ICC United Kingdom Annual Arbitration Conference, 5 December 2017

ICC United Kingdom Annual Arbitration Conference, 5 December 2017



Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG

Date: 5 December 2017

ICC United Kingdom invites you to our Annual Arbitration Conference on Tuesday 5 December. Opened by Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, our focus this year is ‘Protecting the Institution of International Arbitration '.

The day-long conference held at a central London venue will feature senior practitioners from private practice, general counsels of large corporates, service providers and academics.

A full agenda with speakers has now been released please see below. Please note, capacity of 200 is with a theatre style layout. This capacity is 100 with the required cabaret style.

08:30-09:00 Registration

09:00-09:10 Welcoming Remarks

  • Nick Peacock, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Chris Southworth, Secretary-General, ICC United Kingdom

Introduced by: Ania Farren

09:10 – 09:25 Global Business Context

  • John Carrol, Head of Product Management & International Business, Santander UK

09.25 – 09.45 Keynote Speech

Speaker to be announced shortly

9.45 –11:00 Panel 1: Protecting Arbitration for Generation Y

Moderators: Rachel O’Grady and Maria Claudia Procopiak (ICC United Kingdom YAF Representatives)


  • Stephen Jagusch QC, Global Chair of International Arbitration Practice, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
  • Stavros Brekoulakis, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Juliet Blanch, Arbitration Chambers
  • Craig Tevendale, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

11:00–11:30 Networking Coffee Break

11:30–12:30 Panel 2: The In-House and Expert Perspective


  • Panel of in-house counsel and experts on what the lawyers should be doing to make arbitration more user-friendly.

Moderators: Kieron O’Callaghan, Partner, Hogan Lovells


  • Richard Hill, General Counsel, Global Litigation at Shell
  • Frank Ilett, Haberman Ilett

12:30–13:45 Networking Lunch

Buffet lunch with seating

Signing Ceremony: ‘Conflict Avoidance Pledge’ – Construction Industry (RICS)

13:45-14:15 Keynote 2:

  • Rt Hon. Nick Clegg ‘Britain, Geopolitics and Trade’

14:15- 15:15 Debate: Confidentiality vs. Development of the Common Law

Moderators: Wendy Miles QC


  • Lord Dyson
  • Ben Juratowitch QC, Partner, Freshfields

15:15-15:45 Networking Coffee Break


Panel: Promoting arbitration in the UK, post-Brexit

Moderator: Angela Grahame QC


  • Robert Elliot, Chairman, Permanent TSB Group Holdings PLC
  • Andrew Cannon, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies, Legatum Institute

16:45-17:00 Closing Remarks

Speaker: Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

17:00-18:30 Networking Drinks

Further speakers to be announced shortly.


PRICES (all include VAT):

Early bird  (until Friday 20 October)

£560 (non-member) 

£450 (member)

After Friday 20 October

£800 (non-member)

£640 (member)

Early Bird for Corporate delegates (until Friday 20 October)

£100 (non-member)

£80 (member) 

After Friday 20 October

£145 (non-member)

£115 (member)

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