AAA-ICC-ICSID 36th Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration

07 Dec 2020

Online English CLE credits | MCLE credits | CPD credits | CNB hours
15:00 (CET) | 9:00 (EST)

Since 1983, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association (AAA-ICDR) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have co-organised a series of joint colloquia to discuss significant topics relating to international arbitration. This 36th edition is going virtual - for the first time - and will be hosted by the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators and mediators

Dispute resolution practitioners and academics from around the world.

"A Glance of International Arbitration in a Pandemic Era – the Institution’s Response”

15.00-15.10 CET

Welcome

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

15.10-15.55 CET

Institutional Developments: Reports from each Institution regarding their highlights and priorities

  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID, Washington, D.C.
  • Eric P. Tuchmann, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AAA-ICDR, New York
  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

15.55-16.55 CET

Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration

 

This panel will discuss the issues to consider when proceeding under an expedited international arbitration. The panellists will provide the institutional perspective regarding expedited procedures including the development of these rules, threshold amounts, applicability in larger cases including those with state parties, time frames and how are they being followed, lessons learned, “best practices,” and are they working (or how are they expected to work) and will they evolve (or be implemented) in a post-COVID-19 world?

  • Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Martina Polasek, Deputy Secretary-General, ICSID, Washington, D.C.
  • Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York

16.55-17.00 CET

Break

17.00-18.00 CET

Roundtable Discussion - The Scope of the International Arbitrator’s Authority in an International Arbitration

 

This panel will discuss the scope of the international arbitrator’s authority – do they have the powers they need to protect the efficiency and integrity of international arbitration today?

The speakers will provide their perspective on whether international arbitrators have the authority do deal with the numerous issues and challenges they face when they are presiding over an international arbitration. The panel will consider a number of the issues raised below and examine their powers pursuant to the rules and the applicable laws as well as “best practices” in international arbitration.

  • The power to rule on their own jurisdiction
  • The power to compel the exchange of information and witness testimony
  • The power to effectively manage the case
  • The power to deal with dilatory and “guerrilla tactics”
  • The power of the chair to deal with problematic wing arbitrators
  • The power to draw adverse inferences as needed throughout the case
  • The power to order virtual hearings over the objections of a party
  • Iura novit curia Or it’s the Parties’ case and if the issue is not presented it will not be considered

 

  • Eduardo Damião Gonçalves, Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Mélida Hodgson, Head of International Arbitration, Jenner & Block LLP, New York, United States; AAA-ICDR Council Member; Incoming Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Aisha Nadar, Senior Consultant, Procurement Management and Dispute Resolution, Advokatfirman Runeland, Sweden; AAA-ICDR Council Member

Moderated by:

  • Mark Kantor, Arbitrator and Mediator; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., United States

18.00-18.10 CET

Closing remarks

  • Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Eduardo Damião Gonçalves Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Brazil; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration 
Mélida Hodgson Head of International Arbitration, Jenner & Block LLP, New York, United States; AAA-ICDR Council Member; Incoming Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Mark Kantor Arbitrator and Mediator; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., United States
Meg Kinnear Secretary-General, ICSID, Washington, D.C.
Luis M. Martinez Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York
Alexis Mourre President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Aisha Nadar Senior Consultant, Procurement Management and Dispute Resolution, Advokatfirman Runeland, Sweden; AAA-ICDR Council Member
Martina Polasek Deputy Secretary-General, ICSID, Washington, D.C.
Ana Serra e Moura Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Eric P. Tuchmann Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, AAA-ICDR, New York
Dates and venue  7 December 2020, online

Registration fees

Early bird until 13 November 2020: €75

After 13 November €100

* VAT is included in the price

Special discounts

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

In-house counsel and Government representatives may benefit from a free ticket. Students may benefit from a 50% discount.

ICC Members: please contact your National Committee to receive the discount code to access the member rate (20% reduction).

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.

Credits and hours

ICC Global Events is eligible for CLE credit under New York‘s, Texas and Florida’s approved jurisdiction procedures and is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. CLPD points from the State Bar of Dubai will be applied for in due course. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course, subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing Friday 13 November 2020. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. 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 be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 5€ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant.

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.

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