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Selected speaking engagements

  • Speaker, ICC YAF Global Conference: Workshop on the Conduct of Arbitral Proceedings, London, England, June 2019
  • Speaker, GAR Live Frankfurt: panel on “GAR Live question time”, Frankfurt, Germany, May 2019
  • Co-organizer, ICC YAF conference “Interim Measures and Security for Costs in International Arbitration”, Vilnius, Lithuania, March 2019
  • Speaker, DIS40 and German-Russian lawyers’ association (DRJV) conference “Dispute resolution in CIS-related business transactions”, panel on investment arbitration in the CIS, Frankfurt, Germany, February 2019
  • Speaker, Swedish Arbitration Association conference “Expedited arbitrations: fast justice or forced adjudication?”, Stockholm, Sweden, January 2019
  • Co-organizer, ICC YAF conference “State v Investor: a battle of procedure”, Prague, Czech Republic, October 2018
  • Speaker, ICC-FIDIC conference, panel on “ICC Emergency Arbitrator in construction disputes”, Tbilisi, Georgia, September 2018
  • Co-organizer and moderator, ICC YAF/ICDR Y&I/RCAN/UAA joint event “The New York Convention: present achievements and future challenges”, Kiev, Ukraine, September 2018
  • Speaker, Kiev Arbitration Days, “The science or fiction of legal technology: time to adjust”, presentation on “AI as arbitrator: panacea or problematic”, Kiev, Ukraine, September 2018
  • Moderator, ICC YAF Europe Regional conference, “Third-party funding in practice”, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2018
  • Speaker, ASA below 40 Spring Seminar “Construction Arbitration”, presentation on “The expert-tribunal and expert-expert relationships”, Geneva, Switzerland, June 2018
  • Speaker, St. Petersburg International Legal Forum, panel on “Investment arbitration: how to ensure fair play between foreign investors and host States?” and panel on “Due process paranoia”, St. Petersburg, Russia, May 2018
  • Speaker, Arbitral Women event on “Improving diversity in international arbitration”, London, England, March 2018
  • Speaker, ICC YAF conference “Show me the money – the enforcement of arbitral awards”, presentation on “Enforcement against State assets”, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2018;
  • Speaker, ICC Prague Arbitration Days, presentation on “The role of the “seat” in international arbitration”, Prague, Czech Republic, February 2018
  • Co-organizer and speaker, ICC YAF conference on the occasion of VIS Pre-Moot, presentation on “Confidentiality and transparency in commercial and investment arbitration”, Riga, Latvia, February 2018
  • Lecturer, NILS Annual International Arbitration Conference, lecture on “Selection of arbitrators: independence and impartiality”, Kings College London, England, February 2018
  • Speaker, C5 conference “International dispute resolution involving Russian and CIS parties”, roundtable discussion on “Costs in International Arbitration and Litigation: Top Tips for Managing “Claimant-Lawyer-Funder” Tri-Partite Relationship”, London, England, January 2018
  • Lecturer, “Balancing transparency and confidentiality in investment arbitration”, the Latvian State Chancellery, Riga, Latvia, January 2018
  • Co-organizer, ICC YAF conference on “The arbitrator’s duty to disclose potential conflicts”, Zurich, Switzerland, December 2017
  • Co-organizer and moderator, ICC YAF/Young ICCA workshop on “Key steps for efficient advocacy in international arbitration”, Kiev, Ukraine, November 2017
  • Speaker, ICC Bulgaria National Committee conference, panel on “Time and cost management in international arbitration”, Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2017
  • Organizer and moderator, ICC YAF conference on “Selected issues of party non-participation in international arbitration”, Vilnius, Lithuania, October 2017
  • Moderator, ICC YAF Global conference, session entitled “There’s something about arbitration”; debate on expedited proceedings and the introduction of dispositive motions in arbitration, New York City, USA, June 2017
  • Co-organizer, ICC YAF conference on  “Cost allocation – selected issues”, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2017
  • Speaker, Ukrainian Arbitration Association (UAA) Arbitration School, lecture on “Initiation of arbitration. Request for Arbitration. Answer to Request. Appointment of arbitrator. Independence and impartiality of arbitrators. Challenging and replacing arbitrators”, Kiev, Ukraine, April 2017
  • Speaker, SCC conference on “Filing an investment claim: strategic choices and practical steps”, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2017
  • Speaker, Mumbai Center for International Arbitration (MCIA), Young MCIA training day, lecture on “investment arbitration”, Mumbai, India, February 2017
  • Speaker, C5 conference “International dispute resolution involving Russian and CIS parties”, presentation on “Third-party funding, conflict of interest and disclosure”, London, England, January 2017
  • Speaker, ICC YAF/ YIAG/ ICDR Y&I/ UAA conference “Light in the tunnel of ethics? Regulation of counsel conduct in international arbitration”, Kiev, Ukraine, November 2016
  • Speaker, Mumbai Center for International Arbitration Inaugural Conference, roundtable on “Hot topics in international arbitration”, Mumbai, India, October 2016
  • Speaker, European Society of International Law 12th Annual Conference, presentation on “Baltic states and international investment law”, Riga, Latvia September 2016
  • Speaker, SCC conference on “Investment arbitration under the SCC Rules”, presentation on “Transparency and the Mauritius Convention”, Frankfurt, Germany, March 2016
  • Speaker, 74th conference of the University of Latvia, plenary session, “Striving for balance in ISDS: State counterclaims”, Riga, Latvia, February 2016
  • Speaker, ICC Lex Mercatoria Forum, “Challenge of arbitrators in the ICC International Court of Arbitration”, Minsk, Belarus, November 2015
  • Moderator, GIAC Arbitration Days – Regional Development of Arbitration, panel of “Dos and don’ts of acting as an arbitrator” and speaker, Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop, Tbilisi, Georgia, October 2015
  • Keynote speaker, ICC’s Young Arbitrators’ Forum (ICC YAF) and Young Arbitrators Copenhagen (YAC) conference on “Independence and impartiality: the new IBA Guidelines”, lecture on “The challenge of preventing challenges: Independence and impartiality in the next decade”, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2015
  • Moderator, C5 conference “Women leaders in dispute resolution”, London, England, June 2015
  • Organizer and speaker, London Court of International Arbitration and Young ICCA joint conference, lecture on “Commercial and investment arbitration: similarities and differences”, New Delhi, India, November 2013
  • Speaker, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) conference on “The interplay of private and public paradigms in  international investment arbitration”, Frankfurt, Germany, October 2013
  • Main organizer and moderator, Young ICCA and Milan Arbitration Chamber joint conference on “Tips for conducting a successful arbitration”, panel on “Drafting arbitration clauses, choosing the tribunal and effective oral advocacy”, Milan, Italy, October 2013
  • Organizer and speaker, Young ICCA International Arbitration Training Day for Practitioners, lectures on “Arbitral proceedings” and “Investment arbitration”, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 2013
  • Co-lecturer (with V V Veeder QC), ICCA Roadshow on the Application of the New York Convention, workshop for the Georgian Supreme and Appellate Court judges, Tbilisi, Georgia, June 2013
  • Speaker, DIS Baltic Arbitration Days 2013 – Arbitration in corporate and finance disputes, presentation on “Reps and warranties and knowledge of the purchaser and due diligence in corporate acquisitions”, Riga, Latvia, May 2013
  • Speaker, seminar on international trade law, organized by the Centre for International Legal Studies (CILS) and the Iranian Central Bar Association, lecture on “The impact of economic sanctions on contracts and on the arbitral process”, Tehran, Iran, April 2013
  • Moderator, Young Practitioners’ Symposium, co-organized by the IBA, YIAG and ALARB on the occasion of IBA Arbitration Day, Bogotà, Colombia, February 2013
  • Organizer and moderator, ICC’s Young Arbitrators’ Forum (YAF): “Arbitration in the field of commodities training”, panel on “Current issues in the oil & gas sector”, Geneva, Switzerland January 2013
  • Speaker, Young Arbitration Practitioners (YAP) conference, panel on “Simpler, cheaper, faster: Arbitration in an impatient world”, paper on “One arbitrator? What the user wants”, Singapore, June 2012
  • Co-moderator, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) conference, panel on “Relationship between international arbitration and the national judge”, Singapore, June 2012
  • Speaker, Centre of International Legal Studies (CILS) Arbitration Symposium, paper on “Enforcement of commercial arbitral awards through investment arbitration. A mock case.”, Salzburg, Austria, May 2012
  • Speaker, ICC YAF, paper on “Controlling and determining arbitration costs under the new ICC Rules”, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2011
  • Speaker, 24th Biennial World Jurist Association’s Congress, panel on Bilateral Investment Treaties, paper on “BIT shopping: Abuse of process or a fact of life?”, Prague, Czech Republic, November 2011
  • Speaker, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in EU Law and Governance, King’s College London: Young Scholars Workshop, paper on “The Lisbon Treaty and the future of EU Bilateral Investment Treaties”, London, England, September 2011
  • Visiting Lecturer, courses on “International dispute settlement” and “State responsibility under international law” Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga, Latvia, February 2009-September 2009
  • Speaker, LUISS University, workshop on the “human rights obligations of private military and security companies: Arbitrability of disputes arising in this context”, Rome, Italy, November 2008
  • Speaker, Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia Conference on International Treaty Law, paper on “Interpretation of Bilateral Investment Treaties”, Riga, Latvia, October 2008
  • Speaker, conference on Arbitration in the Baltics, paper on “Ensuring the quality of awards: Jura Novit Curia or how do international arbitrators determine the content of the applicable law”, Riga, Latvia, May 2007
  • Speaker, conference on flexibility of international investment law, paper on the “Consideration of ‘exceptional circumstances’ in the application of legal norms by arbitral tribunals”, Florence, Italy, March 2006.