Technology in International Arbitration – June 11, 2015

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Juris Conferences is proud to announce our first conference powered by Cisco TelePresence. Bringing people together for educational purposes and to resolve complex problems is best when everyone can be together at the same time in the same place. Because this is not always practical or cost-effective Cisco’s TelePresence  state-of-the-art innovative technology “powers the way to bring people together, ‘in-person’” from different locations. Experience the “power of in-person collaboration” at Juris Conferences’ 1st Annual Technology and International Arbitration conference.


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Program Information

This multi-location conference – the first of its kind – will examine the feasibility of virtual, or remote arbitration proceedings, where arbitrators, counsel and witnesses are in far-flung locations.  The program will begin with a mock cross-examination before an arbitral tribunal, with arbitrators, counsel and witness spread across 13 time zones.  It will continue with a panel discussion, again with participants in several different locations, on the technological, practical, and ethical considerations involved in conducting remote arbitrations.  Among the issues to be tested and discussed are:

  • Can you effectively cross-examine a witness by video conference?
  • Can a Tribunal properly deliberate when its members are in different locations?
  • How might documents be exchanged and reviewed in a remote arbitration?
  • What considerations does remote arbitration present for witness conferencing?
  • Might remote arbitration solve (or alleviate) the perennial issues of time and cost?
  • Can arbitrators agree on remote arbitration in the interest of efficiency, despite a party’s objections?
  • Would a remote arbitration be more susceptible to challenge by a losing party?
  • What ethical quandaries arise from allowing arbitral participants to be in different locations?
  • What are the data security implications of remote arbitrations?

For both younger arbitration practitioners and “old hands,” this conference will highlight some of the key issues that will likely confront arbitration’s stakeholders over the next decades.  Attendees (wherever they are) will come away with a substantially greater appreciation for the particulars involved in remote arbitration, the technologies available to them, and the suppliers of that technology. This will also be an historic opportunity to participate in the first multi-location arbitration conference ever!



Cancellation Policy: The Conference fee will be refunded for any cancellation received in writing by Juris Conferences LLC prior to Monday, 1 June 2015. No refund can be made for cancellations received after this date. You are welcome to send a substitute at any time. Please notify us if you plan to send a substitute since updated registration materials will be required.


All times US Eastern Time – check registration form for times in your chosen location.

9:00 – 9:10 Welcoming Remarks and Description of Program:
Paul Cohen

9:10 – 9:45 Mock Arbitration Proceeding

The Arbitrators: Kristen Campbell-Wilson, Sophie Nappert, Karen Mills SC

Counsel for the Witness: Thomas Halket

Cross-examining Counsel: Peter Rees QC

The Witness: Paul Cohen

9:45 – 10:15 Coffee/Tea Break and Networking

10:15-11:15 Panel Discussion – What worked, what didn’t, what might be the problems?

Moderator: Michael McIlwrath

Panelists: Mark Kantor, Prof. Catherine Rogers, Prof. Vikki Rogers, Erik Schaefer, Greig Taylor, Eduardo Zuleta

11:15-11:30 Coffee/Tea Break

11:30-12:00 Questions and comments from the various locations


Paul Cohen is Co-Chair of the international arbitration practice at Perkins Coie LLP.  He acts as counsel in a variety of commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.  He is the co-editor of the Journal of Technology in International Arbitration and has advanced a number of initiatives for the implementation of technology and other efficiencies in international arbitration, such as the Arbitration 2.0 Manifesto.  He was the founder, with Arthur Marriott QC, of 12 Gray’s Inn Square Chambers, a set devoted to high-level international advocacy and strategic advice.


Kristin Campbell-Wilson joined the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce as deputy secretary-general in December 2012.  Prior to this Ms. Campbell-Wilson had worked in litigation for nine years, most recently as a member of the Litigation and Arbitration team at DLA Nordic in Stockholm.  At DLA Nordic she worked extensively with arbitral proceedings – both institutional and ad-hoc – representing both domestic and international commercial clients in disputes relating to a wide range of sectors, including energy, mergers &  acquisitions, reinsurance and intellectual property rights.

Thomas D. Halket is a Partner at Halket Weitz LLP.  He has more than 30 years corporate and commercial experience in such areas as securities and business counseling, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private financings and domestic and international commercial transactions.  His technology and intellectual property transaction practice includes design and development contracts, licensing, equipment and hardware transactions, internet and e-commerce transactions, biotech and medical device matters, outsourcing, government contracts, supply chain and other commercial matters. He also regularly acts as neutral in complex commercial and international arbitration mediations and arbitrations and has been a member of panels of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the World Intellectual Property Organization and Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre.

Mark Kantor is an independent arbitrator and mediator. He teaches courses in International business Transactions and in International Arbitration as an Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Kantor was formerly a partner with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy in their Corporate and Project Finance Groups. His recent arbitration and mediation engagements include disputes in the energy, telecommunications, semiconductors, political risk insurance, water rights, finance and banking.

Michael McIlwrath is Global Chief Litigation Counsel, Litigation, for the GE Oil & Gas division in Florence, Italy. His experience in international arbitration includes representing the company in disputes under the rules of various international and regional arbitration institutions and under ad hoc procedures around the world, and in coordinating the activities of outside counsel in domestic court and arbitral proceedings. He has published numerous articles in the fields of international arbitration, mediation, and negotiation. He also hosts International Dispute Negotiation, a podcast made available by CPR ( with interviews from leading professionals around the world about ways of accepting, mitigating, and managing risks in international contracts.

Karen Mills, a founder of the KarimSyah Law Firm of Jakarta, has practiced in Indonesia for over 30 years.  A Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators  (“CIArb”) and of the Singapore and Hong Kong Institutes, Ms. Mills founded and co-chairs the Indonesian Chapter of CIArb, sits as arbitrator internationally, and is on the panel of most arbitral institutions in the region, including those in Indonesia, China, Malaysia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, and the Philippines, as well as AAA/ICDR.   A Board Member of ArbitralWomen since its inception, Ms. Mills also sits on the first appointing authority of the Chinese-European Arbitration Institution, the IBA/IMI task force on investor-state mediation, as well as others, is an approved tutor for all CIArb courses and teaches and speaks widely on arbitration and ADR related topics throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Sophie Nappert is a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK and Canada. She is an arbitrator in independent practice based in London. She is ranked in Global Arbitration Review’s Top 30 List of Female Arbitrators Worldwide. Her areas of expertise include energy and natural resources, construction, investment treaty disputes and disputes against State parties. Ms. Nappert is a member of the UNCITRAL Working Group on International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation.

Peter Rees QC specializes in international commercial arbitration and litigation and is widely recognized as one of the leading construction disputes lawyers in the world. He has been recommended as a leading expert in commercial arbitration and litigation by, amongst others, the Euromoney Guides to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers and Experts in Commercial Arbitration and in the Legal Business Report on Legal Experts as an Expert in Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Construction and in the ChambersLeaders in their Field” as an expert in construction.  He was Legal Director of Royal Dutch Shell plc from 1 January 2011 until he stepped down at the beginning of 2014. In that role he had ultimate responsibility for the Shell global legal function and for advising the Shell Group management on all legal matters of group-wide importance.  Prior to joining Shell he spent 27 years at Norton Rose, including 8 years as Head of Global Dispute Resolution, and 5 years as a litigation and arbitration partner at Debevoise & Plimpton.

Professor Catherine Rogers is a scholar of international arbitration and professional ethics at Penn State Law, with a dual appointment as Professor of Ethics, Regulation, and the Rule of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, where she is also Co-Director of the Institute for Ethics and Regulation. Her scholarship focuses on the convergence of the public and private in international adjudication, and on the reconceptualization of the attorney as a global actor.  She has taught, lectured, and published on these topics around the world, including as an invited participant at two Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Fora. Her book, Ethics in International Arbitration, was recently published by Oxford University Press

Professor Vikki Rogers is the Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law at Pace Law School. Her areas of expertise are alternative dispute resolution, including online dispute resolution (ODR) and international commercial arbitration, as well as international commercial law, primarily international sales law. She is responsible for maintaining the award-winning online CISG Database ( She also represents the IICL as an NGO observer in Working Group II and III at UNCITRAL, and is an expert adviser at UNCITRAL for Working Group III on ODR. She is an editor of the UNCITRAL CISG Digest and sits on the editorial boards for the Journal of Online Dispute Resolution and the Journal of Technology in International Arbitration. She is also a fellow at the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution and an invited member to the ODR Taskforce at the International Mediation Institute, co-chairing a sub-group.

Erik Schaefer advises clients in the fields of intellectual property and related areas (copyright law, trademarks and names, unfair competition law, technology transfer, licensing, research and development contracts) as well as in contract law (general/project contracts/marketing), international commercial and private law and as party counsel in court. Since 1994 he has been party counsel or arbitrator in national and international arbitration proceedings. Erik Schaefer is a trained mediator (WIPO, DAA, INTA).  He  chairs the Task Force on IT & Arbitration and co-chaired the Task Force on Expertise Proceedings of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. He was member of the eDisclosure Task Force and chaired the Austrian German Section of the CEA. He is member of GRUR, LES, MARQUES, ASA, CEA, IBA, ICCA, and DIS.

Greig Taylor is a managing director in FTI Consulting’s Economic and Financial Consulting group, and is a member of the firm’s International Arbitration practice, based in New York. His practice specialises in the assessment of damages and related quantum issues, and the provision of expert testimony, in the context of disputes, international and domestic.  Greig has testified and worked on numerous international arbitration matters for both claimants and respondents under most of the world’s arbitral institutions, and is listed in The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration 2014 as a leading expert witness. His primary expertise and experience relates to the identification, quantification and valuation of lost profits, business enterprise value and wasted costs in matters involving alleged expropriation and breach of contract.

Eduardo Zuleta  is a partner of the firm Gómez Pinzón Zuleta Abogados S.A.  and director of its international arbitration and litigation department. In addition, he leads the firm’s practice in international law, including international investment protection law. He was appointed by the President of the World Bank as member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID”) and is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”). He has acted as counsel, chair, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in multiple arbitrations under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (“ICDR”), the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (“CIAC”) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“UNCITRAL”). Additionally, he has acted in investment arbitrations under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Further, he is a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), the Centre of Arbitration of British Columbia, as well as the Conciliation and Arbitration Centre of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and in various latin american arbitration centres. He is former Co-Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association, Vice-President of the  ITA, vice-president of the American Arbitration Association and a member of the Latin American group of th eCCI. He was also appointed by the Government of Colombia as a member of the expert commission in charge of drafting the new International Arbitration Statute.

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