ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2021: Managing Arbitration Effectively

18 Mar 2021

Online English
The event is co-organized by the ICC Czech Republic and the ICC International Court of Arbitration with a representative of the ICC Court’s management as a keynote speaker.

10:00 (CET)

ICC Prague Arbitration Day is a unique one-day conference organised in the heart of Central & Eastern Europe that focuses on topical issues in arbitration. The event builds on previous successful conferences in 2019 and 2018, each having hosted over 100 attendees from dozens of countries.

The conference will cover topics on efficient management of the arbitration process from the result and cost perspectives. The panellists will discuss tools to make communication more effective and smoother, as well as recent technological advancements that can not only assist in building a legal argument but also save time and labour to cut down costs of running the arbitration process etc. The panellists will further discuss the settlement process and lessons learned from specific cases. The role of public entities in the arbitration process will also be discussed. We will focus on recent cases and take-aways to implement or avoid in future arbitrations while reflecting what we have learnt during the Covid-19 pandemic and from hearings held remotely.

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome Remarks

  • René Cienciala (Moderator)

10:05 -10:15

Opening Speech

  • Miloš Olík

10:15 – 10:30

Keynote Speech

  • Hjordis Birna Hjartardóttir

10:30 – 11:15

1st Panel: Cost efficiency: How to reduce the costs of arbitration?

Miloš Olík (Moderator)

  • Jonathan Barnett
  • Adelina Prokop
  • Małgorzata Surdek

11:15 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15

2nd Panel: Leading the parties to a settlement

Martin Magál (Moderator)

  • Theo Paeffgen
  • Marek Procházka
  • Christian Dorda

12:15 – 12:30

Coffee Break

12:30 – 13:15

3rd Panel: Moving case management to the next level, thanks to technology

Jana Lefranc (Moderator)

  • Karl Hennessee
  • Al-Karim Makhani

13:15 – 13:30

Coffee Break

13:30 – 14:15

4th Panel: Public entities in (international) commercial arbitration

Dušan Sedláček (Moderator)

  • Maria Hauser-Morel
  • Vít Horáček
  • Rostislav Pekař

14:15 – 14:30

Closing Remarks

  • Rostislav Pekař

Jonathan Barnett

Senior Case Manager/Head of Vienna Office, Nivalion, Vienna

René Cienciala

Head of International Desk,Urban & Hejduk, Prague; Secretary of the Arbitration Commission, ICC Czech Republic

Christian Dorda

Arbitrator and Founding Partner, DORDA, Vienna; Vice-Chairman, ICC Austria

Maria Hauser-Morel

Counsel, Hanefeld, Paris

Karl Hennessee

Senior Vice President, Airbus, Toulouse

Hjordis Birna Hjartardóttir

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Vít Horáček

Partner, Legalité, Prague; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Jana Lefranc

Director, Deloitte, France/Czech Republic

Martin Magál

Partner, Allen & Overy, Bratislava

Al-Karim Makhani

Vice President, TransPerfect, London

Miloš Olík

Partner, Rowan Legal, Prague; Chairman, ICC Czech Republic

Theo Paeffgen

Director of Litigation Funding, Harbour Litigation Funding, Bonn

Rostislav Pekař

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Prague; Chairman of the Arbitration Commission, ICC Czech Republic

Marek Procházka

Partner, PRK Partners, Prague

Adelina Prokop

Counsel, Clifford Chance, Warsaw

Dušan Sedláček

Partner, Havel & Partners, Prague

Małgorzata Surdek

Partner, CMS, Warsaw; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

For further information, please contact:

René Cienciala