CIArb London and the LCIA are pleased to present a discussion of the recent changes to the LCIA Arbitration Rules, which came into force on 1 October 2020. The panel will explore the reasons for these changes, including in the context of recent developments in English arbitration law, and consider whether the changes have so far had a positive impact on LCIA arbitration.
Panel: Philip Clifford QC, Jamie Harrison, David Joseph QC, Sherina Petit
Moderator: Robert Price
Attendees will be welcomed with coffee and soft drinks from 6:00 pm. The seminar will begin at 6.30 pm and will last approximately one hour and
fifteen minutes. Following the seminar (which will include Q&A's), food and drinks will be served.
- Philip Clifford QC is a partner at Latham & Watkins in London, and former Co-Chair of its Global International Arbitration Practice and Chair of its London Litigation & Trial Department. He has represented clients in commercial arbitrations under the rules of many institutions throughout the world, and has a particular expertise in oil and gas, construction, energy, and telecommunications disputes. In 2018 he became one of the small number of solicitors to be appointed Queen's Counsel. Philip also regularly sits as arbitrator and is the author (with Shai Wade and James Clanchy) of A Commentary on the LCIA Arbitration Rules 2014 (Sweet & Maxwell, 2014), the 2nd edition of which is due to be published later this year.
- Jamie Harrison is the Deputy Director General of the LCIA. He joined the LCIA after nearly 8 years in Singapore, where he set up and managed the Singapore office of Addleshaw Goddard LLP. Prior to that he worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Hong Kong, then at Morgan Lewis LLP, and afterwards at Winston & Strawn LLP where he led the London dispute resolution practice. He has represented clients in disputes throughout the world under the rules of LCIA, ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, JAMS, UNCITRAL and ICSID.
- David Joseph QC is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers, and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2003. David's practice covers a broad range of commercial disputes before the Commercial Court and he has appeared in over 200 complex and lengthy LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations in most of the leading arbitral seats of the world. David is recognised as a particular authority in the twin fields of international arbitration and jurisdiction disputes, and is the author of the well-known textbook Jurisdiction and Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement (Sweet & Maxwell, 3rd Ed 2015). David is the Chair of COMBAR, the Commercial Bar Association and is a member of the LCIA Court.
- Sherina Petit is a partner at Norton Rose Fulbright and leads its practice across Asia, Europe and the Middle East and is head of the India practice. She has experience in all key aspects of international arbitration across a range of industries and represents clients in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings, including under the LCIA, ICC, UNCITRAL and SIAC Rules. Sherina is on the board of the LCIA, the ICC Indian Arbitration Group, the SIAC Users Council, and the European Federation of Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA) having recently retired as its Chairperson. She has co-authored chapters of numerous books including Arbitration in England (Kluwer, 2013), edited by Julian Lew QC, and The Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards (GAR, 2019), edited by J William Rowley QC, Emmanuel Gaillard and Gordon E. Kaiser.
- Robert Price (Moderator and Committee Member, CIArb London) is a solicitor advocate and member of the International Arbitration Practice at the London office of Latham & Watkins. He focuses on commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, and complex litigation in the courts of England and Wales and overseas. He has particular expertise in complex, cross-border construction disputes. He is a contributor to the IBA Task Force for review of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts, a Committee Member of the London Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and a Representative of the Branch's Young Members Group.