Monday, 30 October 2017, London, United Kingdom


Global Arbitration Review is pleased to announce this premier half-day conference to be held in London on Monday, 30 October 2017.

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137


Sophie Nappert

3 Verulam Buildings

Sophie is a dual-qualified lawyer in Canada and in the UK. She is an arbitrator in independent practice, based in London. Before becoming a full-time arbitrator, she was Head of International Arbitration at a global law firm.

John Trenor


John A. Trenor is a partner in WilmerHale's Litigation/Controversy Department, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. He has a diverse international practice focusing on international arbitration and international litigation.


13.30: Welcome coffee and registration

14.00: Chairs' welcome

Sophie Nappert, 3 Verulam Buildings
John Trenor, WilmerHale

14.15: Session one: damages - the in-house view

Our moderators will find out what in-house counsel expect when it comes to the treatment of damages in a case. Among other things, our distinguished panel are expected discuss:

- What do in-house counsel seek in, and expect from, quantum experts?
- How much influence does the in-house counsel expect the expert to have a) within the legal team and b) persuading the tribunal?
- What do in-house counsel expect from arbitrators when it comes to damages (numeracy, familiarity, etc.)? Do they factor this in during selection?
- What do in-house counsel think if polarisation occurs within a case: do they view it as a problem?
- Do they think arbitrators should exercise any discretion when it comes to quantum?

15.00: Session two: GAR Live Damages Question Time for arbitrators

A twist on our usual Tylney Hall format. A panel of distinguished arbitrators will discuss questions submitted by the audience and the moderators. They're expected to discuss:

- How influential experts are on the tribunal's decision on quantum
- Effective versus disastrous presentations
- The problem of polarisation
- Quantum/damages deliberations: scientific or horse-trading? Exercise of discretion
- When should a tribunal appoint its own quantum expert?
- Charting your own course: desirable? If so, how is it done safely?

16.00: Coffee break

16.30: Session three: Counsel and experts react

In this session those who work in the trenches will react to topics explored earlier in the day.

They're expected to discuss:

- Effective communication - what works, what doesn't and where do the frustrations in the process arise? What frustrations are there?
- How to make things better. Which of the many innovations now being proposed - eg joint reports or joint meetings, expert conferencing, etc - make a real difference?

17.45: Chairs' closing remarks

Sophie Nappert, 3 Verulam Buildings
John Trenor, WilmerHale

18.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Pinsent Masons



Pinsent Masons, 30 Crown Place, London, EC2A 4ES, United Kingdom

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £650 15 September 2017
Early £750 13 October 2017
Standard £850 30 October 2017


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available