Developments in the Arbitration Law of England & Wales: Impact on Arbitration Globally and London’s Place in the World

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 17, 2023, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM GMT


Debevoise & Plimpton, 65 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NQ





The Law Commission of England and Wales has recently published two consultation papers containing its proposals for reform of the Arbitration Act 1996. Our diverse panel of experts (including former UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith KC PC and former UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger KC PC) will consider how the arbitration legislation of a jurisdiction impacts whether it is chosen as a seat. We will ask what London needs to do to keep its place as a pre-eminent arbitral seat and whether the Law Commission’s proposals are sufficient to achieve that objective, particularly in the context of competition from other jurisdictions and from the perspective of international users of arbitration. This event is an LIDW23 member-hosted event and is being co-hosted by Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Nishith Desai Associates.


Do you have specific questions you would like addressed? If so, please email Debevoise Events, and we will address them in the Panel Discussion or follow up separately.

Flow of the session

11:00 am (GMT) – 11:30 am (GMT)


11:30 am (GMT) – 01:00 pm (GMT)

Panel Discussion

01:00 pm (GMT) – 02:00 pm (GMT)



Lord Goldsmith KC PC

Chair of European and Asian Litigation

Debevoise & Plimpton

Former UK Attorney General


Lord Neuberger KC PC

Independent Arbitrator One Essex Court

Former President, UK Supreme Court


Camilla Godman

Investment Manager Senior Legal Counsel

Omni Bridgeway


Vyapak Desai

Practice Leader

Nishith Desai Associates


Alipak Banerjee

Practice Leader

Nishith Desai Associates


Shreya Aren


Debevoise & Plimpton


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