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We’ll see you at the ICCA – VanIAC Conference!
The co-hosted event will bring together members of the international arbitration community in Vancouver, British Columbia, to engage with the theme
“Energy Infrastructure Disputes and Arbitration: Today and Tomorrow”.
About this Event
- Fri, 2 June 2023 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM PDT
- 7 hours 30 minutes Present Ticket Stub or Photo ID
Vancouver Convention Centre – West Building
1055 Canada Place Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
|09:00 - 09:10||Traditional Welcome|
|09:10 - 09:30||
Opening Remarks & New ICCA Initiatives
|09:30 - 11:00||New Energy Projects, New Legal Frontiers: How Clean Energy and Climate Change are Transforming Construction Disputes|
The expansion of the energy transition to address global climate change has led to growth in the number of clean energy projects globally. Although construction disputes arising from clean energy give rise to similar issues as other energy projects, the novelty of clean energy technology and its regulation has created many new technical and legal challenges. This panel will discuss traditional construction disputes over energy projects, the new legal frontiers that have arisen with the increasing number of clean energy project disputes, and the emerging construction law issues created by climate change.
|11:00 - 11:30||Break|
|11:30 - 12:30||Predicting the Future of International Energy Arbitration|
A rapid fire exchange on where energy disputes are headed, including new substantive areas of dispute and new procedural solutions.
|12:30 - 14:00||Lunch & Networking|
|14:00 - 15:15||Fueling the Future and Saving the Planet: A Debate|
Canada, the US, the EU, Australia and Japan are working in partnership to develop a global strategy around critical minerals. Canada’s Critical Minerals Strategy declares that "there is no energy transition without critical minerals". Critical minerals are those minerals, like lithium, nickel, and cobalt, that are required to power "clean" technologies, from electric vehicles to wind turbines and solar panels. Yet, extracting these minerals requires an enormous amount of energy which is likely to continue to place pressure on global carbon emission reduction goals. Can we fuel the future and also save our planet from environmental destruction?
|15:15 - 15:30||Break|
|15:30 - 16:45||Public interests in energy infrastructure disputes: Who speaks for you, me and the trees?|
Energy infrastructure projects engage many interests beyond those of the direct project participants. Theses include those of consumers, taxpayers, an array of governmental and regulatory bodies and local residents (human and non-human alike). Yet, when disputes arise, conflict is typically managed through private adjudication under project agreements. This panel will discuss what scope there is or should be for third party interests to be taken into consideration in energy infrastructure disputes between commercial parties.
16:45 - 17:00
|17:00 - 18:30||Cocktail Reception|
|Programme Updated 31-May-2023 Download|
Introducing the Conference Speakers
• Maria Chedid, Partner, Global Co-Chair International Arbitration Practice Group, Arnold & Porter, San Francisco
• Abby Cohen Smutny, Partner, Global Head of International Arbitration Practice, White & Case, Washington
• Laura Cundari, Partner, Blakes, Vancouver and Board Member, VanlAC
• Raëd Fathallah, Partner, Bredin Prat, Paris
• Alison FitzGerald, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Ottawa
• Miguel Lopez Forastier, Partner, Co-Chair Global Problem Solving, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington
• Dr. Ezra Jampole, Managing Engineer, Exponent, New York
• Doug Jones AO, Independent Arbitrator, Atkin Chambers, London/Sydney/Toronto
• Michelle MacPhee, Managing Counsel, BP International Disputes Team, London
• Jim Morrison, Partner, Peter & Kim, Sydney
• Constantine Partasides KC, Partner, Three Crowns LLP, London
• Vasuda Sinha, Counsel, Freshfields, Paris
• Ellis Ross, MLA for Skeena, British Columbia Legislative Assembly, Kitimat
• Gabriela Alvarez-Avila, Partner, DLA Piper, Mexico City
• Jessica Crow, Arbitrator, Arbitra International, London, UK
More speakers to be announced, watch this
- Craig Chiasson (BLG Vancouver)
- Tina Cicchetti (Cicchetti Arbitration)
- Joe McArthur (Blakes Vancouver and VanIAC)
Honorary Conference Co-Chairs
- Henri C. Alvarez KC, Independent Arbitrator, Vancouver Arbitration Chambers (Vancouver)
- David R. Haigh KC, Independent Arbitrator (Calgary)
Program Committee: Tina Cicchetti (Cicchetti Arbitration), Vasuda Sinha (Freshfields), Alison Fitzgerald (Norton Rose Fulbright), Joseph Chedrawe (Covington), Raed Fathallah (Bredin Prat), Stephen Drymer (Woods)
Organizing Committee: Craig Chiasson (BLG), Elsa Sardinha (VanIAC), Joe McArthur (Blakes), Alexandra Mitretodis (Fasken), Paige Burnham (BLG), Ariel Solose (Blakes)
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