9TH ANNUAL GAR LIVE LONDON

9TH ANNUAL GAR LIVE LONDON

Event Description

Global Arbitration Review are delighted to host this half-day event on Tuesday, 9 May 2019 as part of London International Disputes Week. Our conference will focus on “Arbitration and its place in the world order”, with two panels considering different angles on that theme. Topics to be discussed include: arbitration in a populist/nationalist world; the erosion of international cooperation and what it means for arbitration; the implications for commercial arbitration of the attacks on investment arbitration; whether arbitrators are usurping the development of commercial law from the courts; whether concerns about cost and delay are impeding the spread of international commercial arbitration; the impact on the future of arbitration of massive infrastructure disputes arising along the Belt & Road.

Event Schedule

PROGRAMME

14.00: Welcome coffee and registration

14.15: Chairs’ opening remarks
Paul Friedland, White & Case
Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

14.20: Keynote address
Dame Elizabeth Gloster, One Essex Court

14.50: Session one: The GAR Live debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of judges will then voice opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.

Motion: “This House believes that an increasingly populist world is bad for arbitration”

Judges:
Judith Gill QC, 20 Essex Street Chambers
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Laurent Lévy, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

For:
Lord Goldsmith QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
Christopher Harris, 3 Verulam Buildings

Against:
Noradèle Radjai, LALIVE
Laurence Shore, BonelliErede

15.20: Coffee break

15.50: Session two: Will International Arbitration lose to China’s “International Courts” in the race to capture Belt & Road disputes?

As the pace increases in the race to capture Belt & Road initiative disputes, our panel of arbitrations and counsel will discuss arbitration’s ability to keep up with the challenge posed by China’s “international courts”. Can arbitration remain an attractive option in settling disputes? Is arbitration vulnerable to losses in the face of China’s changing system?

Moderator:
Audley Sheppard QC, Clifford Chance

Panel:
Ania Farren, Vannin Capital
Gervase MacGregor, BDO
Robert Pé, Arbitration Chambers
May Tai, Herbert Smith Freehills
Fang Zhao, Hui Zhong Law Firm

17.35: Chairs’ closing remarks
Paul Friedland, White & Case
Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

17.40: Close of conference

Event Information

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May 09, 2019

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London, United Kingdom

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442037804137

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