About the conference
Join us on 4 April in Ljubljana, Slovenia, for an exciting debate on some of the currently most salient issues in international arbitration. We have invited a lineup of world class speakers for engaging discussions on the following topics:
- New trends in organizing arbitral proceedings
- A regional angle to international arbitration
- Hot topic - Future of investment arbitration
SESSION 1: New trends in organizing arbitral proceedings
The first session 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 notes are a useful tool for arbitral tribunals and parties as they deal with typical matters that arise at different stages of the proceedings. The session will also feature the introduction of the ASA Toolbox, a groundbreaking online tool for assisting arbitration users.
SESSION 2: A regional angle to international arbitration
In the second session we will host practitioners from Central and Southeastern Europe, who will present arbitration environments in their respective home jurisdictions. They 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.
SESSION 3: Hot topic - Future of investment arbitration
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.
We are looking forward to welcoming some of the most renowned members of the arbitration community as well as connecting participants from around the world, in particular arbitrators, lawyers representing parties in arbitrations, in-house counsels, state officials and globally operating businesses. Last year we welcomed more than one hundred participants from eighteen countries so, besides offering engaging discussions on the upcoming developments in international arbitration, the conference is also an excellent opportunity for networking.
On the day following the conference we will host the Ljubljana Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot. Given Ljubljana’s convenient location just a few hours from Vienna, this is a good opportunity to support the upcoming arbitration community before travelling to the moot in Vienna, but also to meet fellow arbitrators and lawyers from the region.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Ljubljana.
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We are looking forward to welcoming renowned speakers as well as connecting participants from around the world, in particular arbitrators, counsel representing parties in arbitrations, in-house counsel, state officials and globally operating businesses. Sponsoring the conference is thus a good opportunity to promote your firm to potential clients in both investment and commercial disputes, especially in the region of Central and South-eastern Europe.
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