SCC in Atlanta: Addressing globalism and arbitration
SCC will take part in the 6th Annual Conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society this month.
The annual conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS) takes the theme of “International Business Disputes in an Era of Receding Globalism”. The conference will take place on 22 – 23 October at Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta.
As a background, it is observed that this past year has seen the rise of populist nationalism, including skepticism of multilateral trade agreements and immigration. These developments are not only sparking political debates, they also raise practical questions in the realm of international business dispute resolution.
The conference will address, among others, the following questions:
- Will the push-pull of nationalist sentiments affect where and how businesses resolve cross border disputes?
- How might anti-globalism affect the competition among venues positioning themselves as friendly to international arbitration?
- How might the upcoming NAFTA negotiations impact other trade relationships and investor-state dispute resolution mechanisms?
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will speak in a panel which will discuss how arbitral institutions might evolve to take into account the backlash against globalism and related developments.