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Webinar-interview with John Townsend, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Author: John Townsend, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Source: Asters

On 10 June 2020, Asters held a webinar-interview with John Townsend, one of the top international arbitrators and arbitration counsels.

Mr. Townsend is Partner and Co-Chair of Arbitration Practice at Hughes Hubbard & Reed in Washington, DC. Among his many awards, he is ranked by Chambers Global as one of the top international arbitration lawyers in the world. He regularly acts as counsel and sits as an arbitrator in high-profile international disputes. Notably, Mr. Townsend represented Ukrainian investors in five arbitrations against the Russian Federation under the Russia-Ukraine Bilateral Investment Treaty arising out of measures carried out after the Russian annexation of Crimea. His team was the first to prevail on thorny and novel jurisdictional issues pertinent to these cases.

The list of topics that were discussed included:

  1. Advocacy against an absent adversary.
  2. Arbitration in the times of COVID-19.
  3. Critiques and Reform of Investor-State Arbitration.
  4. Cooperation of foreign and local counsel in arbitration cases.

Language: English 

The interview was held via Zoom by Asters Partner and Head of International Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation Practice Group Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi and Associate Mykhailo Soldatenko

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