39th ICC Institute Annual Conference: Explaining why you lost

17 Dec 2019

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This annual conference of the ICC Institute of World Business Law will gather international business practitioners, legal experts and academics to deliberate on the topic of Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

The Institute will also publish Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration (Dossier XVIII of the Institute series). Prepared by some of the key speakers, each participant will receive a free copy as part of their conference materials.

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics from around the world.

                                       

Tuesday 17 December

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08.30 - 09.00

Welcome coffee

09.00 - 09.30

Opening session

Welcome address

  • Yves Derains, Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Introduction of the conference

  • Antonio Crivellaro, Founder of Arbitration Practice and Emeritus Partner, BonelliErede Law Firm, Italy; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Keynote Speech:

  • Charles Jarrosson, Professor of Law, University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas), France

09.30 - 10.20

Civil vs. Common law - Does it matter?
Are differences in the substance of reasoning influenced by the legal system?
Should reasoning in awards be different if governed by the law of one system or the other?

  • Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners; Chair of Private International Law, Cairo University, Egypt; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • S.I. Strong, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, University of Missouri, United States of America
  • Carita Wallgren-Lindholm, Arbitrator, Finland; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Council Member, ICC Institute of World of Business Law

10.20 - 10.50

Q&A

10.50 - 11.20

Coffee break

11.20 - 12.10

Institutional Perspective
The only actors in the arbitration regime entitled to require a minimum level of reasoning are the institutions. What do the guardians think?

  • Anja Ipp, Legal Counsel, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden
  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel, WilmerHale, United Kingdom

12.10 - 12.40

Q&A

12.40 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 14.10

Introduction of the afternoon sessions

  • Mélida Hodgson, Partner, Jenner & Block, New York, United States; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

14.10 - 15.00

Is Investor-State special?
Divergent reasoning between tribunals examining similar facts and/or treaty obligations in reaching determinations in investment awards is one reason for the legitimacy crisis in arbitration. This panel examines reasoning in investment arbitration awards.

  • Gabriel Bottini, Partner, Uría Menéndez, Spain
  • Carolyn Lamm, Partner, White & Case LLP, United States of America
  • Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Founding Partner, Arblit, Italy

15.00 - 15.30

Q&A

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 - 17.00

What do users want or need?
Ultimately, it's the users of the systems the need to understand the reasoning of awards - what explanations do they want?

  • Giuditta Cordero Moss, Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Teresa Giovannini, Founding Partner, Lalive, Switzerland; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Pierrick Le Goff, Partner, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, France

17.00 - 17.30

Q&A

17.30 - 18.00

What does the future hold for reasoning?
A report on current efforts to reach consensus on satisfactory reasoning.

  • Georgios Petrochilos, Partner, Three Crowns LLP, France

18.00

Cocktail and Ceremony for the 2019 ICC Institute Prize

Co-chairs

Mélida Hodgson

Partner, Jenner & Block LLP, United States of America; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Antonio Crivellaro

Founder of Arbitration Practice and Emeritus Partner, BonelliErede Law Firm, Italy;Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Speakers

Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Gabriel Bottini

Partner, Uría Menéndez, Spain

Giuditta Cordero Moss

Professor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, Norway

Yves Derains

Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Teresa Guivannini

Founding Partner, Lalive, Switzerland; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Anja Ipp

Legal Counsel, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden

Charles Jarrosson

Professor of law, University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

Carolyn Lamm

Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington DC, United States of America

Pierrick Le Goff

Partner, De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, France

Georgios Petrochilos

Partner, Three Crowns LLP, France

Luca Radicati di Brozolo

Founding Partner, Arblit, Italy

Maxi Scherer

Special Counsel, WilmerHale, United Kingdom

S.I. Strong

Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, University of Missouri, United States of America

Carita Wallgren-Lindholm

Arbitrator, Finland; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Dates and venue Date: 17 December 2019
Venue: Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers
9bis Avenue d’Iéna
75016 Paris
Registration fees

Early bird until 17 October 2019: €679 (€814.80 incl. VAT)

ICC Members: €796 (€955.20 incl. VAT)

Non Members: €960 (€1194.00 incl. VAT)

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Venue: Le Salon de l’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers, 9bis Avenue d’Iéna, 75016, Paris

Time: 18h

The ICC Institute of World Business Law is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019.  To mark this milestone, we will host a cocktail reception in Paris on 17 December 2019.

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The cocktail reception will take place after the Annual Conference of the ICC Institute and the 7th ICC Institute Prize ceremony. Please note that this cocktail is reserved for participants of the Conference only.

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