6.00pm - 7.30pm
Tea served from 5.30pm
Followed by Networking in Gray's Inn Bar
What do tribunals expect from experts? Peter Rees QC will discuss this subject with members and guests.
The talk will examine from a practical perspective what tribunals expect from experts, the ways in which experts can help tribunals better understand technical and quantum aspects of disputes and the advantages and disadvantages of the various ways of providing expert opinion and testimony.
The meeting will be followed by networking in Gray's Inn Bridge Bar
Peter Rees QC
Peter Rees QC is an Arbitrator, Mediator and Counsel at 39 Essex Chambers. He specialises in international commercial arbitration and is widely recognised as one of the leading practitioners in this area in the world. He has been recommended as a leading expert in international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation, construction and energy by various directories including Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, the Euromoney Guides to the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers and Experts in Commercial Arbitration, Legal 500 UK, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Who’s Who Legal and Chambers Global.
Peter has extensive experience, both as arbitrator and counsel, in handling large scale and complex disputes in many industrial and commercial sectors and diverse jurisdictions and subject to a wide variety of governing laws. In addition he has deep knowledge in anti-bribery and corruption law, having led one of the teams in the largest and most extensive corporate internal investigation into bribery and corruption, namely the investigation into Siemens.
Peter Rees QC was Legal Director and a Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell Plc from 2011 until 2014. In that role he had ultimate responsibility for the Shell global legal function. Prior to joining Shell Peter spent 27 years at Norton Rose, including 8 years as Head of Global Dispute Resolution, and 5 years as a litigation and arbitration partner at Debevoise & Plimpton.
Peter is a Vice President of the LCIA, a Trustee of the CIArb, a former Member of the Governing Body of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Chair of the Corporate Counsel Forum of the IBA.