29Apr 19

ICC West Coast Conference

San Francisco, United States, • English

Join us for ICC’s annual West Coast programme in San Francisco to discuss recent developments in international arbitration.


This conference will address hot topics and recent developments in international arbitration of interest to practitioners on the West Coast. The programme will feature Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration®, and Alexander Fessas, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration®, as well as other world-renowned speakers.

This event is generously being hosted by Arnold & Porter LLP.


14:00-14:30Keynote Address given by Alexis Mourre
14:30-15:30Panel 1: Surveying the Landscape of Arbitration in the Pacific Rim

This panel of experts will delve into developments, challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region, including a focus on disputes relating to the Belt and Road initiative, new case law impacting arbitration and growth of investor-state disputes.

15:30-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:00Panel 2: Tools for Timeliness

Join the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration® along with other arbitration experts in a discussion on two procedures under the ICC Rules of Arbitration that govern timeliness: Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings and Expedited Procedure Provisions. The panel will provide a behind the scenes look at the ICC experience administering these procedures, share tips and best practices, and will feature highlights and takeaways from the newly released ICC Commission Report on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings.

17:00-19:00Cocktail Reception


Laura AbrahamsonSenior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel – Global Head of Litigation, AECOM, Los Angeles
Christine Artero Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Singapore
Chiann BaoIndependent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong
Cedric ChaoUS Head, International Arbitration Practice; Partner, DLA Piper, San Francisco
Maria ChedidPartner, Arnold & Porter, San Francisco
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration®, Paris
Sally HarpoleIndependent Arbitrator, San Francisco
Peter HirstPartner, Clyde & Co, Hong Kong and United Kingdom
James HoskingPartner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration®, Paris
Dan TanDan Tan Law, San Francisco and New York; JLC Advisors, Singapore

Logistical notes


Arnold & Porter

Three Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94111


Financial Aid:

Financial Aid may be available to those who can demonstrate need.


For more information, please contact:

  • Kristina Chang
  • +1 646-699-5702
  • Promotion Officer

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