The 11th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Wednesday & Thursday December 1 and 2, 2004

Settling Disputes on a Shrinking Planet

Wednesday December 1, 2004

First session: Damages in international arbitration

12:00 Registration

14:00 Assessing damages – are arbitrators good at it? Should they be assisted by experts? Should they be entitled to decide ex aequo et bono? Some war stories.

Geoffrey M. Beresford hartwell, Adr Associates, London
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
Serge Lazareff, Chairman, Icc Insitute of World Business Law, Paris
Nicolas C. Ulmer, Winston & Strawn, Geneva

15:30 Coffee

16:00 The valuation of lost profits – finding it right

John C. Gault, John Gault SA, Geneva
Sophie Nappert, Denton Wilde Sapte, London
Paolo Michele Patocchi, Lenz & Staehelin, Geneva
Christopher Soederlund, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Stockholm

17:15 Damages in investment arbitration - are the standards different from commercial arbitration? The need for consistency

Hugo Perezcano, Secretaria de Economia, Mexico
Philippe Pinsolle, Shearman & Sterling Llp, Paris
Thomas Waelde, Jean Monnet Professor of European Energy Law and Economics, University of Dundee

18:15 Cocktail reception

Thursday December 2, 2004

Second session: Investment arbitration – a reality check

09:00 Who wins and who loses in investment arbitration? Are investors and host States on a level-playing field? The Lauder/Czech Republic legacy?

Nathalie Bernasconi-osterwalder, Ciel, Geneva
Filip De ly, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Bohuslav Klein, Klein Subrt Doskova, Prague
Daniel M. Price, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Llp, Washington, D.C.

10:00 Coffee

10:30 Does the Loewen award endanger the credibility of the Nafta dispute settlement mechanism?

Jeremy P. Carver, Clifford Chance Llp, London
Barton C. Legum, Deboise & Plimpton Llp, Paris
Maurice Mendelson, Q.C., Blackstone Chambers Barristers, London
Emeritus Professor of International Law, University of London
Jacques Werner, Werner & Associés, Geneva

11:30 Making the proceedings public, allowing third-party interventions, providing for an appellate jurisdiction-are the new generation bilateral investment treaties (US, Canada) bifurcating investment arbitration from international commercial arbitration?

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva
Antonio Crivellaro, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Milan
Thomas Waelde, University of Dundee

12:30 Lunch

Third session: Wto disputes settlement system

14:15 Reforming the Wto dispute settlement procedures

Mateo Diego Fernandez, Permanent Mission of Mexico to the Wto, Geneva
Gary N. Horlick, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr Llp, Washington, D.C.
Petros C. Mavroidis, Professor of Law, University of Neuchâtel and Columbia
Guiguo Wang, City University of Hong Kong

15:15 The ten major problems with anti-dumping law and practice in ten major user countries-are they problems for dispute settlement or for re-negotiation?

Gary N. Horlick, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr Llp, Washington, D.C.
Junji Nakagawa, University of Tokyo
Edwin Vermulst, Vermulst Waer & Verhaeghe, Brussels
Jan Woznowski, Director, Rules Division, World Trade Organization, Geneva

The conference will end at 17:30

Conference chairman: Jacques Werner