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International Arbitration Events

Welcome to Deloitte’s International Arbitration events page where we have collated upcoming international arbitration conferences and events being held worldwide.

5th Asia Pacific Regional Forum Biennial Conference: Resilient Asia – Fighting Global Headwinds

15 February 2017 (Mumbai, India)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Following are the key topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • Dispute resolution clauses in commercial agreements
  • Are Asian law firms under pressure?
  • Legal and regulatory challenges in building world class infrastructure projects in India and the region’s emerging economies
  • Arbitration in India: does the new law advance the case?

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The Role of Arbitration in International Contracts

15 February 2017 (Tehran, Iran)

Organiser: Iran - Switzerland Chamber of Commerce and Swiss Chamber’s Arbitration Institution (SCAI)

The purpose of this one day seminar is to discuss the advantages of international arbitration and mediation as efficient tools to resolve disputes between companies based in different countries and having different cultures and legal education.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Martin Burkhardt (Member of the SCAI Court of Arbitration and Partner at Lenz & Staehelin)
  • Dr. Urs Weber-Stecher (Member of the SCAI Court of Arbitration and Partner at Wenger Vieli)
  • Caroline Ming (SCAI Executive Director and General Counsel)

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International Investment Arbitration Across Asia

16 February 2017 (Sydney, Australia)

Organiser: Centre for Asian and Pacific Law at the University of Sydney (CAPLUS), Sydney Centre for International Law (SCIL)

Treaty-based investor-state arbitration (or ISDS more generally) is an increasingly topical issue, as FDI flows continue to grow, especially across Southeast Asia and the rest of the Asian region, and host states have begun to experience some claims brought by disgruntled foreign investors. This upcoming symposium will bring together leading experts from Southeast Asia, North Asia, India and Oceania, including several from institutional partners of The University of Sydney.

Speakers include:

  • Julien Chaisse, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Shiro Armstrong, Australian National University
  • Jurgen Kurtz, The University of Melbourne
  • Diane Desierto, University of Hawai'i
  • Jason Yackee, University of Wisconsin (& Thammasat University)
  • Tomoko Ishikawa, Nagoya University
  • Joongi Kim, Yonsei Law School
  • Prabhash Ranjan, South Asian University
  • Amokura Kawharu, The University of Auckland
  • Lauge Poulsen, University College London
  • Donald Robertson, Herbert Smith Freehills (& The University of Sydney)
  • Luke Nottage, Sydney Law School

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ArbitralWomen Conference: Is Winter Coming in the Land of International Arbitration

16 February 2017 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Organiser: ArbitralWomen

Following are the key topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • What is wrong with International arbitration?
  • Economic crisis and its effect on international arbitration

Confirmed panellists:

  • Rashda Rana , President of ArbitralWomen
  • Isabel Cantidiano, Cantidiano Advogados 
  • Eleonora Coelho , Eleonora Coelho Advogados
  • Ligia Costa , FGV-EAESP Professor
  • Sandra González , Ferrere Advogados
  • Luciano Timm , Machado e Timm Advogados
  • Monica Costa , TozziniFreire
  • Alice Moreira Franco, Daltro e Gomide Advogados
  • Anita Rita de Figueiredo Nery, Judge of the State of São Paulo

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SCC Seminar – Making Arbitration User - Friendly

16 February 2017 (Moscow, Russia))

Organiser: The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

The purpose of this seminar is to discuss procedural cost and time saving mechanisms that can make arbitration more user-friendly.

Speakers include:

  • Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
  • Roman Zykov, Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association
  • Rikard Wikström, White&Case, Stockholm
  • Roman Khodykin, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London
  • Johan Sidklev, Roschier, Stockholm
  • Julia Zagonek, White&Case, Moscow, London
  • Dominic Pellew, Dentons, London
  • Fredrik Ringquist, Mannheimer Swartling, Moscow

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Global Energy Arbitration – Current Issues and Trends

16 February 2017 (Washington, D.C., United States of America)

Organiser: Georgetown Arab Lawyers' Organization and Georgetown International Arbitration Society

The event will highlight the many facets of global commercial and investment energy arbitration and the corresponding issues that arise: energy disputes arbitrated under International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), corruption in petroleum agreements, gas pricing, force majeure, and contemporary disputes with host governments.

Panellist include:

  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
    Keynote: “Developments Under ICSID”
  • Samaa Haridi, Partner, Hogan Lovells
    Topic: “Gas Pricing Disputes”
  • John Bowman, Partner, King & Spalding LLP
    Topic: “Contemporary Energy Disputes with Host Governments”
  • Michael Polkinghorne, Partner, White & Case LLP
    Topic: “Force Majeure and Hardship in Petroleum Agreements”
  • Utku Cosar, Partner, Cosar Avukatlik Burosu
    Topic: “Energy Disputes in Turkey”
  • Alvaro Galindo, Informational Counsel, Dechert LLP
    Topic: “Energy Disputes in Latin America
  • Timothy Martin, International Arbitrator
    Topic: “Impact of Sharia’a on Energy Arbitration”

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Arbitration in Highly Regulated Sectors: Energy, Telecom, Pharma, Banking & Finance

17 February 2017 (Brussels, Belgium)

Organiser: The Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA)

The event aims to promote arbitration as a means of conflict resolution and develop arbitration in the Spanish and Portuguese languages or with a Latin-American component.

Speakers include:

  • Bernardo M. Cremades Sanz-Pastor (Founding Partner of B. Cremades & Asociados, Madrid)
  • Yulia Selivanova (Independent Practitioner, Brussels)
  • Alejandro Carballo Leyda (Energy Charter General Counsel, Brussels)
  • Hermenegildo Altozano (Bird & Bird, Madrid)
  • David McIlwaine (Pinsent Masons, London)
  • Noradèle Radjai (Lalive, Geneva)
  • Alejandra de Iturriaga Gandini (CNMC, Directora de Telecomunicaciones y del Sector Audiovisual, Madrid)
  • Nuno Salazar Casanova (Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho, Lisbon)
  • Kenneth Beale (Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, London)
  • Simon Gabriel (Gabriel Arbitration, Zurich)
  • James Menz (Deputy Secretary General of DIS and Head of Case Management, Cologne)
  • Dirk van Gerven (President of the Supervisory Board of FSMA, Vice-president of CEPANI, Partner with NautaDutilh – Brussels)
  • Georges Affaki (Co-Chair of the ICC Commission Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration, Associate Professor of Law, University Panthéon-Assas – Paris II)

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Construction Arbitration Two Ways: Practical and Strategic Consideration for Managing Construction - related Contract and Treaty Arbitration

20 February 2017 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Organiser: Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)

The one day event offers a workshop on construction related disputes in conjunction with practitioners from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s market leading international arbitration practice. The highlights of the event are as following:

  • Erin Miller-Rankin and Sarah-Jane Fick of Freshfields will share practical tips when faced with a construction dispute
  • Nicholas Lingard and Robert Kirkness of Freshfields will explain strategic investment treaty considerations
  • Belden Premaraj will discuss trends in the local construction market
  • Smrithi Ramesh will draw upon the experiences of KLRCA in this expanding and complex field to moderate the discussion.

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ICC YAF: What Next in Investment Arbitration?

20 February 2017 (Paris, France)

Organiser: ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

The conference is part of the ICC Pre-Moot for the ‘Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court Competition’. The conference aims to bring together young arbitration practitioners and moot participants to discuss and debate two issues at the fore of investment arbitration.

A first panel will address an issue related to this year's Moot problem:

  • Under what circumstances (if any), will a gift constitute an "investment"?

A second panel will discuss the impact of a local subsidiary's settlement of its dispute with the host State:

  • Can the parent company bring a treaty claim? Under what circumstances?

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Brussels, a Place of Arbitration

22 February 2017 (London, United Kingdom)

Organiser: The Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom and The State Secretary for Foreign Trade at Brussels Capital Region

The Ambassador of Belgium to the United Kingdom and The State Secretary for Foreign Trade at Brussels Capital Region will host an evening seminar on "Brussels, a Place of Arbitration"

Speakers include:

  • Mrs Cécile Jodogne, State Secretary for Foreign Trade at Brussels Capital Region
  • Mr Dirk De Meulemeester, President of Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)
  • Mrs Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • MM Dirk van Gerven & Marc Dal (CEPANI)
  • Hanotiau & Van den Berg (CEW & Partners, Liedekerke)

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The Contractual Fase of Arbitration: Discussions about the arbitral clause

22 February (San José, Costa Rica)

Organiser: ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and ICC Costa Rica International Chamber of Commerce

The conference will include debates relating to model clauses, pathological arbitration clauses, interpretation and extension of an arbitration clause to non-signatories (third parties), multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses and issues relating to their effectiveness, amongst others.

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2nd Annual GAR Live Abu Dhabi

22 February 2017 (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review

Speakers include:

  • Aysha Abdulla Mutaywea, MENA Chambers
  • Ali Al Aidarous, Al Aidarous International Legal Practice
  • Alex Bevan, Shearman & Sterling
  • Phillip Capper, White & Case
  • Graham Lovett, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Gervase MacGregor, BDO
  • Raza Mithani, Berwin Leighton Paisner
  • Ziad Obeid, Obeid Law Firm
  • Sami Tannous, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Mireille Taok, Paris Dauphine University and Poitiers University
  • Thomas Wilson, Squire Patton Boggs

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VIII International Arbitration Congress : Arbitration in Iberoamerica, Have we innovated?

22 – 24 February 2017 (San José, Costa Rica)

Organiser: International Chamber of Commerce Costa Rica

Following are the topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • The contractual phase: debates surrounding the arbitration clause
  • Investment Arbitration in Iberoamerica - Cases that have set the trend
  • Calculation of damages: What do arbitrators need? What do The Parties put forward?
  • Ethical Dilemmas - Keynote speaker Emmanuel Gaillard (Shearman & Sterling, Paris)
  • Diversity Initiatives around the globe: Will they achieve the goal of equality & diversity?

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The External Relations of EU Investment Law & Policy – EFILA Annual Conference 2017

23 February 2017 (Vienna, Austria)

Organiser: European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration

Following are the topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • The impact of Brexit on the EU’s investment policy
  • The interaction between tax incentives, EU state aid and EU investment policy
  • The Asian perspectives on the EU’s investment policy
  • Perspectives on the EU’s investment policy from its European neighbours

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London Event: The Place of the Arbitrator

23 February 2017 (London, United Kingdom)

Organiser: Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI) and Bryan Cave LLP

In this one day event, prominent international arbitrators from civil, common and mixed law background will share their perspectives and experiences on the influence of legal traditions and arbitration regimes on the roles and reasoning of arbitrators including in relation to the conduct of proceedings, the evidence and the decision making process.

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Arbitration: Every Angle Covered

23 February 2017 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Organiser: Chooi & Company, DWF LLP, Queen Mary University of London

The one day event will give delegates a chance gain insight into the arbitration process in detail.

Topics will include:

  • The role of the arbitrator
  • Single vs multiple panel arbitrations
  • Getting the most out of your counsel/value for money

The key note address will be delivered by His Highness Tunku Zain Al-'Abidin Muhriz.

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Keeping Financial Experts Objective in Arbitral Proceedings

23 February 2017 (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)

Organiser: The Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration

At this evening talk, delegates will explore the issues surrounding the objectivity of forensic evidence on quantum and will discuss the steps that can be taken to prevent biased experts from misleading a tribunal in arbitral proceedings.

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The Global Pound Conference Series 2017 : Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution & Improving Access to Justice

23 February – 6 July 2017

Organiser: International Mediation Institute, Global Pound Conference

The event aims to better understand the demand for and supply of Dispute Resolution services.

23 February: HongKong

24 February: San Fransicso, USA

10 March: Chennai, India

14 March: Dubai, UAE

16 March: Los Angeles, USA

18 March: Chandigarh, India

24 March: Berlin, Germany

31 March: Warsaw, Poland

06 April: Miami, USA

07 April: Moscow, Russia

21 April: Barcelona, Spain

22 April: Bangkok, Thailand

26 April: Paris, France

03 May: Sao Paulo, Brazil

10 May: Bogota, Colombia

17 May: Phnom Penh, Cambodia

18 May: Monterrey, Mexico

26 May: Barcelona, Spain

29 May: Sydney, Australia

31 May: Auckland, New Zealand

01 June: Amsterdam, Netherlands

08 June: Guatemala City, Guatemala

9 June: Florence, Italy

15 June: TBA, Romania

29 June: Johannesburg, South Africa

6 July: London, UK

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Vienna Arbitration Days 2017 (10th Anniversary): Repositioning Arbitration

24 – 25 February 2017 (Vienna, Austria)

Organiser: Vienna International Arbitral Centre, Austria International Chamber of Commerce, Austrian Arbitration Association, ICC Austria, UNICITRAL, Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration

The Vienna Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Austria. For its 10th anniversary conference in 2017 participants from around the globe will be welcome for two days of lively discussions on leading topics in international arbitration.

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Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Domestic Courts

2 March 2017 (New York, United States)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Following are the topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • Recent decisions dealing with the enforceability of international arbitral decisions issued by domestic courts in US and Europe
  • Enforcing vacated awards and the treatment of ICSID final awards
  • Arbitrator independence and sovereign immunity
  • The landscape for enforcement of international arbitration awards
  • Effect of pending cases and recent development on litigants’ ability to succeed in enforcing arbitral awards

Speakers include:

  • George A. Bermann (Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York)
  • Rocío Digón (Managing Director and Counsel, ICC International)
  • Elliot Friedman (Moderator, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP,New York)
  • Samaa A. Haridi (Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York)
  • Laurence Shore (Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York)

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Columbia Arbitration Day 2017

3 March 2017 (New York, United States)

Organiser: Columbia University in the city of New York

Columbia Arbitration Day is one of the premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited (Continuing Legal Education) conferences in the United States, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from across the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community.

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ICC YAF: Investment Arbitration in Challenging Times – Issue Conflicts and the Problem of Legitimacy

7 March 2017 ( Frankfurt, Germany)

Organiser: ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)

In recent years, parties to investment arbitration proceedings have increasingly sought to disqualify arbitrators. To dicuss the so-called issue conflict, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum is hosting an event that aims to discuss the extent up to which an issue conflicts can justify the disqualification of arbitrators and the impact of such disqualifications may affect the legitimacy of investment arbitration as a whole.

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32nd Annual ICC SIA QMC Joint Symposium of Arbitrators on Abuse of Process and International Arbitration

07 March 2017 (Paris, France)

Organiser: ICC Institute of World Business Law, The School of International Arbitration

Following are the topics which will be discussed in the event:

  • What is the abuse of process?
  • In what circumstances has abuse of process been invoked in international arbitration?
  • Is there a growing phenomenon of abuse of process in international arbitration and what legal and other tools are available to deal with it?
  • Is there a need for new tools to deal with abuse of process in international arbitration?

The event will be attended by eminent arbitrators, Practising lawyers and lawyers concerned with the arbitral process.

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International Arbitration Conference 2017 – Dubai

8 – 9 March 2017 (Dubai, United Arab Emirate)

Organiser: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is launching three international conferences in 2017 which will examine 'The Synergy and Divergence between Civil Law and Common Law in International Arbitration'. The first of these events takes place in Dubai.

Topics will include:

  • The role of legislation in developing and sustaining an arbitration friendly seat
  • The perspective from arbitral institutions on building the synergy between civil and common law
  • The civil-common law dichotomy – practical solutions to current problems
  • Young Members Group in civil and common law systems: challenges and opportunities

Second Conference: 19 – 20 July 2017 (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Third Conference: 7 – 8 December 2017 (Paris, France)

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ICC Conference in Bogotá: Construction Dispute Resolution in Latin America

09 March 2017 (Bogota, Colombia)

Organiser: ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Colombia

This conference will discuss the most recent infrastructure projects in Latin America and study how the resolution of conflicts arising from these types of commercial contracts have evolved.

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Half Day Colloquium: Third Party Funding in Arbitration

09 March 2017 (Brussels, Belgium)

Organiser: Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI)

This event will be held in 3 languages: English, Dutch and French without any simultaneous translation.

Programmes of speakers and subjects are available online in Dutch and French.

For specific details please follow the link above.

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Experts in International Arbitration

09 March 2017 (Munich)

Organiser: Hogan Lovells International LLP, The International Network of Young Women in Dispute Resolution, DIS40

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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Annual Appreciation Event 2017

10 March 2017 (Singapore)

Organiser: Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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ICC YAF: Energy Disputes

14 March 2017 (Düsseldorf, Germany)

Organiser: ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and White & Case LLP

Topics will include:

  • Recent cases and trends in relation to force majeure
  • Experts in the German energy market will be presenting and discussing market and legal issues in relation with the consequences of the market changes for power supply contracts

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ICC Arbitration & ADR Training Programme – 3rd Edition

16 March – 25 June 2017 (Krakow, Poland)

Organiser: ICC Poland, Jagiellonian University (Krakow)

The programme will be based on a mock case study of a commercial dispute arbitrated and mediated through simulated ICC proceedings.

Top-tier international arbitration and ADR experts, including representatives of ICC Secretariat, distinguished practising lawyers – counsel, arbitrators, mediators – of various jurisdictions as well as forensic experts from PwC and academics will teach the course that consists of five weekend workshops. The programme will be moderated by Maria Hauser-Morel,Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

17 – 19 March: Dispute Resolution Clause, Case strategy, Request for Arbitration and Answer

21 – 27 April: The Arbitral Tribunal. Interim measures, Emergency Arbitration

12 – 14 May: Hearing and Evidence

09 – 11 June: The Award, Post-arbitral proceedings

23 – 25 June: ADR, Mediation

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LSE - LCIA Arbitration Debate

17 March 2017 (London, United Kingdom)

Organiser: The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and London School of Economics (LSE)

The Debate will explore the following:

  • Will Brexit lead to a revitalization of the English common law as the most important law governing international commercial transactions, if purged from European and civil law influences – or will it make the UK more insular and cause London to degenerate to yet another off-shore center for taking care of dirty laundry?
  • How much cosmopolitanism can and should London keep and promote in the field on international commercial disputes?
  • What is the role and future of international uniform instruments, such as the CISG (not ratified by the UK) or the UNIDROIT Principles, as competitors to – or source of inspiration for – English commercial law in the future development of London as the prime venue for arbitrating international commercial disputes?

Debate will be Moderated by:

  • Paul Klaas ( North Coast Arbitration Chambers, USA & Maitland Chambers, London),
  • Sir Bernard Eder QC (Essex Court Chambers, UK)
  • Professor Dr Ingeborg Schwenzer (University of Basel, Switzerland)

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ICC YAF: Clash between the Common Law and Civil Law in International Arbitration

17 March 2017 (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

Organiser: The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and Cambridge University Graduate Law Society

The event will marks the opening of the 4th annual Cambridge Arbitration Day that takes place on 18 March 2017. Topics will include:

  • Role of the Counsel
  • Discovery and document production
  • Difference in advocacy and pleading
  • The inter-relationship between the courts and arbitration

Speakers include:

  • Timothy Foden (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan)
  • Saadia Bhatty (Clyde & Co)
  • Alexis Martinez (Squire Patton Boggs)
  • Ruth Byrne (King & Spalding)
  • Ania Farren, (Berwin Leighton Paisner)

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Arbitrating Patent Disputes:Innovative Approaches and New Concerns

22 March 2017 (New York and Geneva)

Organiser: Morrison & Foerster LLP, Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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CIArb Workshop: Costs in Arbitration 2017 - Hong Kong

28 March 2017 (Hong Kong)

Organiser: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

The event aims to deliver practical insight into how arbitral tribunals approaches the issues relating to costs in arbitration.

Topics will include:

  • Costs of arbitration proceedings
  • Third party funding
  • Practical Cost budgeting
  • Security for costs
  • The award and assessment of costs

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International In-house Counsel Journal 5th Annual Conference

28 March 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: International In-House Counsel Journal

Bringing together senior in-house counsel, this conference will provide an opportunity to discover the strategies and solutions companies are adopting across the full range in-house counsel management issues.

Panel sessions will offer delegates the opportunity to hear from experts and engage in debate on topics covering Competition, Litigation & Arbitration, Compliance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Governance, Contracts and In-house Management.

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Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop

29 March 2017 (Milan, Italy)

Organiser: Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration

The one day training workshop will focus on pannel discussion on cross examination of factual witnesses and expert witnesses.

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7th Annual GAR Awards Ceremony

29 March 2017 (Milan, Italy)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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LMAA Annual Dinner

29 March 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

Speakers include:

The Hon. Mr Justice Picken and Mr Sean O'Sullivan QC of 4 Pump Court

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20th IBA Annual International Arbitration Day

30 – 31 March 2017 (Milan, Italy)

Organiser: International Bar Association Arbitration Committee

A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee, supported by the IBA European Regional Forum. One of the headline conference sponsors is Deloitte.

Lawyers in private practice, government and public bodies, in-house counsel, executives involved in international business activities, and academics with an interest in international arbitration will come together to examine the impact on the gathering and weighing of evidence when related proceedings are simultaneously pending.

Topics will include:

  • Communication of evidence in parallel proceedings
  • Burden of proof and production of documents: Redfern schedules, adverse inferences, privilege issues: is this system really working?
  • Burden of proof and fact and expert witnesses: are they really helpful?
  • The role of the Tribunal in the assessment of the burden proof, “inquisitorial” v. “adversarial” arbitrators.

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Gathering and Weighing Evidence in Parallel Emergency Arbitration Proceedings

31 March 2017 (Milan, Italy)

Organiser: Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI), Arbitral Women & DLA Piper

The one day confrenece will focus on the topic ‘Gathering and Weighing Evidence in Parallel Emergency Arbitration Proceedings’.

Pannel discussion:

  • Wendy Miles – Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, Moderator
  • Domitille Baizeau – Partner at Lalive, Vice President of the Arbitration Court of the
  • Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution
  • Francesca Mazza – Secretary General of German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Shannon Lazzarini – Head of Group Litigation at Unicredit S.p.A.

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LCIA European Users' Council Symposium

1 April 2017 (Milan, Italy)

Organiser: London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

This one-day symposium will provide an opportunity for delegates to share news and views on developments in the field of international commercial arbitration and ADR.

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ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for the MENA – Workshop V: Evidence

02 April 2017 (Dubai, UAE)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

Topics will include:

  • IBA rules of the taking of evidence
  • Documents production
  • Expert reports
  • Witness statements
  • Site inspection

Speakers include:

  • José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Hassan Rahdi, Hassan Rahdi & Associates, Bahrain
  • Alan Redfern of 1 Essex Court (UK)
  • Eric A. Schwartz, Kind & Spalding (France/US), Vice President and Secretary General, ICC International Court of arbitration
  • Mohamed Shelbaya, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France  

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5th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration

3 - 5 April 2017 (Dubai, UAE)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

Topics will include:

  • Parallel proceedings, tactics and remedies
  • Annual spotlight: Update on UAE and Saudi Arabia
  • Performance guarantees in construction arbitration
  • Contrasting perspectives between external and in-house counsel

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The Role of African governments in promoting arbitration in Africa

03 – 05 April 2017 (Cairo, Egypt)

Organiser: The Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA)

Topics will include:

  • Year 2 Update from Arbitration Institutions in Africa
  • Attitude of African Governments towards Arbitration
  • Roundtable with UNCITRAL
  • Legal Environment for Investment Arbitration
  • View from Outside Africa
  • Response from Attorneys–General & Government Ministers Present

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Joint UNCITRAL - LAC conference on Dispute Settlement

04 April 2017 (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Organiser: United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICITRAL) and the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre (LAC)

Following are the topics which will be discussed in the conference:

  • Efficient organisation of arbitral proceedings
  • Regional perspective to international arbitration
  • Transparency in international arbitration
  • Future of investment arbitration

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Financial Institutions and International Arbitration

5 April – 17 May 2017

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

ICC Commission's latest Report on Financial Institutions is an interdisciplinary Report addresses the potential benefits of international commercial arbitration in banking and financial matters and some common misperceptions about the process. It concludes with a series of detailed recommendations for tailoring the arbitration procedure to suit the needs of the banking and finance sectors. The report offers an analytical survey of arbitration in twelve banking and financial sectors and products spanning all CIB financing, capital markets, asset management and advisory mandate fields. It is the linchpin of a new approach to dispute risk management in international banking and finance.

The event will be attended by bankers, decision-makers in banks and funds, in-house counsel in the banking sector, government representatives, lawyers and arbitrators.

5 April 2017: (Jakarta)
10 April 2017: (Hong Kong)
11 April 2017: (Singapore)
17 May 2017: (London)

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Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration: Legal & Ethical Considerations

12 April 2017 (Washington D.C., USA)

Organiser: Institute for Transactional Arbitration and American Society of International Law

Following are the key highlights of the conference:

  • Presentation of the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding Report with its Co-Chairs Stavros Brekoulakis, William (Rusty) Park, and Catherine Rogers
  • Keynote Address: Third Party Funding: Perception and Reality 
  • Defining “Third Party Funding” 
  • Legal-Ethical Concerns and Regulation of Third Party Funding
  • Networking Luncheon 

The conference will be co-chaired by Prof. Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London, and Ruth Teitelbaum, Head of Underwriting, Tenor Capital Management Company, L.P., New York.

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1st ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

24 April 2017 (Paris, France)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

Topics will include:

  • What do ICC users say
  • ICC Expedited Rules – One size does not fit all
  • Regional challenges to arbitration in Europe
  • Revisiting the concept of “a good ICC arbitrator”

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2nd Annual GAR Live Stockholm

27 April 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit

27 April 2017 (Miami, USA)

Organiser: Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review

Providing a top-level focus on the latest developments in arbitration in the region, this event is designed to allow a forum for debate for substantive issues as well as incorporating the perspective of in-house counsel in the region. The event brings together Latin Lawyer’s deep knowledge of Latin America with GAR’s focus on the latest developments in arbitration.

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EU Competition Law and Arbitration

28 April 2017 (Stockholm, Sweden)

Organiser: The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Club Español del Arbitraje

The conference will include a keynote speech by George A. Bermann, Director of the Centre for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration; and panel discussions on investment arbitration and EU law and competition law based claims in commercial arbitration.

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Energy Arbitration 2017 Conference – Resolving Energy Dispute in Times of Crisis

28 April 2017 (Texas, United States)

Organiser: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Following are the key highlights of the conference:

  • Navigating the enforcement of award across the globe
  • Finding the right energy arbitrator
  • Managing the mega case and tips
  • In-house counsel open forum
  • Effective advocacy in energy arbitration

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3rd Annual Grand Central Forum & Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Lecture

01 May 2017 (New York)

Organiser: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

In her honour of late Hon. Judith S. Kaye's twenty-five years of service, the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) Board of Directors established the Judith S. Kaye Arbitration Lecture, to be given annually in conjunction with the Grand Central Forum.

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IBA Annual Litigation Forum Conference

03 – 05 May 2017 (Zurich, Switzerland)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Topics will include:

  • ROSS, Your Artificially Intelligent Lawyer – What’s next?
  • The use of new technologies in court – internet court hearings?
  • Cutting edge ways of introducing and taking evidence
  • Brexit and changes in dispute resolution

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CIArb Workshop: Costs in Arbitration 2017 – London

10 May 2017 (London, United Kingdom)

Organiser: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Topics will include:

  • Costs of arbitration proceedings
  • Third party funding
  • Practical Cost budgeting
  • Security for costs
  • The award and assessment of costs

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Pre-International Competition Network Forum

10 – 12 May 2017 (Porto, Portugal)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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LCIA European Users' Council Symposium

12 – 14 May 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: London Court of International Arbitration

A two-day symposium following the long established London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) tradition of open forum discussion, based on topics submitted by delegates in advance of the event.

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2nd ICC Africa Regional Arbitration Conference

14 – 16 May 2017 (Lagos, Nigeria)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

As Africa is currently experiencing upsurge in international arbitration. This event aims to explore the latest development and insights in international arbitration for the arbitration professional.

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7th Annual GAR Live London

15 May 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Speakers include:

  • Will Thomas, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Wendy Miles QC, Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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3rd Annual GAR Live BITs

23 May 2017 (Washington D.C., USA)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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IX Latin American Arbitration Conference

01 – 02 June 2017 (La Paz, Bolivia)

Organiser: Centro de Estudios Derecho Economíca y Politica and Sociedad Boliviana de Arbitraje

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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13th IBA Competition Mid-Year Conference

15 – 16 June 2017 (Seoul, South Korea)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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6th IEL/SEERIL International Oil and Gas Law Conference

21 – 23 June 2017 (London, England)

Organiser: Institute for Energy Law (IEL) of the Center for American and International Law and the IBA Oil and Gas Law Committee and the United Kingdom Energy Lawyers' Group (UKELG) of the IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL)

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5th Annual GAR Live Istanbul

22 June 2017 (Istanbul, Turkey)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

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3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

27 – 29 June 2017 (Singapore)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on "Production of Documents": 27 June 2017

The one day training will provide participants with practical insights on how to manage production of documents in international arbitration.

ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries: 29 June 2017

The one day training aims at teaching legal professionals the role and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in this function.

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4th Annual GAR Live Frankfurt

29 June 2017 (Frankfurt, Germany)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt
  • Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Head of Litigation, Siemens AG, Munich

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ICC-FIDIC Conference on International Construction Contracts & Dispute Resolution

29 – 30 June 2017 (New Delhi, India)

Organiser: ICC, International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC)

Internationally renowned engineers, construction arbitration specialists and in-house lawyers of leading companies in the field will share their practical experience and knowledge on the FIDIC contracts and the related procedures for claims and disputes, Dispute Boards and ICC Arbitration in construction cases.

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ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for the MENA - Workshop VI: Hearing

04 July 2017 (Istanbul, Turkey)

Organiser: Institute of World Business Law, International Court of Arbitration

Topics will include:

  • Organisational issues
  • Management of hearings and conduct of hearings
  • Conduct of hearings

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21st Annual Competition Conference

08 – 09 September 2017 (Florence, Italy)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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6th Annual GAR Live New York

12 September 2017 (New York, United States)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

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LCIA European Users' Council Symposium

15 – 17 September 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

A two-day symposium following the long established London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) tradition of open forum discussion, based on topics submitted by delegates in advance of the event.

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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ASA General Meeting and Conference 2017

15 September 2017 (Switzerland)

Organiser: Swiss Arbitration Association

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA XX)

25 – 29 September 2017 (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Organiser: Danish Institute of Arbitration

International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators (ICMA) is held every 2 or 3 years, is an important forum for maritime arbitrators, lawyers and for the world wide shipping industry in which to deliberate on and exchange experience, views and news. Apart from providing a forum for discussion and high quality papers, ICMA also includes a social program for accompanying persons and delegates.

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ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for the MENA – Workshop VII: Award

26 September 2017 (Paris, France)

Organiser: Institute of World Business Law, International Court of Arbitration

Topics will include:

  • Deliberations and allocation of work among arbitrators
  • Interim, partial and final awards
  • Award by consent
  • ICC Award Checklist
  • Form of the award
  • Applicable law
  • Burden of proof
  • Evaluation of evidence
  • Costs and interest.
  • Allocation of costs
  • Dispositive part of the award
  • Dissenting / concurring opinion

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12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

26 – 27 September 2017 (New York, USA)

Organiser: International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

The conference will provide participants an insight on line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, and an opportunity to network.

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LCIA Asia Pacific Users' Council Morning Symposium and Lunch

08 October 2017 (Sydney, Australia)

Organiser: London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

This half day symposium is designed to provide an opportunity for delegates to share news and views on developments in the field of international commercial arbitration and ADR.

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IBA Annual Conference 2017

08 – 13 October 2017 (Sydney, Australia)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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GAR Live Vienna

20 October 2017 (Vienna, Austria)

Organiser: Global Arbitration Review (GAR)

Speakers include:

  • Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)
  • Stefan Riegler, Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association (AAA)
  • Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)

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15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

05 – 07 November 2017 (Miami, USA)

Organiser: ICC Institute of World Business Law

The conference aims to provide an update on developments in the region. It also offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news and an excellent opportunity to network.

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LMAA Annual Lunch

09 November 2017 (London, UK)

Organiser: The London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)

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ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for the MENA - Workshop VIII: Scrutiny, Notification of the Award, Enforcement

12 December 2017 (Cairo, Egypt)

Organiser: Institute of World Business Law, International Court of Arbitration

Topics will include:

  • Scrutiny by the ICC Court
  • Signing and notification of the award
  • Correction / interpretation / remission of awards
  • Making enforceable awards
  • Enforcement proceedings

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24th ICCA Congress

15 – 18 April 2018 (Sydney, Australia)

Organiser: International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

The International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) is a worldwide nongovernmental organisation (NGO) devoted to promoting the use and improving the processes of arbitration, conciliation and other forms of resolving international commercial disputes. Its activities include convening international arbitration congresses, sponsoring authoritative dispute resolution publications and promoting the harmonization of arbitration and conciliation rules, laws, procedures and standards. An ICCA Congress is held every second year for the presentation and discussion of papers on different aspects of international dispute resolution.

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The AMINZ – ICCA International Arbitration Day

19 – 20 April 2018 (Queenstown, New Zealand)

Organiser: Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, International Council for Commercial Arbitration

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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IBA Annual Conference 2018

07 – 12 October 2018 (Rome, Italy)

Organiser: International Bar Association (IBA)

Specific details about this event to follow in due course.

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