15.30 – 16.45 Session 4
Debate: The EU – a positive or negative influence on international arbitration?
Chair: Paul McGarry SC, The Bar of Ireland
Paul was called to the Bar in 1996 and appointed a senior counsel in 2010, He has also been a member of the Bar of England and Wales since 2012. A former Chairman of the The Bar of Ireland, his practice is primarily in public, commercial and European law. Paul is an accredited mediator and international arbitrator.
Duncan Matthews QC, Twenty Essex, U.K.
Duncan is joint Head of Chambers at Twenty Essex. He is a leading trial advocate with a broad practice in international and domestic commercial dispute resolution. Duncan has a large international arbitration practice both as counsel and arbitrator, with experience spanning a wide range of arbitral institutions including HKIAC, ICC, JCAA, LCIA, LMAA, UNCITRAL and SIAC (ad hoc).
Kieron O’Callaghan, Partner, Hogan Lovells International, U.K.
Kieron is a partner and head of Hogan Lovells’ International Arbitration practice in London. He has extensive experience handling a broad range of complex, high-value international arbitrations (ad hoc, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL), with a particular focus on energy (oil, gas and LNG) and joint venture/shareholder disputes. Kieron is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
Joe Tirado, Partner, Garrigues, U.K.
Joe is Global Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR of leading Spanish and Latin American firm, Garrigues. He has close to 30 years of dispute resolution experience representing sovereign governments, multi-national corporations and high net worth individuals. Joe has handled hundreds of cases across a broad range of industry sectors as a litigator, counsel, arbitrator, mediator and expert.
Janet Whittaker, Clifford Chance
Janet Whittaker is Senior Counsel at Clifford Chance based in Washington, DC. Her practice focuses on international arbitration, business and human rights, international trade, and climate change issues.