Seventh Annual Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration – April 18th, 2011

Grand Hotel Wien, Kaerntner Ring 9, A-1010, Vienna, Austria

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Leading international arbitrators and practitioners will discuss, in Socratic form, four topics of importance to counsel, arbitrators and business persons who are involved in the resolution of international commercial disputes through arbitration.

  • Pre-hearing activities
  • Hearing and post-hearing activities
  • Ethics
  • Expectations and disappointments in arbitration

These topics are of critical importance to those interested in how international arbitrations can be effectively and fairly conducted. Audience questions and interactions with the various panels is encouraged.


Michael Moser is a Chartered Arbitrator and a member of 20 Essex Street Chambers. He is Chairman of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), a Member of the LCIA Court, a Board Member of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and Vice President of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group. He is Co-chair of the China International Arbitration Club.

Grant Hanessian, is a Partner in Baker & McKenzie’s New York office. He is the Co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice Group and Chair of the Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department in the New York office. Mr. Hanessian represents international and domestic companies, governmental entities and individuals in disputes concerning contract, financial services, construction, commodities, insurance, and intellectual property.


Alexander Bĕlohlávek is Founder and Senior Partner of The Bělohlávek Law Offices, Prague. He is a Member of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris as well as Member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration and a Member of the National Committee of the ICC in the Czech Republic. He has acted as arbitrator or counsel in more than 170 international arbitrations and is listed as arbitrator with the international arbitral centers of several economic chambers in Central Europe. He has published numerous books and articles on arbitration and business law.

George Bermann is the Chief Reporter of the American Law Institute’s Restatement of the U.S. Law of Commercial Arbitration. He is a member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and director of the AAA and member of the AAA’s panel of ICDR arbitrators. In addition, he is the Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gelhorn Professor of Law and Director of European Legal Studies at Columbia Law School.

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel is Professor Emeritus of International Business Law, University of Cologne (Germany) and Chairman of the Board German Institution of Arbitration (DIS). He practices as parties’ counsel, as mediator, and as arbitrator and presient of arbitration tribunal in national and international arbitration of the ICC,  LCIA, ICSID, ECT, NAFTA, CAFTA, DIS, AAA, UNCITRAL and others.

Stephen R. Bond is senior of counsel in Covington & Burling LLP’s London office. He specializes in international commercial arbitration and is a member of the firm’s Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Bond’s experience includes disputes in the energy, international joint venture, construction, technology, sales and distribution fields. Formerly, a Partner with White & Case in Paris, Mr. Bond was Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC from 1985-1991.

Dominique Brown-Berset is a Founding Partner of Brown&Page, working out the firm’s Geneva office and specializing in dispute resolution and public international law. She has been acting as Counsel, Co-Counsel and Arbitrator in over 165 international arbitration cases around the world. Ms. Brown-Berset is former Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and former International Vice President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

William Laurence Craig is senior counsel in Orrick’s Paris office. Mr. Craig has practiced international commercial law in Paris since 1964 and has focused on international arbitration since 1970. His practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes. He has acted as counsel in more than 150 ICC arbitrations including numerous disputes involving states and state agencies. Mr. Craig frequently acts as arbitrator, both party-appointed and as Chairman, and has served as such in 25 ICC arbitrations and in numerous AAA, LCIA, ICSID, CIETAC and ad hoc arbitrations.

Wulf Gordian Hauser is a Partner in Hauser Partners’ Vienna office. The main areas of his practice are mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and corporate finance and international commercial arbitration. Mr. Hauser has longterm experience as chairman, sole arbitrator, party appointed arbitrator and counsel to parties in institutional arbitrations as well as in ad-hoc arbitrations.

Hilary Heilbron is a barrister practicing as an advocate in both international arbitration and commercial litigation from Brick Court Chambers, London. She is a former Chairman of the City Disputes Panel, former Vice-Chair of the International Litigation Committee of the IBA and a current Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee of the International Law Section of the ABA.

Kaj Hobér is a Partner of Mannheimer Swartling in the Stockholm office, and Professor of East European Commercial Law at Uppsala University, Uppsala. He is Co-Chair of the IBA sub-committee on Investment Treaty Arbitration.

Sigvard Jarvin practices international commercial arbitration from Jones Day’s Paris office. He was General Counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration 1982-87. Admitted to the Bars of Sweden and Paris, he comments regularly on ICC cases in Journal du Droit International. He was general editor of Stockholm International Arbitration Review 1999-2007.”

Doug Jones is an international dispute resolution lawyer, recognised as a leading arbitrator in the Asia Pacific region. He is a partner in the Australian law firm of Clayton Utz and a door tenant at Atkin Chambers, London. He is currently President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), President of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Vice President of APRAG, and a Member of the LCIA Court.

Pierre A. Karrer serves as an Independent Arbitrator. He is a former Partner with Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, Zurich and Geneva (1976 to 2004) and has served as a Lecturer at the University of Zurich since 1980. Mr Karrer has served as Arbitrator in over 250 international commercial arbitrations. He is Hon. President of the ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association); a Vice President of the Stockholm Arbitration Institute; a former Vice President of the LCIA; a former Court Member of the ICC; former Chairman of the Arbitration Commission of Swiss National Committee of the ICC and a Member, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage.

Vladimir V. Khvalei is a Partner, Baker & McKenzie, Moscow office and is the Head of the firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Mr. Khvalei is a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Mr. Khvalei has wide experience participating in international arbitration cases under the arbitration rules of ICAC, UNCITRAL, ICC, SCC and other arbitration institutions, both as a party counsel and an arbitrator.

Christopher Lau is a Chartered Arbitrator based in Singapore and with 3 Verulam Buildings, London. He sits as an arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc international arbitrations in Singapore and elsewhere.

Michael Lee is a specialist arbitrator and practicing barrister. Before joining the English Bar he was a solicitor and a partner in the law firm, Norton Rose, where he managed the Paris office and the firm;s international arbitration group. He has more than thirty years of experience practicing commercial litigation in the English High court and international arbitration, as well as coordinating and overseeing overseas litigation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator.

Barry Leon is a Partner in the International Arbitration Group at Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall.  He primarily serves as counsel in international arbitration, and also serves as an arbitrator and mediator on international cases. He is an active member of numerous international arbitration and dispute resolution organization and institutions, serving in executive positions, and on special task forces and commission. Mr. Leon regularly chairs conferences and panels, and speaks and writes extensively on international arbitration.

Karyl Nairn is a Partner in Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s London office. She focuses on international arbitration and commercial litigation, acting for governments and corporation in a range of industry sectors including finance and banking, oil and gas, and telecommunications. Ms. Nairn serves as vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and is also a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. The Law Society has granted her the Higher Courts Civil Proceeding Qualification. She is regularly appointed as counsel or arbitrator in complex international disputes in cases conducted under the auspices of such leading arbitral institutions as the LCIA, ICC, SCC, AAA and ICSID.

Sophie Nappert is a dual-qualified lawyer in the UK and Canada. She is an arbitrator in independent practice based in London. She is ranked in Global Arbitration Review’s Top 30 List of Female Arbitrators Worldwide. Her areas of expertise include energy and natural resources, construction, investment treaty disputes and disputes against State parties. Ms. Nappert is a member of the UNCITRAL Working Group on International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation.

Lawrence W. Newman is Of Counsel in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie. Mr. Newman practices mainly in the area of international litigation and arbitration. He is the author and co-author of several works on international arbitration and litigation.

Alexander Petsche is a Partner with Baker & McKenzie/Diwok, Hermann Petsche Rechtsanwälte GmbH in Vienna. He is active in the firm’s litigation and arbitration practice group and is a Lecturer at the University of Economics in Vienna and at the Danube University in Krems.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz is Founding Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution of Graf & Pitkowitz, Attorneys at Law in Vienna. He is a Board Member of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC), experienced party counsel, member of several arbitral panels (including VIAC, CEE/SEE, HKIAC, SIAC), a certified mediator and co-editor of the Austrian Yearbook on International Arbitration.

Lucy Reed is co-head of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s global international arbitration group. A specialist in international commercial arbitration and particularly in investment treaty disputes, she advises private and public clients and serves as arbitrator in arbitrations under the AAA, ICC, ICSID, LCIA, UNCITRAL and other rules. Lucy was an arbitrator on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, and served as a co-director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland (the Holocaust tribunal). She chairs the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and will serve on the LCIA Court as of January 2011. She is co-author of the Guide to ICSID Arbitration and The Freshfields Guide to Arbitration and ADR (both published by Kluwer) and a frequent writer and speaker on international arbitration.

David W. Rivkin is a Litigation Partner in Debevoise & Plimpton’s New York and London offices. He is Co-Chair of the firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group and has been elected the Secretary-General of the International Bar Association (IBA) for the 2011-2012 term. Mr. Rivkin has broad experience in the areas of international litigation and arbitration and has handled international arbitrations throughout the world and before virtually every major arbitration institution, including the ICC, AAA, LCIA, ICSID, IACAC and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Jingzhou Tao is a Partner with Jones Day in Beijing. He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations. Mr Tao is a Court Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Member of the Advisory Committee of China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIRTAC), Chair of the Commission on International Commercial Arbitration of ICC China, adjunct Professor at Peking University Law School, and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


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$750.00 USD
$475.00 USD
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The Leading Arbitrators' Guide To International ArbitrationFee includes: Written course materials, a copy of The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration, 2nd Edition (Lawrence W. Newman & Richard D. Hill, editors a $175.00 value), refreshments at breaks, luncheon and a drinks reception following the program. The fee does not include accommodations.

Cancellations: 50% of the Symposium fee will be refunded for any cancellation received in writing by Juris Conferences LLC prior to Monday, April 4, 2011. No refund can be made for cancellations received after this date. You are welcome to send a substitute at any time. Please notify us if you plan to send a substitute since updated registration materials will be required.

Earn 7 NYS CLE credit hours (transitional and non-transitional) – 5.5 hours in Skills and 1.5 hours in Ethics & Professionalism. (see our website for full information)


Grand Hotel Wien

Rooms have been blocked for the nights of 16 April 2011 through 18 April 2011 at the Grand Hotel Wien, Kaerntner Ring 9, A-1010 Vienna, Austria at a special conference rate of €240,00 through €300,00 per night (depending on room type) that includes all applicable taxes and fees. Reservations must be received by 16 February 2011 to receive the preferred conference rate. After 16 February 2011 rooms can be booked at conferences rates based upon availability. All arrangements are between the registrant and the hotel.

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