Virtual hearings and innovation – new opportunities?
Werner Eyskens, Andrew Bennett and Lauren Rasking discuss how they created a successful team with alternative remote support and local bubbles for a complex arbitration case.
About the contributors
Werner is a partner in Brussels and the head of our Belgian arbitration practice. He has more than 25 years of experience of international arbitration proceedings (ICC, CEPANI, SIAC, ICSID and LCIA) in construction and post M&A arbitration. Werner is a board member of CEPANI (the Belgian arbitration institute), co-chairs its diversity committee, and is regularly appointed as arbitrator.
Andrew Bennett is a senior associate in Allen & Overy Belfast. Andrew co-ordinates large scale document review tasks on international litigation matters and has responsibility for linking our Advanced Delivery legal services team with Arbitration teams around the Allen & Overy network. He has successfully led teams of specialist reviewers, incorporating them into the wider review team and liaising with both internal and external eDiscovery teams. Andrew has also driven the development of lawyers in Belfast from being purely document reviewers to being lawyers who can be incorporated into litigation teams and used on a variety of other litigation tasks.
Lauren Rasking is a senior associate in our Brussels litigation team and also previously worked in our London arbitration group. She has extensive experience in advising clients on local and multi-jurisdictional disputes before Belgian state courts and national (Cepani) and international (ICC) arbitration tribunals. In addition to representing clients in arbitration cases, Lauren has a particular interest in antitrust litigation and commercial litigation.
Werner Eyskens left, Andrew Bennett middle and Lauren Rasking right.