CIArb in partnership with the LL.M Business Law, Arab World and Middle Eastof Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,
are pleased to participate in an active discussion on
“The Key Players in International Arbitral Proceedings: Roles and Evolution”
This conference provides an opportunity to examine current practice in international arbitration. Practitioners will discuss:
The arbitrator’s perspective in conducting international arbitral proceedings, with specific reference to the Arab World and Middle East (Pr François Ameli, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / CKR Law Paris)
The controversial and evolving role of administrative secretaries to arbitral tribunals (Dr Amel Makhlouf, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne / CIArb)
The role and evolution of the CIArb’s Dispute Appointment Service in arbitral proceedings (Ms Olena Gulyanytska, CIArb)
The conduct of counsel in international arbitration (Ms Hanna Abdou, Reed Smith LLP)
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00pm
Registration: 6:15 pm. The event is free.
Cocktail: The Conference will be followed by a networking drinks reception from 9:00 pm onwards.
*** There are still places for this event, however, online booking is now closed. If you wish to attend, please telephone +44 (0)20 7421 7427. ***
Pr François Ameli is the Head of the Sorbonne Law School, of the LL.M Business Law, Arab World and Middle East, and of the Chair for Ethics and Financial Norms. He is also a law professor at Sciences Po Paris. He provides lectures in civil law, international contracts, international trade law and international arbitration.
Pr Ameli is also a founding partner of CKR Law Paris where he brings a breadth of experience in international commercial arbitration, with a focus on contractual disputes arising in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in numerous arbitral proceedings and handled a number of multi-jurisdictional litigation cases involving oil and gas, port activity, maritime transportation, and international fraud. Pr Ameli also assists and represents commercial clients before courts in enforcement actions.
Dr Amel Makhlouf is a French qualified lawyer specialised in international arbitration, with a banking and finance background. She is also a lecturer in law in the LL.M Business Law, Arab World and Middle East and at the Institute for Research and Studies on the Mediterranean and the Middle East (iReMMO) in Paris.
Prior to joining the Dispute Appointment Service of the CIArb, Dr Makhlouf worked at an arbitration boutique in Paris. She has been appointed as administrative secretary in arbitral proceedings based in Hong Kong, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Manama, Tehran or Paris conducted under the auspices of the ICC, HKIAC, DIAC, BCDR-AAA as well as ad-hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules. Dr Makhlouf has also gained experience in cross-border disputes involving conflicts of laws and jurisdictional challenges. She is a Member of ArbitralWomen and of the CIArb.
Ms Olena Gulyanytska is a qualified lawyer specialised in international arbitration. She holds an LL.M from Georgetown University and has gained significant experience in international arbitration in the United States prior to joining the arbitration teams of international firms in London. Ms Gulyanytska has represented clients in various international arbitrations spanning across various industry sectors.
Ms Gulyanytska is currently the Head of the Dispute Appointment Service at the CIArb. She is a member of ArbitralWomen, a Fellow of the CIArb and a regular speaker at international conferences and seminars on alternative dispute resolution.
Ms Hanna Abdou is an associate at Reed Smith LLP specialised in international dispute resolution. Her practice focuses on international commercial and investor-state arbitration, specifically in construction and other commercial dispute matters. Ms Abdou is also familiar with related litigation regarding enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards and the implementation of conservatory measures. She is a member of ArbitralWomen.
Prior to joining Reed Smith LLP, Ms Abdou has gained extensive experience as a contract lawyer at Siemens, France where she practised public and private contract law, as well as pharmaceutical law. Ms Abdou also gained significant experience in environmental management at the French railway company (SNCF) which gave her a broad knowledge of French and European environmental law.