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Conference programme 2017

Modern Times for International Arbitration


9.30-10.00 Registration
10.00-10.05 Welcome address by the LAC Chairman
10.05-10.25 Morning keynote speaker:
Michael Schneider (Vice-President UNCITRAL) 
10.25-11.40 New trends in organizing arbitral proceedings
moderator: Peter Rižnik (Ljubljana Arbitration Centre)

  We will address the upcoming trends in the organization of arbitral proceedings, featuring one of the very first presentations of the 2016 revision of the UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings. The session will also feature the introduction of the ASA Toolbox, a groundbreaking online tool for assisting arbitration users.

Presentation of the UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings and the ASA Toolbox
Elliott Geisinger (Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva)
  Party autonomy vs. discretion of the arbitral tribunal
Jennifer Kirby (Kirby, Paris)
  Multiple languages in arbitration
Rabab Yasseen (Mentha Avocats, Geneva)
  In-house costs
Hélène van Lith (ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris)
  Manner of taking oral evidence
Jason Fry (Clifford Chance, Paris)
11.40-12.00 Coffee/Tea Break

12.00-13.20 A regional angle to international arbitration
moderator: Aleš Galič (Vice-chairperson LAC)

  Important differences exist between countries when it comes to their arbitration environments. We will host speakers from Austria, Croatia, Poland, Serbia and Slovenia, who will focus on important topics such as the legislative frameworks and their specific features, the attitude of national courts towards arbitration and the practice in enforcement and setting aside proceedings.

Marcin Asłanowicz (WOLF THEISS, Warsaw)
Heidrun Halbartschlager (Konrad & Partners, Vienna)
Maja Menard (Ulčar & Partners, Ljubljana)
Djordje Novčić (JPM Dispute Resolution Partner, Belgrade)
Boris Porobija (Porobija & Porobija, Zagreb)

13.20-14.20 Buffet lunch
 14.20-14.40 Afternoon keynote speaker:
Rashda Rana SC (6 St James Hall, Sydney)
14.40-17.50  Hot topic - Future of investment arbitration
Introduction by Corinne Montineri (UNCITRAL) 

In light of the recent initiatives and proposals for reform of the ISDS we have invited world class speakers for an exciting afternoon session on the current developments and the future of investment arbitration. We will discuss the growing trend of transparency as well as the recent initiatives to create a standing international tribunal for investments and an appellate mechanism for the awards. Together we will consider whether and how these initiatives for reform could be handled at a multilateral level, addressing one of the most topical question of the moment.
Recent reform - Transparency in ISDS:
Judith Knieper (UNCITRAL)
Maria Vicien Milburn
Adela Llatja (GIZ, Tirana)

Roadmap for a reform of ISDS:
Michele Potesta (Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva)
Coffee/Tea Break
moderator: Anna Joubin-Bret (Joubin-Bret, Paris)
Nathalie Bernasconi (IISD, Geneva)
Ursula Kriebaum (University of Vienna)
Daniel Magraw (Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C.)
Pavle Pensa (Law office Jadek & Pensa, Ljubljana)
Michele Potesta (Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva)
Jeremy Sharpe (Shearman&Sterling, London)
Alfred Siwy (, Vienna)

17.50 Cocktail reception

Utrinki iz prejšnjih konferenc

KDAJ: 4. april 2017
KJE: Gospodarska zbornica Slovenije, Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana, Slovenija
KDO: odvetniki, arbitri, pravniki iz gospodarstva, mednarodno usmerjeni podjetniki in predstavniki državnih institucij

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