Organisation: Professor Steven G. Shapiro and Dr. Shaheeza Lalani

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Hours Conferences
13.00 Welcome
13.10 The Impact of COVID on International Arbitration Practices: Greener Arbitrations with Reduced Due Process Paranoia? by Pratyush Panjwani, Senior Associate, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg, New Delhi, India, and Brussels, Belgium
Discussant: Hafez Virjee, Delos Dispute Resolution, Virjee Arbitration
13.30 « Virtual » Dispute Resolution in International Arbitration by Belen Giupponi, Brown International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) Brown University
Discussant: Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP - International Arbitration, Geneva
13.50 The Impact of COVID on International Arbitration Procedure by Kristen Young, Jennifer Ivers, and Katherine Schroeder, White & Case, Washington D.C.
Discussant: Tanya Landon, International Arbitration Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva
14.10 International Arbitration Hearings After COVID: Key Lessons Moving Forward by Sean Croft, Ben Sanderson, Maria Scott, DLA Piper, New York, Madrid, London
Discussant: Tanya Landon, International Arbitration Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Geneva
14.30 Ordering Online Arbitration in the Age of COVID by Amy J. Schmitz, Professor, University of Missouri School of Law
Discussant: Thomas Granier, Of Counsel, ASAFO & Co.
14.50 An Institutional View of the Impact of COVID on Arbitration by Luis Martinez, Mike Marra, American Arbitration Association (
Discussant: Caroline Ming, Executive Director & General Counsel, Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution
15.10 Coffee Break
15.40 Covid-19 and the Changes to the Arbitration Landscape: Making a Case to Review the Fees of Arbitral Institutions for the New Normal
by Bamikole Martins Aduloju, Senior Associate, Afe Babalola & Co., Nigeria, and Robert Gordon, Doctoral Researcher, University U.K.
15.55 The Impact of COVID on the Use of International Arbitration: Challenges and Opportunities of Remote Hearings by Bahar Hatami Alamdari, Senior Lecturer, St. Mary’s University, London, UK
16.10 An Institutional View of Online ADR by Helena Tavares Erickson, Senior Vice-President, CPR: The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, Inc.
16.25 Lessons Learned in Arbitration During the Pandemic by Bjorn Arp, Fellow, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., USA
and Edwin Nemesio, Attorney in Mexico, Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)-North America Branch
16.40 The New Landscape of Arbitration in View of the Digitalization Process by Dr. Magdalena Łągiewska, University of Gdańsk, Poland
16.55 Technology as a Vehicle to Enhance Arbitration: The Impact of Covid on Using Online Dispute Resolution by Aichell Alvarado, Sole Practitioner, Legal Counsel
17.10 Salient Considerations for Virtual International Arbitration Hearings in a Post-Pandemic Global Economy by Karthik Nagarajan, Senior Associate, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C., USA
and James J. East, Jr., Associate at Baker Hostetler LLP, Washington, D.C., USA
17.25 The Impact of Covid on the Legal Services Industry by Liz Roberts, General Counsel at Arbitration Place
18.00 Closing Remarks
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Price for the Public: CHF 100.-

CEDIDAC Club Members: CHF 80.-


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