Rebooting International Law for the Cyber Age: Avoiding and Responding to Cyberattacks

Thursday, 9 July 2020, 3:30-4:30 pm CET, 9:30-10:30 am EST
Organizer: Debevoise & Plimpton
Location: Webinar

This webinar is part of Paris Arbitration Week, which is being held virtually this year from Monday 6 to Friday 10 July 2020. We look forward to welcoming you to the webinar and connecting with you virtually during the course of the week.

Arbitration proceedings have been a recent focal point of hacking activities because of the high profile, high stakes issues often involved. Breaches of data security can have devastating financial, legal and reputational consequences. In the context of active proceedings, they can also raise tricky questions of privilege, admissibility and State surveillance. The arbitration community is still behind in understanding both the threat that such hacking can pose, and how to prevent and respond to cyberattacks. Arbitration users have a range of legal options to prevent and remedy hacking, including affirmative legal action to dissuade systemic threats. Moreover, when hacking is deployed for political ends as well as commercial ones and government conduct is involved, responses to cyberattacks could include public international law claims. This session will address proactive legal strategies that companies can take to counter hacking and how to deal with the fallout of an attack, including pragmatic steps to protect ongoing proceedings as well as novel claims of international responsibility for cyber attacks.

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Catherine Amirfar
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton (Moderator)

Gary Corn
Program Director & Adjunct Professor – Technology, Law, & Security, American University Washington College of Law Senior Fellow, R Street Institute

Luke Dembosky
Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton

Stephenie Handler
Associate General Counsel (Cybersecurity), McKinsey & Company

Eneken Tikk
Counsel, Ellex Raidla