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16th Annual Review of the Arbitration Act

6th December 2017

Time: 14:00-18:30 (Registration from 13:30)

Venue: Simmons & Simmons,
1 Ropemaker Street, London

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BIICL in cooperation with Simmons & Simmons is organising the 16th Annual Review of the Arbitration Act to be held on 6th December 2017.

The event will bring together judges, leading practitioners and academics working in the area of commercial arbitration.

The speakers will focus on the following topics:

  • Court's powers in support of arbitral proceedings
  • Tribunal's powers to regulate its own proceedings
  • Future developments and potential areas of reform of the Arbitration Act 1996


  • Toby Landau QC, Essex Court Chambers (keynote address)
  • Lord Hoffmann, Brick Court Chambers
  • Sir Bernard Eder, Essex Court Chambers
  • Sarah Lancaster, London Court of International Arbitration
  • Sir Christopher Clarke, Brick Court Chambers
  • Juliet Blanch, Arbitration Chambers
  • Prof Zac Douglas QC, Matrix Chambers
  • Simon Morgan, Simmons & Simmons LLP
  • Graham Dunning QC, Essex Court Chambers
  • Karyl Nairn, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Sarah Walker, King & Spalding LLP
  • Sapfo Constantatos, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Dr Stuart Dutson, Simmons & Simmons LLP

Download the Programme and Event Flyer

This event is convened by Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum.

Join in the conversation @BIICL #ArbitrationAct

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 4 CPD hours.

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members

  • Individual: £30
  • Concession*: £24


  • Individual: £50
  • Concession*: £40

*Concession fees are applicable to full time academics, students, staff of government and NGO's.


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