With the tighter restrictions on public gathering brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the international arbitration community turned to remote hearings and proceedings for a more flexible and continuous dispute resolution. However, this “new normal” has instigated significant challenges and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) has overseen an increasing volume of dispute cases. As a result, the ICDR and other leading providers released the 2021 ICDR Rules containing updates on the existing international arbitration and mediation rules to ensure efficient dispute resolution enforcement even amidst the pandemic.

In this LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent changes in the international arbitration and mediation rules. Speakers will also examine critical issues and layout effective case management techniques for facilitating dispute settlement in a rapidly evolving legal landscape.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

  • Overview of the 2021 ICDR Rules
  • International Arbitration Trends and Developments
  • Critical Issues and Notable Cases
  • Dispute Related Case Management Techniques
  • What Lies Ahead


Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

Live Webcast



General knowledge of international arbitration laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.5 CLE

How to Claim CLE Credits Per State:

CLE State Requirements:

Speaker Panel:

Justin Lee, Counsel
Wuersch & Gering LLP

Justin is a dispute resolution attorney who represents domestic and international clients in arbitration and business litigation matters across a number of sectors, including banking, finance, technology, construction, oil and gas, mining, casino gaming, and factoring.

Justin began his legal career as an appellate attorney at the nationally acclaimed Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia where he managed all aspects of appellate litigation in Public Defender Service cases before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.  His next two roles were as a litigation associate at Hogan Lovells US LLP, where he managed complex disputes and investigations for Fortune 500 companies, and as a foreign associate in the international arbitration group at Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría, where he managed domestic arbitrations and international arbitrations for clients with disputes in Chile.  His most recent position was as an associate in the international arbitration group at White & Case LLP, where he was responsible for managing commercial and investor-state arbitrations, including ICC, ICSID, SIAC, AAA and JAMS.

Justin is licensed to practice law in England & Wales, New York, and Washington, D.C.

John Michael McNutt, Senior Litigation Advisor & Of Counsel
Lazareff Le Bars

Michael is a Senior Litigation Advisor & Of Counsel with more than 20 years practice in investment and commercial arbitration.

Michael McNutt has been assisting in settlement of investment disputes and complex arbitrations for over 20 years in the World Bank (ICSID), ICC, UNCITRAL and as well as in domestic proceedings in UK High Court, French, United States, and New Zealand courts.

Michael has significant experience in relevant offshore jurisdictions, including most UK offshore centers (IOM, Jersey, BVI, Cayman Islands, etc.), Caribbean jurisdictions, Malta, Cyprus and the United Arab Emirates during the same period. Relevant investor State cases in which Michael was lead strategist together with lead counsel include Noble Ventures v Romania, EDF v Romania, Emmis Radio v Hungary, Novera v Bulgaria, Mezzanine & Danubius v Hungary and a pending Strasbourg case (and related investment treaty claim) against Hungary. Michael is also actively involved in commercial litigation and enforcement cases involving UAE, Senegal, United States, France, Italy, Ireland, Bulgaria and Isle of Man, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and others.

Penny Madden, Partner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Penny Madden is an English qualified Queen’s Counsel and serves as Co-Partner-in-Charge of the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. She has a wide range of experience in all key aspects of international arbitration with particular expertise in shareholder, telecommunications, SPA, energy, international trade and insurance disputes. In addition to representing clients as counsel and advocate, Ms. Madden regularly sits as an arbitrator. Ms. Madden also has significant experience in high court litigation, enforcement proceedings and regulatory investigations, and frequently advises European companies registered in the United Kingdom and/or the United States on complex multi-jurisdictional regulatory enforcement issues.

She is a member of the LCIA, CIArb, the Financial Sector Arbitration Group and the editorial board of Commercial Dispute Resolution. She writes and lectures on a wide variety of arbitration issues and is the international arbitration specialist for the Diplomatic Book and Website for foreign Embassies and High Commissions.


Justin LeeCounsel

Wuersch & Gering LLP

  • Impact of COVID-19 on international arbitration/cross-broader disputes;
  • COVID-19 “defenses” to breach of contract – force majeure, frustration, change of circumstances clauses;
  • Calculating Damages in the COVID Age.

John Michael McNuttSenior Litigation Advisor & Of Counsel

Lazareff Le Bars


Penny MaddenPartner

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Date & Time:

Monday, November 15, 2021

3:00 pm to 4:30 pm (ET)

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Who Should Attend:

  • Arbitration Lawyers and Practitioners
  • Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers
  • Dispute Resolution Lawyers
  • International Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Corporate Attorneys
  • General Counsel
  • Legal Executives


Justin LeeCounsel
Wuersch & Gering LLP
John Michael McNuttSenior Litigation Advisor & Of Counsel
Lazareff Le Bars
Penny MaddenPartner
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



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