ICC Dispute resolution solutions that won’t break the bank: SME LABS

26 Apr 2021

Online English
10:00 (Paris) | 12:00 (Abu Dhabi/Dubai) | 11:00 (Beirut) | 11:00 (Istanbul) | 09:00 (London)

When conducting international trade, businesses are exposed to new cultures, trade practices and legal systems. If companies are not fully aware of the legal implications of engaging in international contracts, these new opportunities can expose them to new risks and possibly lead to a commercial dispute. That is why dispute prevention and effective dispute resolution are vital components of risk management for businesses of any size—especially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups. That is why when it comes to selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution mechanism, finding a procedure that is flexible, confidential, and cost-efficient is crucial.

In this series of workshops, you will be joined by international experts--including representatives from the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the ICC International Centre for ADR—to discover the range of available ICC dispute resolution tools, which function as effective alternatives to costly and lengthy court litigation proceedings.

Panellists will also highlight:

  • the features of ICC Mediation, ICC Arbitration, and ICC Expertise
  • how well each ICC dispute resolution mechanism is suited to effectively and efficiently resolve the types of disputes likely to emerge, taking into account the business needs and financial constraints of SMEs and start-ups
25 February 2021
16 March 2021
26 April 2021

SME LABS #1: ICC MEDIATION

The recording of the SME LAB on ICC Mediation is now available on our ICC DRS App.

How do SMEs - especially those without inhouse legal counsel –manage their commercial disputes? Should mediation be a first choice for SMEs and start-ups, given that it offers users the opportunity to resolve their disputes in a much more affordable and efficient way than court proceedings. When should arbitration and mediation be used together?

09:00 (Paris) | 12:00 (Abu Dhabi/Dubai) | 10:00 (Beirut) | 11:00 (Istanbul) | 08:00 (London)

09.00-09.35 CET

Discussion on ICC Mediation as an efficient and cost effective solution for amicable settlement between the parties

  • Ana Virginia Bauder, ADR Consultant, CEDR Mediator & Trainer - Director at Mediate&Co, United Kingdom
  • Dania Fahs, Deputy Director, MENA, International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi
  • Alya Ladjimi, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
  • Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, France; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

09.35-09.45 CET

Q&A

09.45-10.15 CET

Q&A and discussion on Mediation and the interaction between Mediation and other forms of Dispute Resolution

  • Ana Virginia Bauder, ADR Consultant, CEDR Mediator & Trainer - Director at Mediate&Co, United Kingdom
  • Dania Fahs, Deputy Director, MENA, International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi
  • Alya Ladjimi, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
  • Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, France; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Asli Yilmaz, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

SME LABS #2: ICC EXPEDITED ARBITRATION

What is ICC Arbitration and why is it an effective alternative to costly and lengthy court litigation proceedings? SMEs have access to a specific ICC arbitration procedure that is particularly suitable for resolving small commercial disputes: ICC Expedited Procedure Provisions (EPP). How does EPP work in practice and what makes it a quick and affordable dispute mechanism for SMEs and start-ups?

09:00 (Paris) | 12:00 (Abu Dhabi/Dubai) | 10:00 (Beirut) | 11:00 (Istanbul) | 08:00 (London)

09.00-09.20 CET

Time is money: Introducing the ICC expedited arbitration solution that allows users to resolve small commercial disputes in a speedy and cost-effective manner

  • Sami Houerbi, Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi/Tunis
  • Asli Yilmaz, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

09.20-09.30 CET

Q&A

09.30-10.45 CET

The bottom line: EPP in action. Real life examples of specific disputes involving SMEs and start-ups

- Disputes arising from Founders and Shareholders Agreements, Investment and Exit Agreements, etc.

- Disputes related to IP and Technology

  • Kimberley Christiansen, Principal, Support Legal, United Arab Emirates
  • Mehveş Erdem, Associate,  Erdem & Erdem, Turkey
  • Nasser Ali Khasawneh, Partner, Head of Technology Media and Telecoms Sector, Chairman – Middle East, Eversheds Sutherland, United Arab Emirates
  • Mahmut Özlü, Former Chairman, Turkish SME
  • Asli Yilmaz, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

SME LABS #3: ICC EXPERTISE

Oftentimes, a dispute concerns only a few specific issues. Rather that initiating a long and costly process, parties may choose to resort to a specialised expert to opine on these specific matters and resolve their dispute in a quick and unexpensive manner. Expert determination could be used in any kind of disputes (legal or technical). It is certainly one of the most flexible and cost-effective methods to overcome disagreements.

10:00 (Paris) | 12:00 (Abu Dhabi/Dubai) | 11:00 (Beirut) | 11:00 (Istanbul) | 09:00 (London)

10.00-10.30 CET

Insights on ICC expertise

  • Dania Fahs, Deputy Director, MENA, ICC International Court for Arbitration, Abu Dhabi
  • Alya Ladjimi, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

10.30-10.45 CET

Q&A

10.45-11.15 CET

Discussion on expert determination

  • Dania Fahs, Deputy Director, MENA, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi
  • Alya Ladjimi, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
  • David Laliberté, Corporate and Tech Lawyer / Angel Investor / Venture Capital Fund Co-Founder, Executive Director (Legal), Digital14, United Arab Emirates
  • Victoria Orlowski, Of Counsel Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, United States; President, Standing Committee, ICC International Centre for ADR

Ana Virginia Bauder

ADR Consultant, CEDR Mediator & Trainer - Director at Mediate & Co, United Kingdom

Kimberley Christiansen

Principal, Support Legal, United Arab Emirates

Mehveş Erdem

Associate,  Erdem & Erdem, Turkey

Dania Fahs

Deputy Director, MENA, International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi

Sami Houerbi

Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi/Tunis

Nasser Ali Khasawneh

Partner, Head of Technology Media and Telecoms Sector, Chairman – Middle East, Eversheds Sutherland, United Arab Emirates

Alya Ladjimi

Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

David Laliberté

Corporate and Tech Lawyer / Angel Investor / Venture Capital Fund Co-Founder, Executive Director (Legal), Digital14, United Arab Emirates

Victoria Orlowski

Of Counsel Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York, United States; President, Standing Committee, ICC International Centre for ADR

Mahmut Özlü

Former Chairman, SME, Turkey

Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo

Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, France; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Asli Yilmaz

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris


Dates and venue

25 February 2021

16 March 2021

26 April 2021

Online

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Working language English
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