5th ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

28 Jun 2021

English CLE/MCLE/CNB credits/points available

28 June 2021 marks the 5th ICC European Conference. The Conference is a must attend event for arbitration professionals wanting to keep pace with the latest arbitral institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration across Europe.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics from around the world
28 June: Conference

13:00 – 14:00 CEST

Euro-vision: a year in review

By considering a variety of European jurisdictions, this rapid-fire panel session will comment and analyse key trends and developments that took place over the past year, from legislative changes to setting aside the enforcement of arbitral awards.

  • Lorraine de Germiny, Partner, LALIVE (London) LLP, United Kingdom
  • Sebastiano Nessi, Counsel, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Switzerland; ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Olga Hamama, Partner, V29 Legal, Germany; CAS Arbitrator
  • Silvia Martínez Sastre, Counsel, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Spain

Chaired by:

  • Hjordis Birna Hjartardottir, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

14:00 – 14:30

Networking break

14:30 – 14:50

Welcome addresses

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

14:50 – 15:30

Fire-side chat

  • George A. Bermann, Gellhorn Professor of Law & Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), Co-Director, European Legal Studies Center, Columbia University School of Law, United States
  • Claudia T. Salomon, President-Elect, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

15:30 – 15:45

Networking break

15:45 – 16:45

Panel Discussion: Business and Human Rights Arbitration

This panel will address developments in legislation, case-law and remedies in business and human rights since the UN Guiding principles on business and human rights were published 10 years ago, notably:

1) Recent changes at the remedies’ stage: latest developments and trends in European legislation and case law regarding business human rights (except with regards to human rights at sea) including, inter alia, the move away from soft law and voluntary compliance, the increase in cases filed before courts and changes in the latter approach, showing that the paradigm is shifting. Some of the aspects that had been identified as reasons for companies not to use BHR arbitration are undergoing relevant modifications.

  • Claire Bright, Assistant Professor in Private Law, Director of the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment, Nova School of Law, Portugal

2) Human rights at sea arbitration: latest developments in terms of rules will be evoked, notably the idea to create specific arbitration rules for this, and why companies may have an interest to use arbitration in the context of business and human rights disputes at sea.

  • Alexander Marcopoulos, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France

3) Using the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration to solve business and human rights disputes: presentation of the Hague Rules, the advantages and difficulties of using them, some of the criticism, the possibility that these rules can be administered by any institution, including the ICC, or combined with other institutions’ rules.

  • Ursula Kriebaum, Professor for Public International Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law University of Vienna, Austria; Member, Drafting Team of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration; Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague

Chaired by:

  • Marney L. Cheek, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, United States

16:45 - 17:00

Networking break

17:00 - 18:00

Debate: “This House believes that…

1)…artificial intelligence and big data will substantially affect the work of arbitration counsel and arbitrators in the next 10 years”;

  • Charles Kaplan, Partner, Orrick, France
  • Malgorzata Surdek, Partner, CMS, Poland; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

2)… mediation works and it is time for us to make it compulsory”;

  • Hannah Tümpel, Lawyer and Mediator; Deputy Executive Director, UWC International, London
  • Kai-Uwe Karl, Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy, United Kingdom

3)… summary dispositions allow arbitral tribunals to render decisions on discrete issues, saving the parties time and cost”.

  • Elena Gutierrez Garcia de Cortazar, Independent Arbitrator & Professor of Law, France
  • Michael Polkinghorne, Partner, International Arbitration, White & Case LLP, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Chaired by:

  • Sophie J. Lamb QC, Partner, Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP, United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

18:00 - 18:05

Closing

  • Laetitia de Montalivet, Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 

We thank our 5th ICC Programme Committee

Rouven F. Bodenheimer

Rechtsanwalt, Partner, Chartered Arbitrator, BODENHEIMER, Germany

Filipa Cansado Carvalho

Arbitrator, Mediator, FCC Arb, Portugal

Ferdinando Emanuele

Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Italy

Maria Hauser-Morel

Counsel, Hanefeld, France

Alison Pearsall

Senior Group Counsel, Veolia Environment, France

Michael Young QC

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, France; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

George A. Bermann

Gellhorn Professor of Law & Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), Co-Director, European Legal Studies Center, Columbia University School of Law, United States

Claire Bright

Assistant Professor in Private Law, Director of the Nova Centre on Business, Human Rights and the Environment, Nova School of Law, Portugal

Marney L. Cheek

Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, United States

Alexander G. Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

Lorraine de Germiny

Partner, LALIVE (London) LLP, United Kingdom

Elena Gutierrez Garcia de Cortazar

Independent Arbitrator & Professor of Law, France

Olga Hamama

Partner, V29 Legal, Germany; CAS Arbitrator

Hjordis Birna Hjartardottir

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Charles Kaplan

Partner, Orrick, France

Kai-Uwe Karl

Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy, United Kingdom

Ursula Kriebaum

Professor for Public International Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law University of Vienna, Austria; Member, Drafting Team of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration; Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague

Sophie J. Lamb QC

Partner, Global Co-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP, United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Alexander Marcopoulos

Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France

Silvia Martínez Sastre

Counsel, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Spain

Laetitia de Montalivet

Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Sebastiano Nessi

Counsel, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Switzerland; ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Michael Polkinghorne

Partner, International Arbitration, White & Case LLP, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Claudia T. Salomon

President-Elect, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Malgorzata Surdek

Partner, CMS, Poland; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Hannah Tümpel

Lawyer and Mediator; Deputy Executive Director, UWC International, London

Date and venue

5th ICC European Conference

Date: 28 June 2021

Registration fees

Free of charge

Working language

English

Credits, hours and points

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