January 2016 – Three premier institutions are joining forces to present a highly regarded energy arbitration program this week in Houston, Texas. The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL), and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have developed a program that will address the essential current influences on arbitration in the energy sector today. Two Chaffetz Lindsey partners have been invited to speak at this event, which will take place January 14-15, 2016, at the Omni Houston Hotel.
On Thursday, January 14th at 4:00 pm, Jennifer Permesly will speak on cybersecurity and data privacy alongside Jonathan Fairtlough (Managing Director, Cyber Security and Investigations, Kroll, Los Angeles) and Melinda L. McLellan (BakerHostetler, New York) in a panel moderated by Robert Carlton (Haynes and Boone, LLP, Houston). This session will analyze the impact of recent breaches of cybersecurity and data privacy on the arbitration community and discuss how such breaches can be avoided in the future.
On January 15th at 2:30 pm, Aníbal Sabater will speak at a panel session titled “Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings In Oil & Gas Disputes” alongside Rocío Digón (Managing Director and Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, SICANA, Inc., New York) and Mark W. Friedman (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York). Moderated by Kevin O’Gorman, (Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP, Houston), this panel will discuss the utility emergency arbitrators can have in oil and gas cases, as well as what standards and procedures govern the granting of emergency relief. Also up for discussion by this panel is whether courts can enforce emergency arbitrator rulings.
Chaffetz Lindsey is proud to be a sponsor of the Winter Roundtable for this event, which is taking place at 3:05 on Thursday, January 14th.
For more information about the 3rd Annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Energy Arbitration, click here.