Thursday, 16 May
17:00 - 19:00
Hall #1, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)
Arbitration is only as good as the arbitrators are – this idea has been widely accepted by the arbitration community today. But what makes for a good arbitrator?
An opportunity to select an arbitrator is one of the greatest benefits of arbitration: whether relying on the parties’ choice or the list system, it allows parties to choose an arbitrator with the qualifications tailored to the specifics of their dispute. There are numerous factors that quite often influence the process of the selection of an arbitrator.
The session will examine the following sets of practical considerations:
The discussion aims to provide the audience with the practical guidelines and tools that would facilitate the process of appointment of arbitrators as well as arbitral proceedings in general.
The participants of the discussion are leading Russian and foreign specialists in arbitration, practitioners, in-house counsels, arbitrators, former and acting judges.
Partner, Attorneys at Law KIAP
Senior Partner, Obeid Law Firm
Dame Elizabeth Gloster
International Arbitrator, One Essex Court
Dame Elizabeth Gloster practised as a commercial and Chancery QC at One Essex Court from 1991 until 2004, before accepting an appointment as a High Court judge, becoming the first woman to be appointed a judge of the Commercial Court. She was appointed to the Court of Appeal in 2013 and became Vice-President of the Civil Division of that Court in 2016. Since retiring from the Court of Appeal in 2018, Liz has returned to One Essex Court to practise as a full-time commercial arbitrator. She has been appointed both as chair and co-arbitrator in a wide range of international arbitrations including insurance/reinsurance, banking, energy, construction, joint venture and investment disputes.
International Arbitrator, Professor of the City University of Hong Kong
Partner, PARADIGMA Legal Group
Visiting Professor of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
Honorary Professor – Director of the Center for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School, Director of the Willem C. Vis Arbitration Moot
* The Programme may be subject to change
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