Issues in international commercial arbitration

9 May 2019 | 10:00 - 13:00 | Duration: 180 minutes


39 Essex Chambers, Atkin Chambers, Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Spalding, LexisNexis, Linklaters, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Vannin Capital, White & Case

What this session will cover

This much-anticipated session will examine topics relevant to an overarching theme: ‘London as a world-class seat of arbitration: existing strengths and how it may be improved’. The sessions will be relevant to London-seated arbitration specifically as well as international arbitration more generally. Speakers, including leading arbitrators, counsel, in-house counsel and legal funders, will provide insights from a diverse range of perspectives in an interactive and interesting format.

The session will consist of four panels:

  • Ensuring the future of international arbitration – what does London offer and where must it improve?
  • Rise of the machines – will technology make international arbitration better?
  • Striking a balance between finality of awards and the safeguards – do the English courts get it right?
  • 99 Problems – where is diversity in international arbitration after Jay-Z?

Confirmed speakers and moderators include: Ruth Byrne (King & Spalding), Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC (Atkin Chambers), Ania Farren (Vannin Capital), Mark Ferguson (Mylan), Barry Fletcher (LexisNexis), Lucy Greenwood (Greenwood Arbitration), Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof (LCIA), Peter Hirst (Clyde & Co), Stephen Jagusch QC (Quinn Emmanuel), Mimi Lee (Chevron), Julian Lew QC (Queen Mary, University of London), Chris Parker (Herbert Smith Freehills), Noradèle Radjai (LALIVE), Aloke Ray QC (White & Case), David Brynmor Thomas QC (39 Essex Chambers) and Matthew Weiniger QC (Linklaters).

Registration and catering: Registration will commence at 9:15 am, in time for a prompt 10:00 am start. Refreshments will be available during the session.

This event is being held at:

Herbert Smith Freehills


Primrose Street,

Getting There

We recommend using Transport for London (TFL) for the most up-to-date information on how to get to Herbert Smith Freehills.