By Jeffery Commission

The 2016 IBA Annual Conference attracted 6,000 participants from around the world, and featured 200 legal sessions, workshops and panels, all spread over 6 days. And Vannin Capital was there in force.

As the only professional global disputes funder with a presence in Washington, D.C., Vannin Capital was front and centre at this year’s IBA conference. We were delighted to be the only funder to feature two senior counsel as panelists in substantive working sessions at the Annual Conference.

  • Yasmin Mohammad (Vannin Capital Senior Counsel based in Paris) participated in a lively panel presented by the Mediation Committee uniquely focusing on third party funding through a mediation prism.

  • Jeffery Commission (Vannin Capital Senior Counsel based in Washington, D.C.) featured in a session presented by the Arbitration Committee and Young Lawyers’ Committee on topics including costs, interest and other ancillary issues that cause problems in international arbitration.

In both sessions, the Vannin Capital advantage was on full display, a team comprised of first-class, seasoned legal disputes professionals who have practised at some of the world’s top law firms, and who bring their capabilities and expertise to the successful funding of high-value international disputes.

Not to be outdone, Vannin Capital’s IBA reception held at the W Hotel’s rooftop bar, offered unparalleled views of DC’s famous landmarks, non-stop entertainment and food. The result: a crowd that included some of the most renowned international arbitrators, arbitration practitioners and litigation specialists. In the words of those who attended: it was without question the most spectacular reception of the conference.

Upcoming conferences
We will be attending a number of key conferences over the next few months. Get in touch if you’re planning to be there:

  • 12-13 October - 5th Asia Pacific ADR Conference (Seoul)
    Yasmin Mohammad is attending

  • 14 October - KOCIA TPF Conference with Korean Chamber of Commerce (Seoul)
    Yasmin Mohammad is attending

  • 14 October - ICC Canada International Arbitration Conference (Toronto)
    Jeffery Commission & Iain McKenny are attending

  • 27 October - Australian Bar Association & Vic Bar 2016 Conference (Melbourne)
    Pip Murphy is attending

  • 13-15 November - 14th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration
    Jeffery Commission is attending

  • 25 November - 4th Annual GAR Live Paris Conference
    Yasmin Mohammad is attending

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