It has been around 10 years since international arbitral institutions started to add emergency procedures to their Rules. Our expert panel will be discussing whether emergency arbitrators are still nervously struggling to exercise their new powers or, with their experience, are now dispensing emergency relief with confidence.
This seminar will be of interest to anyone involved in international arbitration, including practising lawyers, in-house counsel, law students and academics. It is open to practitioners from all legal systems, including civil law, common law and others. It seeks to:
Enhance practical knowledge and skills for international arbitration practitioners
Continue legal education for all lawyers
Provide training for law firm practitioners, in-house and government lawyers, and others.
The event will start at 6.00pm (for 6.30pm) and will end at 8.00pm, followed by a drinks reception which ends at approximately 9.00pm.
There is no charge to attend this seminar but, in view of capacity limitations, attendees please must register in advance with Elinor Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ben Giaretta (Mishcon de Reya LLP) appears as counsel in international arbitration and often sits as arbitrator: He has been appointed as sole arbitrator, party nominated arbitrator, presiding arbitrator and emergency arbitrator, on many occasions. Ben is on the panels of arbitrators of several arbitration institutions, including the SIAC and the HKIAC, and he is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Christopher Newmark (Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP) was the first emergency arbitrator to be appointed by the ICC under the Emergency Arbitrator Provisions introduced in the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration and has sat as sole arbitrator under the 2017 ICC expedited arbitration rules. He was also the Chairman of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR from 2014 to 2017. Prior to taking up this position, he was a member of the Drafting Sub-Committee of the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration and chaired the task force set up to review the ICC ADR Rules, Expertise Rules and Dispute Board Rules. He also co-chaired the ICC task force on reducing time and cost in complex commercial arbitrations.
David Brynmor Thomas QC (39 Essex Chambers) is a globally recognised specialist in the conduct of complex, high-value, international commercial litigation and arbitration. David appears in arbitration applications for injunctive relief in support of arbitrations, on challenges to awards on jurisdictional and procedural grounds, and on the enforcement of international arbitration awards. David is an Honorary Professor in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, where he teaches International Construction Contracts and Arbitration.