Venue: Auditorium, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, KL
Date: 14th September 2015 – 9:00am till 5:30pm.
Marion Smith QC will be a panellist in a session on ‘The Operation of Confidentiality and Privilege in International Arbitration’ which will discuss conflicts of law in international arbitration which present a deeper and seemingly intractable challenge beyond the determination of governing law. This session will develop the discussion on how different legal traditions impact on the applicable procedural laws in international arbitration. For example, is it a common expectation that communications with in-house counsel are privileged from discovery?
Speakers will focus discussion on the concept of attorney-client privilege and the parallel concept of confidentiality in international arbitration, its different formulations in different jurisdictions and the resulting challenges it presents to international arbitration.