Resolving Disputes in Ancient Civilizations: Uncovering the Roots of Modern-Day Arbitration and Litigation

Arbitration, the process by which parties to a dispute agree to empower a third person to make a binding decision, has a long history dating back to ancient civilizations. In this webinar, leading legal historians will explore early forms of dispute resolution in three iconic civilizations: Egypt, Greece, and Rome, shedding light on their implications for contemporary dispute resolution.

Following the panel discussion, the audience will have an opportunity to meet the speakers virtually and “Continue the Conversation” in an open Zoom room.


  • Dr. Emiliano Buis, Professor of Ancient Greek (Department of Classics) and of International Law (Law School), University of Buenos Aires
  • Dr. Jana Mynárová, Full Professor of History and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Charles University
  • Dr. Paul du Plessis, Professor of Roman Law, University of Edinburgh

Moderators (Co-Chairs of the ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group):

  • Dr. Remy Gerbay, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
  • Belén Ibañez, Associate, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

This event is organized by ASIL’s Dispute Resolution Interest Group.