International Arbitration: Technical Disputes and their Quantification

Event Details
Date & Time
20 May 2022 11:15 - 16:00 CEST

In-Person / Online Event
Palazzo Emilio Turati, via Meravigli 9/b, 20123, Milano


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Date: 20 May 2022
Time: 11.15 – 16.00 CEST
Venue: Palazzo Emilio Turati, via Meravigli 9/b, 20123, Milano / Online

Join this event – either face to face or remotely – to learn first-hand from expert practitioners more about the benefits of effective collaboration among experts and the legal team in International Arbitration.

Through an explanation of the process of analysing and quantifying technical disputes from contributors including SLCG, HKA, Omni Bridgeway and MDisputes, with perspectives from leading arbitration institution representatives such as ICC and CAM, attendees will gain insight into how international arbitration can provide successful outcomes to address commercial challenges between parties in complex technical disputes. In addition to an explanation of methods adopted, case study examples will be provided followed by Q&A and discussion.

Two sessions respectively covering the technical issues and related quantification will be complemented by a lunch and guest speakers providing insights together with opportunities for networking amongst guests.


This event has been awarded 2 CPD credits by the Italian Bar Association.

Chair: Toby Hunt, Partner, HKA

11:15 CEST – Welcome
Co – organizers and ILA Italy representatives

11:30 – Keynote

Alexis Mourre, Partner, MCG Arbitration, Paris 

11:45 – Panel discussion “Getting the best out of the experts” 
Experts can play a central role in an arbitration, whether they advise behind the scenes or testify in proceedings. The Tribunal will be looking for relevant guidance that will assist it with its task of determining the dispute. This session will provide insight into the role experts play, their relationship with the parties, other experts, and the Tribunal, and approaches when using experts directed at greater efficiency in process and outcomes.

ModeratorMichael McIlwrath, Founder & CEO, MDisputes; ILA Italy Committee member
Kathryn S. Siebke, Partner, SLCG, Florence
Franco Mastrandrea, Partner, HKA, London
Edoardo Marcenaro, Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs, Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks

12:45 Networking lunch

14:15 – “The importance of Italy for international technical disputes”
Pedro Arcoverde, Counsel, ICC Court, Paris 

14:30 – Panel discussion “Quantification: navigating factors and variables”
Issues requiring expert evidence will vary hugely from dispute to dispute including those addressed by financial or accountancy experts on complex damages, M&A and pricing disputes etc. This session will focus on the importance of determining the real value when quantifying technical disputes and on what some of the factors are that can impact on that.

Catherine Rogers, Law Professor, Bocconi University School of Law, Milan – Moderator
Roberto Calabresi, Partner, SLCG, Milan
Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA, London
Jurriaan Braat, Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA, Omni Bridgeway, Geneva
Dominique Speekenbrink, Vice President Litigation, ABB Group, Zurich

15:30 – “The experience of the Milan Arbitration Chamber on technical disputes”
Benedetta Coppo, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Rome office

16:00 – Closing

Chair and Moderators

Toby Hunt – Chair
Partner & Head of Europe

Michael McIlwrath – Moderator
Founder & CEO, MDisputes;
ILA Committee Member

Catherine Rogers – Moderator
Law Professor
Bocconi University School of Law


Pedro Arcoverde
Counsel, ICC Court

Kathryn S. Siebke 
Partner, SLCG

Franco Mastrandrea
Partner, HKA

Edoardo Marcenaro
Head of Legal and Corporate Affairs
Enel Global Infrastructure and Networks

Benedetta Coppo
Milan Chamber of Arbitration

Roberto Calabresi
Partner, SLCG

Colin Johnson
Partner, HKA

Jurriaan Braat
Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA, Omni Bridgeway

Dominique Speekenbrink
Vice President Litigation, ABB Group

Alexis Mourre
Partner, MCG Arbitration

Event Details
Date & Time
20 May 2022 11:15 - 16:00 CEST

In-Person / Online Event
Palazzo Emilio Turati, via Meravigli 9/b, 20123, Milano


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