A 2-afternoon ONLINE EVENT!


14 and 15 January 2021 


The renewed role of States in arbitration


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Thursday, 14 January 2021


14.00-14.15  Welcome Address by Prof. Loukas Mistelis (Queen Mary University of London and Chair of the Executive Board of EFILA)


14.15-15.45 Panel 1: The renewed role of States in arbitration

Chair: Prof. Attila Tanzi (University Bologna and 3VB) 


Jim Boykin (Hughes Hubbard & Reed)

Lucian Ilie (Reed Smith)

Evgenyia Rubinina (ENYO law)

Dr. Ilze Dubava (Latvian Government lawyer)


15.45-16.00 Presentation by Jus Mundi of its Search Engine for International Law and Arbitration


16.00-17.30 Keynote Speech: Gary Born, Wilmer Hale, Partner and Chair International Arbitration Practice Group

Chair:  Epaminontas Triantafilou (Quinn Emanuel)


Kirstin Schwedt (Linklaters)

Samantha J. Rowe (Debevoise)

Dany Khayat (Mayer Brown)

Kimbeng Tah (Gambia Principal State Counsel & International Arbitration Lead)



Friday, 15 January 2021


14.00-14.15  Welcome Address by Prof. Nikos Lavranos (Secretary General of EFILA)


14.15-15.45  Panel 2: The toolbox of States against Claimants

Chair: Andrew Cannon (Herbert Smith Freehills) 


Rafael Gil Nievas (Spanish Government lawyer)

Guled Yusuf (Allen & Overy)

Dr. Veronika Korom (Queritius)

Tim Rusche (European Commission, TBC)

Laura Rees-Evans (Fietta)


15:45-16:00  2020 Essay Competition Prize giving ceremony 


16.00-17.30  Panel 3: Best Practices for Defending Investor-State Damage Claims on Quantum

Chair: Kathleen Paisley (Ambos NBGO Law firm)               


Anthony Theau Laurent (Accuracy)

Dr. Herfried Wöss (Wöss & Partners)

Ayse Lowe (Bench Walk Advisors)

Sandy Cowan (Grant Thornton)





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