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Cambridge Arbitration Society (CUArb) was established in 2019 as a registered society at the University of Cambridge. The establishment of the society was a response to Cambridge students’ demands to have exposure to the current arbitration scene.

The CUArb aims at promoting the study of international commercial and investment arbitration amongst students, academics, alumni and law practitioners. It seeks to serve as both an educational and networking platform to facilitate discussions on emerging topics in international arbitration and connect students with practitioners.

The CUArb runs a few projects including annual conferences, annual lectures series, preparatory seminars for the Vis Moot competition, educational workshops on arbitration and an arbitration lap. Membership of the CUArb is open to all members at the University of Cambridge and individuals interested in the study and practice of international commercial and investment arbitration.

Lent Term 2024

20 March 2024 - Functus officio as a matter of jurisdiction - A potentially problematic charactisation in complex international arbitrations - David Brynmor Thomas KC

Easter Term 2023

11 May 2023 (in-person event) 'Evidentiary proceedings in arbitration: Lessons from practice' - Patrick Taylor & Aimee-Jane Lee, Debevoise & Plimpton

5 May 2023 (in-person event) 'Taxation and International Investment Arbitration' - Audley Sheppard KC, Clifford Chance LLP 

26 April 2023 (in-person event) 'Sanctions in International Arbitration' -  Andrew Cannon, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills & Hannah Ambrose, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills 


Lent Term 2023

15 March 2023 - (webinar) - 'The Intersection between IP rights and the Protection Afforded by Investment Treaties' - Alejandro Garcia (Stewarts)

15 February 2023 - (webinar) - 'Irreconcilable Differences? The Approaches of the English and French Courts to the Law Governing the Arbitration Agreement' - Gisele Stephens-Chu

26 January 2023 - (in-person event) - 'Evidence in International Arbitration: Comparing Civil and Common Law Perspective' - Kabir Duggal, Amanda Lee 


Michaelmas Term 2021

25 November 2021 - CUArb/LCIL Lecture: 'The future of oil and gas arbitration' (65 mins)

28 October 2021 - CUArb/LCIL Lecture: 'Third Party Funding: Looking at the Past and Projecting the Future' (70 mins)


Easter Term 2021

12 May 2021 - CUArb/LCIL Lecture: Investment Structuring (and Re-structuring) and Treaty Protection (60 mins 11 sec) 

26 May 2021- CUArb/LCIL Lecture Series: 'Soft Law and International Arbitration: an Interactive Q&A on the Key Instruments and Developments' (64 mins)

9 June 2021 - CUArb/LCIL Lecture Series: 'Multiple courts and tribunals: forum competition, fragmentation or complementarily' (68 mins)

16 June 2021 - CUArb/LCIL Lecture Series: 'Maritime arbitration, the LMAA and the Suez Canal/Ever Given case study' (75 mins)