Todd Wetmore will be participating in a debate at the ICC Canada 2021 Annual International Arbitration Conference on the subject of artificial intelligence in arbitration. Todd will be opposite Sophie Nappert of 3 Verulam Buildings in a debate on the theme of “Our Brave New World – the Artificial Arbitrator”.

The propositions for debate will include:

  • Whether artificial adjudication may supplant human arbitrators or instead human agency is necessary to achieve a just resolution of disputes;
  • Whether decision-maker bias can be eliminated through artificial adjudication or will inevitably be continued by it; and
  • Whether artificial adjudication has a certain future, and if so whether it will erode trust and legitimacy in the arbitral process.

The virtual session will be moderated by Sarah McEachern of BLG on Friday 24 September from 12:45 to 1:40pm ET (-5 BST).

To find out more and to register, please click here.


Todd, a partner in the Paris office, has over 25 years of experience handling some of the most challenging and complex commercial cases, appearing as counsel or arbitrator in over 60 major international arbitrations across a wide variety of sectors, including construction, energy, technology, manufacturing, mining, and commodities. 

Chambers has noted that Todd “is highly rated by market observers” and that clients remark “his intellectual capability and client service are striking”, adding that he is “furiously bright, gets very deep into case details, and is very passionate about his work”. He is listed as a “Leading Individual” in International Arbitration by The Legal 500, where he is described as “tireless, very intelligent, and pragmatic,” also noting that “construction litigation has no secrets to him”. He is also recognised in Who’s Who Legal as a “Thought Leader” in arbitration, construction, and energy law.

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