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London Summer Arbitration School


The 2023 London Summer Arbitration School is inviting applications. It will bring together leading practitioners, academics and representatives of arbitral institutions. The school will take place on 26-30 June 2023 at the Bush House, Aldwych. Online participation is also possible.

While many are familiar with the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), fewer practitioners know about more specialised areas of international arbitration.

The interactive five-day programme will introduce participants not only to commercial arbitration but also to less well-known types of arbitration such as maritime, construction and commodities arbitration.

The participants will also engage in discussion of related career and business development opportunities with practitioners and representatives of institutions.


This year’s confirmed faculty members include:

  • Prof. Dr. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • Prof. Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, Chair of International Law and Public Law at the University of Basel in Switzerland
  • Jonathan Waters, General Counsel of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA)
  • James Clanchy, FCIArb, Six Pump Court chambers
  • Prof. Dr. Renato Nazzini, Director of the Centre of Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, King’s College London
  • Raymond Cox KC, Barrister at Fountain Court Chambers
  • Dr Gérardine Goh Escolar, Professor (Adjunct) at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore and Deputy Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
  • Wendy Miles KC, LL.M., barrister at Twenty Essex.


The school curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • ad hoc arbitration
  • maritime arbitration
  • construction arbitration
  • commodities arbitration
  • commercial arbitration
  • ethics in international arbitration
  • finance & insurance arbitration
  • climate change arbitration
  • outer space arbitration
  • investor-state arbitration
  • relationship between arbitral tribunals and domestic courts.

In addition, it will include a class on oral & written advocacy skills and a panel on careers in international arbitration with senior London-based practitioners.

Please read more and apply here.

Bush House
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG, United Kingdom
Arbitration Lab
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