Seventeenth Annual Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium

Lessons from our Virtual Year: Will Changes Caused by the Pandemic Endure?

The Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration, an annual highlight of Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot week in Vienna since 2005 has “gone digital”, and will be hosted by JURIS Conferences on Zoom.

Monday, 29 March 2021
11:00 AM-12:30 PM EDT / 5:00 PM-6:30 PM CEST. (1.5 hours)
Zoom Webinar


Click here to register for the virtual conference.

Register to join the live webinar on March 29, 2021. Registrants will also have access to the webinar recording after the conference date. Registration also includes the Digital version of Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration – Third Edition

Financial Aid:
Our Financial Aid policy is available here

Continuing Legal Education:
NYS CLE credit (transitional and non-transitional) in the Areas of Professional Practice (1.5 hours for program) and a general certificate of attendance will be provided upon request. To receive CLE credit and a Certificate of Attendance, please complete the attorney affirmation form below and e-mail it to Click here to download attorney affirmation forms for CLE credit.

Conference Chair

Grant Hanessian is an independent arbitrator in New York and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham University School of Law in New York.  He is former co-chair of Baker McKenzie’s global international arbitration practice, current U.S. member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, immediate past chair of the Arbitration Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (U.S. national committee of the ICC), and author or editor of several books on international arbitration subjects, including ICDR Awards and Commentaries.  Mr. Hanessian has more than 30 years of experience as arbitrator and counsel in disputes concerning investment treaty, energy, construction, commodities, financial services, insurance, intellectual property and other matters before virtually all of the world’s major arbitration institutions.


Benno Kimmelman is a retired partner at Sidley Austin LLP, where he co-led Sidley’s global International Arbitration practice. He is currently chair of the New York International Arbitration Center.  He has acted as lead counsel in complex commercial and investment treaty disputes under all the major international arbitration rules. He now serves as an independent arbitrator in international and domestic disputes. Benno is an adjunct professor of law at Brooklyn Law School and Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration, as well as an Adviser to the American Law Institute project on the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration. He is also the co-chair of the Fordham International Arbitration and Mediation Conference.

Wendy Miles QC is a barrister at the London office of Twenty Essex. Wendy is a specialist in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law. With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has advised on international law matters and conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities and multilateral State organisations.  Wendy has assisted clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications and construction. She has sat as arbitrator since 2005, as sole, co-arbitrator and chair under most major arbitral institutions. Wendy has been appointed by the United Kingdom to the ICSID Panel of arbitrators and ICSID Panel of conciliators effective from 10 November 2020.

Ina C. Popova is a partner in the Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group, and her practice focuses on international arbitration, international litigation and public international law. Ina is recognized within the legal community as one of the top international lawyers of her generation.  She sits as arbitrator and serves as counsel in a broad range of international matters and has particular experience in the energy, mining, and technology, media and telecommunications sectors.  Ina has represented individuals, corporations and states in a broad range of disputes under the rules of all of the major arbitral institutions, as well as several regional institutions. She also advises parties in international litigations involving proceedings in foreign and domestic courts and has represented parties before the federal and state courts in the United States, including the United States Supreme Court. Ina has taught law at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and is a Fellow of the Société de Législation Comparée.

Nathalie Voser is a founding partner of rothorn legal.  From rothorn’s Zurich office, she has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a vast number of arbitrations under many major institutional rules.  She has also advised clients involved in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes before state courts.  Nathalie is well known for her expertise in the engineering and construction, renewable energy, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries. She is appointed as arbitrator in both commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.  Among other functions, Nathalie is currently Vice President of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the president of the European User’s Council of the LCIA.  She is a board member of the Swiss Arbitration Association and the Vienna International Arbitration Chamber (VIAC), and a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission.

Janet Walker is an independent arbitrator with chambers at Toronto Arbitration ChambersInt- Arb Arbitrators in London, and Sydney Arbitration Chambers. She has served in commercial and treaty investment arbitrations as sole, presiding, and co-arbitrator in ICC, ICDR, DIAC, HKIAC, PCA, SIAC administered, and in ad hoc arbitrations in a variety of seats. Her matters have covered a range of industries including construction, heavy equipment, M&A, shareholder, distribution, intellectual property, environmental, finance and employment.

Todd Wetmore is a partner in the Paris office of Three Crowns. With over 25 years of experience, Todd has handled some of the most challenging and complex commercial cases, appearing as counsel or arbitrator in over 50 major international arbitrations.  He is a recognized specialist in infrastructure and construction disputes, and regularly acts as counsel and arbitrator in commercial disputes in the energy, technology, manufacturing, mining, and commodities sectors.  His recent experience includes disputes relating to foreign military sales, upstream oil and gas pricing and production agreements, automobile distribution, pharmaceutical development agreements, as well as joint venture and post-M&A disputes.  Todd’s vast experience as an arbitrator includes appointments under the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, and Swiss Rules.  Todd is a Vice-President of the ICC Court and is qualified in England, France, and Canada.

Eduardo Zuleta is a founding partner of Zuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogotá).  Eduardo focuses his practice on national and international arbitration, international litigation, public international law, and private international law.  He has participated in more than 40 arbitration proceedings, acting as arbitrator and counsel, and has been appointed as president, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator, and selected as counsel in international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, and ICDR rules in matters involving public and private companies.  His experience includes disputes relating to construction contracts, oil and gas, infrastructure, public services, distribution, contracts for decontamination, commercial contracts, and project financing.  He is vice president of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC and member of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, as well as several arbitration centers in America, Europe, and Asia. He was appointed by the Government of Colombia to the ICSID list of arbitrators.

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