International Arbitration | Lord Dyson to Speak at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Conference Gala Dinner


The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has announced that the Rt Hon Lord Dyson, Justice of the Supreme Court of the UK and formerly a leading practitioner in international commercial arbitration, will be the after dinner speaker at CIArb’s annual Gala Dinner in London on Tuesday 27 September, 2011.

The dinner will celebrate the end of the first day of CIArb’s Costs of International Arbitration conference, where experts from the field will explore the factors driving up costs as well as examining the full results of CIArb’s recent survey.

Lord Dyson said: ‘I am delighted that CIArb has invited me to speak at the dinner celebrating what I think is a very timely and relevant conference. The cost of international arbitration is an extremely important issue for everyone involved in that field. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to meet and speak to so many high profile and respected colleagues from around the world.’

Sponsored by Alvarez & Marsal, this two-day conference in London on 27-28 September will examine the distribution of the costs of commercial arbitration to provide vital information for legal representatives, commercial directors and arbitrators. The discussion will be informed by the results of CIArb’s survey, which has collected detailed data from practising arbitrators and lawyers worldwide on the costs of international arbitrations under different rules and jurisdictions.

An array of distinguished speakers will contribute to the debate, including Doug Jones, President of CIArb; Peter J. Rees, Royal Dutch Shell plc; David Brynmor Thomas, 39 Essex Street; Teresa Giovannini, LALIVE and Constantine Partasides, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The Hon Mr Justice David Steel of the Commercial Court will be the lunchtime speaker.

CIArb’s Costs of International Arbitration Conference takes place at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel, South Kensington, London, UK, on Tuesday 27 – Wednesday 28 September 2011. For more information or to book a place click here.

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