Is there a Need to Reform International Arbitration?


08:30-09:30

Registration and coffee

09:00-09:25
Opening remarks
MIHAI DARABANPresident of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
PROFESSOR DR STEFAN DEACONUPresident of The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CICA-CCIR)
09:25-10:25
Keynote address
PROFESSOR LOUKAS MISTELISLLB, MLE, FCIArb, Clive M. Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Law and Arbitration, Director of the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London
TopicInternational Arbitration as Justice Administration System
Session moderator DR CRINA BALTAG, Senior Lecturer – University of Bedfordshire, Visiting Lecturer – Queen Mary University of London
TopicISDS reform post-Achmea
Q&A 
10:30-11:00

Networking Coffee Break

11:00-13:00
The future of investment arbitration in the post-Achmea era
DR JUDITH KNIEPERLegal Officer, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
TopicTransparency issues
DR MARKUS BURGSTALLERPartner, Hogan Lovells (London)
TopicThe overview of Achmea and echoes
EPAMINONTAS TRIANTAFILOUPartner, Quinn Emanuel (London)
TopicCollateral consequences of Achmea (issues not expressly addressed in the judgment and the supremacy of EU law in PIL)
MERCY MCBRAYER, MCIArbResearch and Academic Affairs Coordinator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)
Session moderator FLORIAN NITU, Member CICA-CCIR Board of Directors
Q&A
13:00-14:00

Networking Lunch

14:00-15:30
Is there a need to reform international commercial arbitration? Part I
LAILA EL SHENTENAWIIndependent Arbitrator and Mediator, Dubai
TopicAppointment of arbitral tribunals / Quality-covering diversity and discussing whether reform should be made to ensure further impartiality and independence
JONATHAN BARNETTConsultant, Nivalion AG (Vienna)
TopicOptions to finance an arbitration
CHRISTOPHER GUIBERT DE BRUETCounsel, Lalive (Geneva)
TopicChoosing the adequate dispute resolution mechanism for the particular dispute/client
JOSÉ RICARDO FERISPartner, Squire Patton Baggs (Paris)
TopicRole of arbitral institutions in a reform of international commercial arbitration Arbitration in a globalized market: cultural and legal challenges of arbitration and the need of reform
Session moderator SORINA OLARU, Member CICA-CCIR Board of Directors
Q&A
15:30-16:00

Networking Coffee Break

16:30-18:00
Is there a need to reform international commercial arbitration? Part II
RAID ABU-MANNEHPartner, Mayer Brown (London)
TopicConflict of interest and challenge of arbitrators (particular view on the IBA rules and how they sit in with local law)
LUCY GREENWOOD, C.ArbInternational Arbitrator, Greenwood Arbitration (London)
TopicArbitrators and their role in a reform of international arbitration
GAËLLE FILHOLPartner, Betto Seraglini (Paris)
TopicExcessive duration of the proceedings (Decisiveness of the arbitral tribunal/ The ability to maintain a procedural timetable/ The use of sanctions)
Session moderator CORNEL POPA, Member CICA-CCIR Board of Directors
Q&A


08:30-09:00

Registration and coffee

09:00-10:15
Arbitration and ADR in Science & Technology Disputes
LESTER SCHIEFELBEINCEO, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), Former Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Lockheed Martin
TopicSpace – the new frontier in arbitration
Session moderator DR STEFAN DEACONU, President CICA-CCIR, and DR CRENGUTA LEAUA, Former Vice-President CICA CCIR, Former Vice-President ICC Paris Arbitration Court
Q&A
10:15-10:30

Networking Coffee Break

10:30-13:30
Is there a need to reform the taking of evidence in international arbitration?
Session 1: Overview and practical aspects Prague Rules
Session 2: Workshop
MIROSLAV DUBOVSKY, FCIArbPartner DLA Piper (Prague)
Topic (Panel I)Introduction into the Prague Rules (their origin and purpose)
Topic (Panel II)Introduction into the Prague Rules (their origin and purpose) / Adverse inferences
ROMAN PREKOP, FCIArbPartner, Barger Prekop Attorneys (Bratislava)
Topic (Panel I)How to use the Prague Rules?
Topic (Panel II)Fact witnesses v. documentary evidence (reliability of both, tribunal’s role in evidence gathering) / Use of sanctions in arbitration (arbitrators’ powers and reluctance to use them, types of sanctions)
DR BEATA GESSEL-KALINOWSKA VEL KALISZ, FCIArbSenior Partner, Gessel (Warsaw)
Topic (Panel I)Where are the Prague Rules placed (inquisitorial vs other systems)
Topic (Panel II)Party-appointed and tribunal-appointed experts (advantages and disadvantages, expert commissions) / Iura Novit Curia (arbitrators’ knowledge of law, application of non-pleaded public policy)
ARTEM DOUDKO, FCIArbPartner, Osborne Clarke (London)
Topic (Panel I)Prague Rules and other Soft Law
Topic (Panel II)Tribunal’s role in management of arbitration (arbitrators’ duties, party autonomy) / Production of documents in arbitration (usefulness, tribunal’s powers, scope of discovery)
Session moderator DR COSMIN VASILE, FCIArb, Member CICA-CCIR Board of Directors
Q&A
13:30-13:40Closing remarks
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