International Arbitration Conference 2020

International Arbitration Conference 2020

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4-5 Gray's Inn Square International Arbitration Conference 2020

About this event

Liaise, learn and network with the field’s legends, leaders, and rising stars at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square Arbitration Conference on 4-5 June 2020.

Diverse multi-institutional panels will be discussing a variety of trends across international arbitration.

Co-sponsored by a number of arbitral institutions and market stakeholders, the conference will feature many of arbitration’s best-known names, in a new and interactive format over two days.

Venue: Institute of Engineering and Technology, Savoy Place London.

Tickets: £299 plus VAT

CPD 11

Please direct questions to:


  • The Big Picture: What has fundamentally changed over the past two decades? And what hasn't (but ought to have)?
  • Rules of Engagement: Are the Prague Rules a viable alternative to the IBA Rules?
  • A Word from our Sponsors: What is the arbitration community doing right -- and what could it do better -- for its major users?
  • Does it Take Two to Tango? World Duty Free and the jurisprudence of corruption in international arbitration.
  • Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: Things we haven't already heard about and argued over in third-party funding.
  • The Shape of Things to Come: The technologies that might (or might not) transform dispute resolution.
  • Institutionalised: What do major arbitral institutions have to say about, and to offer in respect of, arbitration's major trends?
  • Better than a Coin Toss? Making the Case that arbitration is more than the least-worst system to resolve international disputes.
  • Is the Golden Era Over? The coming of the Singapore Convention on Mediation and The Hague Convention on Judgments.
  • Brexit, Shmexit: A debate on the effects of Brexit on London as an arbitral seat.


The international team at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, led by Paul Cohen

Stavros Brekoulakis, QMUL

Hugh Carlson, Three Crowns

Bernardo Cremades Sr, Cremades y asociados

Bernardo Cremades Jr, Cremades y asociados

Chantal-Aimee Doerries QC, Atkin Chambers

Steve Fleming, Opus 2

Duarte Henriques, BCH Lawyers

Annette Magnusson, SCC

Brandon Malone, Scottish Arbitration Centre

Tim Mayer, Therium Litigation Funding

Michael McIlwrath, BHGE

Sophie Nappert, 3VB

Xavier Oustalniol, StoneTurn

Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns

Jan Paulsson, Three Crowns

Lucy Reed, ICCA President-elect (tentative)

David Samuels, GAR

Les Schiefelbein, ex-Lockheed

Mick Smith, Calunius Capital

Jacomijn van Haersolte van Hof, LCIA

Sarah Vasani, Addleshaw Goddard

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