Harvard Club of Hungary kindly supported by the Harvard Law School Association sets the ambitious goal to bring together the elite of the legal profession in Budapest to discuss the current issues in international law and carry on the Harvard legacy.

Themes in the spotlight:

Investment dispute resolution; Human rights aspects of international litigation; Hot topics of environmental law






30 May - 31 May, 2017


Patron of the event:

László Trócsányi

Minister of Justice, Hungary


 Conference program:


30 May, 2017

Gala Dinner


7:00 PM - 10:00 PM



Hungarian Academy of Science

(Budapest, Széchenyi István tér 9, 1051)


Opening Remarks by:

Dr István Stumpf

Judge of the Hungarian Constitutional Court


Salvo Arena

President of the Harvard Law School Association



31 May, 2017

Professional conference


8:30 AM - 10:00 PM


Ceremonial Hall of the Budapest Bar Association, Budapest, Hungary

(1055 Budapest, Szalay utca 7.)


8.30 – 9.00     Guest arrival and registration

9:00 – 9:20            

Opening Remarks by

David Kostelancik, Chargé d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States to Budapest
László Réti, President of the Budapest Bar Association
Salvo Arena, President of the Harvard Law School Association
Andrea Jádi Németh, President of the Harvard Club of Hungary


9:20 – 10:50 

The relationship of international dispute settlement and EU law

Krisztián Kecsmár, Minister of State for EU and International Judicial Cooperation, Ministry of Justice


Dilemmas regarding languages in international dispute resolution

Tibor Várady, Professor Emeritus, Central European University - Legal Studies


Investor protection: a key to accelerate the Capital Markets Union

Marina Stefou, Parliamentary Adviser, European Parliament


10:50 – 11:10

Coffee Break


11:10 – 12:00

The future of regional trade agreements

Armand de Mestral, Professor Emeritus, Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration, McGill University


12:00 – 13:30           



13.30 – 14:30

New Frontiers of Human Rights Law - from Harvard to Hungary

János Fiala Butora, Director, Central Europe Program, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Zsolt Körtvélyesi, Research Fellow at Hungarian Academy of Science - Legal Studies

Katalin Sulyok, Head of Department, Office of the Ombudsman for Future Generations



Immigration Law as Comparative Law: the Case of Spousal Immigration

                   Péter Szigeti, SJD, Boulton Fellow, McGill University


15:00 – 16:30           

The Harvard legacy in Central Europe

    • Recent and current projects of Harvard Alumni in Central Europe
    • Memoirs and personal stories from and about Harvard professors
    • Publications by Harvard Professors and Alumni 


Please confirm your registration at and by transferring the participation fee by 25 May 2017



Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest is proud to partner with Harvard Law School Association and Harvard Club of Hungary in hosting the international participants of the conference. To book your room at a special discounted rate please send this booking form to Kempinski Hotel Corvinus Budapest. 


Participation fees


Date & Time



30  May

7 PM – 10 PM

Gala Dinner

115 EUR (35 000 HUF)

31 May

8.30 AM – 4.00 PM

Professional Conference

95 EUR (29 000 HUF)

Discounted rate: 55 EUR (17 000 HUF)





Prices are free of VAT. Participation fee includes food and beverage costs which will be indicated separately on the invoice.

The language of the event is English and no translation will be provided.


Account holder: Harvard Club of Hungary / Harvard Club Magyarország Egyesület

IBAN: HU35 1040 2166 5052 6683 8075 1015

Bank: K&H Bank Zrt.


We are looking forward to welcoming you in Budapest!


Further information:

Harvard Club of Hungary

+36 1 429 4000


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