Reminder: Call for Papers – Lessons Learned in Arbitration in the Pandemic – A Look-Ahead at a Conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) (Deadline 15 April 2021)

Reminder: Call for Papers – Lessons Learned in Arbitration in the Pandemic – A Look-Ahead at a Conference in Lausanne (Switzerland) (Deadline 15 April 2021)


Arbitrators, Advocates, In-House Counsel, Arbitral Institutions & Academics


The UNIL LL.M. Programme in International Business Law & CEDIDAC, along with the Hospitality and
Tourism Law at the American University, Washington College of Law are inviting abstracts on the impact of
COVID on disputes and arbitration in the hospitality industry and the construction industry.

Deadline for Abstracts: April 15, 2021
Deadline for Papers: September 24, 2021
Conference Date: October 15, 2021

Topic Ideas & Suggestions. In order to encourage a wide range of submissions, UNIL’s LL.M. & CEDIDAC
and HTL are prepared to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions among legal and academic faculty & researchers
and practitioners to encourage abstracts on the most recent innovations, trends, concerns and practical challenges presented by COVID in industry and COVID restrictions on arbitration. Papers of interest might discuss the following topics.


– The impact of COVID on hospitality agreements or construction agreements;
– The impact of COVID on arbitration;
– The impact of COVID on using online dispute resolution;
– After COVID, the landscape of arbitration and lessons-learned;
– After COVID, the return to the new normal in legal agreements;
– After COVID, the return to the new normal in operations as influenced by the pandemic;
– After COVID, unintended economic partners and adversaries when banks foreclose on properties.

Submissions & Peer-Reviewed Publication. Abstracts of up to 500 words should be sent to Dr. Shaheeza
Lalani (llm@unil.ch) with copy to Steven G. Shapiro (steven.shapiro@wcl.american.edu). Selected papers will be
included in a peer-reviewed publication, co-edited by Steven Shapiro).


UNIL & WCL.

The UNIL LL.M. in International Business Law takes an interdisciplinary, comparative, and practice-oriented
approach to enable young lawyers to face legal challenges in today’s global business environment. Offering the
highest quality of teaching in small group settings and 5 specialisations, the Programme is taught by an
international team of distinguished academics and practitioners. For more information, see http://www.unil.ch/llm.
The CEDIDAC is a center for continuing education, conferences and research, which hosts/co-hosts between
10 and 15 well-attended conferences per year. The CEDIDAC brings academics and practitioners together and
has published more than 106 books, mostly in topics related to Swiss national law, since it was founded in 1985.
Together the UNIL LL.M. & CEDIDAC host international conferences and publish edited volumes in their
BRILL Series: International and Comparative Business Law and Public Policy.

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