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ArbDB Chambers Autumn Event - 13th October 2022

9 September 2022


Thursday 13th October 2022 from 16.30hrs

International Dispute Resolution Centre,

1 Paternoster Lane, St. Paul’s, London EC4M 7BQ, United Kingdom

and virtually on Zoom


Recent years have seen arbitration, mediation and dispute boards continuing to progress as the dispute resolution (and avoidance) methods of choice, both at home and away. At the same time, threats and challenges, as well as opportunities, have emerged and these need to be explored and understood.

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


16.30: Registration and Networking Tea and Coffee at the IDRC

17.00: Opening Remarks and Introductions from the Chair: Tony Marks

17.05 What do the Users really need (and want) from Dispute Resolution?

Speaker: Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice President, Litigation, Investigations, Regulatory Affairs, Airbus SAS, Council Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and Past Chair and Presiding Member of the Governing Body of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

17.40: International Perspectives/ latest Trends on Dispute Resolution (and Avoidance) from our members


Steffen Pedersen, Maritime and Offshore Energy Arbitrator and Mediator – Singapore and South East Asia

Henri Mizzi, Arbitrator and Mediator - Malta and the Mediterranean

Robert Sliwinski, Arbitrator and Mediator -  Gulf States

Sheila Bates, Mediator – United Kingdom

18.10: Q and A session and discussion with the Speakers

18.30: Networking Reception, Drinks and Canapes

Attendance is free of charge, but a maximum of 100 guest tickets are available for the Networking Reception

This event will be highly-interactive and run as a Zoom Meeting, so that all attendees, both in-person and on Zoom, will have a full opportunity to participate and contribute.

We hope that this event will be of interest to In-house Counsel, Executives in commerce, regulators in the UK and other jurisdictions and outside Counsel, as well as to fellow third party neutrals (arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators) around the world.

TO REGISTER:  Please contact Martin Poulter, Clerk to ArbDB Chambers: or telephone: +44 (0)203 514 9020

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