6th ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

28-30 Mar 2022

Hybrid - Paris, France / Online English CNB & MCLE credits/points available

The ICC’s European Conference is taking place on 28 March 2022 in a hybrid format!

This 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.

On 30 March 2022, the ICC Institute of World Business Law will hold an advanced level training entitled Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between. Join us to gain hands-on expertise through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions and case scenarios. The training will take place in-person only.

Who should attend?

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

*All times shown are CET

Ahead of the ICC Court’s centenary, what developments can be expected in international arbitration from a European perspective ?

08:00 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 – 10.00

Preliminary session: European Recap: a year in review – what you need to know

By considering a variety of European jurisdictions, this rapid-fire panel session will explore and analyse key trends and not-to-be-missed developments that took place over the past year, from legislative changes to setting aside the enforcement of arbitral awards.

  • Stephanie Collins, Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP, United Kingdom
  • Alexis Foucard, Attorney at Law, Clifford Chance Europe LLP, France
  • Denis Parchajev, Counsel, Motieka & Audzevičius, Lithuania
  • Mercedes Romero Iglesias, Arbitration and Litigation Partner, DAC Beachcroft Madrid, Spain

Chaired by

  • Ashleigh Brocchieri, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

10:30 – 10:45

Welcome address

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

10:45 – 11:30

Fire-side chat

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris 
  • Philippe Varin, Former Chairman of the Board, Suez; President of the French Committee and Member, ICC Executive Board

11:30 - 12:30

Session 1: Are you making the most of your dispute resolution clause? Are you making the most of everything ICC DRS' offering?

This panel will debate on the evolution of the dispute resolution clause over the past 10 years, with a focus on:

 - “bad” clauses, including hybrid arbitration clauses, which create tension between party autonomy and procedural efficiency

 - The inclusion of ADR in arbitration agreements, notably multi-tier clauses, mentioning expertise, mediation, early determination etc. and other tools offered by ICC. What happens next? Which disputes go to arbitration, and which are resolved by experts or early determination? What is the quickest way to resolve your dispute? When is arbitration switching to mediation and what are the best practices?

 - Alleged failure to implement a multi-tier dispute resolution clause: a question of jurisdiction, admissibility or merits?

 - Accelerated procedures: when is it pertinent to include them in your clause? The ICC Court will share its experience.

  • Bernard Hanotiau, Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Marion Smith QC, Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator, 39 Essex Chambers, United Kingdom
  • Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa, Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil
  • Elina Zlatanska, Lawyer, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Chaired by

  • Massimo Benedettelli, Partner, ArbLit, Italy; Full Professor, International law, Department of Law, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    12:30 – 13:00

    Discussion

    13:00 – 14:30

    Lunch

    14:30 – 15:30

    Session 2: Industries facing current short- and long-term disruptions: what does it mean for dispute resolution?

    All industries faced unprecedented disruptions over the past two years. This created huge opportunities for certain sectors, but also crucial challenges and blockages. Are these fast-paced changes coming from external circumstances leading to new disputes, notably arbitrations, and what can be expected from them?

    This panel with analyse how industries react and what disputes will arise as a result, with a particular focus on the life sciences, gas-pricing, construction, mining sectors and and M&A issues.

    • Samaa A. Haridi, Partner, King & Spalding, United States; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Marnix Leijten, Managing Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., The Netherlands
    • Maria Irene Perruccio, In-house Counsel, WeBuild Group SpA, Italy
    • Isabelle Michou, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, France
    • Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Senior Partner, GESSEL, Poland

     Chaired by

    • Inka Hanefeld, Founding Partner, HANEFELD, Germany

    15:30 – 16:00

    Discussion

    16:00 -16:30

    Coffee break

    16.30 – 17.30

    Session 3: Debate on Metaverse: Will arbitration be the arena of the Web 3.0 conflict? A dispute resolution minefield coming from the future

    The advent of the metaverse, an always-online, persistent, spatial 'second' world, represents a fundamental shift in our notion of digital frameworks and presence. From a legal standpoint, our immersion in this entirely digital world is posed to challenge a number of legal concepts that have arisen out of our material world, including the fundamental concept of 'ownership', of 'territoriality' or of 'enforcement'. Important questions regarding the resolution of disputes in the metaverse are going to demand attention from users of the metaverse, lawyers, and potentially from law makers, as the world transitions into virtual environments. This panel will demystify the metaverse; explore some key legal challenges arising from it (e.g. ownerships in the metaverse, regulating the metaverse, territoriality in the metaverse) and will focus on what arbitration can bring to the table.

    • Elizabeth Chan, Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales), Allen & Overy, Hong Kong
    • Sophie Goossens, Partner, Entertainment & Media industry group, Reed Smith LLP, France / United Kingdom
    • Yat Siu, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Animoca Brands, Hong Kong

    Chaired by

    • Crenguta Leaua, Director, Swiss Institute for Alternative Thinking, Switzerland; Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

    17:30 – 17:50

    Discussion

    17:50 – 18:00

    Closing Remarks

    • Živa Filipič, Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    19:30 – 22:30

    PAW Opening Cocktail Reception

    We thank our 6th ICC European Conference Programme Committee

    Barbara Benzoni

    Head of Legal, International Mid-Downstream and Chemicals, Eni S.p.A., Italy

    Ximena Herrera-Bernal

    Partner, Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, United Kingdom

    Laetitia de Montalivet

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

    Anna-Maria Tamminen

    Partner, Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Finland; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Rolf Trittmann (Chair)

    Partner, Rothorn Legal, Germany; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Inés Vázquez García

    Partner, Litigation & Arbitration, Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Spain

    *All times shown are CET

    ICC Institute Advanced Level Training - Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between

    08.30-09.00

    Registration and welcome coffee

    09.00 – 09.10

    Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the mock case

    • Eduardo Silva Romero, Partner and Co-Chair of International Arbitration Global Practice, Dechert LLP, France; Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Teresa Giovannini, Senior Counsel, Lalive, Switzerland

    09.10 – 10.10

    Oral versus written advocacy: counsel and tribunal perspectives

    - Defining the elements of “oral advocacy”: pleadings, witnesses, experts, demonstratives, other features
    - Early assessment of the pros and cons of the elements of “oral advocacy”: the opportunities and the limitations depending on the initial presentation of the dispute
    - Perspectives as claimant versus as respondent
    - The interrelationship between the assessment and the selection of the tribunal members: party autonomy vs. tribunal direction
    - The interrelationship between the assessment and the applicable law(s) including respecting burden of proof and burden of persuasion
    The assessment and the desired role for the tribunal: “inquisitorial” vs. “adversarial” vs. something in between

    • Teresa Giovannini, Senior Counsel, Lalive, Switzerland
    • Simon GreenbergPartner, Clifford Chance, France

    10.10 – 10.40

    Q&A

    10.40 – 11.00

    Coffee break

    11.00 – 11.45

    Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute: the opening statement at the hearing

    - The hearing and oral opening statements: good practices, bad practices, best practices
    - Orally pleading the case “through” prior written memorials: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
    - Opening statements and post-hearing briefs: the desired relationship
    - Exhibits and visuals and their role in oral advocacy and decision-making
    • Guillaume Tattevin, Partner, Archipel, Switzerland
    • Anke Sessler, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, German

    11.45 – 13.00

    Case scenarios and Q&A

    13.00 – 14.30

    Lunch

    14.30 – 15.00

    Focus on cross-examination

    - Effective preparation for cross examination
    - Effective styles of cross-examination
    - “Remember the dead horse”: knowing when to let go
    - “Putting your case to the witness” versus character assassination
    - Lay witnesses and expert witnesses
    • Zoe O’Sullivan QC, Arbitrator and Counsel, Serle Court, United Kingdom
    • Roland Ziadé, Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Linklaters, France

    15.00 – 16.00

    Case scenarios and Q&A

    16.00 – 16.15

    Coffee break

    16.15 – 16.45

    Oral advocacy at the main hearing

    - Orally pleading the case “through” witness examination: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
    - Closing statements and post-hearing briefs: transcripts, recency and the new emphasis on speed in rendering the award

    • Simon Walsh, Of Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, United Kingdom
    • Martin Magál, Partner, Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o., Slovakia

    16.45 – 17.45

    Case scenarios and Q&A

    17.45 – 18.00

    Concluding remarks

    • Teresa Giovannini, Senior Counsel, Lalive, Switzerland

    Conference

    Massimo Benedettelli

    Partner, ArbLit, Italy; Full Professor, International law, Department of Law, University of Bari “Aldo Moro”; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Ashleigh Brocchieri

    Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Elizabeth Chan

    Registered Foreign Lawyer (England and Wales), Allen & Overy, Hong Kong

    Stephanie Collins

    Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher UK LLP, United Kingdom

    Alexander G. Fessas

    Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Živa Filipič

    Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Alexis Foucard

    Attorney at Law, Clifford Chance Europe LLP, France

    Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

    Senior Partner, GESSEL, Poland

    Sophie Goossens

    Partner, Entertainment & Media industry group, Reed Smith LLP, France

    Inka Hanefeld

    Founding Partner, HANEFELD, Germany

    Bernard Hanotiau

    Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Samaa A. Haridi

    Partner, King & Spalding LLP, New York, United States; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Crenguta Leaua

    Director, Swiss Institute for Alternative Thinking, Switzerland; Professor, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania

    Marnix Leijten

    Managing Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., The Netherlands

    Isabelle Michou

    Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, France

    Laetitia de Montalivet

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

    Denis Parchajev

    Counsel, Motieka & Audzevičius, Lithuania

    Maria Irene Perruccio

    In-house Counsel, WeBuild Group SpA, Italy

    Mercedes Romero Iglesias

    Arbitration and Litigation Partner, DAC Beachcroft Madrid, Spain

    Claudia Salomon

    President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Yat Siu

    Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board, Animoca Brands, Hong Kong

    Marion Smith, QC

    Barrister, Arbitrator and Mediator, 39 Essex Chambers, United Kingdom

    Flávio Spaccaquerche Barbosa

    Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil

    Philippe Varin

    Former Chairman of the Board, Suez; President of the French Committee and Member, ICC Executive Board

    Elina Zlatanska

    Lawyer, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    More speakers will be announced shortly.

    Training

    Teresa Giovannini

    Senior Counsel, Lalive, Switzerland

    Simon Greenberg

    Partner, Clifford Chance, France

    Martin Magál

    Partner, Allen & Overy Bratislava, s.r.o., Slovakia

    Zoe O’Sullivan QC

    Arbitrator and Counsel, Serle Court, United Kingdom

    Eduardo Silva Romero

    Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Partner and Co-Chair of International Arbitration Global Practice, Dechert LLP, France

    Anke Sessler

    Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Germany

    Guillaume Tattevin

    Partner, Archipel, Switzerland

    Simon Walsh

    Of Counsel, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, United Kingdom

    Roland Ziadé

    Partner, Global Co-Head of International Arbitration, Linklaters, France

    Date and venue

    6th ICC European Conference

    Date: 28 March 2022

    ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration

    Date: 30 March 2022

    Venues:

    Conference: InterContinental - Le Grand Hotel, 2 Rue Scribe, 75009 Paris / Online

    Training: International Chamber of Commerce, 33 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris 

    Registration fees

    ICC European Conference (in person): €679* 

    ICC European Conference (online): €100** 

    ICC Institute Training (in person): €695* 

    Package: Training and Conference (in person): €1 099*

    ICC Members: -20% on the above rates

     *20% VAT will be applied

     **20% VAT will be applied to all persons based in France and those based in Europe without an Intracommunity VAT number 

    Special discounts

    ICC Members may benefit from a 20% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.

    Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.

    In house Counsel and Government representatives may attend the conference free of charge.

    Full time Academics may benefit from a 30% discount.

    Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.

    Travel and accommodation

    Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. ICC has however secured a room block at the InterContinental – Le Grand Hotel with preferential rates. A link will be sent upon registration via which participants may reserve directly.

    We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration and full payment of your registration fees.

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    For ICC events taking place between 28 March and 1 April 2022 in Paris, France, French law will no longer require participants to show a French health pass.

    Out of precaution, ICC recommends that masks are worn during these events.

    Working language

    English

    Cancellation policy

    50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 25 February 2022. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. 

    Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 3.10% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. 

    Subject to agreement from ICC Global Events prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. 

    Please note that ICC reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant. 

    Credits, hours and points

    This event is eligible for credits before the Paris Bar. Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events' application (or individual application, as necessary).

    Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

    Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org if you have any questions or would like further information.

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