The conference will offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.
6th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration
Taking place on 6-8 May 2018, this annual conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in the MENA region.
Who should attend?
- Practising lawyers
- Corporate counsel
- Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in the MENA region
The ICC Institute advanced level training on “Assessment of damages by arbitrators” will take place on 6 May 2018.
Advanced training: Assessment of damages by arbitrators – 6 May 2018
|09.00-09.15||Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training|
|09.15-10.00||The Tribunal’s discretion to award damages versus the Tribunal’s duty to issue a reasoned decision|
– The extent of financial reasoning required in the award
– The right of the Tribunal to reject both of the experts’ financial models without nominating an independent expert
|10.45-11.30||Financial approaches to assessing damages|
– The uncertainty of the DCF method
– Other tools outside the DCF/FMV dichotomy
– The need for a more exact science
|11.30-12.30||Q&A and case scenarios|
|13.30-14.15||Damnum emergens, lucrum cessans, and moral damages – how to calculate without double-counting|
– In a case of unestablished business, where costs of the contract and loss of profit are sought
– In a case of conflicting business plan and real purchase offers
– How to calculate moral damages
|14.15-15.15||Q&A and case scenarios|
|15.35-16.20||Award of interest: considerations for awarding compound post-award interest on costs, material and moral damages|
|16.20-17.20||Q&A and case scenarios|
Training speakers will be available shortly.
Monday 7 May 2018
|07.30 – 08.45||Optional breakfast|
Launch of the Appointing Authority Rules
|09.00 – 09.20||Welcome remarks|
|09.20 – 09.40||Opening keynote speech|
|09.40 – 10.55||The 20-20 Debate: arbitrator and counsel ethics|
What effect do published rules (IBA, CIArb..) have on the topic ? Do they influence the way the problems at stake are dealt with ? Should arbitral institutions play a policing role in this respect ?
|10.55 – 11.25||Discussion|
|11.25 – 11.45||Coffee break|
|11.45 – 13.00||Hercules’ Pillars: navigating past the civil and common law divide|
This interactive panel will identify a number of recurring procedural and substantive issues and then challenge the proposition that their handling in international arbitration depends on the cultural background of counsel and decision-makers. The panel shall propose a case scenario and discuss the possible approaches to solving it by analysing i.a. the issues below:
-contract interpretation and good faith
-claims and damages (global claims, liquidated damages)
-burden of proof and standard of proof
-iura novit arbiter and reasoning
-expert evidence (partly appointed vs/tribunal appointed)
|13.00 – 13.30||Discussion|
|13.30 – 15.00||Lunch|
|15.00 – 16.30||Parallel sessions|
|Drafting prayers for relief: a guide to success|
This session will focus on the considerations which should be taken into account by counsel in order to minimize problems at the enforcement stage.
|The many faces of confidentiality|
This session will deal with questions such as confidentiality versus privacy, implied duty of confidentiality in arbitration and its boundaries, confidentiality obligation by arbitral institutions and protection of business secrets.
|17.00 – 18.30||Cocktail reception|
Tuesday 8 May 2018
|07.30 – 08.45||Optional Joint ArbitralWomen and WiAR breakfast|
“Expertise: a Woman’s No Man’s Land?”
|09.00 – 10.15||Expedited Procedures: a global review, one year later|
|10.15 – 10.45||Discussion|
|10.45- 11.15||Coffee break|
|11.15 – 12.30||Joint Ventures: opening Pandora’s box (or keeping it closed)|
Arbitration with joint venture parties raises new and complex substantive and procedural issues. The panel will explore, and discuss substantive issues with the audience, such as legal capacity and standing to sue; applicable law; procedural multiparty arbitration issues such as joinder, jurisdiction and constitution of tribunal..
|12.30 – 13.00||Discussion|
|13.00 – 14.30||Lunch|
|14.30 – 16.00||Proving your Claim in International Arbitration|
The role of in-house and external expert advice in determining and proving the quantum of claims: Claim for what you can show, and show what you claim for.
|16.00 – 16.30||Discussion|
|16.30 – 16.45||Closing Remarks|
|Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab||Founding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Raid Abu-Manneh||Partner, Mayer Brown, United Kingdom|
|Affef Ben Mansour||Public International Law and International Arbitration Lawyer, Savoie Arbitration, France|
|Christopher Boog||Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland|
|Julian Cohen||Barrister and Arbitrator, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong|
|Nadine Debbas Achkar||FCIArb, Attorney, Lebanon|
|Alexander G. Fessas||Secretary General & Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Ziva Filipic||Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Kim Franklin QC||Crown Office Chambers, United Kingdom|
|Daniel Garton||Partner, White & Case LLP, United Kingdom|
|Lara Hammoud||Senior Legal Counsel, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Christopher Harris||Barrister and Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, United Kingdom|
|Sami Houerbi||Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi/Tunis|
|Celine Abi Habib Kanakri||Counsel, Dispute Resolution, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Samaa A. F. Haridi||Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, United States|
|Thanos Karvelis||Partner, Galadari Advocates & Legal Consultants, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Amani Khalifa||Principal, Khalifa Associates, Egypt|
|Marcus Antoine Khoury||Senior Legal Counsel (Arbitration), Consolidated Contractors International Company, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|
|Christopher Mainwaring-Taylor||Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Erin Miller Rankin||Partner, Disputes, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates/Singapore|
|Gordon Moffat||Managing Director, GMCS, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Alexis Mourre||President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Peter Rosher||Partner, Reed Smith LLP, France|
|Dorothee Ruckteschler||Partner and Head of CMS International Arbitration Group, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany|
|Marwan Sakr||Partner, SAAS, Lebanon|
|Mohamed Shelbaya||Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France/United Arab Emirates|
|Mireille Taok||Avocate, Member of the Paris Bar, France|
|Carita Wallgren-Lindholm||Arbitrator, Finland; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration & ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Asli Yilmaz||Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Dates and venue||Dates: 6-8 May 2018|
Venue: Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Club St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
|Registration fees||6th ICC MENA Conference|
Early bird until 9 March 2018: €783
ICC members: €902
Early bird until 9 March 2018: €538
ICC members: €626
|Package: Training and Conference (20% discount)|
Early bird until 9 March 2018: €1039
ICC members: €1225
|5% VAT will be applied to these rates|
Registration fees include all conference documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and cocktail reception.
|Special discounts||Group 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
|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.|
ICC UAE has however secured a room block at the Park Hyatt with preferential rates. A link will be sent upon registration enabling participants to make their reservations directly.
Please note that the room block will expire on 7 March 2018. Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis only at prevailing rates.
|Visa||Visa applications for entry into the UAE can take several weeks to process. If travelers from your country of citizenship require a visa to enter the UAE, we highly recommend that you begin the visa application process well in advance.|
|Cancellation policy||50% of the registration fees will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 6 April 2018. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.|
Subject to agreement from ICC UAE 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 formation 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 UAE 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 UAE will not, however, be held responsible for any related expenses incurred by the participant.
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