ICC UK Annual Arbitration Conference

London, United Kingdom, • English

The focus of this year’s conference is ‘Protecting the Institution of International Arbitration’.


The day-long conference held at a central London venue will feature senior practitioners from private practice, general counsels of large corporates, service providers and academics.


9:00 -9:10


Welcoming Remarks

·         Nick Peacock

·         Chris Southworth


9:10 – 9:35


Keynote:  “Winter…What Winter?”

·         Stephen Jagusch

9:35 – 11:00


Panel 1: Protecting Arbitration for Generation “Y”

Moderators: (YAF Coordinators)

·         Rachel O’Grady

·         Maria Claudia Procopiak


·         Stavros Brekoulakis

·         Juliet Blanch

·         George Burn

·         José Feris

11.00-11.30 Networking Coffee Break
11.30 – 12.30Panel 2: The In-House & Expert Perspective


·         Kieron O’Callaghan


·         Richard Hill

·         Frank Ilett

·        Rosemary Ioannou

12.30 – 12:45ICC Briefing: The New ICC Expedited Procedure Rules

·         Alexander G. Fessas

12. 45 – 13.45Networking Lunch
13.45 – 14.15


Keynote: “Britain, Geopolitics and Trade”

·         Rt Hon Nick Clegg

Q&A session

14.15-15.15 Panel 3: Confidentiality vs. Development of the Common Law


·         Wendy Miles


·         The Rt Hon Lord Dyson

·         Ben Juratowitch

·         Stuart Dutson

·         Clare Ambrose

15.15 – 15.45


Networking Coffee Break
15.45 – 16.45Panel 4: Promoting Arbitration in the UK, post-brexit  


·         Chris Southworth


·         Andrew Cannon

·        Clive Thorne

·         Sarah Masters

·         Angela Grahame

·         Sir Edward Garnier

16.45-17.00The Future for ICC Arbitration

·         Alexis Mourre

17:00 – 17:05Closing Remarks

·         Craig Tevendale

17.05  – 18.30Networking Drinks


Clare AmbroseArbitrator, 20 Essex Street
Juliet BlanchArbitration Chambers
Stavros BrekoulakisSchool of Law, Queen Mary University of London
George BurnPartner, BLP
Kieron O’CallaghanPartner, Hogan Lovells
Andrew CannonPartner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Rt Hon. Nick Clegg
Stuart DutsonPartner, Simmons & Simmons
The Rt Hon Lord DysonFormer British Judge and Barrister
José FerisPartner, Squire Patton Boggs
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Sir Edward GarnierBarrister, former Conservative Party politician
Rachael O’GradySenior Associate, Mayer Brown International LLP, London; ICC YAF Representative
Angela Grahame QCVice Dean of the Faculty of Advocates
Richard HillGeneral Counsel, Global Litigation at Shell
Frank IlettHaberman Ilett
Rosemary IoannouInvestment Director, Vannin Capital
Stephen Jagusch QCGlobal Chair of International Arbitration Practice,  Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Ben Juratowitch QCPartner, Freshfields
Sarah Masters QCBarrister, 20 Essex Street
Wendy Miles QC
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Nick PeacockPartner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Maria Claudia ProcopiakSenior Associate, Dechert LLP, London; ICC YAF Representative
Chris SouthworthSecretary-General, ICC United Kingdom
Craig TevendalePartner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Clive ThorneSpecial Counsel, Baker Botts LLP

Logistical notes

VENUE: Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG

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