CIArb European Branch and London Branch Hybrid Conference


Event Details

10th Feb 2023
11:30 - 17:30
19, Place Vendôme
75001 Paris
Euros 75

Event Information

The CIArb European Branch (France Chapter) and London Branch invite you to join us for our next conference, which analyses the use of technology in arbitration. White & Case is kindly hosting and sponsoring. This two panel half-day event is designed to explore the seismic impact that technology is having on the practice of arbitration. It will also look to see what new technology is on the horizon.

In Person Registration Fee Euros 75

Please register via email to Christopher Chinn at

Panels and Timings:

11:00 am


11.30 am

Welcome Remarks

  • Karina Albers - Independent Arbitrator (Chair London Branch) (London/Germany)
  • Alexandre Malan - Bélot Malan & Associés (Chair France Chapter) (Paris)
  • Jil El Ahdab – Bird & Bird (Vice-Chair and Past Chair, European Branch) (Paris)

11.45 am – 12.15 pm

Keynote Speech

International Arbitration must encourage the investment in Technology for the Digital Age

  • Jonathan Wood – Deputy President, CIArb (London)

12.15 pm – 1.00 pm

Light Lunch

1.00 pm – 2.15 pm

Discussion – How Can Technology Help A Party Win Its Case?

Moderator: Shobana Iyer - Independent Arbitrator (London)

  • Paul Kinninmont - Candey (London)
  • Elizabeth Oger-Gross – White & Case (Paris/NYC)
  • Gillian Lemaire - Independent Arbitrator and Mediator (London, Scotland and Paris)
  • Alexandra Johnson - Pestalozzi (Geneva)
  • Nathalie Potin – Lyon Catholic University (Lyon)

Q&A with poll for data gathering.


  1. Is it essential to be tech savvy to succeed in international arbitration??
  2. How many practitioners above 45 are invested in technology?
  3. Do you think that the tech currently available is accessible and affordable?
  4. Do you think that technology will level the playing field in international arbitration

2.15 pm - 2.30 pm

BREAK – Coffee

2.30 pm – 3.45 pm

GDPR and cybersecurity: Document Management and Production in the Electronic Age – Is It Different Everywhere Else?

Moderator: Christopher Chinn - Independent Arbitrator (Paris)

  • Alexandre Malan – Bélot Malan & Associés (Paris)
  • Jean-François Le Gal - Pinsent Mason (London/Paris)
  • Christian Theissen – White & Case (Frankfurt)
  • Claire Morel de Westgaver - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (London/Belgium)
  • Calvin Hamilton - Independent Arbitrator (Guyana/Spain)

Q&A with poll for data gathering.


  1. What does proceeding security took like to you; in three words.
  1. Should there be an international treaty to govern cybersecurity in arbitration.
  1. Should knowledge of GDPR and cybersecurity knowledge form part of an arbitrator’s disclosure obligations?

3.45 pm – 4.00 pm

Closing remarks

• Karina Albers - Independent Arbitrator (London/Germany)

• Ben Giaretta – Fox Williams (Trustee, CIArb) (London)

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm


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