THE NEW FRENCH APPROACH TO INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC POLICY VIOLATIONS
Three Crowns hosted a conference on the topic of “Belokon, Sorelec and co – What to do now? The new French approach to international public policy violations from the perspectives of arbitrators, counsel and institutions” in March 2023, as part of Paris Arbitration Week. Associate Etienne Vimal du Monteil moderated a fantastic panel composed of Shaparak Saleh (Partner at Three Crowns), Eléonore Toupart (Counsel at the ICC), Jérôme Ortscheidt (Lawyer at the French Conseil d’État and Court of Cassation), and Professor Sylvain Bollée (Sorbonne Law School, Panthéon-Sorbonne University). The panellists discussed the French courts’ standard of review of international public policy violations and analysed its likely impact on their respective roles as arbitrators, counsel, and arbitral institutions.
THE DAVID D. CARON PRAELIUM
The David D. Caron Praelium, co-organised by Three Crowns LLP, Columbia Law School, and King’s College London, is an annual celebration of advocacy, with two leading international advocates deploying their oratorical and advocacy skills in the service of important current legal issues before a distinguished three-member tribunal.
The 2021 Praelium took place on Tuesday 16 November at the Harmonie Club, New York, as part of New York Arbitration Week. Leading international lawyers Christian Leathley and Natalie Reid advocated before a three-member tribunal comprising Lucy Reed, The Honourable Charles N. Brower, and Professor George A. Bermann.find out more
MAKING ARBITRATION WORK FOR YOUR CLIENT: SECRETS OF SUCCESS AT THREE KEY STAGES
Three Crowns, in collaboration with The Legal 500, hosted a webinar focusing on three aspects of international arbitration proceedings—tribunal selection, document production, and the presentation of witnesses—that give parties an opportunity to optimise the process to achieve the effective, efficient, and fair resolution of even the most complex disputes. Partners Liz Snodgrass and Scott Vesel were joined by Mimi Lee (Managing Counsel at Chevron), and Chris Ghazarian (General Counsel at DreamHost) for the event, which took place in May 2022.
Please find below a recording of the webinar:
RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ARBITRATION
We hosted the panel, “Renewable Energies and Arbitration” at Le Fouquet’s in Paris and via Zoom in March 2022, as part of Paris Arbitration Week. Partners Shaparak Saleh and Kathryn Khamsi were joined by Marc Peresse (Head of Legal Offshore Wind at EDF Renouvelables) and Dr. Fabien Roques (Executive Vice President and Head of the European Energy practice at Compass Lexecon) to discuss a range of issues in the sector. They explored connecting renewable energy to arbitration, financing and construction, offtake agreements and economic fundamentals, and regulation by the State.summary
THE FUTURE OF EAST AFRICAN ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE DISPUTES
Three Crowns LLP and the Africa Energy Arbitrators’ Forum (AEA) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC) hosted a webinar in March 2022, which centred on the future of East African energy and infrastructure disputes. Partner Constantine Partasides QC provided the keynote address, which was followed by a discussion moderated by counsel Hamid Abdulkareem. The speakers included Kathryn Khamsi (Partner at Three Crowns), Dr Victoria Nalule (CEO of Nalule Energy & Minerals Consultants and Founder & Executive Director of African Energy and Minerals Management Initiative), Maxime Rabilloud (Country Chair at TotalEnergies Mozambique), and Cecil Kuyo (Partner at Bowmans).
The panellists highlighted the triggers for current and future energy and infrastructure-related disputes, trends in the resolution of disputes, and recommendations for policy makers and practitioners alike on proactive and effective dispute management.
INDIA CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DISPUTES DAY
Three Crowns, in collaboration with Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA), hosted the inaugural India Climate Change and Environmental Disputes Day Human Rights Day in December 2021.
Partners Manish Aggarwal and Kathryn Khamsi were joined by Gopal Subramanium (Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India), Jorge E. Vinuales (Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge), Sapan Gupta (General Counsel of ArcelorMittal), and Nawneet Vibhaw (Partner at Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co) in a session moderated by Nicola Peart (Senior Associate at Three Crowns). Constantine Partasides QC (Partner at Three Crowns) gave the keynote address and Neeti Sachdeva (Secretary General and Registrar at MCIA) provided introductory comments.
The session addressed the types of climate change and environmental disputes arising in India and the fora used to resolve them, the international law framework addressing climate change and developments such as COP 26, implications of recent decisions relating to ESG, and an in-house counsel perspective on ongoing transition.