Damages and Uncertainty in International Disputes


Tuesday, September 13, 2011



Manuel Abdala, svp, Compass Litigation


Arnold & Porter
555 12th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States


member $20 nonmember $35


12:30-2 pm

CLE Credits:


On Tuesday, September 13, the District of Columbia Bar Association presents Damages and Uncertainty in International Disputes. The program is at the office of Arnold and Porter, 555 12th Street, NW in Washington, DC. It begins at 12:30 and ends at 2:00 p.m.

The past few years of global economic upheaval have demonstrated the difficulties with forecasting business performance and macroeconomic factors for discounted cash flow and similar methods of calculating compensation in international disputes, as well as challenging the notion embedded in some formulas for damages that the future will look like the past. Those concerns raise very significant issues with respect to lost profits, business valuation, market values and other damages measures commonly used in international arbitration and litigation. Challenges occur in, among other cases, complex contract disputes; intellectual property rights contests, joint venture dissolutions, real estate debt and equity securities valuations, and investment treaty arbitrations.

The experienced speakers Abby Cohen Smutny, partner White & Case LLP, and Dr. Manuel Abdala, senior vice president of Compass Lexecon will address these issues in the international environment, one from the perspective of counsel and the other from the perspective consulting and testifying expert. Mark Kantor, international arbitrator and author of the book Valuation for Arbitration, will moderate the program.

To register for this event visit www.dcbar.org or call (202) 626-3463.


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