01Apr 19

3rd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

Paris, France, • English
Icc European Conf

1 April 2019 marks the 3rd ICC European Conference. This 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.


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1 April 2019 marks the 3rd ICC European Conference. This 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.

Followed by the PAW Opening Cocktail 19:00 – 22:30.

3 April 2019 the ICC Institute of World Business Law will organize its training on The Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management – The Arbitrator’s Perspective.

Both are official events of the Paris Arbitration Week.

1 April Conference programme

Public interest and the future of arbitration: lessons from Europe

08:00-09:30Registration and welcome coffee
08:30-09:30Breakfast session: Euro-vision: a year in review
By considering a variety of European jurisdictions, this rapid-fire panel session will comment and analyse key trends and developments that took place over the past year, from legislative changes to the setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards.
09:30-09:50Welcome addresses – ICC Arbitration in Europe today and tomorrow
09:50-10:20Keynote speech
10:50-11:15Coffee break
11:15-12:15Roundtable: Intra-European vs Extra-European means for the settlement of investor-State disputes
This roundtable will discuss the post-Achmea world of investor-State arbitration in Europe and the future of ISDS, covering issues such as res judicata, the scope for the application of ISDS under extra-EU BITs and the ECT, or arbitrator-counsel “double hatting” in investment arbitration. Bail-in measures affecting European banks and means of investor protection will also be commented upon, as well as the myths and realities of the EU and European Court of Human Rights remedies against expropriation and unfair or unequitable treatment.
14:15-15:15Oxford style debate: The safeguard of international, European and domestic mandatory rules by arbitral tribunals – practical implications
Recent case law indicates that mandatory rules, whether set out by instruments of international law (e.g., in the fields of political or economic sanctions, human rights, climate justice), EU law (e.g., in the field of antitrust, agency, financial markets) or domestic law, can either impact arbitrability or enlarge the scope of the award review by courts in the context of setting aside/enforcement proceedings. This interactive Oxford style panel will debate the latest trends and analyse the practical implications they can have on arbitral practice.
15:45-16:15Coffee break
16:15-17:15Oxford style debate: The long arm of State justice. Managing documentary evidence obtained through a State’s special powers – ICC experience
Sharing the ICC experience, this panel will review situations such as:
– the use of evidence obtained by the State through its special investigatory powers, e.g. to investigate potential breaches of tax, crime, antitrust legislation allegedly committed by the counterparty in the arbitration. There is often a low burden of suspicious conduct required to initiate these investigations, yet the State can apply all its apparatus, with wide ranged and unrestricted investigatory powers, and obtain all sorts of evidence, which may be relevant to other proceedings involving the State. How should the arbitral tribunal deal with such situations in which the counterparty’s ability to gather evidence is so unbalanced?
– The use of evidence obtained by the State through domestic judicial/administrative proceedings initiated by the State against the counterparty in the arbitration.
– Parallel proceedings: the use of evidence obtained by a party through its participation in domestic proceedings, initiated by the State.
17:45-18:00Closing Remarks
19:00-22:00PAW Opening Cocktail Reception

1 April Conference speakers

Massimo BenedettelliPartner, ArbLit, Italy; Full Professor, International law, Department of Law, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Marcos DracosBarrister, One Essex Court, United Kingdom
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
Živa FilipicManaging Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Anne-Karin GrillPartner, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Attorneys-at-Law, Austria
Maria Hauser-MorelCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Jan KleinheisterkampAssociate Professor of Law, London School of Economics – Department of Law, United Kingdom
Maria KostytskaPartner, Winston & Strawn, France/United States
Richard KreindlerPartner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Germany/United States
Bartosz KruzewskiPartner, Clifford Chance, Poland
Melissa MaglianaPartner, LALIVE, Switzerland
Luigi MalferrariMember, Legal Service, European Commission, Brussels
Fernando Mantilla-SerranoPartner, Latham & Watkins, France
Anna MasserPartner, Jones Day, Germany
Laetitia de MontalivetDirector, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Alexis MourrePresident, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Patricia NacimientoPartner and Co-head of the German Disputes Group, Herbert Smith Freehills, Germany
Paschalis PaschalidisSenior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France
Pierre PicPartner, Teynier Pic, France
Patricia SaizInternational Arbitrator; Associate Professor of International Arbitration, ESADE Law School, Spain; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Eric A. SchwartzIndependent Arbitrator, France/United Kingdom/United States; Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Abdulqawi Ahmed YusufPresident, International Court of Justice, The Hague

3 April Training programme

The Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management – The Arbitrator’s Perspective

09:00-09:15Welcoming address and introduction 
09:15-09:30Active case management techniques
From the very outset of the arbitration, the tribunal has to actively assist the parties in organizing and streamlining the conduct of the proceedings. During this session, participants will learn and discuss both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint effective case management techniques. These will include issues related to drafting the terms of reference, preparing and conducting case management conferences, and adopting procedural timetables.
09:30-10:00Effective management of arbitration: an ICC perspective
During this session participants will be provided with ICC insights and best practices on various active management techniques.
10:00-11:00Case scenarios on active case management techniques and debate 
11:00-11:15Coffee break
11:15-11:45Arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits
The notion of ‘authority of the arbitral tribunal’ is a complex and multifaceted one which plays a key-role in the creation of a suitable framework for the arbitration. It involves both the relationship between the arbitrators as well as the tribunal’s relationship with counsel and raises challenging questions. Among others: how far a dissenting opinion can go and still be effective and appropriate; what is the scope of the tribunal’s authority to sanction counsel’s wrongful conduct; what types of sanctions are available?
11:45-12:45Case scenarios on arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits and debate
14:15-14:45Allowing additional claims and parties
One of the aspects of the growing complexity of international commercial arbitration cases is the increasing number of arbitrations involving multiplicity of parties, including non-signatory parties, claims and cross-claims, and multi-contract disputes. This session will address the main pitfalls as well as the challenging jurisdictional matters that arbitrators face when confronted with complex arbitrations.
14:45-15:30Case scenarios on allowing additional claims and parties and debate
15:30-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:15Managing the exchange of information
Obtaining and presenting information is of paramount importance when preparing an international commercial arbitration case. The mission of the arbitral tribunal lies in managing such exchange of information, taking into consideration the different cultural legal approaches of the parties and their counsel and the particular circumstances of each case. Participants will learn how arbitrators should deal with issues such as: the management of electronically stored information; the preservation of the confidentiality of information and related issues of applicable law; protection of trade, technological and commercial secrets; privacy of the arbitral proceedings; and ethical conduct of the parties.
16:15-17:05Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate
17:05-17:15Concluding remarks 

3 April Training speakers

Niuscha BassiriPartner, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg, Belgium
Philippe CavalierosPartner, Simmons & Simmons LLP, France
Pierre MayerFounding Partner, Pierre Mayer, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Karyl NairnPartner, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, UK

Logistical notes

Dates and venue3rd ICC European Conference
Date: 1 April 2019
Venue: Les Salons Hoche, 9 Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris
PAW Opening Cocktail 
Date: 1 April 2019 (19:00 – 22:30)
Venue: Economic, Social and Environmental Council (CESE), 9 place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris
ICC Institute Advanced Training
Date: 3 April 2019
Venue: ICC HQ, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Registration fees3rd ICC European Conference only (1 April 2019)
Early bird until 22 February 2019 : €679 (€814.80 incl. VAT)
ICC Members: €796 (€955.20 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €995 (€1194 incl. VAT)
ICC Institute Training (3 April 2019)
Early bird until 22 February 2019: €695 (€834 incl. VAT)
ICC Members: €768 (€921.60 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €960 (€1152 incl. VAT)
Discount package: 3rd ICC European Conference (1 April 2019) and ICC Institute Training (3 April 2019)
Early bird until 22 February 2019: €1099 (€1318.80 incl. VAT)
ICC Members: €1251 (€1501.20 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €1564 (€1876.80 incl.VAT)
PAW Opening Cocktail (1 April 2019)
Free of charge. Registrations for the PAW Opening Cocktail are via the official webpage.
Registration fees include3rd ICC European Conference: all conference activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks.
ICC Institute Training: all training activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks.
Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Registration to the PAW Opening Cocktail is not included. Please register via the official webpage.
Special discountsGroup rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
Travel and accommodationTravel 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.
VisaWe 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 approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.
French Bars: this training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 1 March 2019. 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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Sponsorship opportunities

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