Join CIArb's YMG members for a panel discussion which will look at some of the most important ADR related developments from different parts of the world in 2021 and try to predict trends in 2022.
The panel will examine developments in Asia, Africa and Middle East, Europe and the Americas, touching on topical issues including ESG, recent innovations in ADR, transparency and notable decisions in 2021.
Temitope Samuel, Associate, Pensbury Attorneys (Nigeria)
Ronan O'Reilly, Associate, Jenner & Block (London)
Jodi-Ann Stephenson, Associate, Agon Litigation (Caribbean)
Arun Visweswaran, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance LLP (UAE)
Marianella Ventura Silva, Secretary General, The Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce – CCL (Peru)
May Khoury, Associate, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP (New York)
Vivek Kapoor MCIArb, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (London)
Rita Anwiri Chindah, Lead Consultant at Pardoo Prime Consulting (Nigeria)
Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
Times listed are in British Summer Time (GMT+1).
Ronan is a senior associate in Jenner & Block’s London office. His practice encompasses international arbitration (both commercial and investment treaty) and commercial litigation, covering a variety of sectors including energy, telecommunications, mining, and financial services.
He has represented a broad range of clients, including large corporations, states, state entities and hedge funds in complex disputes before the English courts and international tribunals under the rules of the major arbitral institutions. He also has experience of acting for clients in multi-jurisdictional enforcement proceedings, sovereign-debt proceedings, and insolvency proceedings. Ronan regularly speaks at events in the arbitration community on a broad range of topics and is listed in the Future Leaders section of the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration Guide 2022.
Jodi-Ann Stephenson is an Associate at Agon Litigation - a boutique dispute resolution specialist firm based in the British Virgin Islands. She possesses experience in arbitration as well as handling complex cross border disputes and shareholder disputes. Jodi-Ann is licenced to practice in the British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, and Saint Lucia.
Arun is a Senior Associate at Clifford Chance and has been based in Dubai since 2013 having previously trained with the firm in London and Singapore. Arun specialises in international commercial arbitration and litigation and has acted on complex multi-jurisdictional disputes across a wide range of sectors. He also co-leads Clifford Chance's technology practice in the Middle East.
Arun is licensed to appear before the DIFC Courts and has conducted advocacy before the DIFC Court of Appeal & also arbitration and dispute adjudication proceedings in various forums. Arun has edited the authorised commentary on the DIFC Law of Obligations (2nd edition) published by LexisNexis. He is a solicitor of England & Wales and holds a law degree from Kings College London and is also a qualified engineer.
Arun is the Chairperson of the CIArb UAE Young Members Group, a member of the global steering committee for the CIArb YMG and is also the Middle East Representative of the LCIA YIAG.
Secretary-General of the National and International Arbitration Centre of the Lima Chamber of Commerce. Attorney and Master of Laws with specialization in international commercial arbitration. More than ten years of professional experience in dispute resolution, having worked as counsel in international law firms and arbitral secretary. Founder and Past President of the civil association Arbitration 360°. Coordinator of the academic commission of the Inter American Commission of Commercial Arbitration (CIAC). Ambassador of the organization R.E.A.L. – Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers.
May Khoury is an associate with Chaffetz Lindsey LLP. May advises corporate clients and foreign sovereigns in a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters. Her practice focuses on complex international disputes, and covers a broad range of industries, including banking, oil and gas, telecommunications, mining and natural resources, construction, licensing and distribution, and power generation.
May has appeared before commercial and investment treaty tribunals in cases conducted in French and English, under all major institutional rules. Prior to joining the firm, May worked at leading international law firms in Paris, Dubai, and New York. She graduated from Harvard University and Boston College Law School, where she was an editor of the Boston College International and Comparative Law Review.
Vivek Kapoor is an experienced advocate and arbitrator specialising in complex commercial disputes and investor-state disputes. He has expertise in multi-jurisdictional disputes arising from energy and natural resources, infrastructure and construction, banking and financial services, and technology sectors.
He is recognised by independent legal directories in the field of International Arbitration and Public International Law. Vivek featured in the inaugural Legal 500 International Arbitration Powerlist, which listed 200 of the UK’s leading arbitration practitioners working in law firms and at the Bar.
Vivek has full rights of audience in England & Wales, India, and Dubai International Financial Centre. His substantial practice is as counsel in international arbitration and before the English and Indian Courts.
Vivek has a wide-ranging practice in the field of international arbitration. He has acted in arbitrations under a wide variety of international arbitration rules including ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SIAC, UNCITRAL, and ad-hoc arrangements. He has experience of arbitration applications before various international courts, including challenges to awards and enforcement under the New York Convention. He also regularly acts as arbitrator in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations.
Prior to joining 39 Essex Chambers, Vivek spent several years in private practice with leading international law firms in London and Singapore, before which he practised at the Bar. He has lived and worked in UK, US, Singapore, and India.
Rita is an Intellectual property lawyer and arbitrator from Nigeria. She is the current Publicity Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Port Harcourt, served as the Pro-term Secretary for the Young Members Group of the Chapter and Secretary of the Mentorship Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria Branch.
In 2021 Rita was among the winners of the 40Under40 Rising Star- ESQ Nigerian Legal Award, was listed amongst the 2021 ESQ Legal Practice Magazine Women in Business Law, a 2021 Young Legal Professional (YLP) recipient for the "Award of Excellence " and a 2020 WIPR Influential Woman in Intellectual Property Trailblazer!
Rita has cognate experience in projects concerning data protection and privacy, was a co-contributor to the 6th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide on Data Protection in 2019; experience in media law, copyright, trademarks, patent, design rights and has a podcast called IPSERIES on Anchor where she talks about everything intellectual property and acted as registrar for arbitral proceedings in Nigeria.