On January 15, 2020, Martin Aquilina, COO and International Lawyer of HazloLaw-Business Lawyers, attended the Hyman Soloway Annual Memorial Lecture, International Arbitration and Globalization: The Battle between Private “Justice” and Public Law.
The speaker, Howard Mann, Senior International Law Advisor, was engaging and the contents were highly informative. One major take-away was his discussion on the privatization of disputes creating a parallel system where the public good is not taken into account and decisions that have an important bearing on civil society are made outside of a transparent and democratic process. Further, he mentioned how the “justice” dispensed by arbitrators, who are far from immune from conflicts of interest, is not so much justice as an adjudication of the discrete before them.
Martin thoroughly enjoyed the conference and he looks forward to attending the next one.