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