Hamid Abdulkareem will speak on the “Systematic Issues in Commercial Arbitration” panel at the seventh annual Cambridge Arbitration Days 2022, hosted by the Cambridge University Arbitration Society (CUArb).

Hamid will explore the enforcement of ethical standards in international arbitration, touching on the gaps in the existing framework. The panellists will also discuss Halliburton v Chubb and conflicts in arbitral appointments, the Supreme Court decisions of Enka & Chubb and Kabab Ji, and ethics of witness testimony.

Alina Papanastasiou is a co-convener of the conference, and has helped lead the organisation of this year’s event.

The Cambridge Arbitration Days will bring together scholars, practitioners, and students for two days of discussions on intriguing and topical issues in the field of international arbitration. This year’s event will focus on the overarching theme of “Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration” and will include panels on investor-State, commercial, construction, and sports arbitration.

The event, which will be held in-person at the University of Cambridge’s Faculty of Law, will take place on Friday 1 and Saturday 2 April. The panel on which Hamid will speak will be on 2 April from 3:15 to 4:45pm.

To find out more, click here, and to register, click here.


Hamid, counsel in the London office, is an experienced arbitration practitioner and litigator, having regularly advised multinational companies on an extensive range of disputes. He is a current Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Insolvency and International Arbitration Working Group, the Young Africa Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and a member of the Lagos Court of Arbitration’s Young Arbitrators Network’s Advisory Board.

Hamid has been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders for Arbitration and as a National Leader for arbitration in Nigeria, having been described as “a very smart and skilful advocate, one of the best of his generation” and “an excellent an incredibly hard-working attorney who has established himself as the go-to for arbitration in his region”. He is also ranked in The Legal 500 for dispute resolution.


Alina is an associate based in the London office and a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. She has experience in public international law and international dispute resolution across a range of sectors, including banking & finance, oil & gas, energy and telecommunications. Alina has experience advising sovereign states, state-owned entities and private parties before the International Court of Justice and international arbitral tribunals, as well as in non-contentious matters under public international law. Alina is also actively involved in the firm’s pro bono practice.

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