36th ICC SIA QMUL Annual Joint Symposium of Arbitrators

08-09 Mar 2021

Online English CLE/MCLE/CNB credits/hours available
Early bird until 12 February 2021

The 36th Joint Symposium of the Queen Mary University of London School of International Arbitration and the ICC Institute of World Business Law is taking place online for the first time in 2021! It will tackle the pertinent topic of variations of hardship and international disputes.

Monday 8 March 2021
Tuesday 9 March 2021

15:00 – 15:15

Welcome address and introductory remarks

15:15 – 15:45

Hardship situations giving recent rise to international commercial and investment arbitrations

-Theoretical framework of the debate

-Set out of the typology of recent hardship situations

-ICC arbitral case-law on hardship situations

15:45 – 16:00

Questions & Answers

16:00 – 16:15

Break

16:15 – 17:00

News about the legal foundations invoked in international commercial arbitration to remedy hardship situations

-News on hardship clauses

-News on force majeure clauses

-The théorie de l’imprevision

-Hardship situations and droit administratif

17:00 – 17:30

Questions & Answers

15:00 – 15:45

Hardship situations and investment arbitration

-State’s measures as causes of hardship

-State of necessity in investment case-law and under international law

-Force majeure in investment case-law and under international law

-Exercise of police powers in investment case-law and under international law

15:45 – 16:15

Questions & Answers

16:15 – 16:30

Break

16:30 – 17:00

Hardship impact on the management of arbitral proceedings (suspension of arbitrations; extension of time-limits; etc) and solutions

17:00 – 17:15

Questions & Answers

17:15 – 17:30

Closing remarks

Chiann Bao

Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong/United Kingdom; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Daniel Behn

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer), International Dispute Resolution, Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, United Kingdom

Klaus Peter Berger

Independent Arbitrator, Germany; Professor, University of Cologne, Faculty of Law; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Stavros Brekoulakis

Professor, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London; Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings, United Kingdom

Nayla Comair-Obeid

Founding Partner, Obeid Law Firm, Lebanon; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Yves Derains

Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi International, France; Former Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Alexander G. Fessas

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

Teresa Giovannini

Senior Counsel, LALIVE, Switzerland; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Julian D.M. Lew QC

Head of the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Caline Mouawad

Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, United States

Audley Sheppard QC

Partner, Clifford Chance, United Kingdom

Eduardo Silva Romero

Partner, Dechert LLP, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar & Partners, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of Dispute Resolution, Cairo University; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Date

8-9 March 2021

Online

Registration fees

Early bird until 12 February 2021: €75

Price after 12 February 2021: €100

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.

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

Ahead of this event, applications have been sent for CLE credit under New York’s approved jurisdiction procedures and CNB approval from the French Bar.

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

Please note that ICC Global Events cannot guarantee that these applications will be accepted. Applications are often approved or rejected at very short notice before the event.

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Cancellation policy

Any form of cancellation until Monday 1 March will incur a cancellation fee of 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Cancellations after this date are refundable 50% of the registration fee.

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