26Nov 18

International arbitration and trusts

London, United Kingdom, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration and its Commission invites you to an event to present the ICC Arbitration Clause for Trust Disputes released earlier this month.


Over the last few years, there has been extensive industry, legal and academic interest in the arbitration of trust disputes. In particular, arbitration affords certain advantages for the adjudication of trust disputes in terms of confidentiality, procedural flexibility, having a decision maker in one forum (rather than multiple fora) and speed and cost considerations. However, perceived impediments such as how to bind the beneficiaries of a trust (who may be unborn, lacking capacity or indeed unascertained) has been an inhibitor.

The Task Force on Trust and Arbitration established by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR led by Co-chairs Sophie Nappert and Tina Wűstemann recently updated its ICC Arbitration Clause for Trust Disputes and its Explanatory Note.


Programme: 17:30-18:00Registration
18:-18:10Welcome address

Chris Southworth

Introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and the work of its Commission

Alexander Fessas

18:10-18:30ICC Task Force on Trust and Arbitration

Sophie Nappert

18:30-19:15The ICC Arbitration Clause for Trust Disputes and its Explanatory Note

David Brownbill QC

Hussein Haeri

19:15-19:30Arbitrating trust disputes in practice

Steven Kempster

19:30-21:00Drinks and canapes


Speakers:David Brownbill QCBarrister, XXIV Old Buildings, London; Member of the Drafting Committee
Alexander FessasSecretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
 Hussein HaeriPartner and Co-Head of International Arbitration, Withers LLP, London; Member of the Drafting Committee
 Steven KempsterPartner, Withers LLP, London
 Sophie NappertArbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, London, Co-chair to the Task Force
 Chris SouthworthSecretary General of ICC United Kingdom

Logistical notes


Withersworldwide, London office

20 Old Bailey




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