The advancements of Artificial Intelligence (AI) can leave many feeling overwhelmed. Can we harness AI to improve dispute resolution processes, not only by saving time and cost, but also by impacting on final outcomes? Will those who embrace AI ultimately have an advantage over those who don't? Will AI play a role in hearings? Is AI beneficial or problematic for disputes?
Join us for a discussion on the future of AI in dispute resolution. Your questions, concerns and experiences are welcome as we swap notes on how to adopt and harness AI for the future of dispute resolution.
Moderators:Stephen Dowling, Amb. (r.) David Huebner, Niamh Leinwather and Michael Greenop.
All times listed are in British Summer Time (GMT+1).
Let’s Discuss is a new series of virtual events brought to you by Ciarb. The series is free for Ciarb members.
Throughout 2023 we will be running a series of virtual events, hosted by members for members. These will get under the skin of the things that really matter in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) around the world and talk about the issues that matter to you. They will be a great opportunity to learn, discuss and meet new connections.
This years’ Lets Discuss series will be centred around several key areas: adjudication, mediation, technology, and diversity and inclusion.
Each area will have a several events, spread throughout the year, each focusing on a relevant topic. It’s up to you, our members to decide, what those topics will be. Join us for the Let’s Discuss sessions and influence the conversation with your ideas, learn from fellow ADR professionals and shape the future discussion around topics that matter to you.
We will confirm events as we go through the year to ensure they are always based on the most relevant issues of the moment.
Philippa has been a full time arbitrator at Twenty Essex Chambers in London since February 2023, having worked as counsel and arbitrator in private practice firms for 25 years. She was head of the International Arbitration Department at Stewarts for 10 years and prior to that was a partner at Mayer Brown in London. Her experience as arbitrator includes appointments as sole arbitrator, chair, and party nominee in cases under the ICC, LCIA, SCC, SIAC, FAI, and AAA-ICDR Rules, as well as in ad hoc proceedings. Her sector experience includes the energy, power, oil and gas, aviation, retail and leisure, and financial services sectors. She is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
Stephen is Senior Counsel with 21 years' experience in commercial and construction litigation. Author of the Commercial Court (Round Hall 2nd Edition), Stephen is also founder of TrialView, a platform enabling litigators to organise, prepare and present their cases digitally
Anna Förstel-Cherng joined VIAC as Deputy Secretary General in December 2022. Prior to this transition, she worked in the Dispute Resolution Teams of BINDER GRÖSSWANG and Baker McKenzie. She obtained her law degree from the University of Vienna and completed her postgraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania. Anna Förstel-Cherng is a member of the Advisory Board of the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) and passed the Austrian and New York State Bar.
Amb. (r.) David Huebner has handled more than 300 arbitrations in three dozen jurisdictions around the world. He was based for extended periods in Tokyo, Shanghai, and New York, and now practices as a full-time neutral from Los Angeles. He has a diverse neutrals practice but particular expertise in the technology, life sciences, new energy, media/entertainment, and other IP sectors. The Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center has regularly named him to its “Tech List” of the “world’s most accomplished technology neutrals.” President Obama appointed him to the ICSID panel of arbitrators.
Amb. Huebner is a Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow, and Trustee (representing the Western Hemisphere) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, as well as a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a former Fellow of the Auckland University of Technology Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law. He is licensed as a solicitor in England & Wales and is a member of the Bars of California, New York, and the District of Columbia. He served 4 years as the American Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa during the Obama Administration.
Michael is a senior Associate in Gary Born’s international arbitration team at the London office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. His areas of practice are international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Michael has experience acting as counsel and as tribunal secretary in multiple international arbitrations under a variety of institutional rules.
Before joining WilmerHale, Michael worked at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP in London under the guidance of Stephen Jagusch KC and as an employed barrister at a leading set of chambers in New Zealand, Bankside Chambers, where he assisted Sir David A.R. Williams KNZM KC with his work as one of the world’s pre-eminent international arbitrators.
Michael is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and was admitted in 2019 as the youngest Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand. He serves as the Coordinator of the Rules Standing Committee of the newly established Hague Court of Arbitration for Aviation. He was also a co-founder of the pre-eminent group for young arbitration practitioners in New Zealand, Young AMINZ.