10Apr 19

International Arbitration of Life Sciences Disputes: Key Issues and Best Practices

Boston, United States, • English

Join ICC and ICC USA/USCIB for a programme on the arbitration of life sciences disputes.


The life sciences industry – pharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics, vaccines and related businesses – is huge, growing and global, with international licensing, sales contracts, research and development agreements, and joint ventures.

Each of these international ventures can lead to disputes, and well-positioned life sciences companies prefer international arbitration to litigation as the practical way to achieve confidential, widely enforceable judgments in a neutral setting.

Listen in as our distinguished panel of speakers explain why international arbitration is the preferred dispute resolution mechanism for life sciences disputes, before they take a deeper dive into some of the complex issues that can arise in such disputes.

Then join us for a reception following the event.


17:00-17:10Welcoming and Introduction


Jared Hubbard

Nancy M. Thevenin

17:10-18:20Panel 1: Why International Arbitration for Life Sciences Disputes?


Rachael Kent

Marek Krasula

Carl Valenstein

Conna Weiner

18:20-19:30Panel 2: Complex Issues in Life Sciences Arbitration


Greg Bell

J.P. Duffy

Philip O’Neill

Lauren Ann Pond

19:30Networking reception


Greg BellVice-President, Charles River Associates, Boston
J.P. DuffyPartner, Baker McKenzie, New York
Jared HubbardPresident, Boston International Arbitration Council; Counsel, Fitch Law Partners, Boston
Rachael KentPartner, WilmerHale, Washington, DC
Marek KrasulaCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration®, New York
Philip O’NeillChair, Northeast Arbitration Subcommittee, USCIB/ICC USA; Arbitrator, Boston
Lauren Ann PondCommercial Counsel, Biogen, Boston
Nancy M. TheveninGeneral Counsel, USCIB/ICC USA
Carl ValensteinPartner, Morgan Lewis, Boston
Conna WeinerVice-Chair, Northeast Arbitration Subcommittee, USCIB/ICC USA; Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS, Boston and New York

Logistical notes


Charles River Associates, 200 Clarendon Street, Floor 9

Boston MA


For more information, please contact:

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