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The Center for International Legal Studies

- "CILS" or "the Center" - is a non-profit research, training, and teaching institute for international and comparative law and practice, registered and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law. Its international headquarters have been in Salzburg, Austria since 1976. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge and know-how among members of the international legal community.

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International Arbitration Symposium

Thursday, 7 June - Sunday, 10 June 2018

Salzburg, Austria

Schedule

Chairpersons and Media Partner

David Caron (1952-2018)

Laurent Hirsch

Silvia Marchili

TransnationalDisputeManagement, The network for international arbitration, mediation and ADR, international investment law and Transnational Dispute Management.

Thursday, 7 June

Welcome Coffee

10:30-11:00

Symposium Opening

Laurent Hirsch, HIRSCH, Geneva, Switzerland

11:00-11:10

Symposium Commentator

Peter Rosher, Reed Smith LLP, Paris, France.

1. What do Users Expect for Arbitration? What are their concerns?

Panel Chair: Manuel Arroyo, Nater Dallafior Rechtsanwälte AG, Zurich, Switzerland.

Speakers:
- Patrick Baeten, ENGIE, Brussels, Belgium.
- Stefanie Pfisterer, Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
- Jessica Beess und Chrostin, King & Spalding, New York, New York, United States.
- Kurt Lindquist, Womble Bond Dickinson, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

11:10-12:25

Lunch Break

12:25-13:35

2. Corruption

Panel Chair: Lorraine de Germiny, LALIVE SA, Geneva, Switzerland.

Speakers:
- Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, Fonseca e Salles Lima Advogados Associados, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.
- Ximena Herrera-Bernal, Shearman & Sterling LLP, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Christoph Müller, Université de Neuchâtel, Faculté de droit, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

13:35-14:50

3. Competition

Panel Chair: Annet van Hooft, van Hooft Legal, Paris, France.

Speakers:
- Romano Subiotto, Cleary Gottlieb, Brussels, Belgium.
- Vasuda Sinha, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris, France.

14:55-15:55

Coffee Break

15:55-16:15

4. Investment Arbitration: Is FET Getting Clearer?

Panel Chair: Lee M. Caplan, Arent Fox LLP, Washington, DC, United States.

Speakers:
- Todd J. Weiler, Independent Barrister and Arbitrator, London, Ontario, Canada.
- Christina Cathey Schuetz, Clifford Chance, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Katarína Chovancová, Paneuropean University, Bratislava, Slovakia.
- Achille Ngwanza, JUS AFRICA, Paris, France.

16:15-17:30

Cocktail Reception

18:30-19:15

Palace Tour

19:15-20:00

Opening Dinner

20:00

Friday, 8 June

5. Increasing Effective Communication between Counsel and Tribunal

Panel Chair: C. Ryan Reetz, Bryan Cave LLP, Miami, Florida, United States.

Speakers:
- Robert W. Wachter, Lee & Ko, Seoul, South Korea.
- Sandra De Vito Bieri, Bratschi AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
- Duncan Speller, Wilmer Hale, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Gladys Bagasin, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels, Belgium.

08:30-09:45

6. The Emergency Arbitrator

Panel Chair: José Ricardo Feris, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris, France.

Speakers:
- Douglas Reichert, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Niels Schiersing, Arbitration Chambers Hong Kong and London, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Michele Potestà, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Switzerland.

9:50-11:05 AM

Coffee Break

11:05-11:20

7. Construction Arbitration

Panel Chair: Bernd Ehle, LALIVE SA, Geneva, Switzerland

Speakers:
- Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen S, Denmark.
- Christoph Brunner, Peter & Partners International Ltd., Bern, Switzerland.
- Jan-Bertram Hillig, Bodenheimer Herzberg, Berlin, Germany.

11:25-12:40

Lunch Break

12:40-13:50

In Memoriam

David D. Caron (1952-2018) and John "Jack" B. Tieder (1946-2017)

13:50-14:35

8. Investment Arbitration: Conflicts & Challenges within the ISDS Regime

Panel Chair: John D. Branson, Womble Bond Dicksinson (US) LLP, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States.

Speakers:
- Veronika Korom, Bredin Prat, Paris, France.
- Maria Vicien-Milburn, MVMA Maria Vicien-Milburn Arbitration, Paris, France.
- Rory Walck, Global Financial Analytics LLC, Brevard, North Carolina, United States.

14:40-15:55

Coffee Break

15:55-16:15

9. Public Policy and Judicial Review in Selected Countries

Panel Chair: Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts (UK) LLP, London, England, United Kingdom.

Speakers:
- Silvia Dahlberg, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Gothenburg, Sweden.
- Diana Akikol, ABR Attorneys at Law LLC, Geneva, Switzerland.
- James Castello, King & Spalding LLP, Paris, France.
- Christopher Harris, 3VB, London, England, United Kingdom.
- David Goldberg, White & Case, London, England, United Kingdom.

16:15-17:45

Saturday, 9 June

10. Managing Time and Costs of Arbitration

Panel Chair: Christof Siefarth, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Cologne, Germany.

Speakers:
- Alan M. Anderson, Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States.
- Paolo Marzolini, Patocchi & Marzolini, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Andrea Meier, Wartmann Merker, Zurich, Switzerland.
- Rupert Reece, Gide Loyrette Nouel, London, England, United Kingdom.

09:00-10:15

Coffee Break

10:15-10:35

11. New Trends in Institutional Rules

Panel Chair: Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa, Orrick, Veyrier, Switzerland.

Speakers:
- Benjamin T. Jones, Three Crowns, Washington, DC, United States.
- Robert Landicho, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston, Texas, United States.
- Susanne Kratzsch, Dr. Kroll & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany.
- Johannes Landbrecht, Gabriel Arbitration AG, Zurich, Switzerland.
- Christian Aschauer, Milan Chamber of Arbitration, Milan, Italy.

10:35-12:05

Lunch Break

12:05-13:10

12. Ethics

Panel Chair: Michael B. Devine, Northumbria University Law School, Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom.

Speakers:
- David A. Lawson, III, Bonnard Lawson, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Franz X. Stirnimann, FRORIEP Legal SA, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Roula Harfouche, Accuracy, London, England, United Kingdom.
- Thomas W. Walsh, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, New York, New York, United States.

13:15-14:30

13. The Appointment of Arbitrators by Parties, Wings and Institutions

Panel Chair: Jan-Michael Ahrens, Siemens AG - LC CB LIT, Erlangen, Germany.

Speakers:
- Carol Ludington, Ludington Ltd., Willernie, Minnesota, United States.
- Timothy G. Nelson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, New York, United States.
- Luciana Ricart, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, London, England, United Kingdom.

14:35-15:50

Coffee Break

15:05-16:10

14. Look into the Future – Opportunities and Challenges

Panel Chair: Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, LawFed BRSA, Milan, Italy.

Speakers:
- Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Cairo, Egypt.
- Lawrence S. Schaner, Schaner Dispute Resolution LLC, Chicago, Illinois, United States.
- Stephen D. Mau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (SAR).

16:10-75:25

Symposium Closing

17:25-17:30

Piano Concert

18:45-19:45

Concluding Dinner

19:45

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