A 2-afternoon ONLINE EVENT!


14 and 15 January 2021 


The renewed role of States in arbitration


Download the detailed programme flyer here. 


Download the slides of the Keynote of Gary Born delivered on 14 January 2021:

Gary Born MIC Speech Final Version 1







Thursday, 14 January 2021 [all times mentioned are CET time]


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: The Multilateral Investment Court (MIC)

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 [all times mentioned are CET time]


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)

Dr. Tim Rusche (European Commission)

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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