This webinar is being delivered as part of the Vis East Moot Oral Arguments Week. CIArb are proud sponsors of Vis East Moot 2022.
The event will focus on the rise of climate-related disputes resulting from the energy transition and will examine the question of whether dispute resolution mechanisms providing for international arbitration can help support or impede the goals of the Paris Agreement in both the commercial and investor-state context.
This webinar is free, pre-registration is required.
Please note the time is listed in British Summer time (GMT+1)
Jessica Crow is an independent arbitrator who specializes in energy and natural resources, international climate law and governance, commercial disputes and public international law. She has particular expertise in topical matters relating to the energy transition and the international climate change regime. With over 10 years’ experience in international commercial and investment arbitration in both civil and common law jurisdictions, Jessica has worked at leading law firms in London, and Paris. She is now focused on resolving disputes as a neutral and advising corporates, investors and States in relation to international and domestic climate policy, transition regulations and litigation risk. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge, Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) focused on the international climate change regime and governance of the energy transition. She also holds a postgraduate degree in Energy, Climate Change and Dispute Resolution from the Energy Institute at Queen Mary University of London and has completed advanced training on the impact of the climate emergency on global business at the University of Oxford.
Annette Magnusson is Co-Founder of Climate Change Counsel, a think-and-do-tank with a mission to mobilize the law and lawyers for climate action. Annette’s focus is leadership, innovation and policy advocacy. She works with clients primarily in matters relating to systematic change, through research and trainings, and is engaged in high-level dialogues with management to foster change.
Annette is the immediate past Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (2010-2021) with more than 20 years’ experience of international law, including from global law firms. She is founder of the crowdsourcing initiative Stockholm Treaty Lab, which seeks to use international law to promote green investments, a frequent speaker on arbitration and climate change and has been listed as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Legal, and “a thought leader and global star” by Global Arbitration Review.
Wolf is a leading internationally recognised independent arbitrator and mediator, based out of London and Washington D.C. Wolf has over 30 years’ experience in complex commercial disputes within international business with a particular focus on Aviation, Defence, Technology, Cyber, Engineering/Infrastructure, Energy, Oil & Gas and Investor State dispute resolution. Before establishing his ADR practice, he served as Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation and prior to this at Litton Industries Inc. During his international career he was located in their Toronto, Zurich and London offices. He is now a member of specialist International dispute resolution group, Arbitra International – based withinthe IDRC, with offices in London and Washington DC. Wolf is also the Managing Director of Global Resolution Services a provider of dispute resolution services and the Registrar General and CEO of the International Dispute Registry (IDR), which specialises in mediation capacity building programs for States. He has extensive experience of disputes across Aviation & Aerospace, Defence, Investor/State, Compliance, IP, Cyber Security and High Tech Industries - This throughout, Asia, US, Europe and Middle-East which includes commercial, government and state entities. He is now active full time in international commercial and ISDS arbitration, mediation and dispute boards. He has also been a keen proponent for the broader use of dispute boards by Industry and Government as a conflict avoidance tool and is instrumental in bringing mediation to Investor-State disputes through work with the ECT, IMI, CEDR and ICSID. Mr von Kumberg was the first Chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI), which has advocated international standards for mediators. Wolf is also the former Chair of the CIArb Board of Management. He serves as a Director of CEDR in the UK and is former Director of the American Arbitration Association (AAA). In addition, he has been widely involved in arbitration, mediation and conflict avoidance board training for the CIArb, AAA-ICDR and CEDR. He holds law degrees from Canadian and European Universities, is a qualified lawyer in both Canada and England, a certified CEDR mediator, an AAA Master Mediator and an arbitration Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Ned Beale is a partner in the London office of Hausfeld & Co LLP, a disputes-only, claimant-orientated practice with offices in the UK, US and EU. Ned appears in international arbitration as counsel, advocate and arbitrator. In 2019 he was named the UK's Litigator of the Year at Legal Week's Litigation & Arbitration Awards by the panel chaired by LCIA Director-General Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, for cases in international arbitration and UK Supreme Court. His work covers the full spectrum of commercial disputes.