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 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 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