The 12th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Day One

Thursday, December 7, 2006

First session: Criminal Law and Arbitration

09.00 Panel 1

Criminal law and arbitration proceedings:
forged evidence, false testimonies, attempts to corrupt arbitrators

Charles C. Adams, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Geneva
Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels
Alexis Mourre, Castaldi Mourre Sprague, Paris

10.00 Coffee

10.30 Panel 2

Is there an arbitrator's obligation to denounce money laundering, corruption of officials, cartels' collusion and other offenses committed by parties? The arbitrator as accomplice-sham proceedings and the trap of the consent award.

Richard H. Kreindler, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Frankfurt
Bruno Leurent, Winston & Strawn LLP, Paris
Sophie Nappert, Denton Wilde Sapte, London

11.30 Panel 3

Interference of criminal proceedings with arbitration proceedings: is there an obligation for arbitrators to suspend the proceedings? To testify in Court? To turn over documents?

Balz. P. Gross, Homburger, Zurich
Serge Lazareff, ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris
Philippe Pinsolle, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris
Charles Poncet, Ziegler Poncet Grumbach Carrard Luscher, Geneva

12.45 Lunch



Second session: Investment arbitration

14:15 Panel 4

Those States which do not pay – the case of Russia

Jean-Jacques Martin, Martin & Davidoff, Geneva
Vladimir Khvalei, Baker & McKenzie, Moscow
Noah Rubins, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris

15:15 Panel 5

Host States as losers in investment arbitration: how do they cope with unfavorable awards? What effects on their internal political process? Do they remain committed to the system?

Fernando Aguilar, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Buenos Aires
Bohuslav Klein, Klein Subrt Doskova, Praha
Christian Rumpf, Diem & Partner, Stuttgart

16:15 Coffee

16:45 Panel 6

Towards a more predictable and accountable investment arbitration system. Has any progress been made?

Barton C. Legum, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, Paris
Howard Mann, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Ottawa
Christoph Schreuer, University of Vienna, Vienna
V V Veeder QC, Essex Court Chambers, London

17:45 Cocktail reception

Session chaired by Jacques Werner
Session chaired by Thomas Wälde


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