[co-author: David Turner]*
On 11 April 2019 the Hogan Lovells International Arbitration team hosted a seminar on cybersecurity and the internet in International Investment Arbitration. It was a thoroughly interesting and informative session. Our twin panels of preeminent lawyers and industry experts delivered an insightful discussion, followed by a lively Q&A session.
Cybersecurity issues are at the cutting edge of international arbitral practice. Below is a short round-up of what our panels had to say.
Panel 1: Deepfakes, social media and fake news in investment arbitration: detecting unreliable and fake evidence in high profile political cases
Our first panel was chaired by Hogan Lovells associate Scott Macpherson and featured Katja Bego, a data scientist from Nesta's technology futures team, Bernhard Maier, a senior associate in the International Dispute Resolution Group at Squire Patton Boggs and Emilie Gonin, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Some highlights from the first panel's discussions were:
Panel 2: 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
Our second panel was chaired by Hogan Lovells senior associate David Turner and featured Zoë Rose, a cybersecurity specialist from Baringa Partners, Can Yeğinsu, a barrister at 4 New Square Chambers and Penelope Nevill, a barrister at 20 Essex Street Chambers. Some highlights from the first panel's discussions were: