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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration

30 June 2016

Time: 2:00 - 5:30pm
Venue: Allen & Overy, One Bishops Square, London E1 6AD

The School of International Arbitration is pleased to present details of the 1st Joint Seminar organised with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

The discussions will focus on the theme of "SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration". Topics will include:

  • Standardisation process
  • How litigation resolves SEP/FRAND disputes
  • SEP/FRAND mediation and arbitration
  • Calculation of FRAND rate

The seminar is co-chaired by Professor Julian D M Lew QC (Head of the School of International Arbitration; Barrister, 20 Essex Street) and Ignacio de Castro (Deputy Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center).


  • 14:00-14:10 Welcome and Introduction
    Professor Spyros Maniatis
    , Director, Centre for Commercial Law Studies
    Professor Julian D M Lew QC
    , Head, School of International Arbitration
    Ignacio de Castro
    , Deputy Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
  • 14:10-15:00 Standardisation in the Telecom Sector and SEP/FRAND Disputes
    Moderator: Professor Julian D M Lew QC
    Christian Loyau, Legal Director, ETSI
    Dr Maria Ioannidou
    , Lecturer in Competition Law, Queen Mary University of London
    Dr Joachim Feldges
    , Partner, Allen & Overy, Munich
  • 15:00-15:15 Questions & Answers
  • 15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
  • 15:40-17:00 SEP/FRAND Mediation and Arbitration
    Moderator: Ignacio de Castro
    David Perkins, WIPO Mediator and Arbitrator, London
    Garreth Wong, Partner, Bird & Bird, London
    Mark Bezant, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting, London
  • 17:00-17:20 Questions & Answers
  • 17:20 Final Remarks by Sir Robin Jacob, Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law, and Director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, UCL
  • 17:30 Closing

Who should attend

Eminent arbitrators, practising lawyers involved in international commercial arbitration, and lawyers in industry concerned with the arbitral process.

CPD Points

This event is accredited for 2.5 CPD hours with the Bar Standards Board.

How to Book

Please register via the QMUL e-shop.

Registration fees

  • QMUL students: £25
  • Other students: £50
  • General: £175.



Allen and Overy

This event is generously sponsored by Allen & Overy.


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