The 2nd Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Wednesday October 28, 1992

Settlement of Disputes in Political Turmoil

8:00 Registration

9:00 Introduction

World trade disputes session

9:15 A European practitioner's view of the GATT System. Should antitrust violations distorting international trade be subject to GATT panels?

Edwin Vermulst
De Smedt & Dassesse
Akin, Gump, Hauer & Feld, Brussels

10:00 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), U.S.-Canada FTA, GATT: towards a world system?

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

10:45 Coffee

11:15 The GATT dispute settlement mechanism, its present situation, and its prospects

Pierre Pescatore
Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Communities, 1967-1985

12:00 Panel discussion with the speakers and

Frieder Roessler
Director, Legal Services Division, GATT

Grigore Florescu
General Counsel
Ministry of Justice of Romania, Bucharest

Gonzalo T. Santos
University of the Philippines, Manila
Philippine Representative, United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development

Ricardo Sateler
World Intellectual Property Organization

12:45 Lunch

Political arbitration session

14:15 The Gulf War claims institution

Nicolas C. Ulmer
Jones, Davis, Reavis & Pogue, Geneva

15:00 The dispute settlement mechanisms in the World Bank (ICSID, MIGA) and other world financial institutions

Mark Augenblick
Shaw Pittman Potts & Trowbridge, Washington, D.C.

15:45 Coffee

16:15 The ability of interstate arbitration to resolve disputes which may arise out of the dispartion of States, emergence of new States, and modification of borders

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel
Chair of International Business Law and Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law of Cologne University
President of the Iran-Unites States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, 1984-1988

17:00 Panel discussion with the speakers and

Eric A. Schwartz
Secretary General
ICC International Court of Arbitration

Björn Haug
Solicitor General of Norway

Paul Wurth
Former Ambassador of Switzerland to the European Communities
Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Committee on Missing Persons in Cyprus

The conference will end at 18:00

Conference chairman: Jacques Werner