Thursday, 5 December 2019, Fishmongers' Hall, London

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Chairs

Sylvia Noury

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Sylvia heads the international arbitration practice of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. Specialising in commercial and treaty arbitrations, particularly in emerging markets in Latin America and Africa, Sylvia has advocated before ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA and AAA tribunals in English and Spanish. She has particular expertise in the energy, natural resources and telecoms sectors, and advises corporate and government clients.

Annette Magnusson

Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)

Speakers

Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch

(Retired) Judge and First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court

Juliet Blanch

Arbitration Chambers

Kathryn Britten

AlixPartners

Kate Davies

Allen & Overy

Jane Davies Evans

3 Verulam Buildings

Anneliese Day QC

Fountain Court Chambers

Gaëlle Filhol

Betto Perben Pradel Filhol

Miriam Harwood

Squire Patton Boggs

Paula Hodges QC

Herbert Smith Freehills

Emilia Onyema

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Dana MacGrath

Bentham IMF

Kathleen Paisley

Ambos

Tafadzwa Pasipanodya

Foley Hoag

Rena Scott

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Rebecca Shorter

White & Case

Leyou Tameru

I-Arb Africa

Carita Wallgren-Lindholm

Lindholm Wallgren

Sarah Walsh

Shell

Janet Walker

Independent Arbitrator

Angeline Welsh

Matrix Chambers

Louise Woods

Vinson & Elkins

Programme

9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Sylvia Noury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the SCC Arbitration Institute

9.40: Fireside chat with leading arbitrators

Interviewer:
Angeline Welsh, Matrix Chambers

Interviewee:
Janet Walker, Independent Arbitrator
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm, Lindholm Wallgren

10.10: Session one: The year in review

In this session our esteemed panel will discuss all the need-to-know developments from the past year in regional and international arbitration.

Points of discussion are expected to include:

  • The latest with third-party funding;
  • Recent developments in respect of Achmea issues;
  • Emergency arbitration versus court injunctions;
  • Developments in ISDS – new BITs, new rules and more;
  • Developments in damages. 

Moderator:
Sylvia Noury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Panel:
Kathryn Britten, Alix Partners
Gaëlle Filhol, Betto Perben Pradel Filhol
Dana MacGrath, Bentham IMF
Leyou Tameru, I-Arb Africa

11.25: Coffee break kindly sponsored by White & Case

11.55: Session two: Securing lead counsel and arbitrator roles

What are the best steps women in the field can take to secure lead counsel and arbitrator roles rather than second or third chairing? This session will present a practical and insightful guide to building one’s profile as a leading arbitrator. 

Moderator:
Rena Scott, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Panel:
Juliet Blanch, Arbitration Chambers
Annaliese Day QC, Fountain Court Chambers
Miriam Harwood, Squire Patton Boggs
Sarah Walsh, Shell

13.10: Networking lunch

14.10: Session three: Africa: a regional study

In this session our esteemed panel will discuss a variety of hot topics and challenges in African arbitration; more details to come.

Moderator:
Jane Davies Evans, 3 Verulam Buildings 

Panel:
Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch, (Retired) Judge and First Vice-President of the International Criminal Court
Emilia Onyema, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, Foley Hoag

15.25: Coffee break kindly sponsored by White & Case

15.55: Session four: Transparency in arbitration

In this session our panellists will discuss the wide-ranging topic of transparency in arbitration.

Moderator:
Kate Davies, Allen & Overy

Panel:
Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills
Kathleen Paisley, Ambos Lawyers
Rebecca Shorter, White & Case
Louise Woods, Vinson & Elkins

17.10: Chairs’ closing remarks

Sylvia Noury, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the SCC Arbitration Institute

17.15: Drinks reception

18:30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend an all-conference dinner

Venue

Fishmongers' Hall, London Bridge, London, EC4R 9EL, United Kingdom

Ticket Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £500 25 Oct 2019
Early £600 22 Nov 2019
Standard £700 05 Dec 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard £0