Foley Hoag LLP attorney Dr. Constantinos Salonidis was a panelist at the Fourth High-Level Meeting on the Role of the Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration. This event, co-hosted by the Department of International Law of the Organization of American States, was held in October 23-24, 2014 in Castries, St. Lucia, and attracted superior court judges and judicial officials from various Eastern Caribbean States, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Dr. Salonidis’ panel was entitled “Overview of the International Legal Instruments and Principles on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards: Panama Convention, New York Convention and UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.” Dr. Salonidis’ presentation covered the recognition and enforcement of investment treaty awards under the New York Convention and the ICSID Convention. The event also featured presentations by justices, judges, academics, and distinguished international experts on the international commercial arbitration laws of the Caribbean States, the role of domestic courts before and during the arbitral process, and the development of a framework for opportunities to strengthen international commercial arbitration in the Caribbean.
The Fourth High-Level Meeting on the Role of the Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration aimed at facilitating dialogue among judges from Caribbean countries and leading experts on international commercial arbitration, with a view to promoting knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the national judiciary and arbitration proceedings, and arbitral awards.