Foley Hoag Attorneys to Speak at 2019 ASIL Annual Meeting

March 27, 2019

Several attorneys from Foley Hoag LLP's International Litigation & Arbitration practice will speak at the 113th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL), being held March 27-30, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The theme of this year’s meeting, which is one of the largest and most diverse gatherings of international lawyers, jurists, scholars, and diplomats in the world, is “International Law as an Instrument.” 

Partner and Deputy Chair of the International Litigation & Arbitration Department Larry Martin will give the opening remarks at the Manley Hudson Award Luncheon, sponsored by Foley Hoag.

Partner Tafadzwa Pasipanodya will speak on a panel entitled “San Francisco 2.0: Constructing a Global Governance Architecture for the 21st Century.” In 1945, world leaders gathered to sign the UN Charter, which was the blueprint for the international system in place today. This panel aims to draft a new "charter" to address current challenges and explore creative solutions to resolve them.

Counsel Christina Beharry will serve as a panelist for “The Remedial Function in International Economic Law.” This session will explore the nature, function and goals of the remedial systems in trade and investment as designed. It will also consider what kinds of remedies are actually available, and whether they should be interchangeable. 

Associate Diana Tsutieva, who serves as Co-Chair of ASIL’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group, will moderate a roundtable discussion at the Dispute Resolution Interest Group Business Meeting. Among the topics covered will be an overview of the work of the DRIG ISDS Reforms Working Group, initiated by Tsutieva last year to follow and analyze the various ongoing reforms in the investor-state dispute settlement system. 

Associate Tracy Roosevelt will moderate “UNCLOS: A Tool for Peace and Stability?” This panel will evaluate whether UNCLOS acts as a legal institution to promote order and peace on the sea either in its codified form or as Customary International Law. 

Associate Rebecca Gerome will moderate a panel entitled “Preventing Violence and Atrocities through International Disarmament Law.” This session will explore how relevant international stakeholders use disarmament law and policy to prevent daily violence and mass atrocities.

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. Its mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice.