The inaugural Edinburgh International Arbitration Festival (ArbFest), hosted by the Scottish Arbitration Centre, will be held on 21 and 22 September 2023, a year on from the record-breaking International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress which was also held in Edinburgh.

Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud sponsor of ArbFest 2023 and both our CEO Justin D'Agostino and UK Head of Arbitration & UK Head of Energy Craig Tevendale will be speaking at the conference.

We are delighted to be joining with the leading Scottish law firm Burness Paull LLP to host an informal networking breakfast on the second day of the conference. We look forward to connecting with friends and colleagues from the international arbitration community in Scotland and beyond.


Date and Time: Friday 22 September 2023, 8 – 9:15am

Venue: Burness Paull LLP, 50 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9WJ.

Burness Paull's offices are a 15 minute walk past Edinburgh Castle to the main conference venue, The Signet Library.

RSVP: To RSVP, please click here.

To find out more: For more information, please visit our ArbFest page.

For further information, please contact Justin D'Agostino, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Tevendale, UK Head of Arbitration & UK Head of Energy, or your usual Herbert Smith Freehills contact.