The London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, together with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and HKA, are pleased to invite you to this panel discussion. The event will be held in person and online on 5 September. In person attendance will take place at the International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC) in London.
In person registration will take place between at 17.30 for a 18:00 start. The discussion will be followed by a drinks reception. The virtual event will start at 18:00.
Welcome remarks will be delivered by Colin Johnson, Partner at HKA, followed by an Introduction from Jamie Harrison, Deputy Director General of the LCIA. The Session will be moderated by Tope Adeyemi, Barrister at 33 Bedford Row. Closing remarks will be delivered by Karina Albers, Chair of the Ciarb London Branch. Drinks, Canapes and networking from 19:30 onwards.
Please note, times listed are in BST (GMT+1). This event is free, pre-registrations is required and in person places are limited: register now!
Saima Hanif has a practice that spans banking and financial services, commercial litigation, commercial judicial review, insurance and arbitration. She is a global expert in financial services and has a particular expertise in matters at the intersection of financial services and public law. She is listed in the legal directories across the UK, EMEA and Asia Pacific, where she is recognised for her ‘excellent judgement’, being ‘technically very gifted’ and her ‘great knowledge of the FS industry’. Saima was commended for Barrister of the Year at the Lawyer Awards 2021 and listed as one of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 for 2022, which noted that her “practice has moved… into the super leagues”.
Charlie Morgan is an international arbitration lawyer specialising in energy and technology disputes. He helps clients to resolve complex international disputes across a range of jurisdictions. Charlie advises energy and technology companies on a wide range of commercial disputes, including cross-border disputes, fraud claims, and post-M&A, joint venture, and shareholder disputes. Charlie is recognized as a "strong practitioner" and "key lawyer" in Herbert Smith Freehills' international arbitration team by Legal 500 (International Arbitration UK) and was a finalist for the Rising Star in Innovation, Legal Week 2020 Award. Charlie's recent experience includes advising global technology companies, digital assets companies, energy majors, and cryptoasset companies in high-value and complex disputes.
Olesya Prantyuk is a Chartered Certified Accountant with more than 10 years of experience in finance and accounting. She has been appointed as an expert and assisted the named expert on more than 25 occasions in matters of forensic accounting and commercial damages. Olesya has worked on high court litigations, as well as investor-state and commercial arbitrations on behalf of claimants and defendants. Her high-profile cases include a freezing order application with values in excess of $2 billion and a valuation of a financial institution of $1.3 billion. She has recently co-signed her first expert report valuing financial instruments for an LCIA arbitration.Olesya has completed an advanced professional award in expert witness evidence and is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She is also a member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the Rising Arbitrators Initiative (RAI), and Arbitral Women (AW).