This house believes that virtual hearings should continue to be used by the arbitration community even after public health concerns no longer require them.

10am NY / 4pm CET

This event brings together young practitioners from Geneva, London, New York and Dubai for a lively and engaging debate regarding the future of virtual arbitration hearings. Practitioners will draw on their experience from some of the first virtual hearings held post-Covid to debate whether these virtual hearings should continue to be widely used after public health concerns dissipate. Viewers will have the opportunity to vote at the close of the debate, as well as to pose questions and make comments during a Q&A session to follow.

The debate will be recorded. However, please note that debaters will take positions to create a lively and engaging dialogue. The debate will be held under the Chatham House Rule and the positions the debaters take will not necessarily reflect the debaters’ own personal views or positions, nor those of their respective firms.


Moderator: Rahul Donde (YMG Global Steering Committee, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva)


  • Peter Anagnostou (YMG Global Steering Committee, DLA Piper, Dubai)
  • Lidia Rezende (Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)
  • Maria Scott (DLA Piper, London)
  • Rainbow Willard (YMG Global Steering Committee, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)

Event Details

  • Length: 1 hour (introduction 5 minutes, debate 40 minutes, vote and questions 15 minutes)

Registration information:

  • This event will be hosted on the Zoom platform.
  • All attendees will receive an email containing the Zoom log-in credentials in advance of the program.
  • Event Details
  • Location: CET - Central European Time
  • Start Date: 24/06/2020 4:00 pm
  • End Date: 24/06/2020 5:00 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Rainbow Willard