VIDEOS - WEBINARS PRESENTED IN 2021

Please view below, our truly series of 'Expert' Webinars

23rd July 2021

HOT TOPICS ON CHINA - RELATED ARBITRATIONS

WEBINAR MODERATED BY:
ANTHONY CONNERTY.
Presented by a Panel of Experts

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OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF EXPERTS

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Anthony Connerty. TOPIC: Arbitration under the CIETAC Rules - and the CIETAC Guidelines on Virtual Arbitration Hearings.

Philip Andrews-Speed TOPIC:  Law for China’s Low Carbon Energy Transition.

Professor Lu Song. TOPIC: Judicial assistance and supervision of arbitration in China

Dr. Carole Nakhle. TOPIC: China and the energy transition: impact on local and global energy markets.

Axel Neelmeier. TOPIC:  The Recognition and Enforcement of Chinese Awards in Germany.

Xing Xiusong. TOPIC: The launch of the International Commercial Disputes and Prevention and Settlement Organization.

Dr. Li Hu. TOPIC: Issues on the Amendment of China Arbitration Law

Anthony Connerty is a Barrister, Chartered Arbitrator and Certified and Accredited Mediator in practice in Chambers in London.

He has acted as Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator in international arbitrations and mediations in Beijing, Lagos, London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Washington D.C. under the Rules of various international institutions including CIETAC, LCIA, ICC, AAA/ICDR, CIArb, SCC (Stockholm), RCICAL (Lagos), LME (London Metal Exchange), ICA (International Cotton Association) and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has acted as Counsel in arbitration- related litigation. His areas of experience include multi-million U.S. dollar cases involving general commercial disputes; banking; oil and gas; metals; cotton; online dispute resolution; art law.

Anthony has acted as Arbitrator and Counsel in China – related international commercial disputes in court hearings and in arbitration hearings in the UK and in China. He is a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC: appointed to the Panel in 1997) and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC).  He has spoken at conferences on international dispute resolution in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing and Guangzhou.

His articles relating to China - in particular concerning international dispute resolution - have been published in various journals around the world, including the CIETAC Yearbook (some translated into Mandarin). His article on the 2012 revision to the CIETAC Rules was published in New York by the American Arbitration Association’s Dispute Resolution Journal, May –July 2012 Edition.

Anthony Connerty is Head of the IDR Group.

TOPIC: Arbitration under the CIETAC Rules - and the CIETAC Guidelines on Virtual Arbitration Hearings.

Philip Andrews-Speed is a Senior Principal Fellow at the Energy Studies Institute of the National University of Singapore. He has 40 years in the field of energy and resources, starting his career as a mineral and oil exploration geologist before moving into the field of energy and resource governance. Until 2010 he was Professor of Energy Policy at the University of Dundee and Director of the Centre of Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy.

His current research focuses on the low-carbon energy transition in China and Southeast Asia and on the governance of nuclear energy. Philip’s latest book China as a Global Clean Energy Champion: Lifting the Veil appeared early in 2019.

Philip is a member of the IDR Group.

TOPIC:  Law for China’s Low Carbon Energy Transition.

Professor Lu Song will speak on the Topic: 'Judicial assistance and supervision of arbitration in China'

Professor Lu Song is a graduate of the Law Department of Peking University, the China Foreign Affairs University and the Free University of Brussels. He was a Fulbright scholar at the Law School of Stanford University and a visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute, Hamburg.

He was admitted to practice Chinese law in 1989, and had been a part-time counsel for over 10 years. Serving as arbitrator since 1989, he has been involved in around 500 arbitrations under the rules of CIETAC, BAC/BIAC, SCIA, SHIAC, HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, SCC,  ICDR, UNCITRAL and CAS .Professor Lu Song has been an ICCA Handbook reporter for China since 2009. His publications include:

Professor Lu Song has been an ICCA Handbook reporter for China since 2009. His publications include: 'ICCA International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration'; Kluwer Law International 'The Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Hong Kong'; 'Yearbook of Private International Law', Vol. XV, 2013/2014; Sellier European Law Publishers 'Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration' (in Chinese); 'Beijing Arbitration Quarterly', Vol. 88, September 2014; 'The New CIETAC Arbitration Rules of 2012'; 'Journal of International Arbitration (2012) 29'; Kluwer Law International, September 2012 'How to Handle the Service Request of Anti-suit Injunctions Rendered by an English Court' (in Chinese); 'Guide on Foreign-related Commercial and Maritime Trials' People’s Court Press, Vol. 2, 2007.

TOPIC: Judicial assistance and supervision of arbitration in China

Dr Carole Nakhle is an international authority on global energy issues, in particular in the fields of hydrocarbons finance, market development, policy, governance, regulation, fiscal regimes and contractual arrangements.

With a unique breadth of experience spanning different stakeholders in the oil and gas industry all around the world, Dr Nakhle has worked with oil and gas companies (Eni and Statoil) at the executive level, governments and policy makers (including Special Parliamentary Advisor in the UK), international organisations, academic institutions and specialized think tanks on a global scale. She is active on the Governing Board of the Natural Resource Governance Institute and Member of its Audit and Finance Committee, and Advisory Boards of IKAR Industries and the Payne Institute at the Colorado School of Mines. She is a program advisor to the Washington based International Tax and Investment Centre and lead Energy Expert with the Geopolitical Intelligence Services. She is also involved in the OECD Policy Dialogue on Natural Resource-based Development and has contributed to the development of the organization’s Principles for Durable Extractive Contracts. 

Carole Nakhle - articles on China:

Nakhle, C. (2021) 'The Energy Transition: Some Inconvenient Truths', Geopolitical Intelligence Services, June. 

Nakhle, C. (2016) ‘China at the Centre of Global Energy Changes’, Geopolitical Intelligence Services, August.

Nakhle, C. (2014) ‘China Energy: Growing Appetite for Gas’, Geopolitical Intelligence Services, Sep.

Nakhle, C. (2012) ‘Shale Gas in China Could Change The Nation’s Energy Structure’, Geopolitical Intelligence Services, Sep

TOPIC: China and the energy transition: impact on local and global energy markets.

Axel Neelmeier studied law and psychology at the University of Hamburg.

From 1981 to 2016 he was partner at SCHULZ NOACK BÄRWINKEL, an independent German law firm with offices in Hamburg, Shanghai and Ho Chi Minh City.

As an attorney-at-law he focused on advice to and representation of enterprises in all matters related to trade and corporate law. This included advice on domestic and international M&A transactions. This service concentrated on China. He advised on many investments from and into the People´s Republic of China and he established, supervised  and supported SNB´s office in Shanghai.

For many years Axel has been concerned with arbitration proceedings – especially with reference to China. He was a founding member of and the managing director of CEAC – Chinese European Arbitration Centre, Hamburg.

Axel Neelmeier now exclusively works on arbitration matters. He has extensive practical experience as arbitrator, presiding arbitrator and counsel at various arbitral institutions: CIETAC – China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission, Beijing; SHIAC – Shanghai International Arbitration Centre; CEAC – Chinese European Arbitration Centre, Hamburg; DIS – Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, Cologne; and the Arbitration Court of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.

His publications include China- related arbitration issues. He is a regular speaker at China-related conferences.

Axel Neelmeier is one of the few German experts on CIETAC and SHIAC arbitrations.

TOPIC:  The Recognition and Enforcement of Chinese Awards in Germany.

Xing Xiusong is a partner in the Global Law Office, Beijing.

He advises and represents foreign and Chinese clients on dispute resolution matters in relation to Chinese-foreign joint ventures, foreign direct investment in China, construction projects, technology transfer and license agreements, trademark licensing, manufacturing and distribution agreements, loan agreements and project finance, international sale of goods, anti-monopoly and unfair competition, etc., by means of negotiation, mediation, adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

He has represented clients in arbitration proceedings before international arbitration institutions, including China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC); Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC), American Arbitration Association (AAA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA). (More than 200 cases).

Xing Xiusong has served as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings at CIETAC, ICC, SCC, and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings. (More than 200 cases).

He has represented clients in court proceedings before all levels of PRC People's Courts, ranging from District Courts to the Supreme People's Court. (More than 100 cases), and has acted as an expert witness on Chinese law in proceedings before The High Court of Justice of London and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Currently he serves as a Vice Chairman of the Arbitration and ADR Committee of ICC China (since 2017). He is an arbitrator on the panel of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC, since 1997), a member of the Board of CIETAC (since 2014), a member of CIETAC’s Expert Consultation Committee (since 2014), an arbitrator on panel of Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC, since 2012), an arbitrator on the panel of Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration (KLRCA, since 2009), a mediator on the panel of CCPIT/China Chamber of International Commerce Mediation Centre (since 2003).

Xing Xiusong is a member of the IDR Group.

TOPIC: The launch of the International Commercial Disputes and Prevention and Settlement Organization.

Dr Li Hu is the Vice Chairman of China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), the Commission Member and former Deputy Secretary General (July 2010 ~ July 2020), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), former Board Member(January 2015 ~ December 2020),Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). Concurrently,the Member,ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR,Vice Chairman,ICC China Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Dr. Li is the Arbitrator of International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) designated by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, and also a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of international organizations such as Asian International Arbitration Center (AIAC) and Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), as well as a Panel Member (Arbitrator) of regional or national institutions in Hong Kong,Taiwan, USA, Kazakhstan, Southern Africa, Ukrainian, Mongolia and Thailand.

TOPIC: Issues on the Amendment of China Arbitration Law

23rd June 2021

THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION (the ICDR®) the international branch of the American Arbitration Association, and THE IDR GROUP®, presented a joint webinar on the ICDR’s revised 2014 Arbitration Rules.
The Rules came into force on 1st March 2021.

WEBINAR MODERATED BY:
LUIS M. MARTINEZ.
Presented by a Panel of Experts

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OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF EXPERTS

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Anthony Connerty - Head of the IDR Group

Luis M. Martinez - Vice-President - ICDR

John Fellas - IDR Group

Ann Ryan-Robertson - ICDR

Professor Loukas Mistelis - IDR Group

Anthony Connerty is a Barrister in practice in Chambers in London. He has acted as Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator in international arbitrations and mediations in Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Lagos, London, New York, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Washington D.C. under the Rules of various international institutions including AAA/ICDR, LCIA, ICC, CIETAC, CIArb, SCC (Stockholm), RCICAL (Lagos), LME (London Metal Exchange), ICA (International Cotton Association) and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. He has acted as Counsel in arbitration- related litigation in London and in the Turks and Caicos Islands and acted as Adviser in arbitration – related litigation in the Courts of the People’s Republic of China. His areas of experience include complex international multi-million U.S. dollar cases involving general commercial disputes; oil and gas; metals; cotton; banking; online dispute resolution; art law. Head of the IDR Group.

Luis M. Martinez is Vice President of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, (ICDR) the international division of the American Arbitration Association, (AAA) and is an Honorary President of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, (IACAC). As the Vice President of the ICDR located in New York he serves as an integral part of the ICDR's international strategy team and is responsible for international arbitration and mediation business development for the East Coast of the United States (from Maine to Florida), Central and South America, the Caribbean, EU and UK. Mr. Martinez is also responsible for case administration of international cases out of the ICDR-AAA’s Miami office.

Luis M. Martinez joined the AAA in 1996 as the first attorney hired to staff the newly created ICDR and later served as the ICDR's first director. He worked as the Vice President responsible for the ICDR's international administrative services and prior to that held the position of a staff attorney for the AAA's Office of the General Counsel before assuming his current position.

He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgian Court College and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He has had numerous articles published on international arbitration and has appeared as a speaker in programs throughout the world. Luis Martinez is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and the State of New Jersey. He is a dual citizen of Spain and the United States and is fluent in Spanish.

John Fellas of Fellas Arbitration is an independent arbitrator. Until December 2020 he was a partner and co-chair of the International Arbitration group at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP in New York, where he practiced for over 30 years. He has acted as counsel and has served as co-arbitrator, chair or sole arbitrator in arbitrations all over the world, under all the major arbitration rules, and across a range of sectors. John is recognized as a leading international arbitrator by all the major legal directories including Chambers USA where he is ranked as “one of the best—his reputation is phenomenal and deserved.” He has practiced in both the US and the UK, and, in addition to being a member of the New York Bar, he is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising). He received a B.A. (Hons.) in law from the University of Durham, and both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School. John is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, teaching international arbitration. Member of the IDR Group.

Ann Ryan-Robertson is the Chair of the ICDR® Rules Revision Committee. She is an International Partner at Locke Lord LLP, Houston, Texas USA. She holds a J.D. and a LL.M in International Economic Law and acts as arbitrator and advocate in international and domestic arbitrations. She is experienced in cross-border commercial disputes involving a variety of oil and gas issues, franchise law, partnerships, sales contracts (including those governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods), and commercial contracts pertaining to manufacturing, supply, warranties and project development.

Ann Ryan-Robertson is recognised as a leading disputes lawyer having been named to Global Arbitration Review’s “Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration” since 2015, named to The Best Lawyers in America, International Arbitration-Governmental since 2014, and in 2014 and 2017 named Lawyer of the Year, International Arbitration –Governmental (Houston) by The Best Lawyers in America. In 2020, the Association of Women Attorneys Foundation recognized Ann as a “Premier Woman in the Law” and in 2008, she was named one of 30 “Extraordinary Women in Texas Law” by Texas Lawyer. In 2016, she was the recipient of the University of Houston Law Center’s “Private Sector Achievement Award.”

Recently, the United States Department of Trade selected Ann as one of ten arbitrators appointed by the United States to serve as a dispute settlement panelist pursuant to Chapter 31 of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

Ann Ryan-Robertson is President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a past member of the Board of Trustees of CIArb and a past Chair of the North America Branch of CIArb.

Professor Loukas Mistelis is the Clive M Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration and former Director of the School of International Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London. He has practiced law in Germany, Greece and the United Kingdom. He has also advised several UK government agencies and international organizations, including the United Nations (UNCTAD, UNCITRAL and ECLAC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development on law reform for various secured transactions legislative projects as well as arbitration and ADR law reforms. His substantial arbitration experience covers ad hoc and GCC, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL, SCC, Swiss Chambers and Moscow cases. Subject matters included foreign direct investment, sales contracts, aviation, distribution agreements, counter-trade, construction and infra-structure projects, defence contracts, mining, administration of natural resources and oil and gas transactions. He has also given advice on English, Greek law, and international law as an expert in arbitral proceedings and before Swiss courts. Member of the IDR Group.

21st May 2021

ART LAW
Provenance, Restitution, Compensation & Claims

WEBINAR MODERATED BY:
TOM CHRISTOPHERSON.
Presented by a Panel of Experts

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OUR DISTINGUISHED PANEL OF ART LAW EXPERTS

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Arthur Harverd MBE., is the chairman of the UK government’s Enemy Property Claims Assessment Panel and was an appeals arbitrator for the International Commission for Holocaust Era Insurance Claims. He is a past chairman of the CIArb and the LCIA. He is a chartered accountant and chartered arbitrator.

Arthur will place art restitution within the wider context of compensation schemes for individuals and their families who suffered Nazi oppression, including: dormant Swiss bank accounts, the International Commission for Holocaust Era Insurance Claims and the UK Enemy Property Compensation Scheme, which deals with claims arising from bank accounts opened in the UK by German and East European residents who had placed funds in the UK for financial security prior to WWII.

His Honour Judge Tony Baumgartner is the Deputy Chair of the UK’s Spoliation Advisory Panel. The Panel resolves claims from people, or their heirs, who have lost possession of cultural property during the Nazi era and which is now held in UK national collections. He will give an overview of the work of the Panel in seeking a just resolution of restitution claims against works of art held by UK museums.

Tony Baumgartner is a Circuit Judge sitting in the London Courts.

Dr. Jacques Schumacher is the Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Provenance and Spoliation Curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London..

Jacques serves as a member of the National Museum Directors’ Council Spoliation Working Group which co-ordinates provenance research efforts at UK museums with respect to the Nazi period and will discuss the challenges faced by British museums in coming to terms with the Nazis’ legacy of looting across Europe.

Jacques serves as a member of the National Museum Directors’ Council (NMDC) Spoliation Working Group, which co-ordinates provenance research efforts at UK museums with respect to the Nazi period and is a member of the Arts Council England (ACE) restitution working group, which advises on the development on new guidance for the UK museum sector with respect to Colonial-era artefacts. Before joining the V&A in 2018, he was a researcher at the Commission for Looted Art in Europe, a not-for-profit organisation which recovers property looted under the Nazis.

Isabel von Klitzing is a leading independent provenance researcher in the field, who has worked with both well-known art collections and major auction houses. She will describe the research process which underpins the issues arising when dealing specifically with works of art, both from the perspective of the current possessor and the heirs of those previously dispossessed.

Isabel worked for 10 years as a Senior Restitution Specialist for Sotheby’s in London, Belgrade and Frankfurt. Isabel established 'Provenance Research & Art Consulting' in 2012 providing advice on the practical, technical and legal aspects of dealing with cultural goods lost due to Nazi persecution. She has been appointed a Provenance Expert by the Court of Arbitration for Art, The Netherlands.

28th April 2021

ENERGY DISPUTES IN 2021

WEBINAR PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:
IDR GROUP® & EDAC®
(Energy Disputes Arbitration Centre - Turkey)

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