This is an online event hosted by CIArb's YMG, taking place on 25 February 2021. The event takes place at 3.00pm GMT, please check your local time zone.
Join CIArb's YMG members for a panel discussion which will review dispute resolution in 2020 and will discuss the future of dispute resolution in 2021 and beyond.
In an extraordinary year in which the world was locked down and otherwise restricted – arbitration took on the new challenges with great success. The panel of arbitration specialists will look back at developments in international commercial and investor-state arbitration in 2020, as the pandemic transformed the international arbitration practice worldwide.
The panel will examine developments in Asia, Africa and Middle East, Europe and the Americas, focusing on commercial as well as investor-state arbitrations.
With the wisdom of new realities, the panel will also look at international arbitration in 2021 and beyond.
Alexander Leventhal ACIArb, Of Counsel, Quinn Emanuel
Alexander Leventhal is Of Counsel at Quinn Emanuel in Paris. Alex is qualified in both common and civil law jurisdictions, but he maintains a robust investor-State practice. He writes and speaks frequently on ISDS and has co-drafted a number of papers for UNCITRAL’s Working Group III.
Trisha Mitra is an Associate with the International Arbitration group at Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris and is dual-qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales (pending enrollment) and Advocate in India. She has experience working as counsel and tribunal secretary in investment and commercial arbitrations under major institutional rules such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC LCIA and SIAC. She has represented clients across diverse industry sectors such as renewable energy, oil and gas, construction, mining, telecommunications, information management and pharmaceutical.
Noreen Kidunduhu is a Senior Associate in the Energy and Natural Resources practice of TripleOKlaw LLP – one of the highly regarded law firms in Kenya where she routinely represent clients in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under a wide variety of arbitral rules. She has also appeared in court matters related to arbitration.
She holds a Master’s degree in International Energy Law and Policy from the University of Dundee specializing in international energy arbitration. Presently, Noreen sits on the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ Young Members Group (YMG) Global Steering Committee. She is also one of the three Africa Regional Representatives of the London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitrator’s group (LCIA - YIAG). Noreen is an alumnus of the Africa Arbitration Academy and the immediate former Kenya’s Representative of the Association of Young Arbitrators.
Since her admission to the Kenyan bar, Noreen has been a member of the Law Society of Kenya’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee during which, she has actively participated in supporting the development of arbitration in Kenya and the enhancement of arbitration services to the public. She recently led the committee in drafting the Law Society of Kenya Arbitration Rules, 2020.
Georgios Fasfalis is an associate in Linklaters’ international arbitration practice, having previously worked for a renowned international arbitration boutique and the legal department of a Dutch multinational. His international arbitration experience includes involvement in (commercial and investment treaty) arbitrations conducted under, among others, the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, NAI, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules and subject to several applicable laws. Georgios has also been involved in arbitration-related matters, such as setting aside and enforcement proceedings.
His publications include, inter alia, a chapter – as a co-author with Marc Krestin – in S. Balthasar (ed) International Commercial Arbitration (Hart Publishing) (2021). He is admitted to the Thessaloniki Bar in Greece and holds degrees from the University of Amsterdam and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Georgios is a member of the CIArb YMG Global Steering Committee.
Prof. Miloš Ivković focuses his practice on serving as external legal advisor to governments, state-owned entities and international business leaders on the subjects of public international law, amendments to national legislation and diplomatic conflicts. He has been regularly and personally tasked with preparing strategies in response to international sanctions, territorial disputes, armed conflicts, trade related conflicts, etc. in Eastern and South Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Miloš has furthermore strong experience leading international arbitrations in a wide range of industries, including mining, oil and gas, banking and finance, patent infringement, tourism, etc. His expertise includes counselling host states engaged in investor-state arbitral proceedings (e.g. under bilateral investment treaties) in Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and the Middle East.
After becoming a part of academia at Washington University, Miloš has regularly been engaged as a scholar at various universities around the world. His recent engagements include courses at Saint Petersburg State University and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. He teaches on the subjects of public international law, international dispute resolution and comparative civil procedure.
Miloš supports diverse social responsibility initiatives, providing pro bono representation in international human trafficking cases.