Fourteenth Annual Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium

26 March 2018
Grand Hotel Wien
Vienna, Austria

Program Information

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All attendees receive a copy of The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration – Third Edition, a $195 value, the leading reference and guide on the topic.

JURIS Conferences LLC is pleased to present its Fourteenth Annual Leading Arbitrators’ Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration. Leading international arbitrators and practitioners will discuss, in Socratic form, four topics of importance to counsel, arbitrators and business people who are involved in the resolution of international commercial disputes through arbitration.

Program

8:00 – 9:00  Registration – Coffee, Tea and Continental Breakfast upon Arrival

9:00-10:30 Working Session 1

Initial Organization of the Arbitral Proceeding and Pre-Hearing Activities

Leader: Hilary Heilbron, Independent Arbitrator, Brick Court Chambers

  • Stefan Riegler, Partner,  Wolf Theiss
  • Brian Casey, Independent Arbitrator, Bay Street Chambers
  • Duarte Henriques, Partner,  BCH Lawyers
  • Richard Hill, General Counsel, Royal Dutch Shell
  • Nathalie Voser, Parter, Schellenberg Wittmer

Sample Discussion Topics

  • How important is it that the initial conference be held in person, rather than by telephone?  Who should attend the conference?  Counsel only?  Or parties as well?
  • What should be covered in the conference?  What should arbitrators request or require that the parties consider, and possibly take positions on in the conference?
  • Should the tribunal issue an order prior to the conference regarding the conference agenda? What should it contain?  Any mandatory provisions?  Are there disadvantages in issuing such an order?
  • What consideration should be given to possible settlement or mediation, dispositive motions, the parties’ position on damages, including theories of damages, experts to be required, possible bifurcation of proceedings; issues that will be dealt with by experts?
  • How far into the future should the schedule that results from the initial conference go?  Up to and including the hearing?  Should it provide for post-hearing arguments and briefs?  Should the arbitrators require the parties provide submissions and exhibits electronically, and, if so, in a specific format?
  • When is bifurcation appropriate?  Inappropriate?  Should arbitrators always defer to parties joint requests for bifurcation?  Are there circumstances in which requests for partial awards should not be entertained?  Are oral hearings always necessary with respect to requests for partial awards?
  • With ICC, and possibly other arbitrations, to what extent should  terms of reference be specific as to issues to be dealt with in the case?   What are best practices for making these documents most useful to the tribunal and parties?

10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 – 12:30 Working Session 2

Effective Presentation of Evidence – Including Witness Statements and Cross-Examination

 Leader:  Michael Young, Partner, Quinn Emanuel

  • Filip Boras, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Wulf Gordian Hauser, Partner, Hauser Partners
  • Stefan Kröll, Independent Arbitrator  and Professor, Bucerius Law School
  • Lawrence Newman, Of Counsel, Baker McKenzie

Sample Discussion Topics

  • Is there a predominating style of taking evidence in international arbitration, i.e., have we arrived at a Lex naturalis arbitri void of cultural differences?
  • Presentation of evidence by videoconference. Is this effective?  The future?
  • Is it always necessary to have an oral hearing?  When is summary disposition permissible (or necessary)?
  • Who controls the length of a hearing?  Should arbitrators impose their views or defer to the parties?
  • Are there too many witnesses, too many documents – is advocacy lost among the detail?
  • How can the tribunal or parties control tactical decisions by parties not to cross-examine key witnesses?
  • Is witness conferencing effective?  Is this only for experts?  Are there particular circumstances when it is most appropriate?  Inappropriate?
  • Should the tribunal-appointed expert always appear at a hearing and be subjected to questions about his or her conclusions?

12:30 – 14:00 Networking Luncheon

14:00 – 15:30 Working Session 3

Ethics, Diversity and Counsel Behavior

Leader:  Sophie Nappert, Independent Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings

  • Alexis Mourre, President, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce
  • Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General,  London Court of International Arbitration
  • Christian Alberti, Assistant Vice President,  International Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie

Sample Discussion Topics

  • What are current Institutional efforts to increase the diversity of arbitrator appointments?  Is it enough?
  • What role, if any, do institutions currently play in monitoring the ethical conduct of arbitrators and counsel?  Should they do more?
  • Is it really satisfactory to rely on arbitrators to monitor conduct and ethics?  In a system of peer- and party-appointed decision-makers, do arbitrators have the independence and latitude to take tough decisions re peers and colleagues (who might be fellow tribunal members, or suggest appointments, in other cases)?
  • Is there any role for the institutions to provide a ‘safe space” for allegations of harassment?
  • Should we be concerned that the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation appear to be significantly less popular than other IBA arbitration “soft law”?
  • Regarding arbitrators’ duty to investigate and disclose conflicts – is there now a global standard in theory?  In practice?
  • Remedies

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee/Tea Break

 16:00 – 17:30 Working Session 4

Tribunal Deliberations and Dynamics

 Leader: John Beechey, Independent Arbitrator, Beechey Arbitration

  • Teresa Giovannini, Founding Partner, LALIVE
  • Michael Polkinghorne, Partner, White & Case
  • Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Partner, Graf & Pitkowitz
  • Laurence Shore, Partner, BonelliErede

Sample Discussion Topics

  • Are there best practices as to how a Tribunal should  organize its work.  Should the chairman be delegated all procedural responsibilities?  Or, if less, what should the chairman have delegated to him or her?  Does the efficiency of the arbitration as to the delivery of the award depend entirely on the chairman?   What can the wing arbitrators do to increase efficiency and assure quality?
  • To what extent are arbitrators using secretaries?   Should, or must, arbitrators disclose that they are using secretaries?    If the arbitrators want to use secretaries and disclose their identity and involvement, how should they do it?  Are arbitrators complying with the ICC’s note applicable to arbitrators and secretaries?  For non-ICC arbitrators, should there be rules?  What can parties and counsel do if they are not aware of certain arbitrators’ practices in this regard until after they appoint them? Or the chairman, whom they may not have appointed?
  • What can be done if an arbitrator is not doing his or her work as the case proceeds or is not paying attention in the course of the proceedings?  What if this is the chairman?
  • Should the arbitrators deliberate on the award  immediately after the final evidentiary hearing?  After the receiving the post-hearing briefs?  After post-hearing oral argument?  Should the arbitrators meet in person? Or by telecommunication?  Should arbitrators discuss among themselves the merits of the cases as they proceed?  Should such discussions be mandatory?  Avoided?  Casual or structured (for example, “What did we learn today?)
  • May two arbitrators ever meet without the other arbitrator?  What should the third arbitrator do if the other arbitrators do meet without him?
  • Compromises – how imperfect is a unanimous award?  Should the tribunal accommodate the potential dissenting arbitrator?  If so, how?  For example, with respect to the award of legal fees?  What does the dissent accomplish?
  • When should, or may, the arbitrators rule on the basis of theories or arguments that the parties have not made?   What if the arbitrators believe that parties have not understood the precedents they cite, or the facts they refer to, in the same way as the arbitrators do?  When should the arbitrators go to the parties and ask for their comments?  Should there be a difference between legal and factual issues?
  • What should the arbitrators do if they do not understand certain expert testimony?  For example, damage evidence?  Should they ask the parties for comments? What if they are working under a deadline to get the award out?  Or they don’t want to confess their inability to understand the evidence?
  • To what extent may arbitrators consult the Internet — as Wikipedia, for example — on factual matters, such as how certain machines in the case actually work?  Or how certain financial investments function?

Registration

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Fee includes:
Written course materials includes a copy of the new The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International
Arbitration, 3rd Edition (Lawrence W. Newman & Richard D. Hill, editors, a $195.00 value), refreshments at breaks,
luncheon and a drinks reception following the program. The fee does not include accommodations.

Earn 7 NYS CLE credit hours (transitional and non-transitional) in the area of Professional Practice.

Accommodations

Rooms have been blocked for the nights of 25 March through 27 March, 2018 at the Grand Hotel Wien, Kaerntner Ring 9, A-1010 Vienna, Austria at a special conference rate of €249,00 through €299,00 per night (depending on room type) that includes all applicable taxes and fees.

Reservations must be received by 26 February 2018 to receive the preferred conference rates. After 26 February 2018 rooms can be booked at conference rates based upon hotel availability. All arrangements are between the registrant and the hotel.

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Contact Information:

Johannes Grass, Banquet/Conference Manager
Grand Hotel Wien, Kaerntner Ring 9, 1010 Vienna, Austria
Tel: +43-1-515-80-1822     Fax: +43-1-515-80-12
E-mail: jgrass@jjwhotels.com      Web: www.grandhotelwien.com

 

Conference Chairs

Grant Hanessian is a Partner in the New York office of Baker McKenzie.  He serves as global co-chair of the firm’s International Arbitration Group.  Mr. Hanessian is the U.S. alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris, vice chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business (U.S. national committee of the ICC), and a member of the ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and its Task Forces on Arbitration Involving States or State Entities and on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration.  In addition, Mr. Hanessian has more than 25 years of experience as counsel and arbitrator in disputes concerning contract, investment treaty, energy, construction, commodities, financial services, insurance, intellectual property and other matters before virtually all of the world’s major arbitration institutions.

Carita Wallgren-Lindholm is a Helsinki based international arbitrator.  Before founding her boutique firm in 2008 to focus on arbitration work, she spent 25 years in the law firm Roschier having commenced her legal practice in Paris in the early eighties.  She has been been involved in more than 100 international arbitrations, institutional and ad hoc, mainly as arbitrator and mostly as chair.  Institutions and rules include SCC, ICC, FAI, LCIA, JCAA, DIA, PCA and UNCITRAL, and seats Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.  Beginning January 1, 2018 Ms. Wallgren-Lindholm is the Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.  She is also a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2012-), a member of the ICSID Panel of Conciliators (2007-) and serves on the Advisory Council of the Atlanta Center for International Arbitration and Mediation (ACIAM) (2015-) and ACIAM’s Arbitrators’ Council.  Other arbitral institutions include the BVI IAC (2016-) and JAC (2014-).

Faculty

Christian “Chris” Alberti is the Director/AVP of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), in New York. He supervises the ICDR’s staff and center management activities and oversees hundreds of large complex multi-party arbitration and mediation covering all types of disputes and industries each year. Prior to joining the ICDR in 2005, Christian headed the Italian Desk of a mid-size law firm in Germany. Christian is the past President and Honorary Member of the Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (MAA) and has represented the MAA as its NGO delegate at the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration sessions. He is regularly invited to speak at international conferences and guest lectures at various law schools about international arbitration and mediation in the United States and abroad. He successfully coaches New York University’s Vis Moot Team since 2007 and its Foreign Direct Investment Moot Team since 2008. He is an associate of Pace University’s Institute of International Commercial Law, a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York as well as a member of various international ADR associations.

John Beechey is among the best known arbitrators in the world.  He has served as chairman, party-appointed arbitrator, or sole arbitrator on international arbitral tribunals in both ‘ad hoc’ (including UNCITRAL) and institutional arbitrations under the Rules of, inter alia, the European Development Fund, International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association, International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes, London Court of International Arbitration, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and the Stockholm Chamber.  Before his retirement from private practice in the City of London, he was the founding partner and Head of the highly-regarded International Arbitration Group of Clifford-Turner (subsequently, Clifford Chance LLP).  He participated in the groundbreaking IBA working groups responsible for the Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration and the Conflicts of Interest Guidelines.

Filip Boras is a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Vienna office.  He is an Austrian and New York qualified lawyer who frequently handles international arbitration cases related to Southeastern Europe.  Mr. Boras focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration.  He is experienced with the major institutional rules and procedures of the ICC, VIAC, ICSID, UNCITRAL and Swiss rules, as well as representing clients before ad hoc tribunals.  Mr. Boras represents clients in energy, corporate, post-merger and acquisition disputes, as well as disputes arising out of investment treaties.  Many of these disputes are related to countries of the former Yugoslavia, where his clients benefit from his region-specific experience and his being a native Serbo-Croatian.  He is increasingly appointed to act as arbitrator.

Brian Casey is an independent arbitrator who has over 38 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution. He is a former principal of Baker & McKenzie International and a former Chair of the firm’s North American litigation practice group. Mr. Casey is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Law School, a member of the board of directors of the American Arbitration Association and chair of the ICDR Canadian advisory committee. During his career, he has been retained as arbitrator, tribunal chair and counsel in numerous commercial arbitrations, both ad hoc and institutional under the auspices of the LCIA, the ICC and the AAA/ICDR. He has also acted in investor/state arbitrations under Chapter 111 of the NAFTA administered by ICSID and other investor/state arbitration arising out of bilateral investment treaties.

Teresa Giovannini is a founding Partner of LALIVE in Switzerland specializing in international arbitration (including setting aside proceedings with Swiss Supreme Court), as well as art law.  She has participated in more than 170 international arbitrations (115 as arbitrator, including 81 as presiding or sole arbitrator), either ad hoc, in particular UNCITRAL, or administered by various institutions including AAA/ICDR, ICC, ICHEIC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC, Chamber of Commerce of Milan, Chamber of Commerce of Venice and Swiss Chambers (Geneva, Zϋrich and Ticino.  Her areas of specialization include disputes relating to procurement contracts, sales, license, agency, joint venture and shareholder agreements in a wide range of sectors, in particular infrastructure projects, aviation, transfer of technology, construction of turnkey factories, pharmaceuticals, insurance, luxury goods and arts.

Wulf Gordian Hauser is the Senior Partner of Hauser Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH. His main areas of practice are international commercial arbitration, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and banking and corporate finance. He is Austrian member of the ICC court and has served in over 80 arbitrations.

Hilary Heilbron is a Barrister with Brick Court Chambers and an independent arbitrator. She has extensive experience as counsel both in international arbitration and commercial litigation acting for a wide range of national and international clients in very substantial disputes. Ms. Heilbron regularly sits as an international arbitrator. In approximately 80 appointments she has handled a large variety of different types of claims relating to parties from all around the world many involving foreign law. Her recent appointments include claims relating to joint ventures, international sale of goods cases, telecommunications issues and power, water and energy issues including pricing issues. Ms. Heilbron’s appointments have been under ICC, LCIA and ICDR as well as ad hoc appointments. She has also been appointed as an emergency arbitrator by the AAA (ICR rules) under their Article 37 procedure.

Duarte Henriques is a Partner at BCH Lawyers in Lisbon.  Since 1990, he has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in a number of litigation and arbitration cases related to tech companies and tech disputes, investment disputes, banking & finance, corporate, commercial, distribution and construction disputes.  Mr. Henriques serves as sole arbitrator, chair or member of tribunals in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, and as counsel in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc.  He also provides services in domestic and international litigation, and regularly works with other international law firms in dispute resolution.  As a partner of BCH, Mr. Henriques advises major banking and finance institutions, insurance companies, and technology/software solution providers in litigation and arbitration disputes.  He specializes in Banking and Finance Law, Business & Commercial Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Agency and distribution, Intellectual Property, and Third Party Funding.

Richard Hill is general counsel of global litigation of Royal Dutch Shell.  He leads a team of 130 people and is accountable for Shell’s litigation and arbitration matters globally.  Mr. Hill is also a member of Shell’s legal leadership team.  He is involved in many international arbitration and dispute resolution institutions, including as a director of the LCIA and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.  Mr. Hill practiced in the arbitration group of Fulbright & Jaworski (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in London and Hong Kong where he was founder and partner in charge of Fulbright’s Asia disputes practice.

Vladimir Khvalei is a Partner in Baker McKenzie’s Moscow office.  He heads the Firm’s CIS Dispute Resolution Practice Group.   Mr. Khvalei serves as vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and is included in the list of arbitrators of the arbitration institutions in Austria, Belarus, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan and Russia.  He handles international arbitration cases as a party counsel and arbitrator, particularly with respect to the arbitration rules of the ICAC, ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL.  Mr. Khvalei represented one of the world’s largest oil companies in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes in Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Sweden in a case involving two billion dollars (USD).

Stefan Kröll is an independent international arbitrator.  He is a Director of the Wilhem C. Vis Arbitration Moot in Vienna.  Mr. Kröll is an honorary professor at the Bucerius Law School and regularly gives lectures and talks at universities and arbitral institutions.  He regularly lectures in the master program of the University of California, Davis, and has a Visiting Readership at the School of International Arbitration, University of London.  Mr. Kröll is one of Germany’s national correspondents at UNCITRAL and has been retained by UNCITRAL as one of three experts to prepare the DIGEST on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.

Alexis Mourre is the President of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC0’s International Court of Arbitration.  He is a Founding Partner of Castaldi Mourre & Partners, a leading 30-lawyer boutique specializing in international arbitration and litigation with offices in Paris and Milan.  He is very experienced as counsel, arbitrator, and expert in ad hoc arbitrations and cases conducted under the rules of prominent arbitral institutions, including those of the ICC.  Mr. Mourre has held various leadership positions at the ICC, International Bar Association Arbitration Committee, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Milan International Chamber of Arbitration.

Sophie Nappert is an independent arbitrator based in London.  Before becoming a full-time arbitrator, she was Head of International Arbitration at a global law firm.  She is trained and has practiced in both civil law and common law jurisdictions.  Ms. Nappert is the peer-nominated Moderator of OGEMID, the online discussion forum on current issues of international investment law, economic law and arbitration.  Her areas of expertise include, energy and natural resources, infrastructure, hotel and leisure, pharmaceuticals, telecoms , joint ventures, concession agreements, emerging economies and notably Russia, Kazakhstan and the Caspian region, the Energy Charter Treaty, investment treaty disputes, investment law and EU law, and disputes against State parties.

Lawrence Newman is Of Counsel in Baker McKenzie’s New York office. He practices mainly in the areas of international litigation and arbitration and has represented clients in courts and before arbitration tribunals. Mr. Newman has served as arbitrator in cases under the rules of the AAA/ICDR and the International Chamber of Commerce. He is a co-editor of The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration which is the basis of the Leading Arbitrators Symposium on the Conduct of International Arbitration.

Nikolaus Pitkowitz is founding Partner and head of dispute resolution and real estate at Graf & Pitkowitz. His practice has always been international. Dr. Pitkowitz is considered one of the preeminent Austrian dispute resolution practitioners. He acted as counsel and arbitrator in a multitude of international arbitrations, including several high profile disputes, most notably as counsel in the largest ever pending Austrian arbitration (a multibillion telecom dispute). Dr. Pitkowitz is also active as counsel in significant real estate projects and currently serves as chair of the IBA Real Estate Section, the world’s largest association of real estate practitioners.

Michael Polkinghorne is a Partner in the Paris office of White & Case where he heads the office’s arbitration group and is joint-head of the firm’s oil and gas practice.  He focuses on advising clients on arbitration and litigation matters, notably in the areas of energy, telecommunications, project finance and infrastructure.  Mr. Polkinghorne has served as counsel and arbitrator in numerous arbitrations conducted under most major institution rules, helping to resolve disputes for a range of significant commercial and sovereign clients.  He is the former Australian member of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, and a current member of the ICC Task Force on arbitrations involving state entities.  Mr. Polkinghorne has handled disputes arising in many different countries, and has significant experience in the area of foreign direct investment and acting for and against states.

Stefan Riegler has been named Partner in the Vienna office of Wolf Theiss.  He will lead the arbitration group and further expand its multijurisdictional arbitral practice.  Mr. Riegler specializes in representing companies involved in commercial legal disputes before arbitral tribunals.  Formerly, Mr. Riegler was a Partner in the Vienna office of BakerMcKenzie where he helped to build up their arbitration practice.  The focus of his arbitration practice includes post-M&A, banking, competition, insolvency and energy.  He is recognized as a leading arbitration expert in Austria.

Laurence Shore is a Partner in the Milan office of BonelliErede.  He is the Team Leader of the International Arbitration Focus Team.  Mr. Shore has expertise in international arbitration, as counsel and arbitrator (under the ICC, LCIA, ICDR, ICSID, Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration, AAA-Commercial and UNCITRAL rules), international dispute resolution, litigation before USA courts, IP and Business and Human Rights.  He focuses his practice in these key sectors, energy, construction, telecommunications, mining, healthcare, maritime and finance.  Prior to joining BonelliErede, Mr. Shore was a partner in Herbert Smith Freehills in New York.

Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof is the Director General of the LCIA. Previously, she practiced as a counsel and arbitrator in The Hague, at her GAR 100 boutique HaersolteHof. She set up HaersolteHof in 2008 after three years as of counsel in the international arbitration group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in Amsterdam. Dr. van Haersolte-van Hof has sat as arbitrator in cases under the ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL rules, as well as those of the Netherlands Arbitration Institute (NAI). She has also arbitrated cases at the Royal Dutch Grain and Feed Trade Association and the Institute of Transport and Maritime Arbitration, both based in the Netherlands. Dr. van Haersolte-van Hof was involved in setting up the arbitral process for the Claims Resolution Tribunal in Zurich, which analyzed claims from Holocaust survivors over dormant accounts in Swiss banks.

Nathalie Voser is a Partner in Schellenberg Wittmer’s Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich.  She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in a vast number of cases and has advised clients involved in complex multi-jurisdictional disputes before state courts.  Her areas of specialization include general contract law and international procedural law such as (pre-trial) attachment and recognition o foreign judgments and arbitral awards.  Prof. Dr. Voser  focuses on contracts regarding construction, civil engineering and energy related projects, research and development distribution and license agreements, joint ventures as well as mergers and acquisitions.  She is well known for her expertise in the construction, power production, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

Michael Young is a Partner in Quinn Emanuel’s  Paris office.  He specializes in international arbitration and is one of the leading practitioners in the market worldwide.  Mr. Young joined Quinn Emanuel in 2017 from Allen & Overy (where he was Global Co-Head of their arbitration practice.   He has advised and represented international clients in countless arbitrations throughout the world, both ad hoc and under each of the major institutional rules.  Although experienced across all industry and market sectors, he has a specific focus on energy, construction and infrastructure disputes  Those disputes have arisen worldwide, but with a particular focus on Africa (both North and Sub-Saharan, North America, Asia and the Middle East.   He is a leading advocate – regularly arguing cases before arbitral tribunals and experts – and has been on the Executive Committee of the Federation for International Arbitration since its inception.  Mr. Young frequently sits as an arbitrator.