Civil and common law in International Arbitration: Synergy and Divergence?
SCC will be in Paris to take part in Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) winter conference. The conference will take place on 7 – 8 December 2017.
The conference aims to gather insights on synergy and divergence between civil law and common law in international arbitration, both from European and American perspectives. During the two-day conference, speakers will address the following topics:
- The civil and common law styles of arbitrators and art of advocacy.
- The civil and common law approaches of judicial intervention, perceptions and reactions.
- The telecommunications and new technologies case studies.
The speakers represent a mix between senior arbitration practitioners, academics, state officials and representatives from the energy and transport industry.
SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will be among the panelists in a panel that will address the perspective from arbitral institutions on building the synergy between civil law and common law. Specifically, Ms Magnusson will address the question: should institutional rules be legal system neutral?
Other speakers include SCC Vice Chairperson David Rivkin, Lucy Greenwood, principal with Greenwood Arbitration, Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, partner with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and former Attorney General for England and Wales.