Arbitration experts from across the world meet virtually in 2020 for annual 'round table' event to discuss arbitral institutions - are they a necessity or a burden?
16 September 2020
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On 16 September, arbitration specialists from across business, law firms, arbitral institutions and academia came together for a lively discussion on arbitral institutions, debating the question of whether they are a necessity, or a burden.
For 2020, this annual 'round table' discussion was held virtually with participants joining from locations including Milan, Paris, London, New York, Singapore and Cairo.
The event was co-organised by Stefano Azzali from the Arbitral Chamber of commerce of Milano, Laurent Hirsch on behalf of the International Business Law Journal / Revue du Droit des Affaires (IBLJ/RDAI) and counsel Saadia Bhatty of Gide London.
The participants were:
Jan-Michael Ahrens, Siemens, Erlangen
Lise Alm, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm
Stefano Azzali, CAM, Milan
Patrick Baeten, Engie, Paris
Saadia Bhatty, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, London
Michelangelo Cicogna, Deberti Jacchia, Milan
Simon Demaurex, Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
Ziva Filipic, ICC, Paris
Alice Fremuth Wolf, Vienna International Arbitration Centre, Vienna
Rémy Gerbay, MoloLamken, New York
Laurent Hirsch, Hirsch, Geneva
Catherine Kessedjian, Arbitrator, Mediation for better business M4bb, Paris
Henry Lesguillons, Paris
Jonathan Lim, Wilmerhale, London
Claire Morel de Westgaver, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, London
Kevin Nash, SIAC, Singapore
Giovanni Pagnacco, Tecnimont, Milan
Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Graf & Pitkowitz, Vienna
Ismail Selim, CRCICA, Cairo
Pierre Tercier, Arbitrator, Professeur émérite at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg
Annet van Hooft, Arbitrator, van Hooft, Paris
Highlights of the discussion will be summarised and published in the IBLJ/RDAI Review, in both English and French, and details will be available here in due course.