CIArb London Branch and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP are delighted to be jointly holding this in-person and online hybrid seminar at the London offices of BCLP. At the seminar, BCLP will present the results of its Arbitration Survey 2021 which this year focuses on the use of party-appointed experts in international arbitration. Our distinguished panel of speakers will discuss the findings and there will be an opportunity for a Q&A session. Formal proceedings will conclude at around 7.20pm, and a drinks reception will follow for in-person attendees, generously hosted by BCLP.
- George Burn (Moderator) is an international arbitration specialist, with 20 years’ experience in representing and advising clients of all types in a wide range of arbitral proceedings and across a range of sectors. Those arbitrations have been seated in cities around the world and have been governed by well-known rules of arbitration (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SIAC, Stockholm Chamber, Permanent Court of Arbitration etc), as well as less well-known rules. George has a long track-record in investor-state arbitration, usually appearing for investors bringing claims under a variety of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.
- Claire Morel de Westgaver (Speaker) is qualified in England & Wales and in New York and practises international arbitration as counsel, as advocate and as arbitrator. She has particular experience of disputes relating to technology, corporate transactions, licenses, cross-border sale or service agreements, as well as disputes involving secrecy, intellectual property and cybersecurity issues. She is a co-founder of Mute Off Thursdays and a co-chair of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) Young Practitioners’ group. She sits on the ICC Taskforce on the use of IT in arbitral proceedings, the Board of Directors of SVAMC, the Organising Committee of the TIAC Tech Arbitration Moot and on the Advisory Board of CyberArb.
- Professor Janet Walker
(Speaker) is a leading international arbitrator based in London, Toronto, and Sydney. Recipient of the CIArb Canada Award for Distinguished Service to Arbitration in 2018, she has been recognised regularly in the legal directories for her skill as an arbitrator since 2010, including in Who’s Who Legal and Chambers & Partners. She is founding co-chair of CanArbWeek and she was a member of the ICCA2018 Sydney executive organising committee. She is chair of the ICC Canada Arbitration Committee, and a member of the boards of CIArb Canada and the International Construction Law Association.
- Julian Lew QC (Speaker), of Twenty Essex Chambers, is a full-time arbitrator in international commercial and investment disputes. He has been appointed as a sole, presiding and co-arbitrator in arbitrations under the rules of all the major arbitral institutions and under UNCITRAL and Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution rules. Julian is Professor of International Arbitration and Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.
- Chudozie Okongwu (Speaker) is a Managing Director at AlixPartners, directs projects in the areas of economics, finance, and valuation. He is an expert on various securities and financial derivatives, and he testifies and consults on the valuation, trading, and risk characteristics of derivative, fixed-income, and equity products. Financial institutions have retained him in over 200 matters involving internal investigations as well as regulatory investigations by the US SEC, CFTC, DOJ, FCA, and FINRA. Chudozie has a PhD in economics from the University of California.
- Wendy MacLaughlin (Speaker) is a chartered civil engineer and a Senior Partner at GBsqd. As an engineer, she worked in Australia, the UK, the Philippines and Malaysia in design roles and site based roles at Arup and on long term secondment to an EPC contractor. She never planned to be a delay expert, but having found herself there 18 years ago has turned out to be quite good at it. She has testified around 20 times in arbitration to both civil and common law tribunals and in court.
- Daniel Djanogly (Convenor) is a Chartered Arbitrator, expert determiner and forensic accountant expert witness. He specialises in accounting, financial and valuation issues in complex business-related disputes, and fraud. He is a Partner in the forensic services team at BTG Advisory LLP (part of the Begbies Traynor Group). Daniel is Vice-Chair of the London Branch.