Episodes 11 – 20
In this series, members of 39 Essex Chambers connect with colleagues and friends from around the world.
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Camilla ter Haar and Dr. Ashwani Kumar
Dr Ashwani Kumar and Camilla ter Haar reflect on the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on our world and what a newly emerging world might look like.
Marion Smith QC, Lucy Greenwood and Ndanga Kamau
Lucy Greenwood and Ndanga Kamau join Marion Smith QC to discuss their experiences of building a career in international dispute resolution. They also explore the challenges posed in relation to increasing the diversity in international arbitration.
Hannah McCarthy and Mark McMahon
Mark McMahon and Hannah McCarthy discuss the day-to-day reality of working from home in London after three months of quarantine. They look at the unique challenges of remote hearings, and the apparent resilience of international arbitrations. They also cover the effects of this on client relationships and general lawyer wellbeing.
Niraj Modha and the Hon. Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch
In this episode, Niraj talks with Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch. They discuss Joyce’s life in Kenya, her career as a judge and mediator, and working patterns in the ‘new normal’. Niraj and Joyce also talk about the role and future of the International Criminal Court and the significance and impact of the Black Lives Matter protests.
Peter Rees QC and Maarten Wilbers
Peter Rees QC chats to Maarten Wilbers, Deputy Legal Counsel at CERN. They discuss the establishment of CERN out of the ashes of the Second World War and its unique challenges as an intergovernmental organisation straddling the Swiss/French border. They also look at how we all came to have free use of the world wide web thanks to CERN, and what CERN is now doing in the search for the fundamental building blocks of matter.
Swee Im Tan and Brenda Horrigan
International arbitration practitioners Swee Im TAN and Brenda Horrigan chat on an array of topics, exchanging experiences from Australia and Malaysia to the USA about work, life and family.
Steven Lim and Qian Wu
Steven Lim speaks with Qian Wu, Counsel at the SIAC, about international arbitrations involving Chinese parties. They discuss particularities of arbitrations involving Chinese parties, the change in Chinese perspectives on international arbitration, pathological clauses found in arbitration agreements involving Chinese parties and how these are dealt with and the language of the arbitration involving Chinese parties and whether it is advisable to have a bilingual arbitration.
Steven Lim and Weina Ye
Steven Lim speaks with Weina Ye, International Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills Kewei, in his third conversation with Chinese arbitration practitioners on Chinese perspectives on international arbitration. Steven and Weina discuss unique aspects of the Chinese arbitration system – the concept of “foreign related elements” and the related issue of whether foreign arbitration institutions can administer arbitrations in the PRC.