Preventing and Resolving Disputes: Current Issues and Key Considerations for Users of Mediation and Arbitration

CPR in London

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Shearman & Sterling LLP
9 Appold St, London EC2A 2AP

International disputes – both commercial and those between investors and States – are an increasingly controversial and complex dimension of a global marketplace. At this CPR seminar, hosted by Shearman & Sterling LLP, a panel of distinguished practitioners and in-house counsel discussed current issues and latest trends in dispute prevention and resolution, as well as key considerations for corporations, in Europe, the U.S., and beyond. Topics included the latest developments regarding investor-state arbitration, third-party funding, class-arbitration, mediation, and attacks on arbitration. This event focused on the user's perspective: providing practical insights on the state of play as well as how corporations can best leverage the tools of mediation and arbitration to their benefit. The panel discussion was followed by a light reception.  


  • 5:30 pm – Registration 
  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm – Program 
  • 7:30 pm – Reception 

Welcome:            Olivier P. André, Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services, CPR

Moderator:        Jeremy K. Sharpe, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Speakers included:

o    Noah Hanft, President & CEO, CPR & Former General Counsel, MasterCard
o    Mark S. McNeill, Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
o    Kai-Uwe Karl, Executive Counsel – Litigation, GE Oil & Gas & CPR European Advisory Board Member
o    Tom Miles, Legal Counsel, Global Litigation - Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Shell [Invited]