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Tomas Furlong

Herbert Smith Freehills

Tomas represents companies, states and state-owned entities in disputes in the oil and gas, financial services, manufacturing and other industries. He has advised clients regarding a wide range of commercial and public international law issues, in the English and Hong Kong courts and in arbitration under all of the major institutional as well as ad hoc rules. 

Sapna Jhangiani

Clyde & Co

Sapna’s key area of focus is international arbitration. She works in various sectors, including hospitality, shipbuilding and trade and commodities. Sapna is recognised as a leader in this field, having recently been named by Who's Who Legal in their list of top 10 arbitration partners under 45 in Asia-Pacific. 

Programme - Arbitration Conference London, 9 May 2018

13.30: Welcome coffee and registration

14.00: An introduction to the Who's Who Legal Future Leaders research

Rupert Wilson, Editor, Who’s Who Legal

14.05: Chairs’ opening remarks

Leilah Bruton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey

14.15: Session one: A fireside chat with two leading arbitrators

Keynote speakers:
Mark W. Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton
Juliet Blanch, Arbitration Chambers

15.00: Session two: What are the top future trends in international arbitration?

Our panel will explore key issues which are raising critical, ethical and legal challenges to the arbitration community.

Topics to discuss:

• Technology – how’s it being used now? And how might it be used in the future?
• Arbitrator liability and consequences of non-disclosure
• The future of investment treaty disputes
• Regionalisation of international arbitration: development and challenges

Leilah Bruton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Arthur Ma, DaHui Lawyers
Rémy Gerbay, Molo Lamken
Carlos Martínez Betanzos, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza Y Enríquez
Melissa Magliana, Homburger

16.15: Coffee break

16.45: Session three: The debate 

An Oxford Union-style debate, before a panel of three judges.

Motion: Raising the curtain on commercial arbitration: is confidentiality now outdated in the age of transparency?

Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey

Jon Tweedale,  Addleshaw Goddard
Paul Tan, Rajah & Tann
Flore Poloni, August Debouzy
Anna Masser, Jones Day

Jern-Fei Ng QC, Essex Court Chambers
Belinda McRae, 20 Essex Street
Patrizia Netal, KNOETZL

18.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Leilah Bruton, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey

18.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly sponsored by Berkeley Research Group


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