ICC Canada – Navigating the Grey: Conflicts of Interest

This session will help you make more informed decisions when applying the multitude of laws, rules and guidelines on conflicts of interest.

Following a keynote address, the panel will debate key conflict issues through the perspective of counsel, arbitrators and institutions. Topics will include when to challenge an arbitrator, whether actual knowledge of a conflict matters, and views of independence and impartiality in different legal systems and institutions. The discussion will also address the new IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, the ICC’s guidance on conflict disclosures by arbitrators and recent case law from across the globe.


Anne Marie Whitesell, Professor and Faculty Director of the Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution at Georgetown University Law Center, Arbitrator with Arbitration Place and former Secretary General of the ICC Court of International Arbitration

Paul Di Pietro, Counsel, International Court of Arbitration at International Chamber of Commerce

Amal Bouchenaki, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills (New York)

Lauren Friedman, Partner at King & Spalding (New York)

Moderator: Scott Lucyk, Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP


Jun 04 2024


9:10 am - 10:10 am


The National Club
303 Bay Street, Toronto