Simon Consedine will speak on the “Practical Session: Drafting the Procedural Order and the First Hearing: Workshop on investor-State and International Commercial Arbitration on How to Draft the Procedural Order” panel at Washington Arbitration Week 2023 (WAW).

The workshop covers various topics, including the structure and content of the procedural order, the allocation of time for each stage of the arbitration process, and the use of technology in arbitration. The first hearing will also be discussed, as well as the importance of setting the tone for the arbitration process. The workshop aims to equip participants with necessary skills and knowledge to draft effective procedural orders and conduct efficient first hearings in investor-state and international commercial arbitration.

Simon will speak alongside panellists Staci Gellman (Crowell and Moring) and José García Cueto (Clifford Chance). The panel will be moderated by Charles B. Rosenberg (Squire Patton Boggs).

Simon’s panel will take place on Wednesday 29 November 2023 at 16:30-17:45pm EST at Dechert LLP, Washington, DC.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Simon is counsel in the Washington, DC office. He has significant experience in commercial arbitration and investment arbitrations, having represented clients across a wide range of sectors.

Simon co-authored the chapter “Fair and Equitable Treatment: Legitimate Expectations and Transparency” in ICSID’s 50th anniversary text Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID. He sits on the Banking and Financial Services Committee for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Simon is recognised in Who’s Who Legal as a global leader for Arbitration, which highlights that his “analytical skills, clear communication style, and legal expertise make him a strong practitioner” and that “he has the ability to articulate issues in a clear, concise manner”, noting “he is confident and sharp”. Simon has been recognised for International Arbitration in The Legal 500 US since 2020 and clients have described him as having “formidable analytical skills and great client service”.

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