Three Crowns partner Scott Vesel, and counsel Ilija Mitrev Penushliski, will be speaking at a two-day online international arbitration conference, “Business and Arbitration in an Era of Globalization: Challenges and Perspectives.” The event will take place on May 11 – 12 and is organised by the Economic Chamber of North Macedonia.

Scott will speak on day 1 of the conference on Tuesday, 11 May at 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm CEST (BST +1) on “Panel III: The Use of Arbitration in Key Sectors,” and will discuss hot topics in infrastructure disputes. On Wednesday, 12 May, day 2 of the conference, Ilija will moderate “Panel V: Legitimacy of International Arbitration,” at 11:35 am – 12:20 pm CEST.

For the conference program, please click here. To register, please click here.


Scott, a partner in the firm’s Bahrain office, has a decade and a half of experience handling complex international investment and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas, construction, energy, mining, technology, and agribusiness sectors. In addition to his private practice in international arbitration, he has served as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of State and in an international organisation. He is qualified as an attorney in New York and as a barrister in England & Wales.

Scott has been recognised in various publications, including Who’s Who Legal every year since 2016, the inaugural 2019 Legal 500 UK Arbitration Powerlistand Lawdragon’s 2021 Global Litigation 500.


Ilija, counsel in the firm’s Paris office, has represented clients in international arbitrations conducted under all major arbitration rules. His practice focuses on complex investment and commercial arbitrations, particularly in the energy sector. Ilija has also advised States in the context of the renegotiations of their bilateral investment treaties and, more generally, on public international law issues.

Ilija is featured in Who’s Who Legal 2020 and 2021 – Arbitration as a Future Leader, which hails him as “one of the most outstanding legal minds of his generation,” someone who “knows the cases inside out,” and a “’truly remarkable’ arbitration lawyer who ‘has an impressive ability to manage very complex cases and to develop strategy’.”

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