Transnational Arbitration


Oil/Gas Arbitration Involving States and State Entities: Selected Procedural and Substantive Issues

London, United Kingdom

Past Event

Program begins at 6:00 p.m.

White & Case LLP
5 Old Broad Street
London, United Kingdom  EC2N 1DW

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Presented by Young ITA and Co-sponsored by White & Case LLP

Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, followed by networking drinks and canapés. The evening is aimed at more junior practitioners but all are welcome to attend. We hope that you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a very lively and enjoyable evening.

Energy disputes often give rise to unique legal issues, particularly where states and state entities are involved. This event focuses on such issues, with counsel sharing experiences (both procedural and substantive) and perspectives of both energy companies and state entities represented.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is tuition-free and includes drinks and canapés. Please register in advance to help us get an accurate headcount.


  • Saadia Bhatty, Gide Loyrette Nouel, London
  • Tomas Vail, White & Case, London
  • Margaret Ryan, Shearman & Sterling, London
  • Sylvia Tonova, Jones Day, London
  • Olivia Valner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
  • Scott Vesel, Three Crowns, London

Schedule and Faculty

6:00 pm

Registration and Welcome Drinks

6:30 pm

Oil/gas arbitration involving state entities: Procedural issues

Our first panel focuses on selected procedural issues arising in oil/gas arbitration, addressing issues such as bifurcation of proceedings, the involvement of local courts and parallel proceedings.

Moderator: Tomas Vail, White & Case, London


  • Margaret Ryan, Shearman & Sterling, London
  • Olivia Valner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
  • Scott Vesel, Three Crowns, London

7:15 pm

Oil/gas arbitration involving state entities: Substantive issues

Our second panel focuses on selected substantive issues, such as establishing state attribution for the conduct of state entities, the potential impact of price fluctuations and how energy companies and state entities deal with tax disputes in arbitral proceedings.

Moderator: Margaret Ryan, Shearman & Sterling, London


  • Sylvia Tonova, Jones Day, London
  • Saadia Bhatty, Gide Loyrette Nouel, London
  • Tomas Vail, White & Case, London

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Networking Drinks and Canapés

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