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Heavy hangs the crown – modern arbitration and the price of success

The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, UK


Legal Business’s International Arbitration Summit returns for its fourth year on 7 November, at The Brewery in central London.

The one-day summit brings together more than 150 top practitioners and influential general counsel to discuss the key trends in one of the most strategic practice areas in global law.

For more information contact:

Lee Cashman

John Jennings

Ben Ebdon


Speakers include:

• Jonathan Leach, Eversheds Sutherland
• Ken Beale, Boies Schiller Flexner
• George Burn, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
• Charlie Lightfoot, Jenner & Block
• Gaby Dosanjh-Pahil, Scottish and Southern Energy
• Neil Stewart, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
• Sarah Grimmer, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
• Kai-Uwe Karl, GE Renewable Energy
• Jonathan Waters, Grain and Feed Trade Association
• Andrew Savage, Watson Farley & Williams
• Dorothy Murray, King & Wood Mallesons
• Ian Meredith, K&L Gates

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The programme:

The BIT between the teeth – Achmea’s legacy

The recent CJEU ruling Slovak Republic v Achmea has left many in the arbitration community asking if the end of bilateral investment treaty (BIT) arbitration is in sight. We look at the changing nature of treaty arbitration and ask what lessons can be drawn.

A question of credibility – The arbitration brand

As commercial arbitration goes mainstream, it attracts more critics. Arbitrator disclosures, multiple appointments, and increasing demands for transparency – has its emergence as a lucrative cottage industry eroded its credibility? We ask how the arbitration community should respond and also probe how threats to data can be managed.

The new New York Convention – does cross-border arbitration need a fresh start?

The infrastructure supporting arbitration, including the New York Convention, was designed for a world where it was not so widely used. The global framework is now creaking under the weight of cases. This discussion explores whether international arbitration needs a fresh start.

Innovation in international arbitration – a nice idea in theory

This panel explores questions related to innovation. Has arbitration kept pace with the way modern businesses operate? Will new ways of storing and analysing data increase the time and cost of hearings? What role should funders be playing, and what pricing models should clients look for?

Expert witnesses or hired guns?

The growing use of expert witnesses in arbitration has given rise to a sizeable army of consultants. We ask if the growing popularity of experts has made them advocates instead of impartial observers, and whether tribunal-appointed experts should become the norm.

Go east – The rise and rise of Asian dispute centres

With case volumes flat-lining across major European institutions, the inexorable rise of Asia-based hearings has seen a number of the industry’s top practitioners migrate to the region. Does Asia represent the new centre of gravity for global arbitration?

Calling the tune – the end user’s perspective

Reflecting on the day’s discussions, this panel sees leading GCs give their take on the key issues facing companies in arbitration and outline what advisers need to learn from clients.