Advocacy and Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

20 October 2021 - 18:00 to 19:30

Advocacy and Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

A panel discussion about Written Advocacy, Oral Advocacy and Ethics in International Arbitration.

Chaired by Marion Smith QC.

Registration: Online

The Panel

  • Georgios Petrochilos QC has a broad practice covering commercial, inter-State, and investment disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes, and is regularly sought out to act as co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator. Georgios has extensive experience leading cases in international arbitral institutions and inter-State courts and tribunals. He regularly publishes on international law and international arbitration, is a visiting professor at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg in Switzerland, and is the current rapporteur of the ILA International Arbitration Committee. Georgios is recognised in Chambers, The Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.

  • Lucy Greenwood is an independent international arbitrator specializing in commercial and investment disputes. She has practised international arbitration since 1998 (in London, Paris and Houston) and has acted as arbitrator in over 60 arbitrations since becoming a full time arbitrator in 2017.  She is highly regarded for her prompt, efficient resolution of disputes and active case management of arbitrations and is particularly in demand as a chair for major energy disputes. Lucy is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.  She is a Trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Past Chair, International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, American Bar Association, Past Chair, North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators. She is the founder of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations, an initiative to reduce the environmental impact of international arbitrations.  More information is available at Greenwood Arbitration

  • Noah Rubins QC is a Partner and the head of the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office and also leads the firm’s CIS/Russia Dispute Resolution Group. Noah has advised and represented clients in arbitrations under ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility, ICC, AAA, SCC, LCIA, ICAC, and UNCITRAL rules. He specialises in investment arbitration, particularly under the auspices of bilateral investment treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty and has also practiced law in New York, Washington, Houston, and Istanbul. He has served as arbitrator in over 40 cases, including two investment treaty disputes adjudicated under the UNCITRAL Rules and one under the ICSID Rules. 


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  • Students (Gray’s Inn student members only): Free 

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