CIArb’s London Branch is delighted to invite you to its annual Keynote Speech, which this year will be held online. The speech, "The proper law of the arbitration agreement: A comparative law perspective" will discuss different approaches from jurisdictions around the world to determine the law governing the arbitration agreement, and compare them against the solution in England, following Enka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S. v OOO Insurance Company Chubb  UKSC 38. The speech will be provided by Professor Maxi Scherer.
Maxi Scherer is a Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration, where she holds the Chair for International Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Energy Law. She is also a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London, admitted to the bar in Paris (France) and as solicitor (England and Wales)
The Keynote Speech follows the CIArb London Branch 2021 AGM (details of which were sent separately to Branch members).
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge, but pre-registration is required.
On 21 April 2021, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London Branch (CIArb) hosted its annual Keynote Speech, which was delivered online by Professor Dr Maxi Scherer.
At the beginning of the online event, London Branch Chair Ben Giaretta FCIArb C.Arb welcomed attendees and introduced the speaker - Maxi Scherer who is a Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London, School of International Arbitration and a Special Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP in London.
In her speech on “The Proper Law of the Arbitration Agreement”, Professor Scherer presented the different approaches taken by jurisdictions worldwide in determining the law governing the arbitration agreement. She provided an insightful comparison between international approaches against the solution adopted by the U.K. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Enka v. Chubb  UKSC 38. Professor Scherer also presented her recent comparative research on the different approaches followed in 80 jurisdictions worldwide for determining the proper law governing the arbitration agreement, highlighting the lack of a clear, uniform approach to this question.
The full report from the CIArb London’s Branch Keynote Speech 2021’ is available on Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
The Keynote Speech followed the CIArb London Branch 2021 Annual General Meeting.