AGG is pleased to be participating in the second annual St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, May 16–19, 2012, in Russia.
International litigator Gene M. Burd, who works out of Arnall Golden Gregory's Washington DC office, will moderate the discussion "Commercial Disputes Involving States and State Actors: International and U.S. Law Perspectives on Sovereign Immunity and Liability."
Glenn P. Hendrix, Arnall Golden Gregory's managing partner, will be one of the panelists.
Other scheduled distinguished guests at the International Legal Forum include U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
The Forum, organized by the Russian Ministry of Justice, addresses challenges such as improving cooperation between legal systems and aligning Russian legislation with international standards for protecting the rights and interests of entrepreneurs, including foreign investors.
Attending judges, government representatives and private practitioners will meet in the eastern wing of the General Staff Building at the State Hermitage in St. Petersburg.
Arnall Golden Gregory's participation reflects the firm's desire to be actively involved in helping improve international law in order to build a stronger foundation for increased global business.
The Forum comes just a month after the inaugural conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society (AtlAS), which was held in Midtown Atlanta and drew participants from around the world. Arnall Golden Gregory is a founding member of AtlAS and was a conference sponsor.
Mr. Burd provides counsel in complex and high-stakes international business disputes. He advises on the drafting of international arbitration and dispute resolution matters, and structures international business and investment transactions, as well as global logistics and transportation deals.
Mr. Hendrix practices in the areas of commercial and administrative dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and administrative appeals. He has served as an arbitrator and counsel in international arbitration proceedings administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).