Lord Goldsmith QC

Partner
London
Tel: +44 20 7786 9088
Paris
Tel: +33 1 40 73 12 12
Overview
Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation, joined Debevoise in 2007. Lord Goldsmith served as ... Read Full Biography

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  • Constitutional Law
    1 August 2020
    Fountain Court Chambers
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investor-State Arbitration in the Asia Pacific
    29 July 2020
    Debevoise and Corrs
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • Topics in Arbitration
    24 June 2020
    London Court of International Arbitration
    LCIA Biennial Tylney Hall Symposia
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Dispute Resolution During Covid-19
    9 June 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Dispute Resolution During COVID-19
    9 June 2020
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    73rd Lawyers Roundtable
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Issues of Arbitrability, Cyber-Security and Public Law
    25 May 2020
    Moot Court Society of National Law School of India University
    13th edition of National Law School Trilegal International Arbitration Moot
    Webinar
    Speaking Engagements
  • COVID-19: Impact On Contracts and Disputes Involving Russian Parties
    8 April 2020
    Debevoise
    Webcast
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote: Alternative Dispute Resolution in Investment – The Role of Complementary Mechanisms
    30 January 2020
    European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration
    5th EFILA Annual Conference
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Steps 1-3 of the Draft Toolkit for Arbitrators: Corruption in Substance
    1 November 2019
    AC Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime
    Arbitration and Crime-Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • In Conversation with Lord Nicholas of Worth Matravers
    3 October 2019
    Singapore International Arbitration Centre
    YSIAC London Fireside Chat
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Steps 1-3 of the Draft Toolkit for Arbitrators: Corruption in Substance
    1 October 2019
    AC Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime
    Arbitration and Crime-Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration
    Basel, Switzerland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Sources of Law in Commercial Cases (U.S./UK)
    18 May 2019
    EFB Paris Bar School and L’École Nationale de la Magistrature
    Paris Common Law Seminar
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Contributory Fault, Responsibility for Continuous and Composite Acts, Cumulative Effect of a Series of Acts
    10 May 2019
    British Institute of International and Comparative Law
    Thirty Second ITF Public Conference: State Responsibility in Investment Law
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Oxford Union Debate: This House Believes that an Increasingly Populist World is Bad for Arbitration
    9 May 2019
    Global Arbitration Review
    GAR Live London
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Business & Human Rights Arbitration: What's in it for the Corporations
    22 March 2019
    World Law Forum
    World Law Forum Conference on Arbitration of Business & Human Rights Disputes
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    10-12 March 2019
    International Bar Association
    20th Annual International Conference on Private Investment Funds
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    25 February 2019
    Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution
    Tel Aviv Arbitration Day
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Speaking Engagements
  • Evaluating the New Opportunities that BREXIT May Open up for Providers of Legal Services
    20 February 2019
    Wealth Forum Event organised by City & Financial Global in Partnership with the Law Society
    The Legal Services Brexit Summit: Practical Implications, Challenges and Opportunities
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    16 February 2019
    Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre
    Delhi NPAC Conference
    Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit
    13 February 2019
    Wealth Forum Advisors
    Brexit
    London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Evaluating the New Opportunities that Brexit May Open for Legal Firms
    12 February 2019
    The Law Society of England and Wales and City & Financial Global
    The Legal Services Brexit Summit: Practical Implications, Challenges and Opportunities
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment Treaties
    23 January 2019
    Moscow Seminar and Alumni Reception
    Investment Treaty Seminar
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Is it Time to Align the Fees of Law Firms and Tribunals?
    1 November 2018
    GAR Live
    The GAR Live Conference
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Russia and China: Hong Kong at the Intersection of the Big Business and Big Politics as a Global Dispute Resolutions Venue
    1 November 2018
    Russian Consulate General in Hong Kong (with Fangda Partners)
    Keynote Speaker Event for HKIAC
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Debate: Timeline Prescribed Under the Indian Arbitration Act - The Pendulum Has Swung Too Far the Other Way!
    27 October 2018
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration’s Annual Conference
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Inter-State Arbitration
    27 October 2018
    Permanent Court of Arbitration India
    The 2nd Permanent Court Of Arbitration India Conference
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Growth of International Arbitration: Trails and Triumphs
    26 October 2018
    Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration
    Young MCIA Conference
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Career in Public International Law
    29 August 2018
    Young Public International Law Group
    YPILG Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit, Sanctions, Russian Investment in the UK, and the UK/Russian Relationship
    12 April 2018
    Vedomosti Legal Forum
    14th Annual Business Forum
    Moscow, Russia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Legal Challenges
    11 January 2018
    University of Basel Faculty of Law
    Arbitration and Crime – Dealing with Allegations of Economic Crime in Arbitration
    Basel, Switzerland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Panel 1: The Role of Legislation in Developing and Sustaining an Arbitration Friendly Seat Chair
    8 December 2017
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb International Arbitration Conference 2017
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address: London as a seat for Middle East Arbitration
    4 December 2017
    International Chamber of Commerce
    ICC - Arbitration in the Middle East
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address: International Business Disputes in an Era of Receding Globalism
    23 October 2017
    Atlanta International Arbitration Society
    Sixth Annual Atlanta International Arbitration Society Conference
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Speaking Engagements
  • The GAR Live Inquisition - Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Information?
    19 October 2017
    Global Arbitration Review
    GAR Live Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitration in a Changing World
    17 October 2017
    Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    ADR in Asia Conference Hong Kong Arbitration Week
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Investment Law Training Workshop: “Expropriation”
    8 October 2017
    Mr. Fali S. Nariman
    PCA India Conference, Delhi
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Enforcement of Decisions in Inter-State Arbitration: The Last Frontier
    7 October 2017
    Percy Billimoria
    PCA India Conference, Delhi
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    22 September 2017
    Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum
    Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum
    Minsk, Belarus
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    22 September 2017
    International Law & Arbitration Association
    Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum
    Minsk, Belarus
    Speaking Engagements
  • Arbitrators: Appointments, Disclosure and Challenges
    16 September 2017
    London Court of International Arbitration
    LCIA European Users’ Council Symposium
    Basingstoke, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Parameters of Third Party Funding in International Arbitration, Essar Decision and ICCA/Queen Mary Task Force
    12 July 2017
    Hardwicke and Lex Anglo-Brasil
    Third Party Funding in International Arbitration Breakfast Seminar
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Dispute Resolution in Asia
    25 May 2017
    International Chamber of Commerce
    ICC UK Host Singapore Trade Minister
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit, Devolution, and Dissolution in Europe: Can the Center Hold
    13 April 2017
    American Society of International Law
    2017 ASIL Annual Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • ASIL Council Meeting Speech
    12 April 2017
    American Society of International Law
    2017 ASIL Annual Meeting
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Welcome Speech
    16 March 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Debevoise & Plimpton Young Public International Law Group Event
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Introductory Speech
    3 February 2017
    Bae, Kim & Lee LLC
    Seminar on Infrastructure in the Americas: Opportunities and Challenges for Korean Companies in the Trump Era
    Tokyo, Japan
    Speaking Engagements
  • U.S. Infrastructure
    2 February 2017
    Bae Kim & Lee and Debevoise & Plimpton
    Joint Seminar
    Seoul, South Korea
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment Disputes
    1 February 2017
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Seminar
    Tokyo, Japan
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment Disputes
    31 January 2017
    Nishimura & Asahi and Debevoise & Plimpton
    Joint Seminar
    Tokyo, Japan
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address
    2 December 2016
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb’s Dispute Appointment Service Convention 2016
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • La Loi Sapin II - Une transaction pénale pour les entreprises – risques, avantages, stratégie?
    1 December 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    La Loi Sapin II - Une transaction pénale pour les entreprises – risques, avantages, stratégie?
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Paris
    Speaking Engagements
  • Redefining Arbitrability: To Expand or Not to Expand
    28 November 2016
    United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
    The UNCITRAL 50 Years - Global Standards For Rule-Based Commerce
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit and its Implications for International Arbitration
    24 October 2016
    Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration
    ACICA Seminar
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • The GAR Live Oxford Union-style debate - Motion: "This house believes that advocates should be appointed to plead on behalf of non-appearing respondents in arbitrations"
    20 October 2016
    Global Arbitration Review
    6th Annual GAR Live Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Issues in the Business and Regulation of Financial Services
    28 September 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Client Seminar
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Role of Good Faith in MENA Region Arbitration
    20 September 2016
    Civil Law Focus Group
    Arab Arbitration Forum; Civil Law Focus Group (CFL) Session
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Are Arbitrators Under Attack?
    19 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    International Bar Association Conference
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • Special Relationship Between US and the UK
    18 September 2016
    London Court of International Arbitration
    LCIA Conference Lunch
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • 2019 and All That
    18 September 2016
    London Court of International Arbitration
    LCIA Annual Symposium
    Washington, D.C.
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Efficiency and Effectiveness of Arbitration
    17 September 2016
    International Bar Association
    IBA Conference 2016
    Washington, DC
    Speaking Engagements
  • Brexit Aftermath: Adopting a Glass Half Full Perspective
    14 September 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Bespoke Connections Corporate Presentation - Private Equity, Real Estate and Alternative Investments Meeting
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Guest Speaker
    13 September 2016
    CIPFA Counter Fraud Centre, the Cabinet Office, and the National Crime Agency
    Government Counter Fraud Awards 2016
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Appellate and Standing Bodies
    8 September 2016
    Centre for Commercial Law Studies
    Inaugural SIA/QMUL and ICSID Joint Arbitration Symposium: “Current Trends in Investor-State Arbitration: Annulment and Appeals, Challenge to Arbitrators and Transparency”
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Procedure for the Arbitration
    6 September 2016
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
    Oxford, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Problem 3, 4, 5 & 6 - In Groups Workshop
    5 September 2016
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
    Oxford, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Commencement of the Arbitration
    5 September 2016
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
    Oxford, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investor-State Arbitration
    5 September 2016
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
    CIArb Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration
    Oxford, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Implications for Private Funds of Brexit
    29 June 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
    Conference Call: Brexit - Private Funds Considerations
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • Investment Protection in Europe – Brexit and its Implications for the Protection of Investments in Europe for UK Plc
    14 June 2016
    Debevoise & Plimpton
    Energy & Natural Resources Roundtable – The New Frontier of Risk
    Debevoise & Plimpton, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Arbitration and its Conformity with the Rule of Law
    10 May 2016
    International Council for Commercial Arbitration
    ICCA 2016 Congress Mauritius (International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Contribution and Conformity)
    Mauritius
    Speaking Engagements
  • Personal Reflections on the Progress made since the Fraud Review was first Commissioned in 2006
    5 July 2016
    Fraud Advisory Panel
    Fraud Advisory Panel AGM and Annual Lecture
    London, UK
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Debate: This House Sees No Legitimacy Deficit in Arbitrations Involving States
    22 January 2016
    Association Suisse de l’Arbitrage
    ASA Annual Conference 2016
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Speaking Engagements
  • Maintaining Limits on Government Power
    5 December 2015
    International Bar Association
    Magna Carta 800th Anniversary – Foundation of Democracy and the New Trends of Dispute Resolution in India
    New Delhi, India
    Speaking Engagements
  • Opportunities and Challenges Presented by Australia’s New Free Trade Agreements’
    24 November 2015
    The Law Council of Australia & Business Law Section
    3rd International Arbitration Conference
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Courts Fight Back?: The Hague Convention on Court Agreements and the Establishment of Regional International Commercial Courts
    24 November 2015
    The Law Council of Australia & Business Law Section
    3rd International Arbitration Conference
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • Bringing Accountability Back to Sport: The Role of Government and Governing Bodies
    3 November 2015
    International Centre for Sport Security
    Securing Sport 2015
    New York, New York
    Speaking Engagements
  • The New London Principles
    23 September 2015
    Australian Disputes Centre
    The Development and Adoption of an 'Australian Commercial Law'
    Sydney, Australia
    Speaking Engagements
  • International Arbitration in and for the Caribbean
    11 September 2015
    Debevoise Events
  • The Future of Arbitration for the Energy and Natural Resources Sectors
    14 July 2015
    Debevoise Events
  • The London Principles
    3 July 2015
    Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    CIArb London Centenary Conference
    Guildhall, London
    Speaking Engagements
  • The Impact of Sanctions on the London Insurance Market
    1 July 2015
    Debevoise Events
  • In Defence of Democracy & Human Rights Situation in Iran with Special Focus on the Residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty
    13 June 2015
    National Council of Resistance of Iran
    National Council of Resistance of Iran Annual Conference
    Paris, France
    Speaking Engagements
  • A Brave New World - Can the new Arbitration Centre knock New York, London and Paris off their Perch?
    20 May 2015
    Oyster Global Marketing
    Breaking New Ground - BVI and International Arbitration
    British Virgin Islands
    Speaking Engagements
  • Session 3. Part 1. New Arbitration Centers - The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
    23 April 2015
    Russian Arbitration Association
    Annual Conference of the Russian Arbitration Association – Future for Arbitration in Russia, Asia in Focus
    Ararat Park Hyatt, Moscow
    Speaking Engagements
  • Keynote Address by Lord (Peter) Goldsmith, QC, PC
    19 March 2015
    IBA
    2nd Annual Corporate Governance Conference - Recent Trends and Developments
    Mandarin Oriental, London, England
    Speaking Engagements
  • Understanding the Current Environment in Russia
    5 March 2015
    Debevoise & Plimpton and Russia Business Counsel in New York
    Please join Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and the U.S.-Russia Business Council in New York on March 5 as we explore recent developments in Russian commercial and regulatory policies and the impact that U.S. and EU sanctions are having on the current business environment in Russia.

    Debevoise & Plimpton, New York

    Speaking Engagements
  • Ethically Challenged or the Challenge of Ethics? The Emergence of Codes of Conduct and Ethics in International Arbitration
    4 March 2015
    Debevoise Events
  • Keynote Address by Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC
    19-21 February 2015
    CPR
    International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution 2015 Annual Meeting
    The Lodge at Torrey Pines, San Diego, CA
    Speaking Engagements
  • Lord Peter Goldsmith giving key note speech
    20 February 2015
    International Institute for Conflict
    Prevention and Resolution Conference
    La Jolla, California
    Speaking Engagements
  • Key Litigation Issues for 2015: UK and Russian Perspective
    3 February 2015 12:00 AM Dateline Standard Time
    Debevoise Events