Conference Programme 2018


9.00 - 9.30

Opening of conference and welcome address

9.15 - 9.45

Stephen Jagusch QC, Quinn Emanuel

9.45 - 11.00

Session 1 - The psychology of persuasion within arbitration


Speakers include:

Ruth Byrne, King & Spalding

Duncan Matthews QC, 20 Essex Street

Michael Collins SC, Bar of Ireland

Professor Janet Walker, Arbitration Place & Outer Temple

Tony Cole, University of Leicester

11.00 - 11.30


11.30 - 12.45

Session 2 - Conduct within the arbitration process, including the conduct of arbitrators,counsel and witnesses


Speakers include:

Mr. Justice David Barniville, High Court of Ireland

Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills 

Colleen Hanley, 20 Essex Street

Philip Clifford QC, Latham and Watkins

Ronnie Barnes, Cornerstone Research

John Gaffney, Al Tamimi & Co

Colm McInerney, Skadden


12.45 - 2.00


2.00 - 3.15

Session 3 - Choice of law in commercial contracts: the perspective of corporate counsel


Speakers include:

Judith Lawless, McCann Fitzgerald  

Siobhán Moriarty, General Counsel & Company Secretary, Diageo

Anne-Marie Bohan, Matheson

Patrick Leonard SC, Bar of Ireland



3.15 - 3.30


3.30 - 4.45

Session 4 - Arbitral Awards: The good, the bad and the ugly

Speakers include:

Louis Flannery QC, Stephenson Harwood

Paul Gardiner SC, Bar of Ireland

Matthew H. Adler, Pepper Hamilton

Dionysios Pantazis, General Counsel, Huawei

Anne-Karin Grill, Vavrovsky Heine Marth


4.45 - 5.30

Session 5 - Rules based decision makers - what sport can teach us?


Speakers include:


Emily Beatty, World Cup Hockey Finalist 2018

Donal Courtney, Former International Rugby Referee

Ray O'Connor, Former International Hockey Umpire

Susan Ahern BL, Bar of Ireland


5.30 - 5.45

Close of conference