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Tekst-The Conference

About the conference

WHEN: 4 April 2017
WHERE: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The conference is organized jointly by UNCITRAL and the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre (LAC) and will take place at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday, 4 April 2017.

The conference will focus on:

  • efficient organization of arbitral proceedings,
  • a regional angle to international arbitration (overview of arbitration environments in the jurisdictions of the region),
  • transparency in international arbitration,
  • future of investment arbitration.

The first panel will address 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. We will discuss these matters further, adopting a practical approach to issues such as: party autonomy vs. discretion of the arbitral tribunal, usage of multiple languages, dealing with in-house costs of the parties and taking of oral evidence. A groundbreaking new online tool for assisting users of arbitration will also be introduced.

In the second panel we will host practitioners from countries of Central and Southeastern Europe, who will present arbitration environments in their jurisdictions. They will focus on important topics such as the legislative frameworks, their specific features, their attitude of national courts towards arbitration and the practice in enforcement and setting aside proceedings.

Arbitration involving States is currently undergoing historical reforms. The afternoon panels will thus be dedicated to the current developments in the transparency in investor-State arbitration and the future of investor-State arbitration as a whole. We will consider whether and how the current regional reform initiatives on investor-State dispute settlement mechanism could be handled at a multilateral level.

We are looking forward to welcoming some of the most renowned speakers from the field 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.

On the day following the conference (5 April 2017), the Ljubljana Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot will take place, which will be a good opportunity for the teams for one final practice before the Moot in Vienna.

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. Please click here for details on sponsorship.
For more details please contact the LAC Secretariat, arbitraza.lj@gzs.si.