Kimberly Larkin and Shaun Pereira will participate in a debate as part of Stanford International Arbitration Association’s (SIAA) inaugural Arbitration & Technology Conference.

Kimberly will act in favour of the motion “This house believes that arbitration is the best way to settle tech-related disputes”, and Shaun will be debating against this.

Hugh Carlson is part of the organising committee for the conference.

The event, which will include a keynote speech on the present and future of arbitration and technology and a discussion on blockchain in the context of arbitration, will take place virtually on Thursday 31 March from 9:15am to 12:10pm PDT / 12:15pm to 15:10pm ET / 5:15pm to 8:10pm BST.

To register, click here.


Kimberly, an associate in the Washington, DC office, represents clients in international commercial and investment arbitrations across a variety of sectors, including the technology, energy, mining and natural resources, and financial services industries. She also regularly advises States and international non-governmental organisations on public international law issues, and maintains an active pro bono practice focused on human rights advocacy before U.S. courts and administrative agencies.

Kimberly is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 US 2021 and was recently named a “Rising ADR Star” by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution.


Shaun is a senior associate in the Singapore office. He has advised and represented States, State-owned entities and multinational corporations in disputes subject to arbitration under the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and AAA-ICDR rules in proceedings across the energy, construction, and financial services sectors.

Shaun is listed in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. He teaches as Adjunct Faculty at the Singapore Management University and has published on international arbitration in leading journals, including the Journal of International Arbitration, the Lloyd’s Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, and the Civil Justice Quarterly.


Hugh is the Managing Director 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”, “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 Georgetown Law School.

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