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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Arbitration in the Life Sciences Sector

When: Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM

*This event has been postponed and a date will be announced shortly*

We are delighted to announce that Queen Mary University of London and the International Business Law Journal (Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales) will be hosting an event during Paris Arbitration week on:

Arbitration in the Life Sciences Sector

Introduction and Welcoming Remarks: Professor Maxi Scherer (Queen Mary University of London)

Panel 1: An Overview Of Dispute Dynamics In The Life Sciences Sector

Moderator: Benoit Le Bars (Lazareff Le Bars)


  • Tatiana Kulyabina (Legal Director, Sanofi Eurasia)
  • Elisabeth Leimbacher (Head Counsel Rare Diseases, Europe-Canada, Takeda)
  • Professor Duncan Matthews (Queen Mary University School of Law)
  • Professor Jacques de Werra (University of Geneva)

Panel 2: Arbitration In the Life Sciences Sector – Special Challenges and Opportunities

Moderator: Laurie Achtouk-Spivak (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP)


  • Hagit Elul (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP)
  • Claudia Götz Staehelin (Kellerhals Carrard)
  • Franz Schwarz (Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP)
  • Place: University of London Institute in Paris (9 Rue de Constantine, 75007 Paris)

Language: English

Date / Time: Thursday April 2 2020, 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

9:30 - 10:00 Coffee reception

10:00 - 12:20 Event

12:20 - 12:45 Coffee reception

About Queen Mary's Centre for Commercial Law Studies in Paris

We have a thriving campus presence in central Paris, offering innovative postgraduate LLM programmes with several specialisms in commercial law, including an LLM in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution.

The teaching and other activities are conducted in English by Queen Mary faculty and distinguished guest lecturers.

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