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).

Further information on speakers will be added to this page in due course.

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.