FULLY BOOKED: An examination of the law and practice of international arbitration


Monday 12th November 2018


6pm – 7.15pm (Registration from 5.45pm)


39 Essex Chambers
81 Chancery Lane

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A workshop with counsel from 39 Essex Chambers including:

Patrick Hennessey
Samar Abbas
Melissa Shipley

Who should attend?

This highly practical workshop is designed for junior or mid-level lawyers (7 years’ PQE or below)

What will the workshop cover?

With a focus on work carried out by junior and mid-level practitioners, this workshop will look at key issues facing any legal team dealing with an international commercial arbitration

Learning objectives:

In one hour 39 Essex Chambers will share tips and practice suggestions on preparing for, conducting and enforcing awards resulting from arbitrations

The workshop will include sessions on:

  1. Gateway Issues: arbitrability; jurisdiction; seat; appointment of and challenges to arbitrators.
  2. Procedural Considerations: arbitral institutions vs. ad-hoc arbitration; emergency relief and interim measures; multi-party disputes and consolidation.
  3. Evidence: disclosure; factual witnesses; experts.
  4. Written & Oral Advocacy: pleadings and written advocacy prior to and after the hearing; conduct of the hearing.
  5. Post-Award Considerations: Recognition and enforcement; challenges and annulment.

*Refreshments will be served before and after the workshop*


Key Contact:


Beth Williams

Beth Williams

beth.williams@39essex.com / 0207 832 1155


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39 Essex Chambers is accredited by the Law Society and the Bar Council to provide CPD accredited courses. This course is accredited for 1 CPD hour.

NB: This programme of speakers and talks is subject to change.

The venue has full disabled access, however, if you do have any special requirements, please contact Beth.

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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