TagTime S03E01 – Matthew Gearing QC

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Matthew Gearing QC will join Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee on Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 1pm New York time / 6pm London / 7pm Paris / 10pm Dubai for the first TagTime Episode in Season 3. Duration: about one hour, including Q&A. Register for this free event here and find out more about Matthew Gearing QC below: Matthew Gearing QC is a partner in Allen & Overy’s Global Arbitration group. He is widely regarded as a leading arbitration practitioner; in particular he was appointed Queen’s Counsel (England & Wales) in February 2014. Matthew has acted in many complex and high-profile arbitrations around the world, both commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations. His experience includes arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC, … Read More

TagTime S02E14 – Holiday Special Episode

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In the Holiday Special Episode (and the last TagTime episode of the year), hosts Dr Kabir Duggal & Amanda Lee welcomed Saadia Bhatty, Jonathan Lim, Mercy Okiro and Tafadzwa Pasipanodya, alongside Delos’ President Hafez Virjee (see their bios below). The recording is available here. ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS Saadia Bhatty is an attorney admitted to the New York bar and an Avocat au Barreau de Paris. She is counsel in the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) team of Gide’s London office and advises and represents States and private entities on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious international dispute resolution law matters. Saadia has acted as counsel in investment and commercial arbitration proceedings conducted under the rules of various institutions (including those of the … Read More

TagTime S02E13 – Catherine Amirfar on “Cybersecurity and International Arbitration: A Wake-up Call”

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Catherine Amirfar discussed “Cybersecurity and International Arbitration: A Wake-up Call” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Catherine was tagged by Judith Levine; she in turn tagged Matt Gearing. Catherine Amirfar is Co-Chair of the Public International Law Group and sits as a member of the Firm’s Management Committee. She is the current President of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and co-hosts a podcast, “International Law Behind the Headlines.” With over twenty years of litigation experience, Ms. Amirfar is recognized as a top practitioner in international disputes globally. Her practice focuses on international commercial and treaty arbitration, international litigation and public international law. She regularly represents states, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational companies and appears in … Read More

TagTime S02E12 – Prof. Pierre Tercier on “Inside the Black Box: What Happens During the Deliberations and the Drafting of an Award?”

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Prof. Pierre Tercier discussed “Inside the Black Box: What Happens During the Deliberations and the Drafting of an Award” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Prof. Tercier was tagged by Dr Stephan Wilske; he in turn tagged Julie Bedard. Pierre Tercier is a Professor emeritus at the University of Friborg and Honorary President of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC. He now works mainly as an independent arbitrator. For over a generation, Pierre Tercier has been one of the most respected legal scholars in the Switzerland. He has authored more than 250 legal writings, focusing on contract law and international arbitration, among which there are several treatises that have become instant classics. Pierre Tercier has extensive … Read More

TagTime S02E11 – Dr Stephan Wilske on “The Phenomenon of the Ailing Arbitrator and Its Consequences”

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Dr Stephan Wilske discussed “The Phenomenon of the Ailing Arbitrator and Its Consequences” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Dr Wilske’s slides are available here. Stephan Wilske was tagged by Prof. Larry Shore; he in turn tagged Prof. Pierre Percier. Dr Stephan Wilske advises national and international clients on arbitration and cross-border litigation. He has acted in numerous arbitrations (national and international) with an emphasis on project-related disputes, post-M&A disputes, joint ventures, investment arbitrations and general commercial law. Stephan studied at the Universities of Tübingen, Aix-en-Provence (Maîtrise en Droit 1986) and Chicago (LL.M.; Casper Platt Award 1996). He was admitted to the German bar in 1997 and has been a partner at Gleiss Lutz since 2002. He … Read More

TagTime S02E10 – Judith Levine on “Arbitration in Absentia: How to Deal with Non-participation in International Disputes”

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Judith Levine discussed “Arbitration in Absentia: How to Deal with Non-participation in International Disputes” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The video is available here and Judith Levine’s slides are available here. Judith was tagged by ICJ Judge Joan Donoghue; she in turn tagged Catherine Amirfar. Judith Levine is an independent arbitrator with over 20 years of dispute resolution experience in the fields of public international law, foreign investment, and commercial contracts. She brings valuable insight from her work in both private practice and for public institutions. Judith has acted as presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and co-panellist in disputes at the International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. She is also a Vice President of the … Read More

TagTime S02E09 – Judge Joan Donoghue on “Arbitrators as Flamingos of Many Colors”

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Judge Joan Donoghue discussed “Arbitrators as Flamingos of Many Colors” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Judge Donoghue was tagged by Prof. Loukas Mistelis; she in turn tagged Judith Levine. Judge Joan Donoghue has been a member of the International Court of Justice since 2010. She has also served on investor-state arbitral tribunals and ICSID annulment committees. Before joining the ICJ, Judge Donoghue held a number of positions at the United States Department of State, culminating in the role of Principal Deputy Legal Adviser, the senior career attorney at the State Department. While at the State Department, she supervised legal work related to the negotiation of investment treaties, as well as advocacy in the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and … Read More

TagTime S02E07 – Prof. Loukas Mistelis on “The Role of Experts in Investment and Commercial Arbitration”

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Prof. Loukas Mistelis discussed “The Role of Experts in Investment and Commercial Arbitration” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Prof. Mistelis’ slides are available here. Prof. Mistelis was tagged by Dr Crina Baltag; he in turn tagged Judge Joan Donoghue. Prof. Loukas Mistelis is the Clive Schmitthoff professor of transnational law and arbitration; director of the Institute of Transnational Commercial Law, former director of the School of International Arbitration (2002–2019) at Queen Mary, University of London; and founding partner of Mistelis & Haddadin, an arbitration and commercial law consultancy. He is an acknowledged authority in dispute resolution and a high-profile arbitration academic and practitioner. He is listed in WWL: Arbitration (2006–) and The Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist as a … Read More

TagTime S02E05 – Dr Crina Baltag on “Recoverability of In-House Counsel Costs in International Arbitration”

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Dr Crina Baltag discussed “Recoverability of In-House Counsel Costs in International Arbitration” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Dr Baltag’s slides are available here. She was tagged by Alvin Yeo SC; she in turn tagged Prof. Loukas Mistelis. Dr Crina Baltag is Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration at Stockholm University and qualified attorney-at-law since 2004, with extensive practice in various aspects on international dispute resolution, private and public international law. She is member of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute (SCC) Board. Crina’s publications include The Energy Charter Treaty: The Notion of Investor [Wolters Kluwer, 2012]; ICSID Convention after 50 Years: Unsettled Issues [Wolters Kluwer, 2017]; The Future of Investment Treaty Arbitration in the EU [co-editor, … Read More

TagTime S02E06 – Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid on “Robust Arbitrators: How to Deal with Dilatory/ Guerrilla Tactics During the Course of the Arbitral Proceedings”

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Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid discussed “Robust Arbitrators: How to Deal with Dilatory/ Guerrilla Tactics During the Course of the Arbitral Proceedings” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Prof. Comair-Obeid was tagged by Amb. (r.) David Huebner; she in turn tagged Larry Shore. Professor Dr. Nayla Comair-Obeid is a founding partner of Obeid Law Firm and a head of the firm’s dispute resolution practice. Author of ‘The Law of Business Contracts in the Middle East’, Prof. Comair-Obeid is Professor at the Lebanese University, she publishes prolifically and is regularly invited to lecture at world-renowned academic institutions where her articles and scholarly publications are often cited as reference works. Throughout her career, Prof. Comair-Obeid has held and continues to hold … Read More