trabanino are members of Foley Hoag's International Litigation and Arbitration Department.

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