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
The Inaugural Conference of the Institute for Regulation and Ethics:
The Arguments For and Against Further Regulation of Arbitration Counsel
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'.
- 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
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
For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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