Dispute Appointment Service Convention 2016
02 December 2016
- 02 December 2016
||Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP | London
Following the success of the last three years, the annual DAS convention returns this December, exploring one of the most topical issues of 2016; Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in ADR. Secure your ticket now.
Ethics and Conflicts of Interest in ADR
The DAS convention has been designed to gather members of the judiciary, together with a distinguished group of ADR experts, to engage in a high-level discussion of selected topics in the areas of arbitration, mediation and construction adjudication.
The convention aims to provide ADR practitioners with a forum to address and discuss practical issues associated with the role performed by dispute resolution professionals.
The convention will explore the various ethical and professional conduct standards that may apply in arbitration, adjudication, and mediation, as well as the impact of those differing standards on various stages of the proceedings and on the array of diverse participants; dispute resolvers, parties, lawyers, witnesses, experts and third-party funders.
Recent case law has highlighted potential weaknesses not only in the standards and guidelines that currently exist, but on the application of those standards and guidelines by their intended users.
The convention will also assess if and how improvements should be made, to ensure we continue to uphold the integrity of the ADR process and maintain parties’ trust in the independence and impartiality of decision makers.
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- 8.15 - Registration Tea/Coffee
- 8.50 - Welcome Address - Anthony Abrahams MCIArb, (Director General, CIArb)
- 9.00 - Keynote Address: Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC (Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton)
- 9.30 - First Panel (An Institutional Perspective)
- Chair: Mark Jackson-Stops ACIArb (Founder, In Place of Strife)
- Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof (Director General, LCIA)
- Alexander G Fessas (Managing Counsel, ICC)
- Dr John Fletcher (Global Director for Dispute Resolution, RICS)
- 10.45 - Morning Coffee
- 11.00 - Second Panel (Examining the Status Quo: Standards, Guidelines and Rules for Dispute Resolvers)
- Chair: Shawn Conway FCIArb (Partner, Conway & Partners)
- Leonardo D’Urso (CEO, ADR Center)
- Karen Gough C.Arb (39 Essex Chambers)
- Robert Bourns (President, The Law Society)
- 12.15 - Lunch
- 13.30 - Third Panel (Party Representatives)
- Chair: Peter Ashford FCIArb (Partner, Fox Williams)
- Nicholas Gould FCIArb (Partner, Fenwick Elliott)
- Mercedes Tarrazón FCIArb (Partner, Dispute Management, SL)
- Cyrus Benson (Partner, Gibson Dunn)
- 14.45 - Afternoon Tea
- 15.00 - Fourth Panel (Experts and Witnesses)
- Chair: Alan Redfern C.Arb (One Essex Court)
- Charles Brown C.Arb (Former CIArb President)
- Phillippa Rowe (Phillippa Ross & Co.)
- Kay Linnell C.Arb (KLCA)
- 16.00 - Fifth Panel (Parties and their Funders)
- Chair: Jonathan Wood MCIArb (Partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain)
- Craig Arnott (Managing Director, Burford Capital)
- Professor Stravros Brekoulakis (Queen Mary Law School)
- 17.00 - Closing Summary
- 17.15 - Networking Reception