Seminar on cybersecurity and the internet in international investment arbitration

We are hosting an evening seminar at our London office on 11 April at 6pm, where we will consider the impact of cybersecurity risks on international investment arbitration.

Our mixed panels of legal and technology experts will talk about critical cybersecurity risks which threaten to undermine the integrity of investment treaty arbitration proceedings: hacking and fake evidence created through new technologies such as deepfakes.  Legal proceedings are susceptible to these (and other) cybersecurity issues but the stakes are higher in investment treaty arbitrations not least given the involvement of states.  The seminar will start with two panel-led discussions, with each panel tackling one of these issues: 

• Deepfakes, social media and fake news in investment arbitration: detecting unreliable and fake evidence in high-profile political cases

• Protecting international arbitration proceedings from hacking: risks to confidential information and national security and the role of parties, institutions and tribunals in preventing data breaches 

Markus Burgstaller, David Turner and Scott Macpherson from the Hogan Lovells international arbitration team will discuss with our panellists:

Katja Bego, Nesta – Katja is a data scientist in the technology futures and explorations teams at Nesta, a UK charity which aims to tackle challenges with innovation.

Emilie Gonin, Doughty Street Chambers – Emilie is a barrister with a practice in investment treaty arbitration, commercial arbitration and public international law.

Bernhard Maier, Squire Patton Boggs – Bernhard's practice focuses on investment treaty and commercial arbitration; he is a part-time lecturer at King's College London where he teaches a course on cyber law.

Penelope Nevill, 20 Essex Street Chambers – Penelope is a barrister and a part-time lecturer at King's College London where she teaches a course on cyber law.

Zoë Rose, Baringa Partners – Zoë is a cyber security specialist, who helps organisations better identify and manage their vulnerabilities and to embed effective cyber resilience.

Can Yeginsu, 4 New Square – Can is a barrister with a practice in international arbitration, public law and human rights, private and public international law, and Adjunct Professor in investment law and arbitration at Georgetown Law.

Following the panel discussions we would like to invite you to join us for a reception to discuss the topics raised over a few drinks and some light bites.


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