22 April 2015
Time: 8:30am - 7:00pm
Venue: Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, 3 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AQ
AFSIA is the worldwide network for Alumni and Friends of the School of International Arbitration of Queen Mary University of London.
Since its foundation, more than 2,000 students from over 80 countries all over the world have graduated from the School of International Arbitration (SIA) and many others have been closely involved with its activities in different capacities. The AFSIA was founded in June 2008 with the objective to bring all of these people together, to allow them to keep in touch with each other and the SIA, and to thus create an invaluable network of people involved in the field of arbitration at every level and in every part of the world.
Following the School of International Arbitration 30th Anniversary Conference: 'The Evolution and Future of International Arbitration: The Next 30 Years', AFSIA will organise a full-day Alumni Conference in London on 22 April 2015. The theme of this alumni conference will be "The Procedure of International Arbitration: How Effective are the Tools?"
Download the Programme [PDF].
8.30 am: Registration
9:30 am: Welcome
- Maarten Draye, Senior Associate, Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels), President of the AFSIA Steering Committee
- Sherina Petit, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
- Professor Loukas Mistelis, Director of the School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London
9.45 am: Current and Preferred Practices in the Arbitral Process vs. New Initiatives to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Costs
- Keynote Speaker: Clare Connellan, Associate, White & Case (London)
Joachim Knoll, Partner, Lalive (Geneva)
Andrew Pullen, Counsel, Allen & Overy (Singapore)
Paolo Esposito, Special Counsel at International Mining & Dredging Holding (London/Cape Town)
Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General at VIAC (Vienna)
- Chair: Devika Khanna, Partner, Clyde & Co (London)
11.00 am: Coffee break
11.30 am: Debate on Current Issues of Procedure in International Arbitration (Tylney Hall Style Debate)
James Freeman, Senior Associate, Allen and Overy (London)
Sherina Petit, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
1.00 pm: Lunch
- Past, Present and Future of Research at the School of International Arbitration
Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London
2.30 pm: Influences of Local Habits in International Arbitration – What Works and What Doesn’t? (Panel Session)
Tim Schreiber, Partner, Clifford Chance (Munich)
Pedro Sousa Uva, Associate, Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados (Lisbon)
Sergiy Gryshko, Lawyer, CMS Cameron McKenna LLC (Kiev)
Dr Emilia Onyema, Senior Lecturer, SOAS (London)
Nicholas Song, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP (Beijing)
- Chair: Mauricio Gomm Santos, Partner, Gomm & Smith (Miami)
4.00 pm: Tea break
4.30 pm: "This House Believes that Document Production in Arbitration is the Greatest Invention Since the Arbitration Clause" (Oxford Style Debate)
- Christopher Harris, Barrister, 3VB (London)
- Dr Sabine Konrad, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery (Frankfurt)
- Moderator: Maarten Draye, Senior Associate, Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels)
5.45 pm: Final Conclusions
- Professor Julian DM Lew QC, Head of the School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London; 20 Essex St (London)
6.00 pm: Drinks reception
The programme is accredited for 6 CPD Points with the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
How to Book
Please book your seat through the QMUL Alumni Portal (also available for non-Alumni).
- Friends (standard registration) - £75
- Alumni - £50
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conference is generously sponsored by Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.
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