ArbDB News

Mark Appel to deliver the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture, co-hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills and the Hong Kong Department of Justice on Wednesday 4 November 2020

ArbDB Chambers Member and independent mediator and arbitrator, Mark Appel, has been honoured to be invited to deliver the 2nd Annual Hong Kong Mediation Lecture. This will take place on Wednesday 4 November 2020 from 1900 hrs to 2000 hrs Hong Kong Time (1200 to 1300 hrs UK Time) and will be conducted virtually.


Mark will discuss “Investor-State Mediation at the Tipping Point” and will consider the past five years of global dialogue in this area and the resulting impact on investor-state mediation know-how, best practices, education and training and legislative and institutional rule initiatives. Mark is uniquely well-qualified to deliver this Lecture, having been the Chair of the International Mediation Institute (IMI) Investor State Mediation Task Force and also a member of the faculty on Investor-State Mediator training conducted by IMI/ ICSID/ DeCEDR.


For registration details, please see https://bit.ly/30YKJpo

ArbDB Chambers and Virtual Hearings and Meetings in Mediations, Arbitrations and Dispute Boards

ArbDB Chambers has been adapting to the new reality of conducting Mediations, Arbitration Hearings, Adjudications and Dispute Board site visits and hearings and also preparing for what the new reality might look like, post-Covid-19.

Our Members have conducted all of these using the Zoom and other platforms, with considerable success. Indispensable technical and practical support is provided by our Clerk, Martin Poulter. We have also been keeping in touch with our clients and contacts with regular webinars, with our Zoom capability now able to conduct meetings and webinars with up to 500 people. We have noticed that we are able, both in hearings and webinars, to bring in people from all over the world, which would have been next to impossible on a face to face basis. Our colleague, John Wright, has been participating in virtual site visits on his dispute board projects.

This may all point the way to the future, with more cost-effective and environmentally-sensitive ways of working.

If you would like to learn more about the capability of ArbDB Chambers and the availability of our Members, please contact our Clerk, Martin Poulter – telephone 020 3514 9020 or email martin.poulter@arbdb.com

The DRBF UK Breakfast Club Meet Webinar on Wednesday 9th September

John Papworth and ArbDB Chambers Member, Michael Cover hosted the DRBF UK Breakfast on Wednesday 9th September 2020 as a ZOOM ® meeting.


The guest speaker at this meeting was Ben Goss, an expert in Dispute Avoidance and Resolution in the Maritime Industry. Ben is a Chartered Shipbroker and Aspiring Full Member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association, as well as being a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR- Accredited Mediator and a Member of the DRBF.


Ben spoke about the use of DAAB’s in shipbuilding/port infrastructures. He gave some history of shipbuilding and spoke about current trends and UK projects and the use of DAAB’s in the shipbuilding process.


This was the 6th meeting of the group, providing a platform for discussion of topics of interest and regular interaction between members, their guests and speakers involved with dispute resolution and avoidance. 


If you missed the Meeting, you can view it here:


https://youtu.be/yGlnqY4MCyw 



If you have any questions, please contact us here 

ArbDB CHAMBERS & SCCA ZOOM WEBINAR on Thursday 17th September

ArbDB CHAMBERS ArbDB & SCCA ZOOM WEBINAR


Thursday 17th September 2020 - 2:00PM UK Time
4:00PM KSA Time - 5:00PM UAE Time


 “Managing and Resolving Commercial Disputes in the New Normal:
Arbitration and Mediation in Saudi Arabia and the wider Gulf Region”


TOPICS:

- ADR in KSA & Region: Institutional Perspective
- Regional Developments - COVID & ADR
- Making ADR routine in MENA?
- Regional ADR: Family-Owned Businesses, Energy & Infrastructure (Mega)


SPEAKERS:

- Dr. Hamed Merah (CEO of Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration)
- Mr. Robert Sliwinski (Chartered Arbitrator, Accredited Adjudicator and Mediator – Member of ArbDB Chambers)
- Mr. James Macpherson (International ADR Expert – Special Counsel at Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration)
- Mr. John Wright (Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator. Member of ArbDB Chambers)


CHAIR:

- Michael Cover (Independent Arbitrator, Mediator and Adjudicator. Member of ArbDB Chambers)


*** If you missed the event, you can watch it on our youtube channel:***


https://youtu.be/EwO9JFdR5Uo 

Mark Appel of ArbDB Chambers spoke on Thursday 13th August 2020 at a webinar organised by the SCCA and UNCITRAL

Mark Appel of ArbDB Chambers spoke on Thursday 13th August 2020 at a webinar organised by the SCCA and UNCITRAL on the topic of:


History, Background and Future of the Singapore Convention”


A recording of the event is to follow soon.

ArbDB Chambers third webinar on Thursday 23rd July 2020

ArbDB Chambers had their third webinar on Thursday 23rd July 2020 on the topic of:


Avoidance and Resolution of Boardroom and Employment Disputes in the “new normal”


Including talks from Anthony Fincham, Jane Gunn and Sheila Bates.


If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, you can do so on our YouTube channel here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOcZWvk6Wfc

Michael Cover joins the Arbitration and Mediation Panels of CPR (The Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution)

ArbDB Chambers Member, Michael Cover, has accepted an invitation to join the CPR Panels of Arbitrators and Mediators https://www.cpradr.org/ . Michael has joined the CPR Global Panel.


CPR Dispute Resolution's mission is stated as harnessing its thought leadership and other aspects of its programme to provide ADR services, mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution boards and other approaches, through its innovative and practical rules and procedures and through the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals

Free Webinar: Avoidance and Resolution of Boardroom and Employment Disputes in the “new normal”

ArbDB CHAMBERS ZOOM ® WEBINAR #3 in a series


Thursday 23rd July 2020 @ 09.00-10.00 BST (08.00-09.00 UTC)


Topic: Avoidance and Resolution of Boardroomand Employment Disputes in the “new normal”


Discussion about the changes in employment situations, value of mediation to resolve difficulties, and the distress that

decision making can cause.


SPEAKERS: Anthony Fincham, Jane Gunn and Sheila Bates


CHAIR: Tony Marks, Independent Mediator and Arbitrator, ArbDB Chambers

PROGRAMME


09.00: Join the Meeting for opening Remarks and Introductions from the

Chair, Tony Marks, Independent Mediator and Arbitrator, ArbDB Chambers


SPEAKER: Anthony Fincham - Independent Mediator, ArbDB Chambers


SPEAKER: Jane Gunn - Independent Mediator, ArbDB Chambers


SPEAKER: Sheila Bates - Independent Mediator, ArbDB Chambers


09.40: Q&A and Discussion, with use of the “Poll” and “Chat” facilities


10.00: Close


TO REGISTER: go to https://bit.ly/ArbDB-Webinar3

or contact Martin Poulter, Clerk to Chambers: martin.poulter@arbdb.com


Telephone +44 (0)203 514 9020


Please also feel free to submit questions in advance and also to use the “Chat” facility to
the Chair, Tony Marks, on the day.

THIS WEBINAR SHOULD BE OF INTEREST TO COMPANY EXECUTIVES IN THE UK AND ELSEWHERE, IN-HOUSE COUNSEL, EXTERNAL COUNSEL AND FELLOW ARBITRATORS AND MEDIATORS

ATTENDANCE IS COMPLIMENTARY

The DRBF UK Breakfast Club Meet – 15th July 2020 commencing 09.00hrs

The DRBF UK Breakfast Club Meet – 15th July 2020 commencing 09.00hrs


Guest Speaker, Elizabeth Reid of Bird & Bird LLP, now confirmed.


John Papworth and Michael Cover would like to inform you that the next DRBF UK Breakfast Meet will take place on 15 July 2020 at 0900 -1000 hrs UK Time as a ZOOM ® meeting.


Elizabeth Reid is a partner at Bird & Bird LLP and advises on major projects for the design, build and operation of technologically-complex assets across the defence, infrastructure and energy sectors. Elizabeth also co-leads the firm’s International Renewables Group. Her profile is here: https://www.twobirds.com/en/our-lawyers/e/elizabeth-reid


Elizabeth will comment on why the post - Covid 19 world may drive more collaborative/partnering-type behaviours in major long term projects, particularly on dealing with variations and delays.  She will also consider the merits of dispute avoidance and adjudication boards to get to a quick and contemporaneous resolution of causes of delay.


This will be the 5th meeting of the group, providing a platform for discussion of topics of interest and regular interaction between members, their guests and speakers involved with dispute resolution and avoidance. This interactive Breakfast Meet will be of interest to users, funders, lawyers and Dispute Board members in particular, including DRBF UK Members.


Please register here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUoce-spzooGdyoZzA_SHuC7IyukmjyjSjq


or email Martin Poulter, Clerk to ArbDB Chambers: martin.poulter@arbdb.com


ArbDB Chambers for Arbitrators, Mediators and Dispute Board Members, International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1EU, United Kingdom. Also Dubai, UAE (Associate Office), and the Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore Office. Tel: +44 (0)203 514 9020  www.arbdb.com

ArbDB Chambers second webinar on Thursday 25th June 2020

ArbDB Chambers had their second webinar on Thursday 25th June 2020 on the topic of:


“Forecasting Outcomes, Choosing Dispute Resolution Methods and Deciding whether to Settle” - in the “New Normal” 


Including talks from Tony Marks, Stephen Bate and Michael Cover.


If you missed the event or would like to watch it again, you can do so on our YouTube channel here:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZ0c0f05UhQ 

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