SCC speaks about climate change at ICCA Sydney

ICCA Congress this year will be held in Sydney. SCC Secretary Annette Magnusson will participate in a panel that will discuss new types of claims in arbitration, inckuding those related to climate change.

International arbitration experts from all over the world will gather in Sydney for the 2018 International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress on 15 April to 18 April. The congress, co-chaired by Jean Kalicki and former SCC board member Mohamed Abdel Raouf, is said to be the largest conference in the international arbitration universe.

The congress this year takes the theme of Evolution and Adaptation: The Future of International Arbitration and panelists will debate topics such as:

  1. Law-making in international arbitration: what legitimacy challenges lie ahead?
  2. Arbitrations involving public bodies and public interests: salient issues.
  3. Technology as facilitation and disruption.

Speakers include some prominent names in international arbitration such as Birgitte Stern, Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Lucy Reed. In a panel chaired by Wendy Miles QC, SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will share her experiences about new types of claims that are arising in international arbitration, such as human rights-related and climate change-related claims.

See the program here.

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