Schedule and Program

Post-Pandemic Arbitration: Opportunities, Challenges and Transformations

Schedule (all EST)

March 5, 2021 (Friday)

14:00 Opening Remarks by Mr. Gary Born

15:00-16:30 Panel—Technology and International Arbitration: Revelations from Covid-19

  • Zoom link here
  • Brianna Kostecka (King & Spalding)
  • Gaela K. Gehring Flores (Arnold & Porter)
  • Mélida Hodgson (Jenner & Block)
  • Stephanie Cohen (Independent Arbitrator)
  • Hiroko Yamamoto (Moderator)
16:30-17:30 Networking Session with panelists and law firms
(invitations are extended first-come first-served)

March 6, 2021 (Saturday)

08:00-09:30 Panel—Geopolitics, Asia, and International Arbitration

  • Zoom link here
  • Kathryn Sanger (Herbert Smith Freehills)
  • Ko-Yung Tung (Lecturer on Law)
  • Tai-Heng Cheng (Sidley Austin)
  • Wei Sun (Zhong Lun)
  • Kabir Duggal (Moderator)
10:00-11:30 Panel—Investment Protection in Emerging Markets in a Pandemic-ridden World

  • Zoom link here
  • Mohamed Negm (State Council for Egypt)
  • Nudrat Piracha (Septentrio Global Consulting)
  • Sara Koleilat-Aranjo (Al Tamimi & Company) 
  • Tafadzwa Pasipanodya (Foley Hoag)
  • Ucheora Onwuamaegbu (Moderator)

A Conversation with Lord Collins of Mapesbury
(moderated by Nicola Peart). Zoom link here

13:00 Closing Remarks by Ms. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

  • Zoom link same as above
13:30-15:00 Panel—The In-House Counsel’s Perspective

  • Zoom link here
  • Pami Vyas (Senior Counsel, Apple)
  • Abhijit Mukhopadhyay (General Counsel, Hinduja Group)
  • Kathryn Barnes (Senior Counsel, Chevron)
  • Macarena Bahamonde V. (Moderator)
15:00-16:00 Happy Hour with panelists and partnered organizations
(invitations are extended first-come first-served)

Please note the schedule and program are subject to change.

Keynote Speakers:

Mr. Gary Born is the chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Born is widely regarded as the world’s preeminent authority on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has been ranked for the past 20 years as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners and the leading arbitration practitioner in London.

Mr. Born has participated in more than 600 international arbitrations, including four of the largest ICC arbitrations and several of the most significant ad hoc arbitrations in recent history. Mr. Born is uniformly ranked by EuromoneyChambersLegal500 and Global Counsel as one of the leading practitioners in the field. He is one of only two lawyers in the world, and the only lawyer in London, to receive global “starred” status in Chambers rankings for international arbitration.

Mr. Born also advises on the litigation of international disputes in US courts. He has particular experience in the fields of jurisdiction, enforcement of judgments, conflict of laws and international judicial cooperation, and also serves as an expert witness on aspects of US private international law in foreign proceedings. Mr. Born also sits as arbitrator (presiding arbitrator, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator). He has served as arbitrator in more than 175 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.


Lord (Lawrence) Collins is a full-time international arbitrator. He was until 2011 a Justice of the UK Supreme Court. In 2000 he was the first solicitor to be appointed direct from private practice to the High Court bench (Chancery Division, and subsequently also the Commercial Court), as Mr Justice Lawrence Collins. In 2007 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal, as Lord Justice Lawrence Collins, and then in 2009 appointed to be a member of the House of Lords Appellate Committee, whose functions were transferred to the UK Supreme Court in October 2009. He continues to sit as a non-permanent judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal.

He was in private practice as a partner in Herbert Smith for 30 years, and was head of its litigation and arbitration practice. In 1997 he was one of the first two solicitors to be appointed practising Queen’s Counsel. He acted as counsel and arbitrator in arbitrations, including ICC, LCIA, Cairo Centre and ad hoc arbitrations. As a judge in the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court he delivered important judgments in the field of international arbitration, including Michael Wilson & Partners Ltd v Emmott (confidentiality in international arbitration); ETI Euro Telecom International NV v Bolivia (provisional measures in investment arbitration); and Dallah Real Estate & Tourism Holding v Pakistan (enforcement of foreign awards).

Since 1987 Lord Collins has been the general editor of Dicey and Morris (now Dicey, Morris and Collins), on the Conflict of Laws, the leading work in that field, and is co-editor of the chapter on international arbitration. He is also author of other works on public and private international law, and European law.

Ms. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof has been the Director General of the London Court of Arbitration since July 2014. Since she joined the LCIA she remains active as arbitrator. Previously, from 2008 until she joined the LCIA, she had her own law firm in The Hague, HaersolteHof. Before then, she worked with the Rotterdam law firm Loeff Claeys Verbeke, including in its corporate and maritime law departments. During that time, she was seconded to the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Zürich. Subsequently, she joined De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek in The Hague, and thereafter Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam as counsel in the International Arbitration Group. She was an intern with Fisher Porter & Kent in Long Beach, California; Chalos, English & Brown, New York; and Baker McKenzie, New York. From 1987-1991 she was Assistent in Opleiding Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.