17 Oct 17

ICC YAF: Public Order in International Arbitration

Bucharest, Romania, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on the topic of public order in international arbitration, an excellent opportunity for both arbitration practitioners in Romania and alumni of the Bucharest Faculty of Law to get acquainted with a multi-jurisdictional perspective on the issue thanks to the diverse nationalities and jurisdictions of the invited speakers.

Description

The extent of the impact of public order in international arbitration has always been a controversial topic and, ever since the adoption of the New York Convention in 1958, one of the main reasons invoked as grounds for the setting aside of arbitral awards.

This YAF Conference is aimed at presenting a multi-jurisdictional view on the topic both from a theoretical and a practical perspective with the help of Romania’s most esteemed professors and practitioners and following the participation of important guests from other jurisdictions willing to share their experience and views as to what are the limits of public order when it comes to international arbitration.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.

Programme

13:00 – 13:30Registration
13:30 – 13:40Welcome speech – Flavius-Antoniu BAIAS Associate Professor, Ph.D. Dean, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
13:40 – 14:00Guest speaker – Alina LEOVEANU, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
14:00 – 15:30Session 1: Defining the limits of public order in international arbitration

Moderators:

Cristiana I. STOICA, Associate professor, Ph.D Law Faculty, University of Bucharest; Founding Partner, STOICA & Asociatii, Bucharest

Alina LEOVEANU, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

Speakers:

Oana SOIMULESCU, Partner, Soimulescu Soltan Construction Lawyers

Nathalie MEYER-FABRE – Partner – Meyer Fabre Avocats, Paris

Presentations of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni:

Constantin-Tudor Contas (LL.M Alumni 2017) „The three vectors which influence the definition of public policy in international arbitration”

Laura Pavel (LL.M Alumni 2017) „Arbitrability and public policy- Prolegomena surrounding the social and philosophical implications”

Liliana Deaconescu (LL.M Alumni 2017) „Is res judicata a matter of public policy which may lead to setting-aside arbitral awards?”

15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 18:30Session 2: The practical perspective

Moderators:

Cosmin VASILE, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Managing Partner – Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners, Bucharest

Crenguta LEAUA, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Managing Partner – Leaua & Asociatii (Bucharest), Vice-president, ICC International Court of Arbitration Paris

Speakers:

Matei PURICE – Senior Associate – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai

Paolo MARZOLINI – Partner – PATOCCHI & MARZOLINI, Geneva

Presentations of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni:

Mihai Paun (LL.M Alumni 2017) “Review of arbitral awards on EU competition law grounds”

Alexandru Stanescu (LL.M. Alumni 2015) „Third Party Funders and Arbitrators – Conflicts of Interests, Disclosures and other elements of Policy in International Commercial Arbitration”

Valentin Stefan Calciu (LL.M. Alumni 2015) „Public policy and enforcement of ICSID awards”

18:30 – 19:00Conclusions and Closing Remarks

Speakers

Flavius-Antoniu BaiasAssociate Professor, Ph.D. Dean, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
Valentin Stefan CalciuLL.M. Alumni 2015
Constantin-Tudor ContasLL.M Alumni 2017
Liliana DeaconescuLL.M Alumni 2017
Crenguta LeauaAssociate Professor, Ph.D., Managing Partner – Leaua & Asociatii (Bucharest), Vice-president, ICC International Court of Arbitration Paris
Alina LeoveanuManager, ICC International Centre for ADR
Paolo MarzoliniPartner – Patocchi & Marzolini, Geneva
Nathalie Meyer-FabrePartner – Meyer Fabre Avocats, Paris
Mihai PaunLL.M Alumni 2017
Laura PavelLL.M Alumni 2017
Matei PuriceSenior Associate – Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai
Oana SoimulescuPartner, Soimulescu Soltan Construction Lawyers
Alexandru StanescuLL.M. Alumni 2015
Cristiana I. StoicaAssociate professor, Ph.D Law Faculty, University of Bucharest; Founding Partner, STOICA & Asociatii, Bucharest
Cosmin VasileAssociate Professor, Ph.D., Managing Partner – Zamfirescu Racoti &Partners, Bucharest

Logistical notes

Venue

Law Faculty, Bucharest University, Constantin Stoicescu Hall

  1. Kogălniceanu Bldv. No. 36-46, District 5

Bucharest, Romania

Registration

To register, please send an e-mail to: cristina.pana@drept.unibuc.ro

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