The 15th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Day Two

Thusday, December 9, 2010

09:00 Session 1:

Another way to settle disputes – can the success story of Dispute Boards be extended beyond construction to other fields?

 

Introduction

Pierre Genton, PMG Ingénieurs-Economistes-Conseils, Lausanne

 

Panel Discussion

Jason Fry, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Paul Gelinas, Paris; Christopher Koch, Georgana & Koch, Geneva; Wolfgang Peter, Python & Peter, Geneva

 

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Session 2:

Best practices for international commercial arbitrators: how far are we?

 

The arbitrator as a creator of value

 

Introduction

Jacques Werner, Conference Chairman

 

Panel Discussion

Michael Bühler, Jones Day, Paris; Serge Lazareff, Lazareff Le Bars, Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law Paris; Michael McIlwrath, GE Oil and Gas, Florence; Markus Wirth, Homburger, Zurich

12:30 Lunch

 

14:00 Session 3:

Arbitration as a growth industry: where will the growth come from - the BRICs and other emerging economies? Is it a case for supply-side economics?

 

Introduction

Todd Weiler, Toronto

 

Panel Discussion

Jil Ahdab, Orrick Rambaud Martel, Paris; Leonardo Giacchino, Solution Economics, Washington DC; Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers, London; Chitra Radhakishun, Manager, UNCTAD Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, Geneva

 

15:30 Coffee

16:00 Session 4:

Preventing a backlash against investment arbitration: could the WTO be the solution?

 

Introduction

Petros C. Mavroidis, University of Neuchâtel, Columbia University New York

 

Panel Discussion

Charles C. Adams, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Geneva; Christoph Schreuer, Wolf Theiss, Vienna; Guiguo Wang, Dean, City University of Hong Kong Law School

 

The Conference will end at 17:30

 

 

 

Jacques Werner will be the chairman of the conference

 

Back - Day One