Three Crowns will host a panel on the topic of “Fixing what ain’t broke: does the Arbitration Act 1996 really need reform?” in collaboration with 3VB, as part of London International Disputes Week 2023.

This session will feature Leilah Bruton speaking alongside Mark Wassouf (Barrister, 3VB), Sapfo Constantatos (Senior Legal Counsel, Standard Chartered Bank), and Natalie Sheehan (Chief Counsel Copper, Rio Tinto), with Ali Malek KC (Barrister, 3VB) acting as session chair.

The panel will explore the Law Commission’s proposed reforms of the 1996 Arbitration Act and whether those reforms are necessary. Panellists will discuss whether the expectations of users of international arbitration have changed in recent years and give their views on whether the proposals will help or hinder London’s pre-eminence as an arbitral seat.

The hybrid event will take place on Wednesday 17 May from 10:00 am to 11:00 am BST.

To find out more and to register, click here.


Leilah is a partner in our London office. She has extensive experience representing corporations on the resolution of complex disputes involving investment treaties and contractual relationships, with a particular focus on disputes in the oil & gas, mining, and telecoms sectors.

Leilah has been named a Who’s Who Legal: Future Leader for 2018-2023, in which peers and clients described her as “one of the most efficient practitioners” and as having “outstanding leadership skills”. Leilah has also been recognised as a Next Generation Partner for both international arbitration and public international law in The Legal 500 UK 2023, and a Rising Star in The Legal 500’s International Arbitration Powerlist 2019 for the UK.

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