Virtual Hearings in a Virtual World (Webinar)

DIFC Academy in collaboration with 33 Bedford Row Chambers presents a webinar on Virtual Hearings in a Virtual World. This course will consider in depth, and from a practical perspective, the subject of virtual and hybrid hearings in arbitration.


Virtual Hearings in a Virtual World - 400.00 AED
From : 03 Nov 2021 01:00 PM || To : 03 Nov 2021 03:00 PM

Our experienced speakers will explore and discuss the following topics:

  1. International protocols, guidelines and guidance notes for effective and secure virtual and hybrid hearings
  2. Key finds from the ICCA Country Reports on whether a right to a physical hearing exists
  3. Institutional arbitration rules relating to virtual hearings
  4. A range of practical issues that arise for arbitration counsel and arbitrators in virtual and hybrid hearings, including the use of independent virtual and hybrid case managers
  5. Ways to be as effective as possible in virtual and hybrid hearings, whether as counsel, arbitrator or expert witness

There will be a focus in the course on the emerging future for virtual and hybrid hearings, including the various options for hybrid hearings to fit the circumstances of the case and the participants. The presentations will include practical tips for preparation, and for the testimony of virtual witnesses. A highlight of the course will be a video presentation by several experienced Arbitration Place virtual case managers, “Tips and Techniques for Effective Virtual Hearings”.


The Honourable BARRY LEON FCIArb

Arbitrator, Mediator | 33 Bedford Row Chambers

The Honourable Barry Leon FCIArb, a Canadian, is an independent arbitrator and mediator with Arbitrators@33BedfordRow (London), Arbitration Place (Canada), and Caribbean Arbitrators. He is an International Mediation Institute Certified Mediator and on AAA’s National Roster of Arbitrators. As Presiding Judge, British Virgin Islands Commercial Court (2015–2018), Barry presided over international commercial and corporate disputes involving parties from around the world. He was a Partner and International Arbitration Group Head at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall (2009–2015) and until 2009, a Litigation and Dispute Resolution Partner with Torys. Barry was Chair, ICC Canada Arbitration Committee and is an International Academy of Trial Lawyers Fellow. Involvements include Canadian Bar Association’s ICSID Working Group (Chair); IBA’s Toronto Arbitration and Litigation Conferences (Co-Chair); RMMLF’s “International Energy and Minerals Arbitration” Conference (Program Committee); and Member of CEDR’s Settlement in International Arbitration Commission, IBA’s Investor-State Mediation Rules Committee, and ILA’s International Commercial Arbitration Committee.


Barrister | 33 Bedford Row Chambers

Dr. Tariq Mahmood FCIArb, a British national, is qualified in England and Pakistan. A member of London based Arbitrators@33BedfordRow he works as a barrister, arbitrator, mediator and tribunal secretary with a focus on the UK and Ireland, Pakistan, the Gulf and the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Mahmood, was called to the bar in 2002. His practice as a neutral, and party representative, has a wide focus but he has a particular interest in energy and commodities arbitrations. He has assisted the attorney general of the Pakistan administered jurisdiction of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in drafting amendments to its constitution. He is a member of the committee of the Asia-Pacific Forum for International Arbitration and has lectured widely in ADR recently working as a consultant to the Council of Europe on their arbitration training. Dr. Mahmood has co-written a chapter on Guerrilla Tactics in International Arbitration to be published later in 2019. 


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Virtual Hearings in a Virtual World (Webinar)
Nov 03, 2021 1:00 PM -To- Nov 03, 2021 3:00 PM

Virtual Hearings in a Virtual World (Webinar)

In association with 33 Bedford Row

2 CLPD Accredited
Total - 400 AED