Arb Fest 2024

The Centre is proud to announce that the next Edinburgh International Arbitration Festival (ArbFest2024) will be taking place on 5 and 6 of September 2024, following the success of the inaugural ArbFest2023. We are excited to bring back the international community to Edinburgh and provide another series of fascinating topics, panels and panelists, and festival entertainment.

ArbFest2024 will be supported by ICCA and will be hosted by Brandon Malone and Lise Bosman

We are happy to announce that Herbert Smith Freehills will be sponsoring ArbFest2024!

The Centre is happy to announce that Dr. Ula Cartwright-Finch will be a keynote speaker at the Main Festival.

Ula is the Managing Director of Cortex Capital Limited where she integrates psychology and neuroscience with law and business. She is an experienced lawyer and an expert in human behaviour and holds a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from UCL and a MA in Psychology from the University of St Andrews. Ula also practised international arbitration for over a decade in Europe and Asia.

Yes, we will have a focus on arbitration and psychology as part of this year’s Main Festival.

We are also happy to announce that Craig Tevendale, Partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, will be a keynote speaker. Craig will discuss confidentiality v transparency in arbitration.

More details on topics, speakers and festivities to follow.

Ticket are now available for purchase. Make sure to take advantage of our Early Bird discounts and to make better use of discounts consider becoming a member.

Tickets can be purchased here.

Please do consider to sponsor ArbFest2024 to take advantage of great package deals. For more information on sponsorship see here.

Super Early Bird

Festival Pass Rates

15 December – 29 February

Centre Named Member£440.00
Public Lawyers£440.00
in-house Counsel£440.00


Early Bird

Festival Pass Rates

1 March – 31 May

Centre Named Member£530.00
Public Lawyers£530.00
in-house Counsel£530.00


Festival Pass Rates

1 June – 16 August

Centre Named Member£580.00
Public Lawyers£580.00
in-house Counsel£580.00


Festival Pass Rates

17 August – 5 September

Centre Named Member£620.00
Public Lawyers£620.00
in-house Counsel£620.00

ArbFest2023 was a great success! See below for some highlights and we look forward to seeing you at ArbFest2024 on the 5 and 6 September in Edinburgh.