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“A Virtual Debate on Virtual Hearings” CIArb YMG Event Features Rainbow Williams and Lidia Rezende

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June 2020 — On June 24th at 10am ET, CIArb’s Young Members Group is hosting “A Virtual Debate on Virtual Hearings.” Chaffetz Lindsey is pleased to co-sponsored this event, which will feature two of our attorneys, Rainbow Willard and Lidia Rezende, as panelists.

This event will bring together young practitioners from Geneva, London, New York and Dubai for a lively and engaging debate regarding the future of virtual arbitration hearings.  Practitioners will draw on their experience from some of the first virtual hearings held post-Covid to debate whether these virtual hearings should continue to be widely used after public health concerns dissipate.  Viewers will have the opportunity to vote at the close of the debate, as well as to pose questions and make comments during a Q&A session to follow.


  • Moderator: Rahul Donde (YMG Global Steering Committee, ‎Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva)
  • Debaters:
    • Peter Anagnostou (YMG Global Steering Committee, DLA Piper, Dubai)
    • Lidia Rezende (Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)
    • Maria Scott (DLA Piper, London)
    • Rainbow Willard (YMG Global Steering Committee, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)

Event Details

  • Length: 1 hour (introduction 5 minutes, debate 40 minutes, vote and questions 15 minutes)
  • Registration information:
    • This event will be hosted on the Zoom platform.
    • To register for this event, please click here.
    • All attendees will receive an email containing the Zoom log-in credentials in advance of the program.
    • For questions about this event, please email Ellen Page at
  • Click here for a downloadable brochure.

NOTE: The debate will be recorded.  However, please note that debaters will take positions to create a lively and engaging dialogue.  The debate will be held under the Chatham House Rule and the positions the debaters take will not necessarily reflect the debaters’ own personal views or positions, nor those of their respective firms.



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