19 Oct 16

7th ICC International Mediation Conference

Paris, France, • English

The ICC annual International Mediation Conference is specifically designed for corporate management representatives, in-house counsel and corporate dispute resolution specialists. It gathers legal counsel from international companies such as Thales, Airbus, GE Oil&Gas, and AREVA, as well as dispute resolution experts and business academics. The Conference provides a unique forum to discuss techniques for cost- and time-effective conflict management, dispute avoidance, early dispute resolution and the optimal use of mediation.

Description

Dispute Resolution Processes: Mix and Match for the Best Results

The ICC International Mediation Conference is one of the most renowned events in the field of mediation worldwide. Combining in-depth discussions and world class speakers with dynamic formats, they attract participants from all over the world.

Programme

Moderator of the day
Birgit Sambeth-Glasner, LL.M., Attorney-at-law and Accredited Mediator, Partner, Altenburger Ltd, Switzerland

8:30-9:00 REGISTRATION

9:00-9:20 INTRODUCTION
Welcome address and introduction.

9:20-10:00 COMBINED DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES: EXPLORING NEW TRENDS AND FACING CHALLENGES
This introductory session will provide participants with a detailed overview of selected dispute resolution mechanisms and their possible combinations.

Kathleen Paisley , Partner, Ambos Law, Belgium
Véronique Fraser , Ph.D., Law Professor, University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) and Visiting Scholar, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, California, USA

10:00-10:45 MOVING INTO HIGH GEAR: DISPUTE RESOLUTION ‘SPEED DATING’
Put your dispute resolution knowledge to the test by sharing your experience on combined mechanisms while connecting with peers from around the world. From combined dispute resolution success stories to how to overcome resistance from management, an array of questions will be provided for participants to discuss.

10:45-11:00 COFFEE BREAK

11:00-12:00 GO THE EXTRA MILE: HOW TO EFFECTIVELY COMBINE ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION

There will be a particular focus on the best practices for pairing arbitration and mediation. Panelists will share their experience and factual evidence on costs and timing of combined procedures, and enter in the controversial debate on the opportunity (or not) to use the same neutral. The discussion will ultimately provide company representatives with valuable tools to ensure they get optimum results.

Jeremy Lack , Attorney-at-Law & ADR Neutral, Lawtech, Switzerland
Alan Limbury , Negotiator, Specialist Accredited Mediator, NMAS Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator, Managing Director, Strategic Resolution, Australia
Eloïse Obadia , Partner, Derains & Gharavi, Washington, DC, USA

12:00-12:30 THE SECRET TO SUCCESS: HOW TO SELL COMBINED PROCESSES
Special tips will be revealed on how to get management on board and the best strategies for proposing the processes, both within the company and with the other party.

Thierry Garby , International Business Mediator and Trainer, Honorary Member of the Paris Bar, France
Jean-Claude Najar , Partner, Lazareff Le Bars, France

12.30-14.00 LUNCH

14:15-15:45 NEGOTIATING AND DRAFTING EFFICIENT ESCALATION CLAUSES

Experts in drafting dispute resolution clauses will share first-hand experiences. Participants will then be presented with scenarios lending the opportunity to put knowledge into practice.
Florian Cahn , VP Legal and General Counsel of Areva GmbH in Erlangen, Germany
Erica Stein , Special Counsel – Arbitration, Dechert LLP, Belgium

15:45-16:00 COFFEE BREAK

16:00-16:45 HOW DO DISPUTE BOARDS STAND OUT COMPARED TO OTHER COMBINED DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS?
This session will give participants a clear and detailed outline of the benefits of Dispute Boards and how they compare to other processes. An emphasis will be placed on the use of Dispute Boards outside the construction sector.

Peter Kamminga , Associate Professor, VU University Amsterdam Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School, PON and Mediator, University Amsterdam/Harvard Law School, USA/The Netherlands
James Perry , Partner, PS Consulting, Civil engineer and Attorney, France

16:45-17:30 WHAT IS MEASURED IS MANAGED: UNDERSTANDING THE QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE BENEFITS OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES
Specialists will share their experience on how to effectively use dispute resolution combinations and explain how their companies implemented a dispute resolution system allowing them to quantify the costs and savings and assess the value of dispute resolution processes. From how to choose the best combination to how to secure internal stakeholders, this session will help the participants be prepared to creating their own dispute resolution system.

Erin Gleason Alvarez , Global Head of ADR Programs, Assistant Vice President, AIG, USA
Patrick Baeten , Deputy General Counsel- Disputes, ENGIE, Belgium

17:30-18:00 CLOSING REMARKS
By the end of the day all the questions raised in the morning speed dating session will have been answered.
Birgit Sambeth-Glasner , LL.M., Attorney-at-law and Accredited Mediator, Partner, Altenburger Ltd, Switzerland
Diana Paraguacuto-Maheo , Partner, Ngo Jung & Partners, France

18:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION
All participants are invited to join the closing reception at the ICC premises.

Format

The Conference provides participants with practical tools and a clear understanding on how dispute avoidance and resolution techniques can be used to benefit their organization and their business outcomes.

It has a highly interactive format with Round table discussions, group exercises and presentations.

The 7th Conference will focus on hybrid Dispute Resolution and on how to use mediation in combination with other dispute resolution processes.

Advisory Committee

  • Stefano Catelani, DuPont Legal, Corporate Counsel, Switzerlan
  • Anne Caudrillier, Blabla Car, International Commercial Counsel, France
  • Erin Gleason Alvarez, AIG, Global Head of ADR Programs, Assistant Vice President AIG, US
  • Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Siemens AG. LC CB LIT , Lead Counsel Litigation/ TBC, Germany
  • Peter Kamminga, Univertsity Amsterdam/Harvard Law School, Associate Professor, VU University Amsterdam Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School, PON and Mediator, USA /The Netherland
  • John Lowe, Independent arbitrator, mediator and legal and compliance advisor, France
  • Maria Ines Sola, Pan Energy, Senior Counsel, Pan American Energy LLC, Argentina

Speakers

A pool of world renowned experts drawn from different domains will share their knowledge and practical experience on how to combine different dispute resolution mechanisms to obtain the best business outcome.

  • Patrick Baeten , ENGIE, Deputy General Counsel – Disputes, Belgium
  • Florian Cahn , AREVA GmBH, VP Legal and General Counsel of AREVA GmbH in Erlangen, Germany
  • Véronique Fraser , Ph.D., Law Professor, University of Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) and Visiting Scholar, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law (California, United States)
  • Thierry Garby , Resolvers International Business Mediator and Trainer, Honorary Member of the Paris Bar, France
  • Erin Gleason Alvarez , AIG, Global Head of ADR Programs, Assistant Vice President, AIG, USA
  • Peter Kamminga , Associate Professor, Univertsity Amsterdam/Harvard Law School, VU University Amsterdam Affiliated Faculty, Harvard Law School, PON and Mediator, USA/The Netherlands
  • Jeremy Lack , LAWTECH Attorney-at-Law & ADR Neutral, Switzerland
  • Alan Limbury , Strategic Resolution,Managing Director, Negotiator, Specialist Accredited Mediator, NMAS Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator, Australia
  • Eloïse Obadia , Derains & Gharavi, Washington, DC Partner, USA
  • Kathleen Paisley , AMBOS LAW, Partner, Belgium
  • Diana Paraguacuto-Maheo , Ngo Jung & Partners, Partner, France
  • James Perry , PS Consulting, Partner, PS Consulting, Civil engineer and Attorney, France
  • Birgit Sambeth-Glasner , ALTENBURGER LL.M., Attorney-at-law and Accredited Mediator, Partner, Switzerland
  • Erica Stein , DECHERT LLP, Special Counsel – Arbitration, Belgium – France

Logistical Notes

Venue

ICC Global Headquarters, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Participants

In-house counsel, members of corporate management, dispute resolution practitioners and attorneys in law firms.

Disclaimer

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Travel and Accomodation

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 form.
We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Dress Code

Business casual

Further information

For further information, please contact:

International Centre for ADR – International Chamber of Commerce

33-43 avenue du Président Wilson – 75116 Paris, France

Tel +33 (0)1 49 53 33 59 – E-mail mediation@iccwbo.org – Websitewww.iccadr.org

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Registration

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Cancellation

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 5 September 2016. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.

Subject to agreement from ICC 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 note that ICC 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 will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Sponsorship

This conference offers you an excellent opportunity to maximize your visibility to practising lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics worldwide. For further information please contact Ms Sara Debenedetti at

sara.debenedetti@iccwbo.org