Roadmap to qualifying and working in different jurisdictions - YMG Joint Webinar London and East Asia Branches


Event Details

29th Sep 2022
09:00 - 10:00
Zoom Webinar

Young Members Group Joint Webinar London and East Asia Branches:

“Roadmap to qualifying and working in different jurisdictions” is taking place on Thursday 29 September 2022 at 9:00am – 10:00am (UK) /4:00pm – 5:00pm (Hong Kong)

The Young Members Groups of the CIArb London Branch and the East Asia Branch are pleased to host this webinar, which will focus on careers in arbitration in different jurisdictions, where the panel will:

• Discuss practising in different parts of the world;
• Discuss the pros and cons of qualifying in more than one jurisdiction; and
• Consider tips and recommendations for a career in international arbitration in different jurisdictions.


Jennifer Wu is a Senior Commercial and Tech Disputes lawyer at Pinsent Masons. She manages and leads the Hong Kong TMT and Data Team. She has a particular focus on cross border cyber, tech and data related issues, protecting systems, software and information held online for businesses. She has acted as the lead advisor for many trusted international and local clients and

has been commended for her strategic advice in Court litigation and International Arbitration. She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong.

Mathew Briggs is a construction lawyer with over 10 years of post qualification experience, focusing on dispute resolution (including international arbitrations under HKIAC, SIAC, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules). He was admitted to practice in Australia in 2011 and Hong Kong in 2020. He has been working in Hong Kong since 2019 and is currently Senior Legal Counsel with Leighton Asia.

Mark McMahon is a Senior Associate at Stewarts in London and works primarily on international commercial arbitrations in various industries, in particular construction, engineering and energy. Mark completed his undergraduate law degree in Ireland before moving to London for his master's degree and subsequently training and qualifying as a solicitor in England & Wales.

Elizabeth Montpetit is a Senior Counsel at Taylor Wessing in London and focuses on both investor-state and commercial arbitration. She first qualified as a barrister & solicitor in Ontario, Canada and subsequently completed the CUTS to qualify as a solicitor in England & Wales. She advises on disputes across a wide range of industries including energy, telecommunications, financial services, construction and infrastructure.

Moderator: Robert Price is a Partner at Latham & Watkins in London and focuses on commercial and investor-state arbitration, litigation in the English courts, and international sanctions. He studied at the University of Oxford before taking the law conversion course to qualify as an English solicitor. He is a solicitor-advocate and recently completed a Masters in construction law at King's College London.

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