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1st ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

24 April 2017


This first annual conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Europe.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Europe

Shaping ICC arbitration for the future

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome address – ICC Arbitration today and tomorrow in Europe
9:30 – 10:30 What do ICC users say
10:30 – 11:00 Discussion
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:30 ICC Expedited Rules – One size does not fit all
Small claims are 30% of the arbitration cases administrated by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and they deserve a specific treatment. The ICC Expedited Rules, that will take effect on March 1, 2017, are offering new possibilities for users, and aimed at reducing both the time and cost of ICC arbitrations with lower value claims, but also when parties feel they are appropriate regardless of the amount in dispute with an “opt-in” basis. This panel doesn’t aim to study the procedural mechanisms of this new set of Rules but rather to explore some practical examples where the ICC Expedited Rules could be chosen, with the various perspectives of users, arbitrators and practitioners. What are the ICC Expedited Rules? How do they work for small arbitration claims? How it could also be opted into for bigger claims and how is expedited arbitration the answer to legitimate user concern about time and costs?
12:30 – 13:00 Discussion
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 15:30 Regional challenges to arbitration in Europe
Europe, especially North and West Europe, is home to many of the leading arbitral institutions in the world, but also home to specialised and experienced national courts regarded as being supportive of arbitral proceedings. But there are a number of countries, notably in East Europe, where arbitration is still in its early period and where local courts are not regarded as being supportive of arbitral proceedings. This panel aims to explore the multiple challenges which are appearing in such context, ranging from arbitrability and jurisdictional issues, changes within the State Courts to compete with arbitration, the key issue of transparency and quality control (including scrutiny), as well the role of regional Courts, notably the European Court of Justice, and how they intervene in the arbitration process.
15:30 – 16:00 Discussion
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:30 Revisiting the concept of “a good ICC arbitrator” – Round table
Has the profile of a modern ICC arbitrator changed?

What make a good ICC arbitrator in light of the state of affairs? Diversity, availability, Admin Secretaries, need (or not) of being a specialist etc.

“ICC kitchen” in terms of selection and appointment of arbitrators: how does it work? Intervention of one NC and someone from the Secretariat.

17.30 – 18.00 Discussion
18.00 – 18.15 Closing Remarks
18:15 – 19:15 Cocktail reception


Confirmed speakers

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Alexander Fessas , Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Bruce Gailey , Consultant, Borden Ladner Gervais, Switzerland
  • François George , Secretary General, ICC France, Paris
  • Susanne Gropp-Stadler , Head of Litigations, Siemens AG, Germany
  • Inka Hanefeld , Partner, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Germany; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Gefion Hauer , General Counsel, Head Sports Group, Austria
  • Maria Hauser-Morel , Counsel, Secretariat ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Karl Hennessee , Senior Vice-President, Head of Litigation & Investigations – Airbus Group Legal & Compliance, France; President, Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Vladimir Khvalei , Partner, Moscow Branch of Baker & McKenzie CIS, Ltd., Russia; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Crenguta Leaua , Managing Partner, Leaua & Asociatii, Romania; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Marnix Leijten , Partner, Chamber & Partners, The Netherlands; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Robin Oldenstam , Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Carita Wallgren Lindholm , Founding Partner, Lindholm Wallgren, Attorneys Ltd; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Oliver Wieck , Secretary General, ICC Germany, Berlin

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24 April 2017

Les Salons Hoche, 9, Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

The registration fee covers all conference activities*, including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks, and a cocktail reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

* subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers.

Early Bird rate until 3 March 2017: €679 (€814,80 incl. VAT)

After 3 March 2017:
ICC members: €796 (€955,20 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €995 (€1194 incl. VAT)

*As an ICC Member you are entitled to the early bird fee plus a discount of 5% when registering for this event on-line, before 3 March 2017. To benefit from this reduction, please contact Julie Deré


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24 April 2017
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Charlotte Strandberg
+33 (0)1 49 53 29 34


Les Salons Hoche
9 Avenue Hoche
Paris, 75008 France
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