On 11 November 2020, and in breaking with tradition, CIArb is delighted to inform you that an online conference will be held in relation to our Virtual Congress 2020, open to both members and non-members of CIArb.
The Virtual Congress Conference will include a variety of online workshops to choose from throughout the day. There will be opportunities to hear about our work on equality, diversity and inclusion in ADR, the work of our Young Members Group (YMG) and a discussion on third party funding as well as other sessions relating to mediation and adjudication.
(*Please note that this programme has been updated)
10.30am – 11.15am Welcome address by Catherine Dixon, Francis Xavier SC PBM C.Arb FCIArb, Jonathan Wood FCIArb and Marion Smith QC FCIArb
YMG Panel – Virtual internships and announcement of Essay competition winner by Laura West MCIArb (Chair), Georgios Fasfalis, Vivek Kapoor, Rainbow Willard FCIArb, Trisha Mitra and Alexander Leventhal ACIArb
Adjudication: Case Law Update and Other Developments by Kim Franklin QC C.Arb FCIArb, Lindy Patterson QC FCIArb, Nicholas Gould FCIArb, Tom Hawkins FCIArb, and Lewis Johnston ACIArb (Chair)
Mediation in 2020 and beyond by Andrew Miller QC FCIArb, Dr Isabel Philips, Jane Gunn FCIArb, Leonora Riesenburg FCIArb and Tom Cadman ACIArb (Chair)
13:55pm - 14.00pm technical break
14.00pm – 15.00pm Diversity in ADR: Beyond the missions statement by Caroline Croft, Ania Farren, Mahnaz Malik, Nasir Khan MBE FCIArb and Lewis Johnston ACIArb (Chair)
15.00pm – 15.15pm Closing remarks by Francis Xavier SC PBM C.Arb FCIArb and Jonathan Wood FCIArb
Young Members’ Group Panel 13.00pm -13.55pm (GMT)
For this year’s YMG session, our panel of YMG Steering Committee members will be debating key issues in the field of international arbitration proposed in advance by delegates. No issue is too big or small for our panel from key procedural and legal issues to career progression and growing your network.
Attendees are asked to submit their topics to YMGchair@ciarb.org by no later than 6 November 2020. We can’t wait to hear from you and look forward to a lively debate at the conference.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge but pre-registration is a must.
Joining online: This event will start at 10.30am Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Please check your local time-zone.
During registration, please specify which workshop you'd like to attend in the two sessions and we will try our best to allocate you to this group. Alternatively, random allocation will be done - based on the number of attendees - on the day of the event.