12Sep 18

ICC UK Arbitration Conference: Greater Diversification or Collaboration

London, United Kingdom, • English

Come join us at one the world’s leading city for Arbitration and engage with industry experts!


This conference will explore the benefits and challenges of driving greater diversity and collaboration in arbitration.

Who should attend?

Arbitrators and legal practitioners.


8:30 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:10Opening Remarks

Stuart Dutson
Chris Southworth

9:10 – 9:50Opening Keynote Speech

Greater Cross-Institutional Co-Operation? For and Against

• To what extent do arbitral institutions need to cooperate more effectively?

• Is there scope for cross-institutional consolidation of related arbitrations under different rules?

Jason Fry
Alexander G. Fessas

9:50 – 11:00Panel 1

Diversity in arbitral procedure or a more standardised approach?

• One of the benefits of arbitration is its flexibility.

• Are arbitrators resorting to a standardised approach out of laziness?

• Does the draft of the Prague Rules address the need for greater diversity in procedure?


James P. Duffy IV


Jessica Gladstone
Christopher Harris
Andrey Panovt
Jeffrey Sullivan

11:00 – 11:30Networking Break
11:30 – 12:30Panel 2

The impact of geographical/regional diversity in the arbitral process

• What regional diversity exists?

• What are the benefits and/or complications of a diversified approach to arbitration?


Nadia Darwazeh


Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
Daniel Levy
Tunde Ogunseitan
Sherina Petit

12:30 – 13:00ICC Update: Belt & Road Initiative


Duncan Bagshaw


Alexander G. Fessas
Peter Hirst
Jingzhou Tao

13:00 – 14:10Networking Lunch
14:10 – 15:25Panel 3

Debate: a diverse tribunal does it better?

• Does diversity of the tribunal contribute to the quality of decision-making?

• What else needs to be done?


Claudia T. Salomon


Lucy Greenwood
Sylvia Noury
Maria Claudia Procopiak
Matthew Weiniger

15:25 – 15:50Networking Break
15:50 – 17:00Panel 4

Is a co-ordinated approach to ethics required?

• Should there be a global ethics standard?

• Do we need a transnational council to govern counsel misconduct?

• Is a global standard achievable or even desirable?


Laurence Shore


Domitille Baizeau
Michael Black
James Castello
James Hope

17:00 – 17:15Closing Remarks

Iain Quirk

17:15 – 18:30Networking Drinks


Duncan BagshawCounsel, Stephenson Harwood
Domitille BaizeauPartner, LALIVE
Michael BlackBarrister, XXIV Old Buildings
James CastelloPartner, King & Spalding
Nadia DarwazehPartner, Head of Arbitration Paris, Clyde & Co
James P. Duffy IVPartner, Baker & McKenzie
Stuart DutsonPartner, Simmons & Simmons
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Jason FryPartner, Clifford Chance
Dr. Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel KaliszSenior Partner, Gessel
Jessica GladstonePartner, Clifford Chance
Lucy GreenwoodGreenwood Arbitration
Christopher HarrisBarrister, 3 Verulam Buildings

Andrey Panov, Senior Associate, Norton

Peter HirstCo-Chair of the Clyde & Co Global Arbitration Group
James HopePartner, Vinge
Daniel LevyCounsel, Enyo Law
Sylvia NouryHead of International Arbitration London, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Tunde OgunseitanCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Andrey PanovSenior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbrigh
Sherina PetitPartner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
Maria Claudia ProcopiakSenior Associate, Dechert
Iain QuirkBarrister, Essex Court Chambers
Claudia T. SalomonGlobal Co-Chair of International Arbitration Practice & Partner, Latham & Watkins
Laurence ShorePartner, BonelliErede
Chris SouthworthSecretary General, ICC United Kingdom
Jeffrey SullivanPartner, Gibson Dunn
Jingzhou TaoDechert LLP Beijing
Matthew WeinigerDispute Resolution Partner & Global Head of International Arbitration, Linklaters

Logistical notes


Simmons & Simmons
CityPoint, 1 Ropemarker St
London, EC2Y 9SS


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