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KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: THINK BIG!

05-06 November 2015

09:00-18:00
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We kindly invite you to participate in KIEV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: Think Big! (KAD 2015) which will take place on 5-6 November 2015 in Radisson Blu Hotel (22, Yaroslaviv Val str.), Kiev, Ukraine. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association.

The KAD 2015 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems and perspectives of international arbitration. The programme coordinator of the conference is Irina Nazarova, Chief of the ADR Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, managing partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law.

The conference will preserve its traditional format with Day 1 being devoted to international commercial arbitration and Day 2 focusing on international investment arbitration.

The conference will provide a perfect opportunity for leading international arbitration experts to meet with their European and Ukrainian peers and will create new and promising possibilities of future cooperation.

PROGRAMME

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

DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

8:00 – 9:00 

Registration / Coffee

9:00 – 9:10 

Welcome addresses

Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

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

9:10 – 10:25

FIRST SESSION

Cases of Corruption

 

Moderator: 

Joe Tirado, Partner at Winston Strawn LLP (UK)


Speakers:

Max Burger-Scheidlin, Executive Director at ICC Austria (Austria)

Erhard Boehm, Partner at Baier Attorneys at Law (Austria)

James Freeman, Counsel at Allen & Overy (UK)


Discussed topics:

  • Pay to play?
  • Contractor v. State/Investor
  • Justifications and Excuses

10:25 – 10:55 

Coffee break

10:55 - 11:10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Olena Yevtushenko, the Judge of the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases
“Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Award in Ukraine”

11:10 – 12:55

SECOND SESSION

The Applicable Law

 

Moderator:

Nick Gvinadze, Managing Partner of Gvinadze & Partners LLC (Georgia)


Speakers:

Galina Zukova, Associate at White & Case LLP (France)

Vsevolod Volkov, Partner at Integrites (Ukraine)

Pavlo Byelousov, Counsel at Aequo Law Firm (Ukraine)

Scott Vesel, Counsel at Three Crowns (UK)

Simon Greenberg, Partner at Clifford Chance (France)


Discussed topics:

  • Transnational and National Public Policy

  • Party Autonomy and choice of law

  • Mandatory Law

  • Evidence obtained through corruption

  • Adverse Inference

12:55 – 13:55 

Lunch

13:55 – 14:25

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Anton Baier, President of Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Austria)

“Protecting the future of arbitration”

14:25 – 14:55 

Coffee break

14:55 – 16:25

THIRD SESSION

The evidentiary dilemma

 

Moderator:

Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law (Ukraine)


Speakers:

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

Oleksandr Volkov, Associate at  Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners (Ukraine)

Carol M. Welu, Partner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP (UK)

Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Partner at Hanefeld Rechtswalte (Germany)


Discussed topics:

  • Burden of Proof
  • Standard of Proof
  • Struggle against Secrecy – Circumstantial evidence and presumptions
  • Arbitral activism v impartiality

16:25 – 16:55 

Coffee break

16:55 – 18:25

FOURTH SESSION

Sanctions and Consequences

 

Moderator:

Evgen Kubko, Senior partner at Salkom law firm (Ukraine)


Speakers:

Olga Vorozhbyt, Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna (Ukraine)

Anna Tkachova, Associate at Asters (Ukraine)

Christopher Moore, Partner at  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (UK)

Leon Kopecký, Counsel at Schoenherr, Austria


Discussed topics:

  • Lack of arbitrability
  • Lack of jurisdiction
  • Sanctions
  • Damages

19:00 - 21:30

EVENING RECEPTION
Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine
(2, Velyka Zhytomyrska Str.)

DAY 2

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

8:00 - 9:00

BUSINESS BREAKFAST

 

Moderator:

Eugene Blinov,  Partner and Head of International Arbitration Department of AstapovLawyers International Law Group (Ukraine)

Speaker:
Soteris Pittas, Managing Director at Soteris Pittas & Co LLC (Cyprus)

"Recognition and enforcement of Ukrainian judgments in Cyprus and the available interim relief under Cyprus law"

8:30 – 9:00 

Coffee

9:00 – 10:15

FIRST SESSION 

Investing in difficult times - yes, no, how? 

 

Moderator:

Irina Tymczyszyn, Partner at Bryan Cave (UK)
 
Speakers:

Mathias Wolkewitz, General Counsel at Wintershall Holding GmbH (Germany)

Markian Malskyy, Partner at Arzinger (Ukraine)

Laurence Ponty, Associate at Lalive (Switzerland)

Discussed topics:

  • What projects do they look at
  • How to get financing (equity and debt)
  • What problems do they face

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00 

SECOND SESSION

Getting the package right - Considerations at the start of a project

 

Moderator:

Dietrich Stiller, Partner at Clifford Chance (Germany)
Speakers:
Dietrich Stiller, Partner at Clifford Chance (Germany)

Maria Kostytska, Partner at Winston & Strawn (France)

James Boykin, Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (USA)

Discussed topics:
  • International credit agreements and financial instruments explained
  • Investment Insurance
  • Investment structuring
  • Clauses in your contract
  • Tax structuring

12:00 – 12:50

Lunch

12:50 - 13:10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Vladimir Khvalei, Partner at Baker & McKenzie, Vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Russia)

"Case Law Overview: corruption in arbitration"

13:10 – 14:35

THIRD SESSION

Financial aspects of investment arbitration - Third Party Financing and impecunious parties 

 

Moderator:
Anna Joubin-Bret, Cabinet d’Avocats Joubin-Bret (France)

Speakers:

Anna Joubin-Bret, Cabinet d’Avocats Joubin-Bret (France)

Stephen Jagusch, Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (UK)

Zannis Mavrogordato, Barrister at 20 Essex Street (UK)

Iain McKenny, General Counsel of Disputes at Vannin Capital (UK)

Susan Dunn, Head of Litigation Funding at Harbour Litigation Funding Limited (UK)

Discussed topics:

  • Third Party Financing (TPF) explained
  • Consequences of TPF for arbitrator disclosure and other ethical considerations
  • Security for costs
  • Party renouncing from arbitration agreement and how to deal with it
  • Insolvency in investment arbitration

14:35 – 15:05

Coffee break

15:05 – 16:35

FOURTH SESSION

Interest, costs and enforcement - What matters is the bottom line

 

Speakers:
Laura Hardin, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal Global Forensic and Dispute Services, LLC (USA)
Gene Burd, Partner at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP (USA)
Stepan Guzey, Partner at Lidings (Russia)

Discussed topics:

  • Pre- and post-award interests - the neglected children
  • Cost decision
  • Enforcement

16:35 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

For more information about the event please contact Iya Savchenko via email conference@uba.ua or phone +38 044 492 88 48.

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KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: 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

KIЕV ARBITRATION DAYS 2015: 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