On 20th November 2017, the II Oxford Symposium on Comparative International Commercial Arbitration took place at Wolfson College, University of Oxford.


The event was organised by the Commercial Law Centre at Harris Manchester College and the Oxford International Arbitration Society. Professor Louise Gullifer formally opened the event.

The conference gathered together 17 panellists, 5 chairs and Justice Luiz Fux, from the Brazilian Supreme Court, who delivered the closing remarks. The audience was made up of roughly 40 practitioners and 50 undergraduate and graduate students, amounting to 120 people in total.

The panellists – who came from the UK, the US, Europe and Brazil – discussed the following relevant topics: (i) pathological arbitration clauses, (ii) degree of disclosure to be undertaken by arbitrators, (iii) precedents in international commercial arbitration, (iv) limits to sanctioning parties and counsel for misbehaviour and (v) third-party funding.

Throughout the event, Kluwer, Oxford University Press, Hart Publishing, and Wildy Simmonds & Hill displayed books for sale.