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Temple Garden Chambers Seminar Series in International Adjudication - International Arbitration and Developing Countries: What are the Benefits and What is the Way Forward?

Event Details

Time: 17:30-19:00

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP


Some legal commentators suggest that international arbitration is not working for the benefit of developing countries. Yet, this is a very simplistic statement, which fails to take into account that international arbitration occurs on the basis of consent of all parties for the fulfilment of their respective interests. The event will analyse this critical premise in light of the complex elements which lead to the conclusion of arbitration agreements and circumstances that trigger arbitration, be it commercial or inter-state. In particular, the seminar will focus on the quality of performance of developing countries in litigation, on their success rate in these disputes, as well as on prospects for the improvement of the system of international arbitration in order to encourage participation of developing countries.

This event will be followed by a drinks reception.



  • N Jansen Calamita, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Dr Gbenga Oduntan, Kent Law School
  • Fedelma Claire Smith, Permanent Court of Arbitration


  • Emmanuelle Cabrol, Herbert Smith Freehills

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Event convened by Dr Andraž Zidar, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

CPD points

This event is accredited for 1.5 CPD points.

Pricing and Registration


  • Individual - £40
  • Full-time Academic - £25
  • Full-time Student - £15


  • Individual - £70
  • Full-time Academic - £45
  • Full-time Student - £25

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.


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