May 2022 Club Meeting -Greener Arbitrations

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Event Location: Zoom & 452 Fifth Ave., 18th Fl.

We will be joined first by representatives of the Campaign for Greener Arbitrations (CGA) ( The program will begin with virtual remarks by Lucy Greenwood, an independent arbitrator (Greenwood Arbitration) who is founder and President of the Global Steering Committee of Campaign for Greener Arbitrations (CGA) (Global Steering Committee (


Then Michael McIlwrath of MDisputes based in Florence, Italy, and former Vice President - Litigation of Baker Hughes (a GE company) (About us - MDisputes); Olivier André, Client Relationship Advisor with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (New York), and Chair of the CGA North America Committee (Olivier Andre | Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer); and Hon. Barry Leon, FCIArb, an independent arbitrator with Arbitration Place, 33 Bedford Row Chambers and Caribbean Arbitrators, and member of the CGA North America Committee ( will lead a discussion with Club members about The CGA Guiding Principles and Protocols (Framework for the Adoption of Protocols and Framework and Green Protocols), which are applicable to law firms, chambers and legal service providers in arbitration, arbitrators, arbitration conferences, arbitral hearing venues, and arbitral institutions.


We will also be joined by Ko-Yung Tung (KYT Bio), Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, former Secretary General of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and former General Counsel of the World Bank.  Professor Tung will lead a discussion on International Investment Arbitration: Is It In A Crisis?, with a focus on the evolution of Investor State Dispute Settlement from a means to avoid "gun-boat" diplomacy and promote foreign investment in developing countries, to a regime being attacked on all sides that is facing increasing pressure to revisit and restructure its framework.