ICC YAF / GIAC in Tbilisi: Hot Topics in International Arbitration

29 Jun 2022

Online and Tbilisi, Georgia English
Start: 17.00 (GET) | 15.00 (CEST)

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum and the Georgian International Arbitration Centre are teaming up to host an exciting hybrid event – in-person in Tbilisi and online – that will explore current topics in international arbitration.

Objective

Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on the many aspects of arbitrator selection and on what steps parties can take to make sure that a suitable tribunal is constituted. This will be followed by a lively debate on whether the emergence of fast-track procedures is a welcome development in international commercial arbitration.

Who should attend?

The event is for everyone interested in international dispute resolution, whether based in Georgia or abroad. This includes external counsel, in-house counsel, government attorneys, business professionals, students and more.

17:00-17:05

Welcoming remarks

  • Beka Injia, Secretary General, GIAC, Tbilisi
  • Benjamin Moss, ICC YAF Representative for Europe; Senior Managing Associate, Sidley Austin, Geneva

17:05-18:00

Panel Discussion: The Selection of Arbitrators Key Considerations for Parties and their Counsel

  • John Adam, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
  • Rusa Tchkuaseli, Legal Director, BLC Law, Tbilisi
  • Victoria Pernt, Counsel, Schoenherr, Vienna

Moderator: Laurie Achtouk-Spivak, Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Paris

18:00-18:10

Break

18:10-19:00

Debate on the Utility of Fast-Track Procedures in International Commercial Arbitration

  • Jaba Gvelebiani, Head of Legal, KPMG, Tbilisi
  • Olga Sendetska, Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt

Moderator: Nata Ghibradze, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, Munic

Time: 19:00-20:00

Reception

Laurie Achtouk-Spivak (moderator) Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Paris
John Adam Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
Nata Ghibradze (moderator) Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells, Munich
Jaba Gvelebiani Head of Legal, KPMG, Tbilisi
Beka Injia Secretary General, GIAC, Tbilisi
Benjamin Moss ICC YAF Representative for Europe; Senior Managing Associate, Sidley Austin, Geneva
Victoria Pernt Counsel, Schoenherr, Vienna
Olga Sendetska Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt
Rusa Tchkuaseli Legal Director, BLC Law, Tbilisi

Venue: ROOMS HOTEL, 14 Merab Kostava Street, Tbilisi 

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For further information, please contact:

Benjamin Moss - ICC YAF Representative for Europe; Senior Managing Associate, Sidley Austin, Geneva: bmoss@sidley.com

David Edalishvili: d.edilashvili@giac.ge

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