TagTime S03E06 – Prof. Maxi Scherer on “An Arbitration Evergreen: What Is the Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement?”

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Prof. Maxi Scherer discussed “An Arbitration Evergreen: What Is the Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement?” with hosts Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. Maxi was tagged by Ndanga Kamau; she in turn tagged Prof. Julian Lew QC. Professor Maxi Scherer is Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and regularly sits as arbitrator. She also holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at Queen Mary, University of London, and is Queen Mary’s Director of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies in Paris and of the LLM in Paris programme. Prof. Scherer further serves on the Delos Board of Advisors and acts as the General Editor of the Kluwer Journal of International Arbitration. She was previously Global … Read More

TagTime S03E05 – Andrés Jana on “Applying Substantive Law in International Arbitration: Is There a Case for Harmonization?”

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Andrés Jana discussed “Applying Substantive Law in International Arbitration: Is There a Case for Harmonization?” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Andrés was tagged by Yoshimi Ohara, he in turn tagged Eduardo Damião Gonçalves. Andrés Jana is a founding partner at Chilean law firm Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana. Between 1996 and 1998 he was the Director of Legal Studies of the Central Bank of Chile. He obtained his LL.M. from Harvard University and graduated summa cum laude from the Law School of the Universidad de Chile. He has vast experience as counsel, arbitrator and expert in international disputes involving commercial, investment and international public law issues, before the ICJ, ICSID, the ICC, the LCIA, the … Read More

TagTime S03E04 – Yoshimi Ohara on “When Arbitration Meets IP Disputes – Settling Global Patent Disputes in a Single Arbitration”

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Yoshimi Ohara discussed “When Arbitration Meets IP Disputes – Settling Global Patent Disputes in a Single Arbitration” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here. Yoshimi was tagged by Matt Gearing QC; she in turn tagged Andrés Jana. Yoshimi Ohara is a Partner at Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, international complex litigation and mediation. She represents both domestic and foreign clients in international arbitration in various venues under the rules of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, SIAC and JCAA. With a strong corporate and IP background, she has extensive experience in dealing with disputes covering a wide range of subjects, including joint ventures, M&A, energy, construction, technology transfer, intellectual property, shipping, sales and distribution. … Read More

TagTime S03E03 – Ndanga Kamau on “The State in International Arbitration: Immunity, Sovereignty & Other Salient Issues”

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Ndanga Kamau discussed “The State in International Arbitration: Immunity, Sovereignty & Other Salient Issues” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Ndanga’s slides are available here. Ndanga was tagged by Julie Bédard; she in turn tagged Prof. Maxi Scherer. Ndanga Kamau is an international lawyer specialising in international dispute settlement, public international law, and private international law. She sits as an arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, and represents clients in international disputes. In addition to her representation work, Ndanga advises clients on dispute avoidance, risk mitigation, drafting dispute resolution clauses, and developing dispute resolution strategies. Ndanga is Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, President of the ICC Africa Commission, a member of the … Read More

TagTime S03E02 – Julie Bédard on “Who Decides: Courts or Tribunals? Arbitrability in International Arbitration”

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Julie Bédard discussed “Who Decides: Courts or Tribunals? Arbitrability in International Arbitration” with hosts Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. Julie was tagged by Prof. Pierre Tercier; she in turn tagged Ndanga Kamau. The recording is available here. Julie Bédard is head of Skadden’s International Litigation and Arbitration Group for the Americas. She is a member of Skadden’s Policy Committee, the firm’s governing body. Fluent in French, Spanish and Portuguese, Ms. Bédard practices in four languages in complex international litigation and arbitration matters. Trained in both civil and common law, Ms. Bédard represents clients in federal and state courts in the US and has served as counsel in various international arbitration proceedings. She frequently counsels management and supervisory boards in corporate governance, … Read More

TagTime S03E01 – Matthew Gearing QC on “Appeals on Questions of Law – Worth the Trouble?”

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In this first Episode of TagTime Season 3, Matthew Gearing QC discussed “Appeals on Questions of Law – Worth the Trouble?” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here; and Matt’s slides are available here. Matt was tagged by Catherine Amirfar; he in turn tagged Yoshimi Ohara. 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, KLRCA, SCC, LCIA and ICSID Rules. Matthew was … 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 Bédard. 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