Right to a Physical Hearing in International Arbitration: Key Findings and Global Trends [Asia Pacific time zone]

9 December 202114:00 - 15:00(HKT)

As part of ICCA’s 60th Anniversary celebrations, we are pleased to invite you to attend a webinar on the project “Does a Right to a Physical Hearing Exist in International Arbitration?”. The event will take place on Thursday 9 December 2021 at 14:00 Singapore/ Hong Kong time (01:00 EST/ 07:00 CET).


Since the project launch in September 2020, Co-editors James Hosking, Yasmine Lahlou and Giacomo Rojas Elgueta, with the help of national reporters across the globe, have published a comparative survey from some 78 New York Convention jurisdictions. Following the publication of the survey, a general report is being prepared which will include the Co-editors’ analysis of the findings from the survey as well a series of essays addressing the interplay between remote hearings and key conceptual issues in international arbitration.


In this webinar, the Co-editors will discuss the key findings and global trends they have identified. The 9 December event will be moderated by Lawrence Teh of Dentons Rodyk, with opening remarks from ICCA Vice President Judith Gill.


Two webinars will be hosted in order to cover multiple time zones. If you would prefer to join us on Tuesday 7 December at 09:30 EST (Eastern Standard Time)/ 15:30 CET (Central European Time), please click here to register.

Meet the Panellists

Lawrence Teh

Lawrence Teh is a Senior Partner and Co-Head of the International Arbitration Practice at Dentons Rodyk. He advises clients in all areas of commercial law and appears regularly as lead counsel in the Singapore courts, in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and is appointed regularly as an arbitrator in international disputes under rules and auspices of international arbitration institutions like the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCMA, KCAB, AIAC, SHIAC and THAC. He is particularly noted for his work on jurisdictional issues in international arbitration and litigation. Lawrence is member of the Nominations Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Administrator of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and a Master of the Bench (Overseas) of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.


James Hosking

Photo of James HoskingJames Hosking is a Founding Partner at Chaffetz Lindsey, with over 25 years of international dispute resolution experience. A recognized expert in international commercial and investment arbitration, James has been counsel in more than 100 arbitrations, with cases heard under the auspices of the ICC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA, HKIAC, SIAC, SCC, ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has also sat in more than 40 arbitrations—as chairperson, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator—involving some 18 jurisdictions. In addition to this, James regularly speaks and publishes on international arbitration, and is involved in leadership roles within notable arbitration institutions, including as Co-Chair of the ICC Commission’s Task Force on Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings, and as one of the drafters of the amended ICDR International Arbitration Rules.


Yasmine Lahlou

Yasmine Lahlou, who speaks fluent English, French and Italian, has over 20 years of experience of international arbitration and litigation. Initially trained in Paris and admitted in New York and Paris, Yasmine is experienced in civil and common law systems and understands the practical and cultural differences presented in cross-border disputes. Yasmine has represented clients in arbitration proceedings conducted under the ICC, ICDR, SCC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and ad hoc rules, as well as in award enforcement and section 1782 proceedings. She has particular experience in construction, pharmaceutical, aerospace, telecommunications and energy disputes involving both private and sovereign parties. She has acted as a sole and co-arbitrator in ICC and Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) arbitrations.


Giacomo Rojas Elgueta

Giacomo Rojas Elgueta is a Professor of Private Law at the Roma Tre University School of Law (Rome, Italy). In 2008 he received an LLM with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where in 2014 he also earned an SJD degree (Doctor of Juridical Science). He is a founding partner of D|R Arbitration & Litigation and Co-director of the Certificate in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration. Prof. Rojas Elgueta is actively involved in commercial and investment arbitration as counsel, expert witness and arbitrator. He has been appointed by the Italian Republic as expert witness in three investment arbitration proceedings under the rules of ICSID and SCC, and he has acted as expert on Italian law before U.S. state and federal courts. He is admitted to the Rome, Italy (2004) and New York Bar (2010).

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