Panel 2: Enforcement of Awards Set Aside in the Country of Origin
William W. Park
Professor of Law, Boston University
William (Rusty) Park is Professor of Law at Boston University, teaching in the areas of international tax and finance. After studies at Yale and Columbia, Park practiced in Paris until returning home to Boston, where he has served as Director of Boston University’s Center for Banking and Financial Law.
Park is President of the London Court of International Arbitration and General Editor of Arbitration International. Park has held visiting academic appointments in Cambridge, Dijon, Hong Kong, Auckland and Geneva. A member of the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration and the Board of the American Arbitration Association, Park served as arbitrator on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Swiss Bank Accounts and the International Commission on Holocaust Era Insurance Claims.
The President of the United States appointed Park to the Panel of Arbitrators for the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute.
Park’s books include Arbitration of International Business Disputes, International Forum Selection, ICC Arbitration (with Craig and Paulsson), International Commercial Arbitration (with Reisman, Craig and Paulsson) and Income Tax Treaty Arbitration (with Tillinghast).
Domenico Di Pietro
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Rome
Domenico Di Pietro practises international arbitration with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Rome and Milan. He has acted in numerous arbitrations under the rules of a great variety of arbitral institutions as well as in ad hoc proceedings. He is also active in investment arbitration, having advised and appeared in well-known ICSID cases, including annulment proceedings. Domenico has also acted in several sport disputes at the Athens and Beijing Olympics. He often also serves as an arbitrator arbitrator.
Domenico lectures international arbitration at Roma Tre University and is a Fellow of the Centre for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law at New York University School of Law. He has published extensively on international arbitration.
He graduated in law at University of Rome La Sapienza and received his LLM from Queen Mary, University of London. He is qualified to practise in Italy and in England and Wales.
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
Professor Franco Ferrari is a member of the full-time faculty of NYU School of Law as well as chaired professor of international law at Verona University School of Law. Previously, he was chaired professor of comparative law at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and Bologna University in Italy. After serving as member of the Italian Delegation to various sessions of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) from 1995 to 2000, he served as Legal Officer at the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, International Trade Law Branch (2000-2002), with responsibility for numerous projects, including the preparation of the UNCITRAL Digest on Applications of the UN Sales Convention (204 edition). Professor Ferrari has published more than 240 law review articles in various languages and 15 books in the areas of international commercial law, conflict of laws, comparative law and international commercial arbitration. Professor Ferrari is a member of the editorial board of various peer reviewed European law journals (Internationales Handelsrecht, European Review of Private Law, Contratto e impresa, Contratto e impresa/Europa, Revue de droit des affaires internationales). Prof. Ferrari also acts as an arbitrator both in administered and ad hoc international commercial arbitrations and, most recently, also in an investment arbitration.
Foley Hoag LLP, Washington D.C.
Ignacio Torterola is Of Counsel in Foley Hoag’s International Arbitration and Litigation Department in Washington, D.C. Mr. Torterola has extensive experience advising and representing States before international arbitral tribunals and litigation proceedings relating to both commercial disputes and the application of international investment treaties. He has represented Argentina in more than 25 high-stake large-size ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations. Mr. Torterola was previously counsel and Deputy Director of the Office of the Argentine Treasury Attorney General and the Head of the Argentine Liaison Office before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Ignacio negotiated on behalf of Argentina, the 2010 UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Understanding.