Sustainability, opportunity, and meeting the challenges of the future. 

By Sophie J. Lamb QC

Each year, Hong Kong Arbitration Week celebrates the triumphs and challenges of international arbitration while actively promoting the development of the practice in Asia. This year’s prestigious Harbour Litigation Funding Lecture, now a highlight of Arbitration Week, was delivered by Sophie Lamb QC, Co-Chair of Latham’s International Arbitration practice. She examined the question of whether international arbitration can keep pace with global change, concluding that the community must do more to address calls for greater diversity, transparency, environmental responsibility, and enhanced efficiency. Below are excerpted highlights from the speech.