Annual Arbitration & ADR Conference | 4 - 6 October 2023

ICC United Kingdom invites you to attend the Annual Arbitration & ADR Conference: Promoting the Rule of Law taking place on 4 - 6 October 2023.

Days 1 & 3 - Virtual (Zoom Webinars)

Day 2 - In-person

Celebrating 100 years of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, this three-day conference will not only bring leading practitioners from across the globe to discuss the latest developments in international arbitration & ADR but also, give attendees an opportunity to network and gain practical insight into ICC court processes.


Those on the waiting list will be able to take part and registrations have re-opened.



DAY 1 - Wednesday 4th October

Virtual - Zoom Webinars

Behind the Scenes of the ICC Court: Scrutiny of Draft Awards

4.30pm - 4.40pm | Welcome Remarks

  • Samuel Pape, Partner, Latham & Watkins
  • Sonia Morton, Senior Associate, Dispute Resolution, Fieldfisher

4.40pm - 5.30pm

One of the hallmarks of ICC dispute resolution services is the scrutiny of draft awards undertaken by the ICC Secretariat and members of the ICC Court. Participants will have the opportunity to understand how an ICC Court Session is conducted under the ICC rules. An interactive and engaging discussion will highlight an array of issues that frequently arise in the scrutiny process.

  • Christopher Harris KC, Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings and United Kingdom member of the Court
  • Louise Reilly BL, Barrister & Arbitrator and Irish member of the Court
  • Marily Paralika, Partner, International Arbitration, Fieldfisher and Greek member of the Court
  • Krista Lee KC, Keating Chambers
  • Colleen Parker, Counsel, Member of the International Court of Arbitration

5.30pm - 5.45pm | Q&A


    DAY 2 - Thursday 5th October


    EY, 1 More London Place, London, SE1 2AF

    8.30am - 9.00am | REGISTRATION

    9.00am - 9.05am | Welcome Remarks

    • Ania Farren, Chair of the ICC United Kingdom Arbitration & ADR Committee

    9.05am - 9.20am | Welcome from our host and Update on ICC Activities 

    • Matt Fritzsche, Partner, Claims & Disputes, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP
    • Chris Southworth, Secretary General, ICC United Kingdom

    9.20am - 9.45am | History of Rule of Law and International Arbitration

    • Introducer: Guy Pendell, Vice-Chair, ICC United Kingdom Arbitration & ADR Committee

    • Speaker: The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury

    9.45am - 10.00am | ICC Centenary Declaration

    • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    10.00am - 11.00am | Fireside Chat with Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration and C-Suite Corporate Representative

    • Lord Karan Bilimoria CBE, DL, Founder, Cobra Beer; Chairman, Cobra Beer Partnership Limited; Chairman, Molson Coors Cobra India and Board Member of ICC United Kingdom

    11.00am - 11.30am | Networking Break

    11.30am - 12.00pm | General Counsel Panel


    • Guy Pendell, Vice Chair of the ICC United Kingdom Arbitration & ADR Committee


    • Kai-Uwe Karl, Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy
    • Fabio Solimene, Assistant General Counsel, Honeywell HPS
    • Kate Wilford, Legal Principal: Litigation, Anglo American

    12.00pm - 1.00pm Common Law vs Civil Law on the value of advocacy in today’s arbitration proceedings

    • Domitille Baizeau, Partner, LALIVE


    • Carlo de Lima Verona, Partner, XGIVS
    • Harry Matovu KC, Brick Court Chambers & ICC United Kingdom Board Member
    • Jeff Sullivan KC, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    • Sara Nadeau-Seguin, Partner, Teynier Pic

    1.00pm - 1.15pm | Pre-Lunch Address: The Indigestible Qualities of International Arbitration

    • Toby Landau KC, Duxton Hill Chambers

    1.15pm - 2.15pm | Networking Lunch

    2.15pm - 2.45pm | The Role of Court (Interface between the Court and International Arbitration)

    • The Honourable Mr Justice Foxton, High Court Judge, King's Bench

    2.45pm - 3.45pm | The Future of International Arbitration

    What should international arbitration look like in the future?  Will it support or undermine the rule of law?  How should we ensure developments meet the needs of users?


    • Ania Farren, Chair of the ICC United Kingdom Arbitration & ADR Committee


    • Melanie Van Leeuwen, Partner, Derains & Gharavi
    • Paula Hodges KC, Head of Global Arbitration Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills
    • Matt Fritzsche, Partner, Claims & Disputes, Forensic & Integrity Services, Ernst & Young LLP
    • David Kavanagh KC, Partner, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden
    • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    3.45pm - 4.00pm | Conference Close

    • Iain Quirk KC, Vice-Chair, ICC United Kingdom Arbitration & ADR Committee

    4.00pm - 6.00pm | Networking Drinks – Celebrating 100 Years of the ICC Court


    DAY 3 - Friday 6th October


    Zoom Webinars

    Webinar 1
    10.00am - 11.00am
    Meet our Nomination Subcommittee - How are appointments made?

    • Riaz Hussian KC, Atkin Chambers and Chair of Nominations Subcommittee
    • Paul Stothard, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP 
    • Angeline Welsh KC, Barrister, Essex Court 
    • Philippa Charles, Arbitrator, Twenty Essex
    • Gaurav Sharma, Barrister, Quadrant Chambers
    • Ashleigh Brocchieri, Expert Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Webinar 2
    12.00pm - 1.00pm
    Arbitration Act Reform

    • James Freeman, Partner, Allen & Overy
    • Dr Nathan Tamblyn, Lawyer, Commercial and Common Law Team, Law Commission of England and Wales
    • Jelita Pandjaitan, Partner, Asia Head of Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations, Singapore, Linklaters
    • Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Wordley Partnership
    • Chantal du Toit, Senior Legal Counsel, Shell
    Webinar 3
    3.00pm - 4.00pm

    Renewable Disputes

    • Matthew Saunders, Partner and Global Head of Arbitration, Ashurst
    • Vivek Kapoor, Barrister, Advocate & Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers
    • Wendy Miles KC, Twenty Essex
    • Suber Akther, Principal Litigation Counsel, Siemens Energy


    Headline sponsor & day 2 hosts


    Gold sponsors


    Silver sponsors




    Speakers' Dinner Sponsor


    Day 1 hosts



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