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Jose Feris

Squire Patton Boggs

José Feris is a partner in the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Practice Group specializing in international commercial arbitration, public international law and investment arbitration. A former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, José was described in 2019 by Who’s Who Legal as “by far one of the most prominent young figures in international arbitration.” He is also ranked by other publications, such as Decideurs and Latin Lawyer, as a leading practitioner in the field.

Amy Frey

King & Spalding

Amy Frey specializes in investment treaty arbitration, public international law and human rights law. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Amy primarily represents clients with claims against foreign states arising from bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty. She has represented investors all over the world. Our International Arbitration practice is routinely named in the top five such practices globally and was named a 2016 Practice Group of the Year by Law360.


Luiz Aboim

White & Case

Jay Alexander

Baker Botts

Chiann Bao

Arbitration Chambers

James Barratt

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Peter Cameron

University of Dundee

Ben Carroll


Steven Finizio


Sofia Martins

Miranda Law Firm

Marily Paralika


Rob Wilson



9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs' opening remarks

José Feris, Squire Patton Boggs
Amy Frey, King & Spalding

9.45: Session one: energy disputes trends around the globe

GAR Live will bring together a group of esteemed arbitrators to discuss the latest energy dispute trends from all four corners of the globe.

Areas the panel are expected to address:

  • Gas pricing disputes in Asia;
  • Lava Jato impact in energy disputes in Latin America;
  • Energy reform in Africa;
  • The latest on renewables arbitration.

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: when energy meets construction

Construction disputes in the energy sector often provide their own unique array of complex issues which need to be approached with specialist knowledge of both industries. GAR Live has brought together an panel of experts in this specialised area, topics they are expected to address:

  • Arbitrations involving energy facilities;
  • Energy sector construction disputes;
  • Considering any trends.

12.45: Networking lunch

14.15: Session three: energy transition  

As the world gradually transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy our esteemed panel will discuss all manner of implications for energy arbitration disputes. 

Among other things, the panel are expected to discuss:

  • Deciphering Climate change disputes;
  • Environmental standards v. investment treaty;
  • Decommissioning disputes: who pay’s the bill?
  • Third-party participation;
  • The role of Public Policy in enforcing climate change disputes awards.

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: geopolitics and energy arbitration

In these tumultuous political times, our esteemed panel will examine the interplay between geopolitics and international energy arbitration. What issues can we expect to produce future arbitrations?

Areas the panel are expected to address:

  • Sanctions in Iran, Russia and Venezuela;
  • The two government situation in Libya;
  • The trade war with China;
  • The Crimea Ukraine – Russian conflict;
  • The future of the Energy Charter Treaty.

17.15: Chairs' closing remarks

José Feris, Squire Patton Boggs
Amy Frey, King & Spalding

17.30: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception, kindly hosted by CMS

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