9th Annual GAR Live London (£)

9 May 2019 | 14:00 - 17:00 |


Global Arbitration Review

What this session will cover

The 9th Annual GAR Live London conference will focus on ‘Arbitration and its place in the world order’, with two panels considering different angles on that theme.

The Programme

14.00: Welcome coffee and registration

14.15: Chairs’ opening remarks—Paul Friedland, White & Case and 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.’


Judith Gill QC, 20 Essex Street Chambers

Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

Laurent Lévy, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler


Lord Goldsmith QC, Debevoise & Plimpton

Christopher Harris, 3 Verulam Buildings


Noradèle Radjai, LALIVE

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?


Audley Sheppard QC, Clifford Chance


Ania Farren, Vannin Capital

Sat Plaha, BDO

Robert Pé, Arbitration Chambers

May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills

Fang Zhao, Hui Zhong Law Firm

17.35: Chairs’ closing remarks

17.40: Close of conference

Ticket prices:

 Type  Price
 Standard  £350 (+VAT)
 LIDW Founding Member / Supporters / Sponsor firm  £200 (+VAT)
 In-house general counsel / governmental  Complimentary


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received in writing 28 days before the conference will receive a refund less 10%; cancellations received between 27 to 8 days prior to the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received 7 days before the event date and beyond will not receive a refund. We do however welcome substitute delegates at any time; please do get in touch to arrange this.

If have any questions regarding this event, please contact gar-events@globalarbitrationreview.com

This event is being held at:

De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms


61-65 Great Queen St,

Getting There

We recommend using Transport for London (TFL) for the most up-to-date information on how to get to De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms.