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Dr Kate Parlett is speaking at the Permanent Court of Arbitration India Conference in New Delhi next Saturday 7 October, on advocacy in inter-State disputes. Kate will be drawing upon her experience as advocate before the International Court of Justice in disputes on matters including sovereignty over territory, maritime boundaries, and transboundary environmental harm.

For those wishing to attend, registration information can be found in the attached document.

Dr Kate Parlett will participate as part of the faculty for a Capacity Building International Seminar on Investment Treaty Arbitration, taking place on 8 October 2017 in New Delhi. Kate regularly represents both States and investors in investment treaty arbitrations, across a range of sectors and geographic regions. 

For those wishing to attend, registration information can be found in the attached document.

Michael Ashcroft QC will be joining Norweigan firm Schjødt to provide a workshop for key players in Nordic arbitration on the 16th November 2017 covering the following areas:

Trends in Nordic arbitration

  • "Emergency arbitrators" – the experience from UK and Sweden (SCC)
  • The increasing use of "witness statements" – does it really enlighten the case and enhance efficiency? Supreme Court Judge Borgar Høgetveit Berg
  • Discussion

The scope of arbitration and assistance from the courts in arbitration cases

  • When may an arbitration clause be invoked against a third party? Illustrated by the Norwegian Supreme Court case Skaugen Marine v. MAN Diesel
  • Interim measures in international arbitration cases seated in Norway – jurisdiction issues in light of the Norwegian Supreme Court´s decision in Rt. 2015 p. 1040
  • Freezing orders – the experience from Sweden and UK
  • Recent developments in which Courts have become involved in the arbitration process
  • Discussion

Tapas and refreshments will be served after the workshop.

To register for this workshop please see the event webpage.

Dr Kate Parlett is speaking at a conference at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC on “The Duties, Rights and Powers of International Arbitrators”. Kate is participating in a panel on the EU’s proposal of an investment court system, and her presentation focusses on procedural innovations in the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). 

Full event details can be found on the attached programme.

At the New York State Bar Association Guatemala Seasonal Meeting 2017 taking place 12-14th September David Barniville SC will be participating on the distinguished 'Hot Topics in International Litigation and Arbitration' panel which will cover the latest developments in international arbitration and litigation in the United States, Latin America and around the world. Topics for discussion will include:

  • Recent court rulings
  • Current activity in international arbitration in different parts of the world
  • Enforcing and challenging arbitration awards under the New York Convention and other international treaties

For more information about this panel session and the Seasonal Meeting in general please see the event website

Dr Kate Parlett's workshop in Washington DC addresses issues of competition and collaboration amongst international courts and tribunals. The workshop, which is organized by PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order at the University of Oslo, will bring together judges of international courts, leading practitioners in international dispute settlement, and academics to discuss the potential for cross-fertilization in procedural and substantive issues, as a way to address concerns about fragmentation in the international legal system. Drawing upon recent literature and experience, Kate will address “Cross-fertilization in practice: a ‘managerial’ approach from the counsel table”, and will discuss the ways in which counsel (representing States and other actors in the international legal system) have contributed and can contribute in the future to cross-fertilization in practice, and the challenges to counsel making such contributions.

At The London Centre for International Law Practice 2nd Annual Conference on Energy Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in the Middle East and AfricaGordon Nardell QC gave a presentation on the growth of renewables in sub-Saharan Africa and the way it is shaping disputes in the region. Among other things, Gordon cited the South African REIPP programme and its impact on the courts’ approach to environmental impact assessment of proposals for new fossil-fired generating capacity. Gordon’s slides can be viewed in the attachment below.

8th-19th May 2017 Malcolm Holmes QC was invited to draw upon his experience as a respected international arbitrator to present a series of lectures discussing the current environment of intenational arbitration at various legal institutions in Beijing. Malcolm's tour engagements included: 

'International Commercial Arbitration' China Foreign Affairs University (Beijing)

'Recent Developments in Costs including Third Party Funding' CIETAC (Beijing)

'Mediation & Arbitration in International Commercial Arbitration' Beijing Arbitration Commission

Malcolm also visited Xi'an where he accepted an appointment to become a member of a new panel of international arbitrators.

On 4th May 2017 Professor Michael Bridge, Michael Coburn QC and Luke Pearce presented a review to a delegation in London on the issues arsing out of the landmark cases Spar Shipping and MSC v Cottonex and how they may impact the future repudiation of commercial contracts.

If you would like this presentation to be held in your offices or recieve the handouts from the evening's seminar please contact the Marketing Communications Manager Tamara McCombe tmccombe@20essexst.com

The City Law School Oil and Gas Law Research Group (OGLRG) is comprised of academics and researchers at City University and seeks to establish close cooperation with the industry and energy sector law firms. OGLRG is hosting an 'Arbitration and Mediation in Oil and Gas Industry' panel discussion Tuesday 2nd May which Karen Maxwell will join to discuss “Obstacles to Enforcement of Arbitral Awards” with case studies based on reported arbitrations.

For more information on the event, the speakers and how to register please see the event page.