About the Webinar
The speakers will explore blockchain technology, its relationship to cryptocurrencies and NFTs, as well as the rising world of the metaverse. Beyond the basics of these novel technologies, the discussion will cover the consequences for international arbitration, whether in terms of the disputes they may generate or their implications for the dispute resolution procedure itself.
About the Speaker
Dr Jalal El Ahdab
Bird & Bird LLP
Dr Ahdab is a partner at Bird & Bird, in the Dispute Resolution Group in Paris. He is the Head of the firm’s Arbitration Practice in France and a member of our Dispute Resolution team in the UAE, where he offers clients his longstanding and cross-border expertise in managing international disputes and arbitrations.
Dr Ahdab’s practice covers international business law, notably in Europe, Africa and the MENA region, focusing on international disputes and foreign investments. Having acted as a counsel, arbitrator and expert in more than 100 cases, he has in-depth experience in managing complex disputes involving shareholders’ rights, suits against States, class actions, breach of negotiations and bank guarantees.
Dr Ahdab’s experience in the field of both commercial and investment arbitration encompasses matters under various rules (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL …), and involving various sectors, such as telecoms, ports and energy plants, and States in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Far-East Asia.
Ms. Claire Bentley
Bird & Bird LLP
Claire Bentley is an associate in the Dispute Resolution Group, having joined the Paris office of Bird & Bird LLP as a trainee in 2019. With a particular focus on commercial arbitration, Claire has worked on disputes across a range of sectors, including construction and infrastructure, energy, insurance, real estate and public procurement. Her practice also extends to investment treaty arbitration.