Wednesday, 2 December 2020, Zoom

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José 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 Roebuck 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.


Seabron Adamson

Vice President, Charles River Associates

Jay Alexander

Partner, Baker Botts

Chiann Bao

Independent Arbitrator

James Barratt

Partner, Fried Frank

Peter Cameron

Professor, International Energy Law and Policy, University of Dundee

Ben Carroll

Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Linklaters

Steven Finizio

Partner, Wilmerhale

Ralf Lindback

Managing Counsel, Dispute, Insurance & Trade Management, Marine Wärtsilä

Sofia Martins

Partner, Miranda & Associados

Wendy Miles QC

Barrister, Twenty Essex

Aisha Nadar

Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland

Marily Paralika

Partner, Fieldfisher

Alexandre Reynaud

Partner, Betto Perben Pradel Filhol

Gaurav Sharma

Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

Rob Wilson

Partner, CMS

[All times are in GMT]

11.50-12.00: Log in and chairs’ opening remarks

José Feris, International Dispute Resolution Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
Amy Frey, Partner, King & Spalding, Paris

12.00-12.45: Geopolitics and energy disputes – what’s new?

GAR Live will bring together a group of esteemed arbitrators to discuss the tides that are shaping energy disputes around the world. All regions will be covered.

 Areas the panel are expected to address:

  • Gas pricing disputes in Asia;
  • Lava Jato’s impact on energy disputes in Latin America;
  • Energy reform in Africa;
  • The latest twists in renewables-related arbitration.
  • The global impact of Covid-19 on energy disputes

James Barratt, Partner, Fried Frank, London

Chiann Bao, Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong
Sofia Martins, Partner, Miranda & Associados, Lisbon
Steven Finizio, Partner, Wilmerhale, London
Ben Carroll, Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Linklaters, London/Moscow
Jay L. Alexander, Partner, Baker Botts, London 

12.45-13.30: When energy meets construction

Construction disputes in the energy sector represent a meeting of two distinct fields of expertise. How does one approach disputes that require specialist knowledge of both industries? GAR Live has brought together a panel of experts to discuss the complexities that can arise.

 Topics they are expected to address include:

  • Appropriate case management techniques to energy sector construction disputes
  • The interaction between construction claims and non-construction claims.
  • The role and influence of the sovereign state when constructing oil and gas facilities and power plants;
  • 2017 FIDIC conditions of contract for plant and design build
  • Issues specific to the renewables sector

José Feris, International Dispute Resolution Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris

Marily Paralika, Partner, Fieldfisher, France
Rob Wilson, Partner, CMS, London
Aisha Nadar, Senior Consultant, Advokatfirman Runeland, Sweden 
Alexandre Reynaud, Partner, Betto Perben Pradel Filhol, Paris 

13.30-13.45: Break

13.45-14.30: Energy transition

As governments seek to transition from fossil fuels to renewables, a host of issues arise for the world of arbitration. In this session, our esteemed panel will discuss address some of the more pressing.

Among other things, the panel are expected to discuss:

  • Recent developments in climate change disputes
  • Clashes between environmental standards and investment treaty protections;
  • Third-party participation in cases;
  • The role of public policy in enforcing climate change disputes awards.

Amy Frey, Partner, King & Spalding, Paris

Ralf Lindback, Managing Counsel, Dispute, Insurance & Trade Management, Wärtsilä, Finland
Peter Cameron, Professor, International Energy Law and Policy, University of Dundee, Scotland
Wendy Miles QC, Barrister, Twenty Essex, London
Gaurav Sharma, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers, London
Seabron Adamson, Vice President, Charles River Associates, Boston/London

14.30-15.00: Closing remarks and networking

José Feris, International Dispute Resolution Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
Amy Frey, Partner, King & Spalding, Paris





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