Past Event

Breaking into International Arbitration: A Q&A about Recruitment, Growth, and Professional Development

January 18, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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CIAA will be speaking with Hugh Carlson (Three Crowns & Harvard Law School), Ank Santens (White & Case), and Kabir Duggal (Arnold Portner & Columbia Law School) to discuss how young lawyers and students can start their career in international arbitration, with a focus on recruitment, interviewing, and professional development.

The speakers will focus on interviewing tips and common questions on preparing for interviews. 

  • Ank Santens is a partner at White & Case LLP and heads its Americas Disputes Section. She serves as counsel or arbitrator in commercial, investment, and construction arbitrations around the world, under all major international arbitration rules as well as ad hoc and regional rules. Among many recognitions, she has been named a Thought Leader (Who's Who Legal Thought Leaders 2020), and Most Highly Regarded Individual (Who's Who Legal Future Leaders 2017).
  • Hugh Carlson is the managing director of Three Crowns LLP, in which capacity he is responsible for the firm's global operations. He has represented clients across a range of industries and under most major arbitral rules systems. In addition to his private practice, Hugh teaches international arbitration at Harvard Law School and is a co-founder and co-director of its International Arbitration Workshop.
  • Kabir Duggal is a senior international arbitration advisor at Arnold & Porter LLP. He focuses his practice on international investment arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law matters, serving both as counsel and arbitrator, and has received several accolades. He has been ranked as the 4th Most Highly Regarded Future Leader in the Americas (Who's Who Legal 2019) and was the youngest practitioner to be listed in the Global Listing of Arbitrators (Who's Who Legal 2020 and 2021). Kabir is also a Lecturer-In-Law at Columbia Law School, teaching "International Investment Law and Arbitration".

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