13 Apr 17

A business view on alternative dispute resolution; dispute boards, mediation and arbitration

The Hague, The Netherlands, • English

During this seminar three experienced in-house counsel and the ICC International Centre for ADR will share their views and experience on dispute boards, arbitration and mediation.

Description

Depending on e.g. the sector, country or (personal) experience, legal counsel choose to include arbitration, mediation or dispute boards in their international contracts, or a combination of those. Various parameters may influence the choice for one method over the other, including time, costs, confidentiality, importance of future cooperation between parties, execution of the award, etc.

At the same time, often relatively little time is spent on dispute settlement clauses when drafting international contracts. Also, in-house counsel see themselves confronted with business interests of managers and the preferences of external counsel and contract parties.

During this seminar three experienced in-house counsel and the ICC International Centre for ADR will share their views and experience on dispute boards, arbitration and mediation. Participants will gain insight in how to select and combine the appropriate form(s) of alternative dispute resolution methods in specific situations and use it to their advantage in drafting contracts and resolving disputes with foreign business partners.

Who should attend
In-house counsel with experience drafting dispute resolution clauses in international contracts, arbitrators, lawyers, mediation professionals.

Programme

13.00Registration
Welcome and introduction
How to use arbitration to your advantage
Dr. Philipp Jäger, Legal Advisor, GasTerra
A business view on mediation
Mr. Cyril Dumoulin, ‎Senior Legal Counsel Global Litigation, Shell
15.00Break
The pros and cons of dispute boards
Mr. Eric Eggink, Director, Technip Ships
The tiered approach: how to mix and match various mechanisms
Ms. Alina Leoveanu, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR
Panel discussion and Q&A
17.15Concluding remarks
Drinks & networking

Speakers

Eric EgginkDirector, Technip Ships
Cyril DumoulinSenior Legal Counsel Global Litigation, Shell
Philipp JägerLegal Advisor, GasTerra
Alina LeoveanuManager, ICC International Centre for ADR

Logistical note

Malietoren, Bezuidenhoutseweg 12, 2509 AA, The Hague, The Netherlands