ARBINBRIEF SEASON 1 EPISODE 1, ON 13 OCTOBER 2021
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ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Jennifer Bryant is a lawyer and Senior Associate with Noerr LLP in the Düsseldorf office. Her practice focuses on national and international litigation and arbitration. She advises and represents clients mainly in complex civil, commercial and corporate disputes before state courts and arbitral tribunals. Furthermore, she advises her clients with respect to international, especially US litigations, in particular regarding discovery proceedings in the US. In addition, Ms. Bryant acts as secretary to the arbitral tribunal. She publishes and speaks in the fields of international arbitration and corporate litigation.
Emily Hay (moderator) is a lawyer at Hanotiau & van den Berg. She acts as arbitrator, counsel, tribunal secretary and assistant to the tribunal in international commercial and investment arbitrations, both ad hoc and under a wide variety of institutional rules, spanning various industry sectors (nuclear energy, hydropower, fuel cell technology, oil and gas, banking, construction, medical devices, real estate, military equipment, consumer appliances, fast food, and aviation). Ms. Hay is also involved in court litigation related to the set-aside and enforcement of arbitral awards. Before joining Hanotiau & van den Berg Ms. Hay advised on issues of public international law, data protection and privacy at an international law firm in Brussels. Ms. Hay also spent two years in Egypt providing legal aid to refugees and asylum seekers, and has undertaken internships with Human Rights Watch and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Wendy Miles QC is a specialist in international arbitration and dispute resolution with a focus on private and public international law. With over 25 years of experience, Wendy has advised on international law matters and conducted arbitrations under all the major institutions and ad hoc. She has advised a wide range of multinationals, including corporates, sovereign States and State entities and multilateral State organisations. Wendy has assisted clients across numerous sectors, including energy, natural resources, banking, insurance, financial services, gaming, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, licensing, telecommunications and construction. She has sat as arbitrator since 2005, as sole, co-arbitrator and chair under most major arbitral institutions. Wendy has been appointed by the United Kingdom to the ICSID Panel of arbitrators and ICSID Panel of conciliators effective from 10 November 2020. In the field of climate change and finance, Wendy acts as global coordinating counsel to various major corporates in relation to climate change transition, disclosure, reporting, compliance and investment. She regularly advises investors and States in respect of climate related physical, transition and litigation risk. She works closely with a number of States in relation to climate transition regulatory structures to mobilise finance and formulate climate investment policy. She also works closely with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and has represented it at the Conferences of the Parties on climate since 2015.