Rebecca Warder#4765

Rebecca Warder

Rebecca is the Arbitration Professional Support Lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills. She advises on both complex arbitration law issues and knowledge management, having previously been a senior associate specialising in commercial arbitration. Rebecca edits the firm's arbitration and PIL blogs.
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Cybersecurity in international arbitration
Cybersecurity in international arbitration
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers the issue of cybersecurity (cyber-security or cyber security) in international arbitration proceedings. The Practice Note provides an introduction to cybercrime (cyber-crime or cyber crime) (eg hacking) and cybersecurity in arbitral proceedings, considers the importance of cybersecurity in arbitral proceedings, the potential targets of cyberattacks (cyber-attacks or cyber attacks) in arbitration, the perpetrators of cyberattacks in arbitration (and cyber threats, cyber-threats) and the potential consequences of cyberattacks in arbitration. The Practice Note also considers where the responsibility lies for dealing with (managing, providing for, taking account of) cybersecurity in international arbitration as well as the steps (procedures and processes) that may be appropriate to take to combat cyberattacks (increase cybersecurity) in arbitration proceedings. The Practice Note also considers some of the developments in this field of practice, including draft and final protocols on cybersecurity in international arbitration.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2005


  • Member of Law Society of England & Wales


  • BA (Hons) History, Trinity Hall, Cambridge
  • MA in legal history, Durham University
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law & Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, Distinction

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