ICC Workshop on International Arbitration

09 Oct 2019

Tbilisi English and Georgian, with simultaneous translation in English, Russian and Georgian
Registration is open until 15 September 2019.

This ICC Workshop is especially designed for Government Officials and Representatives of State-owned companies and will take place in Tbilisi, Georgia on 9 October 2019, on the eve of the 2019 GIAC Arbitration Days.

This one-day workshop will include a presentation of general features of international arbitration and ICC arbitration and will focus on key questions such as managing time and costs and managing complex arbitration, unmeritorious claims and parallel proceedings. The training will also include a practical and interactive discussion on construction arbitration in Georgia and the region.

Who should attend?

This workshop is exclusively open to Government Officials and Representatives of State-owned companies interested in dispute resolution and in international commercial arbitration.


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 – 09.50

Welcome addresses

09.50 – 10.45

Panel 1 - General features of international arbitration and ICC arbitration in particular

During the course of the panel discussion, the following topics will be covered, among others:

  • General introduction of the advantages and features of international arbitration. Importance of arbitration in international trade contracts and cross-border disputes
  • Different types of arbitration and distinction between institutional and ad hoc arbitration
  • Arbitration agreement and basic elements of the clause
  • ICC Statistics in the region
  • Introduction to the ICC Dispute Resolutions Services
  • Characteristics of ICC Arbitration
  • Appointment / nomination of arbitrators according to ICC Rules
  • Scrutiny of Awards

10.45 – 11.00

Panel 1 cont’d - Legal framework in Georgia for international arbitration

11:00 – 11:30

Questions and answers

11:30 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15

Panel 2 - Managing time and costs in arbitration

  • Organizing and managing arbitration procedure in as efficient, cost-effective manner;
  • Handling lengthy and unnecessary procedural steps
  • Abuse of procedure by the parties

12:15 – 12:45

Questions and answers

12:45 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

Panel 3 - Managing complex arbitrations, unmeritorious claims and parallel proceedings

  • Complex arbitrations, jurisdictional objections, joinder, consolidation
  • Frivolous and unmeritorious claims
  • Tools for dealing with parallel proceedings

14:30 – 15:00

Questions and answers

15:00 – 15:15

Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15

Panel 4 - Construction arbitration cases – construction arbitration in Georgia and the Region - practical experiences and lessons learned

  • What arbitration has changed and the challenges that lay ahead. Trends and prospective.

16:15 – 16:45

Questions and answers

16:45 – 17:00

Closing remarks

Genadi Arveladze Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable development of Georgia
Fady Asly Chairman, ICC Georgia
Yas Banifatemi

Partner, Co-Head of the International Arbitration practice, Head of the Public International Law practice, and Co-Heads of the Energy practice, Shearman & Sterling, France; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ketevan Betaneli Senior Knowledge Lawyer, Disputes, litigation and arbitration, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Živa Filipič Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Mariam Gotsiridze Head of Arbitration Department, Ministry of Justice of Georgia
Nick Gvinadze Managing Partner, Gvinadze & Partners LLC, Georgia; ICC Belt & Road Commission Ambassador; Chair, ICC Georgia Arbitration Commission
Daduna Kokhreidze Partner, Nodia, Urumashvili & Partners, Georgia; President, Georgian Association of Consulting Engineers – ACEG
Gocha Lordkipanidze
Giorgi Pertaia
Deputy Minister of Justice of Georgia,
President, Georgian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Luminita Popa  Managing Partner, Suciu Popa, Romania; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Thea Tsulukiani Minister of Justice of Georgia


Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

Kostava Street 14

0108 Tbilisi City


Travel info

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

This event is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Registration is open until 15 September 2019.

Please register by sending an email to Ms. Ana Chahckhiani, Protocol Service of the Ministry of Justice and copy Ms Ileana Delattre, ICC International Court or Arbitration

For more information, please call : +995 32 2405059.


ICC International Court of Arbitration
Minsitry of Justice of Georgia


ICC Georgia

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