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Wed, 25 Nov



CADRIn Connect Webinar: Document Management in Arbitration

Document production and management in arbitration is mostly a party driven process, with the arbitral tribunal usually having limited involvement. Our experts will discuss different perspectives and experiences on the topic, contextualised against the backdrop of an arbitration case scenario.

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CADRIn Connect Webinar: Document Management in Arbitration
CADRIn Connect Webinar: Document Management in Arbitration

Date, Time & Location

25 Nov 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 GMT-5


Event Details

A practitioner focussed look at the topic of document production and management in arbitration, our expert panel will be considering an arbitration case study to contexualise their experience and commentary on the topic. 

The panel constitutes: 

1. Katherine Simpson 

Dr. Katherine Simpson, FCIArb, is an international arbitrator based in the US (Simpson Dispute Resolution) and London (33 Bedford Row Chambers). She has served as sole arbitrator in multi-party, international disputes and has conducted virtual hearings. Over the past 10 years, Dr. Simpson has been involved in over 30 international commercial and investment arbitrations chaired by Prof. Karl-Heinz Boeckstiegel and William W. Park, among others. These cases had amounts in controversy of US$ 5 million - US$ 2.5 billion, and have become the most influential cases of the past decade and include Bear Creek v. Peru (ICSID 14/21) (elaborating the need for a “social license” to conduct business), and UP v. Hungary (ICSID 13/35) (Global Arbitration Review’s “Most Important Award” of 2019, regarding the Achmea Decision’s impact on ICSID jurisdiction). She frequently writes and lectures on topics related to investor-state arbitration.

2. Francois Lassalle 

As Chief Executive Officer of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI-IAC), Mr. Francois Lassalle is responsible for the overall growth, management and operations of the institution. He started his London career in Banking and since he always likes to explore pastures new, joined a financial start-up which was then acquired by Standard and Poors. During this time, he played a key part in the development of research departments and operations both in London, India and the Philippines before moving on to the legal sector. Francois worked for Linklaters where he advised the Executive Committee and led teams, strategies, global projects and consulting assignments both broad in scope and with high business impact before taking on a Global Business Management role. Prior to moving to the BVI, he worked for Dentons in London, the world’s largest law firm, where he advised senior management on the UK strategy and served as the Divisional Business Manager for two divisions. Francois holds a Master’s Degree in Management from French Business School EM Strasbourg with concentrations in Finance and Banking; and a BSc Degree from UMIST, in Management.

3. Hafez R Virjee 

Mr. Hafez R Virjee is the President and a co-Founder of Delos Dispute Resolution. Mr. Virjee also serves as an independent arbitrator. He previously acted mainly as counsel, and his clients spanned the range of private equity firms, tech start-ups, industrial concerns, listed companies, State entities and treaty organisations, in disputes across a wide range of sectors and relationships, including shareholder agreements, joint-ventures, agency, M&A, telecommunications, tech, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and defence. Hafez is a solicitor of England & Wales and also qualified in France. He co-edits the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP) and regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration and legal risk management. He is listed among the Future Leaders of Arbitration by Who's Who Legal and was ranked amongst the most highly regarded in Europe for 2020.

4. Camille Ramos-Klee 

Ms. Camille Ramos-Klee is an independent tribunal secretary and a New York qualified attorney who focuses her practice on international commercial and investor-state arbitration. She has worked closely with Professor William W. “Rusty” Park and has served as his tribunal secretary in multiple arbitrations. Previously, Ms. Ramos-Klee worked as a legal fellow at New York University’s Office of the General Counsel. She is a native English speaker and a fluent heritage speaker of Spanish. She holds a JD from Boston University School of Law and a BA from Amherst College. Ms. Ramos-Klee is active in several professional associations related to arbitration. She a member of the Arbitration Committee and an affiliate member of the Inter-American Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is an Ambassador for Arbitrator Intelligence. She has also participated in mentorship programs offered by the Young Institute of Transnational Arbitration and el Club Español de Arbitraje. In addition to her work in the arbitration community, Ms. Ramos-Klee serves on the Líderes Young Professionals Board for LatinoJustice PRLDF.

Moderated by CADRIn co-founder, Shan M. Greer, this session will draw on our experts' extensive experience in the field and will include an interactive Q&A following the main presentation. 

Another invaluable opportunity to put your questions and comments directly to the experts. Please join us!

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