Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement

12 March, 2024

Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement


12 Mar 2024    
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


The View, The Royal College of Surgeons
38-43 Lincoln's Inn Fields, , London, WC2A 3PE

Event Type

Join us for this evening panel session Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement on Tuesday 12 March, the first in a series of International Arbitration events hosted by Members of Essex Court Chambers taking place in 2024.

Our expert panel including Stephen Houseman KC, Jessica Wells, Stuart Cribb and Matthieu Gregoire will tackle the subject of Arbitration Agreements and their Enforcement.

The speakers have extensive experience of disputes involving the validity, scope and enforcement of arbitration agreements. These disputes often raise important preliminary questions of which law applies to decide such matters and who should decide such questions. The context for these fundamental questions is varied, reflecting the broad lifespan of an arbitral process or contest about arbitrability. Anti-suit and anti-arbitration injunctions raise such issues in stark form, as illustrated by the recent flux of so-called ‘foreign seat’ injunction claims before the English Courts. However, these issues can arise in pending litigation or on curial challenges to awards or their enforcement in another country pursuant to the New York Convention.

Members of Essex Court Chambers have appeared in many of the landmark appellate decisions in this area over the last 15 years or so, such as Fiona Trust, C v D, Dallah, SulAmérica, AES, Enka, Kabab-Ji and Republic of Mozambique.

The event will take place in person at The Royal College of Surgeons. Registration will start at 6pm and the panel session will be followed by a drinks reception.

If you would like to register for updates on the series and attend this first event, please contact

In person attendance is limited and will be allocated on a first-come basis.