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Event occurred on: 1-19-2023 to 1-20-2023

Back to the Future or The New Normal (No, This Is Not a Panel on Virtual Hearings)

Time: 2:20 PM - 3:10 PM CST

At the upcoming 11th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration, Caroline Richard, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, will moderate a panel titled “Back to the Future or the New Normal (No, This Is Not a Panel on Virtual Hearings)”

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The past few years have seen many disruptions to the way we typically practice energy arbitration, resulting from restrictions on travel and gathering in person during the height of the pandemic. There were obvious downsides, but necessity was also the mother of innovation when it came to proactive case management. Anecdotally, we saw tribunals demonstrating greater openness to procedural techniques such as bifurcation and early dispositive motions in order to make such progress on cases as was possible even without a full, in-person merits hearing. This panel will evaluate whether we should want to return to pre-pandemic approaches to such techniques, or whether the forced experiment of the past few years has yielded valuable case management insights that we should take forward into the “new normal.”

The event will take place on Friday, January 20th from 2:20pm to 3:10pm. Other speakers include; J. Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers, Toronto, Ema Vidak Gojković, Independent Arbitrator, New York, and Pedro José Izquierdo, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York. 

The 11th ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration will be taking place in Houston, Texas, and it is an opportunity to reflect on how the concentrated disruptions of recent years have interacted with recent trends in the energy markets and in the practice of energy arbitration.

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1-19-2023 to 1-20-2023

Event location

Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX

Freshfields speakers

Caroline Richard

Partner, Freshfields

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