KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2014: Think Big!

06-07 November 2014

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“KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2014” : Think Big!

November 6-7, 2014

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 fourth international conference “KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2014: Think Big!” which will be held 6-7 November 2014 in Kiev.

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.

PROGRAMME

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

DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

08:00 – 09:00 

Registration / Coffee

09:00 – 09:10 

Welcome addresses

09:10 – 10:45

FIRST SESSION

States and State entities in arbitration 

 

Moderator:

Joe Tirado, Partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, UK

Speakers:

Wendy Miles, Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, UK

Volodymyr Yaremko, Senior Associateat Arzinger, Ukraine

Maria Hauser-Morel, Counsel in charge of Central and Eastern Europe of the ICC Court of Arbitration, France

Discussed topics:

  • Arbitrability issues, in particular trade sanctions and embargoes
  • Sovereign immunity from suit and enforcement, waiver and limits
  • Tactics by state entities to disrupt arbitration and how to counter them?

10:45 – 11:15 

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:50

SECOND SESSION

Multiple Parties, Multiple Contracts and Consolidation  

 

Moderator:  

Erhard Böhm, Partner at Specht Böhm Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Austria

Speakers:

Ray Werbicki, Partner at Steptoe & Johnson, UK

Pavlo Byelousov, Counsel at AEQUO Law Firm, Ukraine

Dmytro Donenko, Senior Associate at ENGARDE, Ukraine

Discussed topics:

  • Multiple contracts and jurisdictions
  • Joinder of additional parties
  • Consolidation of arbitration proceedings

12:50 – 13:50 

Lunch

13:50 – 14:50

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Julian Lew, Barrister and International arbitrator at 20 Essex Street, Head of School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University, UK

14:50 – 15:20 

Coffee break

15:20 – 16:55

THIRD SESSION

M&A DISPUTES 

 

Moderator:  

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi, Partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Ukraine

Speakers:

Soteris Pittas, Managing Director at Soteris Pittas & Co LLC, Cyprus

Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Partner at Graf & Pitkowitz, Austria

Elke Umbeck, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Germany

Discussed topics:

  • Procedural issues in M&A arbitration (repudiation, waiver of arbitration agreement, etc.)
  • M&A pre-closing and post-closing disputes
  • Deceit, avoidance of contract and restitution

16:55 – 17:25 

Coffee break

17:25 – 19:00

FOURTH SESSION

Corruption in Arbitration 

 

 

Moderator:  

Gunther J. Horvath, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Austria

Speakers:

Sergiy Gryshko, Senior Associate at CMS Cameron McKenna, Ukraine

Nick Neocleous, Partner at Edwin Coe LLP, UK

Olga Bischof, Associate at Brown Rudnick, UK

Discussed topics:

  • International approach to the definition of corruption
  • Arbitrator’s investigative rights and duties
  • Enforceability of awards and corruption
19:30 - 21:00

Evening Reception

Taras Shevchenko National Museum (12, T. Shevchenka blvd.)

DAY 2

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

9:00 – 9:30 

Coffee

9:30 – 11:00 

FIRST SESSION 

Taking Stock of the Situation 

 

Moderator:

Stefan Weber, Partner at Weber & Co, Austria

Speakers:

Joachim Steffens, Alternate Director for Germany at European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), UK

Jim Bown, President at Vanco Prykerchenska Ltd, Vanco Ukraine Ltd, Ukraine

Discussed topics:

  • Economic perspectives of Ukraine
  • Business perspectives
  • Perspectives of a Political Risk Insurer

11:00 – 11:30 

Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00 

SECOND SESSION

International Law Remedies – Possibilities and Weaknesses 

 

Moderator:  

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

Speakers:

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

Simon Olleson, Barrister at 13 Old Square Chambers, UK  

Arne Fuchs, Associate at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Germany

Discussed topics:

  • Extraterritorial application of investment treaties?
  • BITs and Territorial Sovereignty
  • BITs and Sanctions/Counter-measures
  • Law of the Seas: Arbitration and dispute resolution under UNCLOS

13:00 – 14:15

Lunch

14:15 – 15:45

THIRD SESSION

The Way Forward – Hot Topics 

 

Moderator:  

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert, Partner at Latham and Watkins LLP, Germany

Speakers:

David Lorello, Partner at Covington & Burling LLP, UK

Maria Kostytska, Of Counsel at Winston & Strawn, France

Jared Grubb, Managing Partner at Clifford Chance, Ukraine

Discussed topics:

  • Combating Corruption
  • Protection of Minorities
  • EU Association Agreements / Integration
  • Sanctions in practice: How are the risks being allocated in transactions

15:45 – 16:15

Closing remarks

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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Cost of participation

Date of payment: Before 30 September Before 2 November On the Conference
UBA member
Non-member*
Students (first degree)
Academics / judges (full time)

Do you plan to participate in Evening reception on November, 3 (free of charge for conference participants)

Payment methods

* Join the UBA today and you'll be able to pay part of the conference at a reduced rate provided for members of the UBA. Application to join the APU can be found at www.uba.ua

KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2014: Think Big!

Cost of participation

Date of payment: Before 30 September Before 2 November On the Conference
UBA member
Non-member*
Students (first degree)
Academics / judges (full time)

Do you plan to participate in Evening reception on November, 3 (free of charge for conference participants)

Payment methods

* Join the UBA today and you'll be able to pay part of the conference at a reduced rate provided for members of the UBA. Application to join the APU can be found at www.uba.ua