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Tackling the Common Issues in Arbitrations with a Funded Party with Omni Bridegway

About this webinar

Chambers are delighted to invite you to join us for a webinar on 17 November with Omni Bridgeway. Hear the perspectives from a funder,  arbitrator and lawyer with direct experience of the common issues arising in arbitrations where a party is funded and their views on how to tackle them.

Topics discussed will include:

  • How best to position an arbitration case for funding from the outset
  • Approach to costs and recoverability of funded costs
  • The affect of funding on ordering security for costs
  • Disclosure of funding, privilege and conflicts of interest

Event Details:
Event date
Wednesday, 17 November 2021
11:00 am - 11:45 am UTC
Event location
In association with:
Paul Darling, OBE QC - 39 Essex
Paul Darling OBE QC has established a formidable reputation as an advocate in all types and levels of tribunals all over the world. He specialises in complex cases which feature multiple parties, large teams, and high volumes of material, and is often brought in by clients at short notice, late in proceedings. An ability to work with colleagues from any jurisdiction, and to grasp detail, strategy, and tactics quickly has allowed Paul to develop a practice which has taken him to every major jurisdiction, appearing in a wide variety of construction, energy, and commercial matters. Adaptability and focus have contributed to Paul’s reputation as a game changer, brought in to direct some of the construction and commercial world’s most difficult cases. Paul has represented diverse clients in tribunals such as the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court, and the Court of Appeal in London, the High Court and the Supreme Court in Dublin, the High Court in Northern Ireland and Arbitration Tribunals globally. Since the early 1990s he has conducted many arbitrations in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the Middle East. He has acted in ICC, LCIA HKIAC, SIAC and DIAC Arbitrations. Paul is also called to the Northern Ireland Bar (2004).
Piers Plumptre, Associate - Gibson Dunn
Piers Plumptre is an English qualified associate working in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. Mr. Plumptre is a member of the Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration Groups. Mr. Plumptre’s practice includes international arbitration and enforcement, complex commercial litigation, financial services disputes, and international fraud and white collar crime. He has extensive experience of international litigation and arbitration matters, spanning multiple jurisdictions, and in a wide variety of sectors. Mr. Plumptre’s recent commercial arbitration experience includes acting for a major international contractor in a US $ 4 billion dollar ICC arbitration arising out of a Middle Eastern infrastructure project, and acting for a global mining company in a US$ 2 billion LCIA arbitration (and related English High Court proceedings) concerning a long-term supply contract. Mr. Plumptre has significant investment treaty arbitration experience, including ongoing representation of the former shareholders in a major oil company in a long-running US$ 6 billion UN CITRAL arbitration against the Russian Federation.
Camilla Godman, Investment Manager - Omni Bridgeway
Camilla Godman is an Investment Manager based in London responsible for originating, assessing and managing funded cases internationally with a focus on EMEA and the UK. She brings to Omni Bridgeway over 18 years’ international arbitration and dispute resolution experience. Before transitioning to litigation finance, she was with Ashurst LLP, initially in London and then in Singapore where she developed the firm’s Singapore Disputes’ Practice. Camilla was subsequently Deputy Registrar at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, where her role included scrutinizing all draft awards and leading the counsel team. More recently she has held the title of Director at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Asia. Camilla has been involved ina large number of varied disputes, throughout Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. Her experience spans joint venture disputes, class actions, energy, construction and infrastructure disputes, international trade and competition-related disputes.
Simon Christian, Global Research Director - Chambers and Partners
Simon was a researcher and later a deputy editor on the Chambers UK team, before becoming editor of the Chambers High Net Worth guide. He has an LLB in Laws from University College London. He also studied for the BPTC at City Law School and was Called to the Bar at Middle Temple.
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Wednesday, 17 Nov 2021 • 11:00 am UTC
Tackling the Common Issues in Arbitrations with a Funded Party with Omni Bridegway