Hanotiau & van den Berg
Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. He is also professor emeritus of international law from the University of Louvain. Since 1978, he has been involved in hundreds of arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world, according to the rules of most arbitral institutions and the Uncitral Rules.
In March 2011, Mr. Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.
White & Case
“Carolyn Lamm is one of the ‘firm’s most well-known names for international arbitration’ and ‘one of the best arbitration lawyers.’ Clients say: ‘She is superwoman! She’s fabulous and you could not find a better counsel.’”
Carolyn Lamm regularly serves as lead counsel in high-stakes, cutting-edge cases, successfully resolving significant international arbitrations involving international corporations and sovereign clients. She also serves as lead counsel in arbitration-related litigation.
Shearman & Sterling
Derains & Gharavi
Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Bär & Karrer
One Essex Court
Brick Court Chambers
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Studio Legale Jacobacci
Ivanyan and Partners
11:45-12:00: Log in/ Registration
12:00-12:25: Fireside chat with arbitrators
After six months working in an entirely new way, we interview three leading figures about their recent experiences and explore the question of whether the practice of arbitration is entering a totally new era.
Chiann Bao, Arbitration Chambers
Yves Derains, Derains & Gharavi
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Carolyn Lamm, White & Case
12:25-13:15: Working in the virtual world: new bones of contention – arbitrators vs. counsel
There’s been lots of discussion about how to set up virtual hearings, but very little deliberation about everything that goes before that in the new more virtual era. Yet if anything – it’s preparation that’s causing greater pain, at least to those at the coal face. In this session counsel, arbitrators and clients will discuss some of the bones of contention that are starting to emerge when it comes to case preparation, timetables and procedural questions caused by covid-19, and what amounts to a reasonable request.
In particular, they are expected to discuss:
Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator
Yas Banifatemi, Shearman & Sterling
Christiane Deniger, Burford Capital
Michael Mcilwrath, Baker Hughes
13:30-14:15: The GAR Live Question Time
This session provides an opportunity for the audience to pose questions directly to an esteemed panel of arbitrators and advocates. Questions can be on any of the burning issues of the day but a portion of the time will be devoted to the legal theories arising from COVID-19 cases.
Peter Leaver QC, One Essex Court
Klaus Peter Berger, Independent Arbitrator
Cesare Jermini, Bär & Karrer
Christophe Seraglini, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Emanuela Truffo, Studio Legale Jacobacci
14:15-15:00: The GAR Live Debate: This house believes that most cases don’t need an oral hearing
In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. Our judges will then grill our debaters on their stated positions before deliberating and delivering their verdicts. In a twist from the norm, our audience will act as the third and final judge and via live polling cast their vote on the motion.
Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Clotilde Lemarié, Pinsent Masons
Baiju Vasani, Ivanyan and Partners
Ed Poulton, Baker McKenzie
Wendy Miles QC, Twenty Essex
“The quality of discussion was very good and I found the topics very relevant.” - Christopher Ojo, Bayo Ojo & Co
“Excellent quality of discussions and topics.” - Dele Sanya Juliuson, Association of Certified Commercial Diplomats