Constantine Partasides QC will co-chair the ICCA 2022 Congress, hosted by the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). He will provide the event’s opening remarks and will introduce the keynote speaker, Louise Arbour, who will address “Arbitration’s Age of Enlightenment: a celebration or a challenge?”, the theme of this year’s conference. The remarks will take place on Monday 19 September at 9:30am BST.

Kathryn Khamsi will speak on the subject of artificial intelligence in international arbitration (AI in IA) as part of the “New Frontiers” section of the event.  In particular, Kathryn will consider how AI-based technologies may be used in establishing or challenging the merits of claims, and how that will define the “face” of the arbitrations of tomorrow. The panel will take place on Tuesday 20 September from 3:45pm BST.

The conference will take place in-person from Sunday 18 September to Wednesday 21 September.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Constantine, a founding partner of the firm based in our London office, is recognised in all major directories and publications. Chambers UK list him as a “Star Individual” in International Arbitration—one of only two lawyers with this ranking, he was named in the “Hall of Fame” for International Arbitration in the 2021 edition The Legal 500 UK, and has been ranked as one of the “Top 20” individuals in the world of commercial arbitration every year since 2011 by Who’s Who Legal.

Constantine is a co-author of the fourth, fifth, and sixth editions of the leading textbook on international arbitration, “Redfern and Hunter on International Arbitration”. He is a Member of the ICCA Governing Board and a Director of the LCIA Board.

Constantine is a solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2014. He was educated at King’s College, London, and Cambridge University.


Kathryn, a partner in the Paris office of Three Crowns, acts for States and corporate clients in all types of disputes, including investment treaty and commercial.  She is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, and publishes and speaks regularly on arbitration and international law – including, most recently, on emissions trading schemes and deep seabed mining. Kathryn works in English and French, and is qualified in Paris, New York and Ontario. Clients have commended her “grasp of the technical detail, and her ability to identify and articulate game-changing arguments”, and she is recommended by ChambersWho’s Who Legal and The Legal 500.

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