Al Suwaidi & Company is proud to have participated in the CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017 held at the Hotel Marriott Champs Elysees in Paris, France. Organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the International Arbitration Conference this year focused on the “Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration” as its theme. Compelling keynote speeches and addresses were given by Guy Canivet, Member of the French Constitutional Council and former President of the French Cour de Cassation, Nabil Elaraby, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and Patron of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Pierre Tercier, Emeritus Professor of the University of Fribourg, George Bermann, Director for the Center of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration and Professor of Law at Columbia Law School and the heads and officers of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, spearheaded by Nayla Comair-Obeid, President of CIArb.
Al Suwaidi & Company lawyers Suneer Kumar, Vida Grace Serrano and Rohat Jumani participated in discussions and panels during the course of the conference covering the role of legislation in developing and sustaining an arbitration friendly seat, strategic choices in drafting arbitration agreements, civil and common law styles in advocacy and perspectives on synergies, divergence/convergence between civil and common law. Through this conference, Al Suwaidi & Company continues to enhance its market leading proposition and competencies in the field of international arbitration. Al Suwaidi & Company, a leading law firm in the Middle East, and its Managing Partner, Mohammed Alsuwaidi, are recognized arbitrators and counsels in the Dubai International Financial Center – London Court of International Arbitration (DIFC-LCIA), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID).
Ms. Vida Grace, Mr. Rohat Jumani and Mr. Suneer Kumar at the CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017 in Paris, France