Hugh Carlson will speak on the panel, “Is Manifest Disregard just another way to achieve a section 69 challenge?”, hosted by Gatehouse Chambers and Opus 2 as part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2024.

This panel will discuss section 69 of the English Arbitration Act and Manifest Disregard of the Law as a ground in the US, for challenging an arbitral award on an error of law.

Hugh will speak on the panel alongside Frederico Singarajah (Gatehouse Chambers), Carlos Carvalho (Opus 2), Kabir Duggal (Arnold Porter), and Samantha Rowe (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP).

The session will take place on Wednesday 5 June from 11:00am to 12:30pm, and will be followed by lunch.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Hugh is the Chief Executive Officer of Three Crowns, in which capacity he is responsible for the firm’s global operations. He also serves as General Counsel to the firm.

Hugh has represented clients across a range of industries and under most major arbitral rules systems.  He has been described in Who’s Who Legal as “absolutely phenomenal”, a great strategist”, “command[ing] the respect of his peers”, and “‘very highly recommended’ for his international investment treaty and commercial arbitration work”. He is also recognised in other leading rankings and directories, including Law Dragon’s “Global Litigation 500” and Super Lawyers.

Hugh teaches international arbitration at Harvard Law School and is a co-founder of its International Arbitration Workshop.

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