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The Future of Ethics in International Arbitration: The arguments for and against further regulation of arbitration counsel

11 September 2014

Time: 8:30am - 6:15pm
Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of England, 35-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PE

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The Inaugural Conference of the Institute for Regulation and Ethics:

The Arguments For and Against Further Regulation of Arbitration Counsel

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This conference will consider the need for additional prescriptions of ethical rules and codes of conduct for advocates conducting international arbitration. Scholars and arbitration experts will go beyond the current state of affairs to consider the arguments in the wider context of global regulatory developments.

This conference will be of interest to everyone interested in the legitimacy and success of international arbitration and the impact of ethical regulation.

Professor Stavros Brekoulakis and Professor Catherine Rogers, Co-Directors of Institute for Regulation and Ethics, along with Cyrus Benson spoke to Lexis PSL Arbitration about this event. Read the interview, 'Future of ethics in international arbitration conference - what to expect'.


Download the conference programme [PDF]

  • 8.30–9.15 Registration
  • 9.15–9.30 Opening speeches
  • 9.30–11.00 Session 1: Content and International Application of Ethical Rules
    Audley Sheppard, Clifford Chance LLP, London
    David Brynmor Thomas, 39 Essex Street, London
    Marie Stoyanov, Allen & Overy LLP, Paris
    Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, New York
    Carlos Alberto Carmona, Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar & Carmona Advogados, São Paulo
  • 11.00–11.30 Coffee break
  • 11.30–13.00 Session 2: The Emerging Legal Framework of Ethical Rules
    Professor Stavros Brekoulakis, Co-Director, Institute for Regulation and Ethics, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London
    Cyrus Benson, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, London
    James Castello, King & Spalding LLP, Paris
    Elliott Geisinger, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Geneva
  • 13.00–14.30 Lunch
  • 14.30–16.00 Session 3: Do We Need Ethical Rules to Regulate Counsel’s Conduct in International Arbitration?
    Professor Catherine Rogers, Co-Director, Institute for Regulation and Ethics, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London, Paul and Marjorie Price Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law, Institute for Regulation and Ethics & The Rule of Law, Penn State Law, Pennsylvania
    Professor David Wilkins, Lester Kissel Professor of Law, Director, Program on the Legal Profession, Vice Dean for Global Initiatives on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School, Cambridge (USA)
    Professor Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, Glasgow University
    Michael Todd QC, Erskine Chambers, London
  • 16.00–16.30 Tea break
  • 16.30–18.00 Session 4: Critical Evaluation of Ethical Rules in International Arbitration
    Professor Julian Lew QC, Head of School of International Arbitration, CCLS, Queen Mary University of London, 20 Essex Street
    Gary Born, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London
    Karyl Nairn QC, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, London
    Isabelle Hautot, ORANGE, Paris
    Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of Dispute Resolution Services of the ICC, Paris
  • 18.00–18.15 Closing speeches
  • 18.15–19.00 Drinks reception  

CPD Accreditation

The programme is accredited for 6.5 CPD Points with the Bar Standards Board (BSB).


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to Book

Book online via the Queen Mary e-shop.


  • Individual registration - £180
  • Academics, NGO, Barrister or Government Department registration - £130
  • Alumni registration - £110
  • Student registration - £70


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Sponsored by Clifford Chance and Gibson Dunn 

Media Partners are Transnational Dispute Management, Lexis Nexis, Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) and the Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

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