Guardian, Gatekeeper or Guide?

 

This years Alexander Lecture will be delivered by Claudia Salomon.

This lecture will discuss the role of arbitral institutions in protecting the integrity of the arbitral process, promoting the rule of law and providing access to justice.

Claudia Salomon FCIArb is President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court), the first woman in this role in its 100–year history. Claudia is widely recognized as one of the leading arbitration practitioners of her generation, with more than 25 years’ experience representing parties in some of the most complex, high value and significant disputes.

 

The Roebuck Lecture will be delivered in-person at Ciarb Headquarters in London and streamed live for our global audience. Register here: virtual registration is FREE!

For any questions or issues, please contact events@ciarb.org

 

This event is sponsored by Jus Mundi.

 

Agenda

18:00 Doors open for in-person

 

18:30 Introduction from Catherine Dixon, Ciarb CEO. Lecture delivered by Claudia Salomon

 

19:30 Q&A moderated by Jonathan Wood, Ciarb President

 

20:00 Networking reception for in-person

 

This event will be streamed live online at 18.30 GMT, please check your local time zone. Questions will be taken in person and via livestream chat. 

Registration

VIRTUAL access to the live stream is free of charge for all attendees, pre-registration is required.

IN-PERSON event will take place at Ciarb Headquarters in London. Tickets are strictly limited, book now to secure your place. Purchasing a ticket to the in-person event will provide automatic access to the live stream.

 

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Event Speakers

Claudia Salomon FCIArb

President,  ICC International Court of Arbitration

In July 2021, Claudia Salomon became the President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court), the first woman in this role in its 100–year history.   Claudia is widely recognized as one of the leading arbitration practitioners of her generation, with more than 25 years’ experience representing parties in some of the most complex, high value and significant disputes.  She brings her experience of representing clients to the Court, driving a client-centric mindset.

Claudia is also an independent arbitrator, specializing in international, investor–state and complex commercial disputes.  She is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor in England and Wales.

She graduated from Harvard Law School, cum laude, and Brandeis University, summa cum laude with honors. She also studied at Somerville College, Oxford University.

Catherine Dixon MCIArb LLB MBA

Catherine Dixon is the Chief Executive Officer of Ciarb. Catherine joined Ciarb in May 2020 having set the world record for circumnavigating the world on a tandem bicycle.

Before setting her world record, Catherine held Chief Executive Officer roles at NHS Resolution (the indemnifier for the NHS), a University College and at the Law Society of England and Wales.

Catherine also held Senior Executive Director, Legal Director and General Counsel roles at the NSPCC, BUPA and in Canada, at Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.

Catherine started her professional career as a commercial litigator solicitor in private practice including at Eversheds Sutherland.

Catherine has been involved in effective dispute resolution throughout her career including as an adviser, mediator, and client. Catherine formally introduced mediation into the NHS in England which has resulted in ADR being used effectively to resolve claims across the NHS.

She has served as a trustee and non-executive director on numerous boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), LawWorks, Queens (King) Counsels Appointments, Chamber of Commerce, Judicial Appointments, and other large charities. Catherine was the deputy chair of the LGBTQAI+ Committee of the IBA and has campaigned on human rights, rule of law and access to justice issues for most of her career. Catherine served as an officer on the British Army and has the Freedom of the City of London.

Catherine is the Chair of Stonewall, Europe’s largest human rights LGBTQ+ human rights charity.

Catherine has an MBA, is a solicitor and accredited mediator.

 

Jonathan Wood FCIArb

Jonathan Wood is an independent arbitrator with over 40 years' experience in the field. He is ranked in band 1 Chamber's arbitrators category and as a "leading individual" by the Legal 500. He is recommended as a Global Leader for Litigation in Who's Who Legal. As well as acting for a wide range of commercial clients in insurance, financial services, energy and maritime, cultural property, Jonathan has been counsel for the British Government's Export Credit Agency (UKEF), for 30 years advising on all aspects of international trade and public international law, handling disputes and arbitrations around the world as well as government to government negotiations. He was co-chair of the IBA's committee on International Sales and related Financial Transactions. He practiced in Singapore where he was admitted as a registered foreign lawyer and has experience in many jurisdictions around the world. He started his career as a criminal defence and civil liberties lawyer, notably obtaining an acquittal of a mother charged with murder of her baby on the basis it was a "cot death" and advising on European Convention of Human Rights cases, appearing in Strasbourg as advocate. He now mainly sits as arbitrator.

Jonathan is the current President of Ciarb, and previous Chair of the Board of Trustees. He is the Director of the London Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation and the Chair of International Arbitration at Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC). He is a founding member of LegalUK and also the Virtual Arbitrations forum. 

 

The Alexander Lecture

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The Alexander Lecture was founded in recognition of the contribution of Mr John Russell Willis Alexander (1897 - 1985) to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  John Russell Willis Alexander served for 40 years as a member of Council and was elected President of the Institute of Arbitrators (as it was named at the time), from 1952 to 1955. This lecture is considered one of the most respected events in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) calendar.

Location

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 12-14 Bloomsbury Square, London, London, WC1A 2LP, United Kingdom