The 1st Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Thursday October 24, 1991

Resolution of Disputes Involving States: New Perspectives?

10:00 Registration

10:45 Introduction

11:00 GATT Disputes Settlement Resolution: past experiences, the present and the future

Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
Professor at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Former legal counsellor, GATT

11:45 The U.S.-Canada FTA and GATT disputes settlement procedures: the litigant's view

Gary N. Horlick
O'Melveny & Myers, Washington, D.C.

12:30 Recess

14:00 Interstate political arbitration: what lies next?

Jacques Werner
Werner & Associés, Geneva
General Editor of the Journal of International Arbitration and the Journal of World Trade.

14:45 The Gulf War claims institution

Markham Ball
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, Washington, D.C.

15:30 Lessons to be drawn from the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal

Charles N. Brower
White & Case, Washington, D.C.
Judge on the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal at The Hague

16:15 Coffee

16:45 Cross-enrichment between international commercial arbitration (ICC, ICSID) and other dispute resolution mechanisms

Jan Paulsson
Freshfields, Paris
General Editor of Arbitration International
Vice-President of the London Court of International Arbitration

17:30 Panel discussion with the speakers and

Frieder Roessler
Director, Legal Services Division, GATT

Marc Blessing
Bär & Karrer, Zurich
President of the Swiss Arbitration Association

18:15 Cocktail reception

Conference chairman: Jacques Werner