KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2013: Think Big!

14-15 November 2013

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  “KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2013” : Think Big!

November 14-15, 2013

Kyiv, Ukraine

Radisson BLU Hotel
22 Yaroslaviv Val str., Kiev


 

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Ukrainian Bar Association has the pleasure to invites you to participate in the third international conference “KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2013: Think Big!” which will be held 14-15 November 2013 in Kiev.

For two days, leading experts from around the world will discuss the most topical and complicated issues in international arbitration, the area closely related to international business and cross-border transactions.

The outcomes of the last year have again proved that this event is extremely relevant and up-to-date. Thus, the conference provides a perfect opportunity for the leading international experts to meet with European and Ukrainian colleagues and discover Ukraine as a relatively new and promising jurisdiction.

The conference will attract plenty of leading professionals in commercial arbitration and dispute resolution from Ukraine, CIS and Europe, arbitrators, state officials and lawyers practicing in commercial arbitration.

PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Programme Coordinator - Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner, ENGARDE Attorneys at Law

DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

08.00 - 09.00 Registration / Coffee

09.00 - 09.15 Welcome addresses

FIRST SESSION (Part 1)

09.15 - 10.10

Arbitrator’s Power to Adjudicate: Scope and Borderlines

Moderator:

Serhii Sviriba, Managing Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, Ukraine

Speakers:

Galina Zukova, Associate at White & Case LLP, France

Christer Söderlund, Senior Counsel at Vinge, Sweden

Richard Kreindler, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Germany

Discussed topics:

  • The sources of the power to adjudicate
  • The effects of res judicata
  • Lis pendens: who defers to whom?

10.10 - 10.40 Coffee break

FIRST SESSION (Part 2)

10.40 - 11.35

Speakers:

Louis Flannery, Partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP, UK

Mark C. Hilgard, Partner at Mayer Brown LLP, Germany

Marc Blessing, Of Counsel at Bär & Karrer AG, Switzerland

Discussed topics:

  • The effect of anti-suit injunctions
  • Unauthorized Amiable Compositeur?
  • Extending the scope and reach of an arbitration clause to non-signatories / third parties

11.35 - 12.05 Coffee break

SECOND SESSION

12.05 - 13.20

The Expert in International Arbitration: Role on the Chessboard?

Moderator:

Irina Paliashvili, President at RULG – Ukrainian Legal Group, P.A., Ukraine

Speakers:

Mark Appel, Senior Vice-President at International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), EMEA

 Vadym Belyanevych, Senior Counsellor at Vasil Kisil & Partners, Ukraine

Laura Hardin, Vice-President at Charles River Associates, USA

José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General at ICC International Court of Arbitration, France

Discussed topics:

  • Complex disputes. Who decides: the expert or the arbitrator?
  • Expert in law: duty or loyalty?
  • Examination of the expert: to get the truth or to get it right?
  • Arbitrator and expert: conflict scenario

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

13.20 - 13.45

Speaker:

Alex Volcic, Senior Director at Kroll Advisory Solutions, Moscow office

Discussed topic:

  • Investigative support to arbitration - challenges and case studies

13.45 - 14.45 Lunch 

LECTURE BY LORD HOFFMANN

14.45 - 15.20

Speaker:

Lord Hoffmann, Former Senior Judge of the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords / Arbitrator, UK

Discussed topic:

  • Good faith doctrine
15.20 - 15.35 Break

THIRD SESSION

15.35 - 17.00

An Award Set-Aside: Connecting the Dots

Moderator:

Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Partner at Avellum Partners, Ukraine

Speakers:

Evgen Kubko, Senior Partner at Salkom, Ukraine

Thomas Bevilacqua, Partner at Foley Hoag LLP, France

Yaroslav Klimov, Partner at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Russia

Peter Straub, Partner at Walder Wyss Attorneys at Law, Switzerland

Oleksiy Didkovsky, Managing Partner at Asters, Ukraine

Bruce Collins QC, XXIV Old Buildings, UK

Discussed topics:

  • The Arbitral Award and breaches of transnational, international, domestic public policy
    • Public policy in various jurisdictions:
      • Ukraine
      • France
      • Russia
      • Switzerland
  • International public policy, transnational public policy: defining the concept
  • An award set aside in the seat of arbitration: are the bridges burned?

17.00 - 17.30 Coffee break

SPECIAL SESSION

17.30 - 19.00

 Energy Disputes 

Moderator:

Vojtěch Trapl, Senior Partner at Dr. Trapl a partner advokáti s.r.o., Czech Republic

Speakers:

Erhard Böhm, Partner at Specht Böhm Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

George von Mehren, Partner at Squire Sanders, UK

Roman Stepanenko, Counsel at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Ukraine

Ana Stanic, Partner at E&A Law Limited, UK

Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel at the Arbitration Institute at the SCC, Sweden

Discussed topics:

  • Revising the price or the price clause?
  • Contracts signed under duress: meeting the burden of proof
  • Hardship Clauses: any added value?
  • EU Law in energy disputes
  • Gap-filling and contract revision in the context of energy dispute

19.30 - 21.30 EVENING RECEPTION. Restaurant “Lipsky Osobnyak” (15, Lipskaya str.)

DAY 2 

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

08.30 - 09.00 Registration / Coffee

FIRST SESSION

09.00 - 10.15

Investment Protection and Investment Climate – Perspectives on Risk

Moderator:

Mathias Wolkewitz, Head of Legal, Tax and Insurance at Wintershall Holding Gmbh, Germany

Speakers:

 Mathias Wolkewitz, Head of Legal, Tax and Insurance at Wintershall Holding Gmbh, Germany

Dagmar Linder, Managing Director Central and Eastern Europe at Deutsche Bank AG

Jeroen Driessen, Business Development Director, Head of procurement at Synevo & IMD Group, Germany

Discussed topics: 

  • Lenders perspective
  • Government perspective
  • Company perspective

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee break

SECOND SESSION

10.45 - 12.00

Investment Protection – Treaty Structuring and Tax Planning

Moderator:

Sabine Konrad, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Germany

Speakers:

 Sabine Konrad, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Germany

Richard Winston, Partner at K&L Gates LLP, USA

Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner at Dechert LLP, France

Discussed topics: 

  • How do BITs work? – Nationality requirements
  • How do taxation treaties work?
  • Denial of benefits

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch

THIRD SESSION

13.00 - 14.35

Investment Protection and Government Contracts - Chances

Moderator:

Lisa Richman, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, USA

Speakers:

Anke Meier, Partner at Noerr LLP, Germany

Mark Kantor, Arbitrator, USA

Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law

Ilia Rachkov, Partner at King & Spalding LLP, Russia

Discussed topics:

  • Stabilisation clauses
  • Force majeure
  • Choice of law and ex aequo et bono
  • Access to arbitration

14.35 - 15.05 Coffee break

FOURTH SESSION

15.05 - 16.40

Investment Protection and Government Contracts - Risks

Moderator:

Luis Gonzales Garcia, Member of Matrix Chambers, UK

Speakers:

Luis Gonzales Garcia, Member of Matrix Chambers, UK

Sergiy Gryshko, Senior Lawyer at CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Ukraine

Eva Storskrubb, Senior associate at Roschier Attorneys Ltd., Sweden

Darya Rigaud, Deputy Counsel at ICC International Court of Arbitration, France

Discussed topics:

  • Nationality requirements
  • Waivers
  • Choice of national law
  • Forum selection

16.40 - 17.10 Coffee break

FIFTH SESSION

17.10 - 18.25

Investment Protection and Political Risk Insurance

Moderator:

Dietrich Stiller, Partner at Clifford Chance, Germany 

Speakers:

Ivan Illescas, Senior Counsel, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency at World Bank Group, USA

Joshua Fellenbaum, Associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, UK

Dietrich Stiller, Partner at Clifford Chance, Germany

Discussed topics:

  • When is insurance available?
  • Risks covered
  • Disputes with insurers

18.25 - 18.35 Closing remarks

Jana Zikmundova, Ambassador of Belgium to Ukraine

For more information about the conference, please contact Iya Savchenko by phone: +380 (44) 492-8848 or e-mail: conference@uba.ua

 

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