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What do in-house counsel expect from external firms during the arbitral process?

28 September 2021, 5.00pm CEST

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What do in-house counsel expect from external firms during the arbitral process?


In this webinar we provide practical guidance on managing international disputes and managing your outside counsel, with a line-up of esteemed panelists sharing both in-house and private practice perspectives.

Discussion points include:

  • What do in-house look for when selecting external counsel?
  • Working as a single team – tips for ensuring efficiency
  • Ensuring your standard arbitration clause delivers the procedure you expect
  • Can/should efficiencies from the pandemic become the new norm?
  • Use of external counsel in parallel settlement discussions 


Michael Ostrove

Partner and global co-chair of international arbitration, DLA Piper Michael Ostrove is the global co-chair of DLA Piper’s international arbitration group. A member of both the Paris and New York bars, he has over 25 years’ experience handling international commercial arbitrations, investment arbitrations and other public international law disputes, as well as domestic litigation, primarily related to enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards.

Michael has advised on a wide range of arbitration matters – including English and French language cases administered by the ICC, ICSID, the LCIA, and the PCA, as well as ad hoc arbitrations pursuant to the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and the OHADA Uniform Arbitration Act. He also has extensive experience in corruption investigations, advising both multinational corporations and state authorities.

Michael has handled numerous investment treaty disputes both for and against sovereign states. His investment cases and commercial disputes have involved a variety sectors, including mining, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), pharmaceuticals, agriculture, telecoms and distribution. His experience in litigation covers a wide range of areas before American and French courts, other national courts, as well as before the International Court of Justice and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Kate Brown de Vejar

Partner and global co-chair of international arbitration, DLA Piper Kate Brown de Vejar focuses her practice on international commercial and investment arbitration. She has represented private corporations, sovereign states and state-owned entities in connection with international arbitrations under the leading institutional and ad hoc arbitration rules, including those of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the Mexican Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA). Ms Brown de Vejar also acts as an arbitrator.

Widely recognised for her experience handling complex, high profile disputes in the energy and infrastructure sectors, Ms Brown de Vejar’s experience also extends to disputes in the aeronautical, financial services, mining and satellite/telecommunications sectors. She is vice-president of the LCIA’s Latin American Users’ Council, co-chair of the IBA’s Subcommittee on Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards, a board member of CAIC (the Arbitration Center for the Construction Industry in Mexico), a member of the ICDR-CANACO Joint Committee, and vice president of ANZMEX (the Australia, New Zealand, Mexico Business Council).

Christophe Lobier

Senior litigation counsel, grid solutions, GE Renewable Energy

Moisés Hernandez

Senior legal counsel and compliance officer, TC Energy

Helen Graham

General counsel, Dutco

Erik Christiaen

General counsel, RED (a company of ENGIE Impact)

Sébastien Ribac

In-house counsel dispute resolution, claim management and international arbitration, Bouygues Bâtiment International

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