National interference in arbitration - is the idea of “Free & Fair” international arbitration under threat?

Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Reports of national interference in international commercial and investment arbitration are now common. Injunctions, property seizures, arrests and even extradition are some of the methods being pursued by parties on the national level in order to disrupt international arbitral proceedings or to gain some advantage. Typical examples include injunctions, property seizures, arrests of key officers and witnesses, and even extradition. This panel will consider how widespread such national interference is, what forms it takes, and what powers international tribunals have to safeguard the integrity of their proceedings.


  • Ben Olbourne, 39 Essex Chambers
  • Mohan Reviendran Pillay, Pinsent Masons Millay LLP


  • Chiann Bao, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  • Juliet Blanch, Juliet Blanch Arbitration
  • Nicholas Lingard, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Kirin Shanti Moganasundram, Shearn Delamore & Co


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