What will the seminar cover?
The principles governing the availability and bounds of legal professional privilege in the context of international arbitral proceedings are in a considerable state of uncertainty. Is privilege able to be claimed? If so, what law governs those claims? How do Tribunals resolve those issues? And how might that impact on enforcement of any award?
This session aims to address these questions.
Who should attend?
The session will interest litigation lawyers, in-house counsel and their clients who may be called upon to deal with disclosure and issues of privilege in international arbitration.
Nicholas Andreatidis QC (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Having worked as both a commercial litigation solicitor at a top tier law firm and now as a barrister (combined) for over 28 years Nicholas is able to draw on a wealth of experience in diverse areas of the law. This experience combined with his friendly and collaborative working style make him a popular choice for instruction by both lawyers and clients. Nicholas has conducted lengthy trials, including a number of lengthy e-trials in the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and Commercial Arbitration.
Angus O’Brien (Barrister, Level Twenty Seven Chambers)
Angus’s practice focuses on complex commercial, regulatory and public law matters and has particular experience in the energy and resources, banking and finance and government sectors, and in matters involving contract law, commercial equity, corporations and insolvency law, competition law, administrative law and insurance law. He has substantial experience of interstate matters and disputes raising jurisdiction and choice of law issues.
Simon Bellas (Partner, Jones Day)
An international disputes authority, Simon’s practice is focused on large-scale construction projects, especially in the energy & resources and infrastructure sectors. His practice is distinctively international having been based in several continents, including Australia, Asia, and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and regularly working on international arbitrations. Simon previously worked in-house for a global offshore LNG contractor in Singapore. Simon is a member of Jones Day’s arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as a leading international arbitration law firm in the GAR 30 (2020 edition).
Cameron Sim (International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton)
Resident in Hong Kong and admitted in Hong Kong, New York, England & Wales and Australia, Cameron acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings worldwide, with a focus on Asia-related disputes, and has appeared as advocate before tribunals seated in Asia and Europe. He has acted in arbitrations under all major rules in leading arbitral seats and has significant experience of arbitrations seated in Hong Kong and London under the HKIAC, ICC, and LCIA rules. Several of his cases have involved multiple parallel proceedings in courts (most frequently in the BVI and the Cayman Islands). He also advises on complex and typically high-value cross-border disputes and transnational litigation. Cameron is the author of the treatise Emergency Arbitration, published by Oxford University Press as part of the Oxford International Arbitration Series.
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The presentation is free to view. For further information, please contact Tamara McCombe on +61 7 3008 3927.
An edited transcript of the webinar is available below.