Official events of
2nd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration
The 2nd ICC European conference (9 April) and the ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards” (11 April) are official events of the Paris Arbitration Week.
- 2nd ICC European conference on international arbitration
Date: 9 April 2018
Venue: Châteauform’ George V, 28, avenue George V, Paris 8th
The conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Europe.
- Opening cocktail reception of the Paris Arbitration Week
Date: 9 April 2018, 19.00-22.00
Venue: The economic, social and environmental Council (CESE), 9 place d’Iéna, Paris 16th
As this is a Governmental building, please be sure to bring your ID which will be asked at the security desk of the entrance.
- ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards”
Date: 11 April 2018
Venue: Paris, ICC HQ, 33 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16th
Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, this interactive and practical training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.
Who should attend?
- Practising lawyers
- Corporate counsel
- Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Europe
Conference 9 April
Arbitration in the era of change: navigating the future
|08.00 – 09.30||Registration and welcome coffee|
|08.30 – 09.30||Optional Session: Euro-vision: a year in review|
From the meteoric emergence of specialized commercial courts across the continent and innovative statutory law amendments to the latest from the ICC Court Headquarters in Paris, this rapid-fire panel session reports and comments on recent developments in the European arbitration market.
|09.30 – 09.50||Welcome addresses – ICC Arbitration today and tomorrow in Europe|
|09.50 – 10.50||Crouching tiger, not-so-hidden dragon: the advent of the Belt and Road|
Spanning 60 jurisdictions over multiple EurAsian corridors and set to last for decades to come, China’s strategic plan to implement infrastructure projects is currently estimated at US$ 900bn.
It also offers the prospect of a major breakthrough for dispute resolution services, particularly arbitration and mediation, in all areas concerned. The panel will explore the relevant opportunities arising in dispute resolution practice and illustrate how ICC’s international coverage and regional expertise can best serve them.
|10.50 – 11.20||Discussion|
|11.20 – 11.45||Coffee break|
|11.45 – 12.45||How do you solve a problem like the B word?|
In less than a year from now, United Kingdom exit from the European Union is meant to be complete. While the status and outcome of Brexit negotiations remain uncertain, the future status of London as an arbitration hub and the impact of Brexit on international arbitration as a whole remain the subject of much debate. Speakers will explore the various areas of interest that depend on whether Brexit negotiations take a “hard” or “soft” turn, from the likelihood and economic implications of the threatened relocation of businesses to countries within the EU, the future landscape of free trade agreements, and the regulation that is to replace the Brussels I regime. Pannelists will describe the future of the arbitration market and business in the post-Brexit era, and the opportunities to commercial and investment arbitration arising out of the various uncertainties of the Brexit debate, not only in the UK and Europe but also in other major and emerging arbitral jurisdictions.
|12.45 – 13.15||Discussion|
|13.15 – 14.45||Lunch|
|14.45 – 15.45||The case of investor-state disputes reform|
In the past 12 months, initiatives for broad structural ISDS reform have gained momentum and amongst them, the establishment of permanent investment tribunals and the provision of appeal mechanisms are notable examples. While some welcome these initiatives, others consider that fundamental elements of investor-State arbitration, such as party autonomy and finality of awards, may be jeopardized. In parallel, the debate on the alleged incompatibility of Intra-EU BITs with EU law continues. Days before UNCITRAL Working Group III reconvenes to pursue discussions on ISDS reform, speakers will assess the necessity and realities of this debate, as well as the future of intra-EU BITs.
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|15.45 – 16.15||Discussion|
|16.15 – 16.45||Coffee break|
|16.45 – 17.45||Tomorrowland: AI, smart contracts, Blockchain and the end of arbitration as we know it?|
Although smart contracts have gained ground over agreements and “code” has replaced the contract laws that would otherwise govern them, disputes will inevitably always arise. What types of disputes could arise from a smart contract? Is arbitration still relevant in settling them at the dawn of the Blockchain era? Is Artificial Intelligence heralding the end of dispute resolution as we know it, or is all of this too much and too soon?
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|17.45 – 18.15||Discussion|
|18.15 – 18.30||Closing remarks|
Conference confirmed speakers
|Ambrož Arko||Founder and CEO, Tribunalis, Slovenia|
|Niuscha Bassiri||Partner, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg, Belgium|
|Stephan Balthasar||Senior Legal Counsel, Allianz SE; Professor of Law, University of Bayreuth, Germany|
|Laurence Burger||Partner & Chair, European Branch, Landolt & Koch, Switzerland|
|Justin D’Agostino||Global Head of Practice – Disputes; Regional Managing Partner – Asia, Herbert Smith Frehills, Hong Kong; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Laetitia De Montalivet||Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Ziva Filipic||Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Jason Fry||Partner, Clifford Chance, France; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Alexander G. Fessas||Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris|
|Anna Joubin-Bret||The Secretary, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), France|
|Kai-Uwe Karl||Blobal Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy, United Kingdom|
|Marianne Kecsmar||Partner, Pellerin Kecsmar Mirza Avocats, France|
|Kathryn Khamsi||Partner, Three Cronws LLP, France|
|Sabine Konrad||Partner, McDermott Will & Emery Rechtsanwälte Steuerberater LLP, Germany|
|Brian Kotick||Senior Associate, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyrå, Sweden|
|Isabelle Michou||Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, France|
|Alexis Mourre||President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Patricia Peterson||Chartered Arbitrator, France|
|Michele Potestà||Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland|
|Samantha J. Rowe||International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, United Kingdom|
|Gabriele Ruscalla||Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Helen Shi||Partner, Fangda Partners, China; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Peter Thorp||Arbitrator, Thorp Arbitration, France|
|Gauthier Vannieuwenhuyse||Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, France|
|Deva Villanúa||Independent Arbitrator; Partner, Armesto & Asociados, Spain|
Training 11 April
Advanced training: Drafting enforceable awards – 11 April 2018
|9.00-9.15||Welcoming address and introduction|
|9.15-10.00||Drafting an arbitral award: which drafting style?|
Participants will receive first-hand guidelines and knowledge on best practices pertaining to award legal drafting styles. How legal systems and traditions can influence drafting techniques, the different approaches in civil and common law. How to improve the quality of the award, by getting away from the “copy and paste” drafting style, to properly reflect the reasons behind the arbitral decision, identifying how much “reasoning” is necessary to render a fully convincing award and secure its enforceability.
|11.00-11.45||Drafting an arbitral award: spotlight on specific issues|
This session will focus on particular sections of the award which often present difficulties and challenges in particular:
(1) Jurisdiction and applicable law
(3) Auxiliary remedies: interest and costs
|14.15-14.45||Introduction to scrutiny of the award by the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court)|
Participants will gain a deeper insight into a distinctive feature of ICC arbitration, the ICC Court’s scrutiny of all draft awards. An ICC representative will share her expertise on the ICC Court scrutiny process, the different levels of review, the assistance and tools provided by the Secretariat of the Court, such as the “ICC Award Checklist”, to help arbitral tribunals, although respecting their liberty of decision, draft more legally effective awards.
|15.00-16.15||Working groups: draft award review before scrutiny by the ICC Court|
Participants will be given the opportunity to study a draft award, in the conditions in which a draft award would be reviewed before scrutiny by the ICC Court. Each working group will be responsible for reviewing the draft award and will make its comments as if it were a Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC Court.
|16.45-17.30||Mock Court session: scrutiny of the award by the ICC Court and debate|
This is an opportunity for participants to witness the type of discussions that are held between members of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat when reviewing a draft award. The parties to this mock court session will debate on the draft award reviewed by the working groups.
|Yves Derains||Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Monica Fernandez-Fonseca||Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Živa Filipič||Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Sophie Lamb||Partner & Global Co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Claes Lundblad||Independent Arbitrator, Lundblad & Zettermarck, Sweden|
|Klaus Reichert||SC, Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators, Brick Court Chambers, London, United Kingdom|
|Marnix Leijten||Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., The Netherlands; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Dates||2nd ICC European Conference: 9 April 2018|
Opening cocktail reception of PAW: 9 April 2018, 19.00-22.00
Advanced Training: 11 April 2018
|Venues||2nd ICC European conference (9 April)|
Châteauform’ George V
28, avenue George V, Paris 8th
Opening cocktail reception of PAW (9 April)
The Economic, Social and Environmental Council “CESE”,
9 place d’Iéna, Paris 16th
As this is a Governmental building, please be sure to bring your ID which will be asked at the security desk of the entrance.
ICC Institute advanced level training (11 April)
33 avenue du Président Wilson, Paris 16th
|Registration fees||2nd ICC European Conference|
Early-bird until 16 February 2018: €679 (€814.8 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €796 (€955.2 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €995 (€1194 incl. VAT)
Early-bird until 16 February 2018: €695 (€834 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €768 (€921.6 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €960 (€1152 incl. VAT)
Package: Training and Conference: 20% discount
Early-bird until 16 February 2018: €1099 (€1318.8 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €1251 (€1501.2 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €1564 (€1876.8 incl. VAT)
PAW opening cocktail reception
Free of charge
|Registration fees include||Advanced Training: Drafting Enforceable Awards: all training activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and the PAW opening cocktail reception.|
2nd ICC European Conference: all conference activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and the PAW opening cocktail reception.
Travel and hotel expenses are not included.
|Travel and accommodation||Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates, will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration. We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.|
|Credits and hours||ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York’s and Florida’s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is accredited by the Bar Standards Board to provide CPD for barristers at the Bar of England & Wales. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.|
|Cancellation policy||50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 9 March 2018. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 5€ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.|
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