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

TagTime S02E08 – Prof. Larry Shore on “Text, Context, and Justice: Contract Interpretation by Arbitrators”

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Prof. Larry Shore discussed “Text, Context, and Justice: Contract Interpretation by Arbitrators” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Prof. Shore’s slides are available here. Larry Shore was tagged by Prof. Nayla Comair-Obeid; he in turn tagged Stephan Wilske. Prof. Larry Shore is the head of the BonelliErede international arbitration practice group. He is resident in the firm’s Milan, Italy, office. Previously, Larry was a partner at the Herbert Smith (London, New York City) and Gibson Dunn (New York City) law firms. He began his career in the law as a litigation associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C.  He also worked as an attorney adviser in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Legal … Read More

TagTime S02E04 – Alvin Yeo SC on “Indirect Investments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement”

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Alvin Yeo SC discussed “Indirect Investments in Investor-State Dispute Settlement” with Dr Kabir Duggal and Amanda Lee. The recording is available here and Alvin Yeo’s slides are available here. He was tagged by Kevin Kim; he in turn tagged Dr Crina Baltag. Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, is the Chairman & Senior Partner of WongPartnership LLP. He was appointed Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2000 at the age of 37, the youngest ever to be so appointed. Alvin graduated from King’s College London, University of London, and was admitted to the English Bar (Gray’s Inn) in 1987 and the Singapore Bar in 1988. His main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration in banking, corporate/commercial, investment and infrastructure disputes. Alvin … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Juliet Blanch

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Neil Kaplan, Chiann Bao and Hafez Virjee hosted Juliet Blanch. The recording is available here. Juliet Blanch is a full time arbitrator having chaired the international dispute resolution practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges from 2010 to 2016 and before that the international dispute resolution practice at McDermott, Will & Emery and the international arbitration practice at Norton Rose.  Juliet has over 30 years’ experience in the arbitration of international commercial disputes with a particular focus on energy and infrastructure, mining, commodities, telecommunications, pharmaceutical, hospitality, maritime and shareholder disputes. Juliet has acted as lead Counsel and/or sat as arbitrator in arbitrations held under HKIAC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, LMAA, SCC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and other rules and which have been seated in a variety of … Read More

In conversation with Neil – Jean Kalicki

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Neil Kaplan and Chiann Bao hosted Jean Kalicki. The recording is available here. Jean Kalicki is an independent arbitrator in New York and Washington, DC, specializing in investor-State, international and complex commercial disputes. Until April 2016, she was a Partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, serving as counsel in highstakes international disputes; she thereafter transitioned exclusively to arbitrator work. In January 2020, she joined Arbitration Chambers, an association of independent arbitrators with offices in Hong Kong, London and New York. Over more than 25 years, Ms. Kalicki has conducted arbitrations involving six continents, across a wide range of industries and disputed issues, addressing issues of public international law and the laws of dozens of different countries. She is listed on the roster of … Read More

In conversation with Neil – The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman

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Neil Kaplan, Chiann Bao and Hafez Virjee hosted The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman. The recording is available here. The Hon. Fali Sam Nariman is an internationally recognised jurist on international arbitration and senior advocate to the Supreme Court of India. He was the Additional Solicitor General of India, Member of Rajya Sabha (from 1995 to 2005), the Upper House of the Parliament of India, and President of the Bar Association of India. He has played a key role in establishing and enforcing the law in India. Mr. Nariman has been honoured with the Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of India, and the Gruber Prize for Justice. In 2018, he was honored with the 19th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence … Read More

Delos-Y Breakfast – Paris 18 Jan. 2018

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On 11 January 2018 took place the first Delos-Y event (initially known as The Mids). This innovative event concept gives the floor to a new generation of arbitration practitioners, namely ‘mid-level’ associates. Further information on the event concept and format is available here. The event was oversubscribed. The speakers at the event (pictured below) were Marie Bouchard of Dechert, Ophélie Divoy of DLA Piper, Stefan Dudas of Derains & Gharavi, Laura Fadlallah of Bredin Prat, Samy Markbaoui of White & Case, Joséphine Neveux of Quinn Emanuel, Tejas Shiroor of Lazareff le Bars and Chloé Vialard of Shearman & Sterling. They addressed two topics in the group discussions: Drafting effectively: Lessons from the Middle EarthMID-life: crisis or bliss? Challenges and opportunities for mid-level associates The event was moderated by Janice Feigher of Norton Rose Fullbright and Jérémie Kohn of Quinn Emanuel (pictured below). It was generously supported by Norton … Read More

GAP Reviewers Informal Drinks @ Hoxton, Paris

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Many of the GAP Reviewers, known at the time as Experienced Young Practitioners (EYPs), got together for informal drinks to celebrate the start of this major initiative. Find out here who were the initial GAP Reviewers.

Delos-Y Virtual Breakfast

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This interactive event dedicated to younger arbitration practitioners and professionals interested in arbitration took place on Friday 2 October 2020. You can find out more here about this innovative format.  Speakers included Dr Johanna Büstgens of Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Anna Chuwen Dai of White & Case, Ana Coimbra Trigo of PLMJ, Flavio Ponzano of Arblit, Matej Pustay of Squire Patton Boggs and Bart Wasiak of Arnold & Porter. The event was moderated by Camilla Gambarini of Withersworldwide and Sebastiano Nessi of Schellenberg Wittmer, and chaired by Maria Poláková of Squire Patton Boggs.

ROAP 2020 Finals – 11 December 2020

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The ROAP Finals will bring to a close the inaugural editions of our advanced remote oral advocacy and cross-examination courses, by featuring the most persuasive and skilled participants on each course. Join them on Friday 11 December from 1pm to 5.30pm GMT / 2pm – 6.30pm CET for a dazzling display of remote oral advocacy, before a panel of world-class arbitrators: The Honorable Charles N. Brower (President), Wendy Miles QC and Professor Stephan W. Schill (short bios below). This inaugural ROAP edition is dedicated to the late Professor David D. Caron. Find out more about him below. Finals programme (approximative timings; bios of the finalists below): 2pm CET: CROSS-EXAMINATION FINALSWith Trisha Mitra, Vanessa Moracchini, and testifying experts Nikki Coles and Vladimir … Read More