We are proud sponsors of Paris Arbitration Week, bringing together the global arbitration community and promoting Paris as a home of international arbitration.  

We are delighted to be hosting a number of events throughout the week, and hope that you will be able to join us:

International Arbitration and Climate Change

What role can we realistically expect disputes, and in particular, international arbitration to play in the fight against climate change?

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022

Time: 09.30 – 10.45 (BST) / 10.30 – 11.45 (CET)

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Overview & Speakers

This session will cover:

  • A discussion on the increase of climate change related disputes that we are witnessing globally and the increased focus on potential disputes in this sphere.  
  • An overview of some of the prominent cases from numerous jurisdictions, including investment treaty arbitrations, which have been brought in recent years.
  • Consideration of more recent cases and what they may tell us about latest trends in climate change dispute
  • Consideration of the appetite for such disputes.  
  • The role that these disputes, and in particular, both international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration can play in developing claims and defences, as well as some of the current hurdles which prospective claimants may meet in seeking to bring claims.
  • A look at some of what is being done to bring these claims and what they hope to achieve in the future.

Nathalie Allen
Legal Director, Addleshaw Goddard

François-Xavier Mirza
Managing Associate, Addleshaw Goddard

Stuart Bruce
Director, Climate Risk & Strategy at KPMG

Sam Bright
Senior Lawyer at FILE 

International Arbitration in 10 years – an In-House Perspective

We ask in-house counsel to take a look into the future and share as well as discuss where they see international arbitration in ten years and what developments they want to see implemented 

Date: Thursday 31 March 2022

Time: 10.00 – 11.30 (BST) / 11.00 – 12.30 (CET) 

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Overview & Speakers

The global pandemic has brought sweeping changes to the practice of international arbitration. 

  • What will be the future technological changes? 
  • How will these affect how we conduct arbitrations? 
  • Will companies use more or less arbitration clauses? 
  • How will disputes be solved in the future?

Moderator: Dr. Felix Dörfelt – Partner
Addleshaw Goddard (Germany) LLP

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M.
Head of Legal Germany at Getir and Of Counsel at SKW Schwarz

Paul Salazar
Principal Counsel (Litigation) Siemens AG

Event details

29 & 31 March 2022

Tuesday 29 March 2022

  • 09.30 – 10.45 (BST) / 10.30 – 11.45 (CET)

Thursday 31 March 2022

  • 10.00 – 11.30 (BST) / 11.00 – 12.30 (CET)