Seven members of 39 Essex Chambers attend the IPBA in Auckland

Seven members of Chambers are attending this year's IPBA in Auckland and will be speaking in nine panel sessions during the conference.

Stephen Tromans QC, Marion Smith QC, Denys Hickey, David Bateson, Karen Gough, Ben Olbourne and Paul Hayes will be at the conference, which is taking place between 6th and 9th April, along with Chambers' Chief Executive, David Barnes, and Director of Asian Business, Roderick Noble.

The Inter-Pacific Bar Association is an international association of business and commercial lawyers who live in, or have a strong interest in, the Asia-Pacific Region. This year's conference will welcome over 1000 delegates from all over the world.

Speaker sessions include:

One event, many losses - resolving catastrophe, crisis and class action claims - Stephen Tromans QC

Impact of Ethical Standards on International Litigation and Arbitration - Karen Gough

Emergency Arbitrator - A Useful Tool or Useless Phenomenon - David Bateson

The Benefit of Cut and Dry Dispute Resolution Procedures - Karen Gough

Privilege and its Impact on Discovery / Document Production - Paul Hayes

Cross Border Transactions and Environmental Law Compliances and Concerns - Stephen Tromans QC

National Interference in Arbitration - Ben Olbourne

Common International Construction Issues and Their Solutions - David Bateson

Growing Convergence in Asia Pacific Maritime Jurisprudence - Denys Hickey

See here for the full conference programme.