Thursday, 9 May 2019, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, London

Overview

Global Arbitration Review are delighted to host this half-day event on Thursday, 9 May 2019 as part of London International Disputes Week. Our conference will focus on “Arbitration and its place in the world order”, with two panels considering different angles on that theme. Topics to be discussed include: arbitration in a populist/nationalist world; the erosion of international cooperation and what it means for arbitration; the implications for commercial arbitration of the attacks on investment arbitration; whether arbitrators are usurping the development of commercial law from the courts; whether concerns about cost and delay are impeding the spread of international commercial arbitration; the impact on the future of arbitration of massive infrastructure disputes arising along the Belt & Road.   

GAR Live is proud to be a part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW) which will take place between 7-10 May, 2019.

LIDW will explore the future of international dispute resolution and celebrate the heritage of London as a leading centre for handling international disputes, through a programme of interactive sessions and networking events.

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E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

Chairs

Paul Friedland

White & Case

Paul Friedland is a partner in White & Case's New York office and global head (since 2002) of the Firm's International Arbitration Practice Group, which comprises 175 lawyers and is ranked No.1 by Chambers and Global Arbitration Review. Paul has served as counsel or as arbitrator in numerous international arbitrations, both commercial and investor-state, and is repeatedly ranked among the world's leading arbitration practitioners. 

Karyl Nairn QC

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Karyl Nairn is global co-head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group. She focuses on complex international commercial arbitration and litigation, as well as investment treaty arbitration, acting for governments and corporations across a range of industry sectors, including finance and banking, oil and gas, commodities, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications.

Keynote Speaker

Dame Elizabeth Gloster

One Essex Court

Dame Elizabeth Gloster practised as a commercial and Chancery QC at One Essex Court from 1991 until 2004, before accepting an appointment as a High Court judge, becoming the first woman to be appointed a judge of the Commercial Court. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2013 and became Vice-President of the Civil Division of that Court in 2016. Since retiring from the Court of Appeal in 2018, Liz has returned to One Essex Court to practise as a full-time commercial arbitrator.

Speakers

Judith Gill QC

20 Essex Street

Lord Goldsmith QC

Debevoise & Plimpton

Bernard Hanotiau

Hanotiau & van den Berg

Christopher Harris

3 Verulam Buildings

Laurent Lévy

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Gervase MacGregor

BDO

Yasmin Mohammad

Vannin Capital

Robert Pé

Arbitration Chambers

Audley Sheppard QC

Clifford Chance

Laurence Shore

BonelliErede

May Tai

Herbert Smith Freehills

Programme

14.00: Welcome coffee and registration

14.15: Chairs’ opening remarks

Paul Friedland, White & Case
Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

14.20: Keynote address

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, One Essex Court

14.50: Session one: 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 opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.

Motion: “This House believes that an increasingly populist world is bad for arbitration”

Judges:
Judith Gill QC, 20 Essex Street Chambers
Laurent Lévy, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Debaters:
Lord Goldsmith QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Christopher Harris, 3 Verulam Buildings
Laurence Shore, BonelliErede 

15.20: Coffee break

15.50: Session two: Will International Arbitration lose to China’s “International Courts” in the race to capture Belt & Road disputes?

As the pace increases in the race to capture Belt & Road initiative disputes, our panel of arbitrations and counsel will discuss arbitration’s ability to keep up with the challenge posed by China’s “international courts”. Can arbitration remain an attractive option in settling disputes? Is arbitration vulnerable to losses in the face of China’s changing system?

Moderator:
Audley Sheppard QC, Clifford Chance

Panellists:
Gervase MacGregor, BDO
Yasmin Mohammad, Vannin Capital
Robert Pé, Arbitration Chambers
May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills

17.35: Chairs’ closing remarks

Paul Friedland, White & Case
Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

17.40: Close of conference

Further information

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4137 or email events@globalarbitrationreview.com

Venue

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61 - 65 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5DA, United Kingdom

Testimonials

  • "Very lively debates and engaging speakers" Maria Frangeskides, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

  • "Very informative and useful content. Good range of topics and interesting discussions" Mark Wassouf, 3 Verulam Buildings

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Standard

£350

9 May 19

 

IN-HOUSE/GOVERNMENTAL
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£0