Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Arbitrator
Lara Hammoud has been practicing international arbitration for seventeen years. She is currently a Senior Legal Counsel in the Disputes Department of the Legal and Compliance Unit of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC). She also acts as arbitrator in cases under the auspices of leading international and regional arbitration institutions. Lara is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. She is the writer and editor of numerous articles and books relating to international arbitration and also regularly appears as speaker in international conferences and arbitration workshops.
Alec Emmerson is a well-known international arbitrator based in Dubai with particular experience in the Middle East and Asia.
He was a disputes lawyer with Clyde & Co from 1977 until the end of 2017. He worked in Guildford, London, Hong Kong (1984 to 1996) and Dubai (1999 to 2017). As party counsel Alec handled hundreds of institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in many different jurisdictions. Since retiring early as a partner and becoming a consultant in 2008 he has sat as a sole or co-arbitrator or chair in close to 150 arbitrations across a wide range of commercial sectors and jurisdictions including in London & Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia.
Since 1 January 2018 he has worked as a full-time arbitrator and mediator with ADR Management Consultancies.
He is a member of the LCIA Court and a Trustee and Chief Executive of DIFC Arbitration Institute.
Alec has been listed as a leading arbitrator by GAR since 2009 and is platinum ranked by Newton Arbitration where he is called the ‘Dean of Arbitration’.
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9.00: Welcome coffee and registration
9.30: Chairs’ opening remarks
Alec Emmerson, Independent Arbitrator
Lara Hammoud, Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Arbitrator
9.40: Session one: Technology and international arbitration
Our esteemed panelists will discuss the latest in international arbitration and technology, including:
10.55: Coffee break
11.30: Session two: Procedural challenges in international arbitration
In this session our panelists will identify the procedural challenges that cause lengthy and costly arbitration proceedings as well as the tools available (or not) to address them. Drawing from specific scenarios that they have come across in their respective experiences.
Questions that are expected to be addressed include:
12.45: Networking lunch
14.00: Session three: Insurance and international arbitration
Our esteemed panellists will focus on insurance and reinsurance disputes, and particularly the causes of disputes, their common features, the industries in which they mainly arise and the best methods for their resolution.
Points expected to be discussed are:
15.15: Coffee break
15.45: Session four: The GAR Live Debate
In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against a motion. A panel of judges will then voice their opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.
Motion: "This house believes that the erosion of arbitral immunity is to invite the guerrilla into the room.”
17.15: Chairs' closing remarks
Alec Emmerson, Independent Arbitrator
Lara Hammoud, Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company
"Brilliant, new topics, various speakers who have different epxeriences" Seif Hijazi, Borouge
|Super Early||£500||20 Dec 2019|
|Early||£600||17 Jan 2020|
|Standard||£700||28 Jan 2020|
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