Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (QICCA)
Invites you to attend the virtual Conference
Tuesday 28 July 2020
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Doha Time
“New Circumstances and Use of Technology in Litigation and Arbitration”
Leon Kopecký is partner at Schoenherr with over 10 years of experience in international commercial and investment arbitrations, litigations, and investigations. Prior to joining Schoenherr, Leon spent three years with both Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (London/New York City).
In 2017, Leon acted as lead advocate in Grot v. Moldova, the first ICSID hearing held in Vienna, Austria. Also in 2017, Leon acted in numerous highly publicised commercial arbitrations, under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and a telecom arbitration under the ICC Arbitration Rules in front of the London High Court, which helped earn the team the GAR award “international arbitration practice that impressed the most in the past year“. In 2018, Leon helped secure victories in the ICSID cases Kunsttrans v. Serbia and Mera v. Serbia and acted as lead advocate in a London-seated construction arbitration where Schoenherr’s client prevailed. In 2019, Leon represented a Cypriot investor in its dispute with Serbia (ICSID), and acted as counsel in a construction arbitration under the ICC Arbitration Rules and a telecom arbitration under the VIAC Rules.
Leon regularly publishes, speaks at conferences, and teaches arbitration courses, especially in CEE/SEE and the CIS. There, his focus is on investor-state disputes and litigation funding. Leon is the editor of Mondaq’s Comparative Guide to International Arbitration in 14 CEE States. Leon has been called an “extremely clever counsel” by Legal 500 and was ranked as a “future leader” in Who’s Who Legal Arbitration 2020.
Dr. Ioannis Konstantinidis (Ph.D. and LL.M. in Public International Law, Sorbonne Law School/ Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne – M.A., Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris – Sciences Po) is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at Qatar University, College of Law (Department of Public Law) and Affiliate Member of the Center for Law and Development. He is the Secretary of the Qatari Branch of the International Law Association (ILA).
Dr. Konstantinidis practiced public international law and international arbitration at a leading public international law firm in London. He has advised in connection with disputes heard at the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the European Court of Human Rights and at a multitude of ad hoc and institutional arbitral fora. Before that, he worked at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea and the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations.
Dr. Konstantinidis combines being an academic with being a practitioner in the field of public international law. He acts for States, international organizations and private entities in contentious and advisory matters. He is currently involved as counsel in cases before the International Court of Justice, in inter-State and investor-State arbitrations. Dr. Konstantinidis is listed as arbitrator on the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) and the Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration panels of arbitrators. He has recently been nominated on the List of Arbitrators under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
His research and practice focus on general international law, law of the sea, international organizations, international investment law, international litigation and arbitration, human rights, and international humanitarian law.