Past events

2021 October - Essex Court Chambers

14 October 2021

The Ned, London





2020 February - Stephenson Harwood

5 February 2020


What you didn’t know about the Arbitration Act 1996.


Louis Flannery QCPartnerStephenson Harwood

2020 February - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

3 February 2020

New York

Challenges practising in today’s arbitration market: what can be done on both sides of the pond?


John A.M. JudgeArbitrator39 Essex Chambers

Roman KhodykinPartnerIACD

2019 November - Hogan Lovells

13 November 2019


Discussing the “Psychology of influence in oral arbitration hearings”.


Natalia GulyaevaPartnerHogan Lovells

Anastasia BekPsychologist

2019 October - Osborne Clarke

30 October 2019


The IASC is 5 years old and on 30 October 2019 Osborne Clarke hosted a dinner at their offices in London to mark the occasion. It was a great social occasion attended by many prominent international arbitration practitioners. The formal part of the occasion was a discussion about whether an international arbitration bar is needed. The discussion was led by our invited speaker Neil Andrews, Professor of Civil Justice and Private Law at the University of Cambridge.


Adrian LifelyPartnerOsborne Clarke

Neil AndrewsProfessor of Civil Justice and Private LawUniversity of Cambridge

2019 June - Orrick

26 June 2019


The questions we all really want to know about getting our case funded, but were afraid to be seen to ask…


Ania FarrenManaging DirectorVannin Capital

Mark BeeleyPartnerOrrick

2019 April - Ashurst

10 April 2019


A “view from the North” on London as an arbitral centre and an update on recent arbitration developments in Stockholm.


Matthew SaundersPartnerAshurst

Johan SidklevPresident of the Swedish Arbitration AssociationPartner, Roschier

March 2019 - Lidings

Tuesday 26 March 2019


The topic for discussion is “One team” or “Divide and conquer” – the good, the bad and the ugly of interactions in International Arbitration matters between external lawyers and in-house counsel.


Stepan GuzeyPartner

2019 February - CMS


Debate on the Prague Rules v IBA Rules


Richard BamforthPartner - Head of Arbitration GroupCMS

Artem DoudkoPartnerOsborne Clarke

Malgorzata SurdekManaging Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution - PolandCMS

Dominic Spenser UnderhillPartnerSpenser Underhill Newmark

2018 July –Linklaters

18 July 2018


“The Pledge and why diversity matters to clients”


Michelle McPheeBP Legal

2018 April –Vinson & Elkins

18 April 2018

Vinson & Elkins

“Contributions of US and of the UK to Arbitration.”


James LoftisChair of International Arbitration practiceVinson & Elkins LLP

Christopher Harris3 Verulam Buildings

2017 October –Norton Rose Fulbright

17 October 2017

Norton Rose Fulbright

“From Judge to Arbitrator: a less formal approach?”


Lord Hoffmann(former UK Supreme Court judge)

Sir Bernard Eder (UK Judge)

Justice Gustaf Möller(former Finnish Judge)

Sir Christopher Clarke(UK Judge)

2017 July –K&L Gates

6 July 2017

K&L Gates

“Beyond Brexit – the challenges to London”


Michael McIlwrathGlobal Chief Litigation CounselGE Oil & Gas

Charles Falconer QCGibson Dunn (formerly UK Lord Chancellor and Secretary for State of Justice)

2017 May – Hogan Lovells

25 May 2017

Hogan Lovells

“The Innocents Abroad – Jim Cowan reflects on the dynamic of European and US approaches to international Arbitration”


James CowanAssociate General Counsel, Global Litigation - InternationalShell

2017 February – Addleshaw Goddard

21 February 2017

Addleshaw Goddard

“Implications of third party funding of International Arbitrations”


Leslie PerrinChairman of Association of Litigation Funders of England and Wales and of Calunius Capital LLP

2016 October – Mishcon de Reya

30 October 2016

Mishcon de Reya

“Thorny practical and procedural issues arising out of challenge procedures”


Hans HouttePresident of Iran-United States Claims Tribunal

2016 July – Jones Day

6 July 2018

Jones Day

Debate 1: “This house believes that solicitors should conduct advocacy themselves and not appoint barristers”

Debate 2: “This house believes measures should be put in place to address the issue of diversity of international arbitration rather than await natural evolution.”


Michael Swainston QCBrick Court Chambers

Louis Flannery QCStephenson Harwood

Khawar Qureshi QCSerle Court Chambers

Sarah VasaniAddleshaw Goddard

2016 March – BLP

9 March 2016


“Is the International Arbitration community in London complacent about the challenges it faces?”


Nicholas Fletcher QC4 New Square

2015 October – Stephenson Harwood

29 October 2015

Stephenson Harwood


Louis Flannery QC

2015 January - DLA

15 January 2015


“Consolidation in Commercial and Investment Treaty Arbitration”


Salim MoollanEssex Court Chambers

2014 October –Osborne Clarke

7 October 2014

Osborne Clarke

“Topics concerning the efficiency of International Arbitration”


Peter Rees QC39 Essex Street Chambers and former GC of Shell