Liz Snodgrass, a partner in the Washington, DC office of Three Crowns, will be a featured speaker for a discussion on “International Arbitration, Insolvency, and Third-Party Funding: The Post-Pandemic State of Affairs.” The webinar, hosted through the Center for International Legal Studies, will take place on Friday, 26 June, from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm ET.

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The expert panelists will address the foreseeability and impact of the following issues in the aftermath of COVID-19:

  • Impaired businesses seeking refuge under Force Majeure
  • Tribunals and counsel being confronted with issues concerning the bankruptcy of disputing parties
  • The largely underdeveloped interplay between international arbitration and insolvency
  • Third-party funders assuming pivotal positions
  • The concept of security for costs being discussed with greater force


Snodgrass has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and counsellor in international arbitration matters. Her practice is evenly balanced between commercial and investment treaty arbitration. Snodgrass has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities. Her clients span a wide variety of sectors, with a focus on upstream energy, power, mining, aerospace, and telecoms.

Snodgrass’ publications on international law and arbitration issues include the seminal article, “Protecting Investors’ Legitimate Expectations” in the ICSID Review. She also has authored numerous articles and book chapters on issues of arbitration practice and procedure. Snodgrass regularly guest lectures and speaks at client and industry events about arbitration issues.

Snodgrass is recognized in leading directories and rankings, including Chambers, Who’s Who Legal, and The Legal 500.


Three Crowns is a firm committed to excellence in international arbitration and international law. Founded by practice leaders with decades of experience across many different international firms, it is regarded as “one of the premier arbitration practices in the world.” Its clients—including Fortune 10 companies and sovereign states—entrust the firm with their most important disputes.

During this challenging time, the Three Crowns team across the globe is here to listen to the issues you are facing and provide advice surrounding arbitration and disputes, whether directly related to COVID-19 or otherwise. Please do not hesitate to reach out to talk through ways we can help.

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