The 9th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Wednesday & Thursday December 4 & 5, 2002

Settling Disputes on a Shrinking Planet

Wednesday December 4, 2002

10:30 Registration

11:00 Demonstration of the new arbitration Website

by representatives of the Kluwer publishing house

Light snacks and beverages

The Global Arbitrator

14:00 Selecting arbitrators: The good, the bad and the amazing

14:30 So you want to become an arbitrator? A road map

Serge Lazareff, Lazareff & Associés, Paris;
Chairman, Icc Institute of World Business Law, Paris
Axel H. Baum, Hugues Hubbard & Reed Llp, Paris
Amazu A. Asouzu, Lecturer in Law, King's College, London
Grigore Florescu, University of Bucharest

15:45 Why lawyers only? Engineers, merchants and other "men of the trade" as arbitrators

Pierre M. Genton, Pmg Ingénieurs-Economistes-Conseils, Lausanne
Michael Chapman , Biologist, interarb, Culoz
Jean-Claude Najar, General Counsel, GE Power Systems Oil & Gas, Florence

16:45 Arbitration in the public eye and under duress: The new paradigms for the global arbitrator

Bernardo M. Cremades, B. Cremades y Associados, Madrid
Kaj Hober, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm
Stanimir Alexandrov, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Llp, Washington, D.C;
Former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bulgaria
Giorgio Sacerdoti, Bocconi University, Milan;
Member, Appellate Body, Wto, Geneva

18:00 Cocktail reception

Thursday December 5, 2002

09:00 The Financing of arbitral claims

Oliver Prior, Research & Development Director, Willis Limited, London
Frieder Roessler, Executive Director, Advisory Centre on Wto Law, Geneva
Pierre-Yves Tschanz, Tavernier Tschanz, Geneva

10:30 Coffee

11:00 The Bahrain/Qatar boundary dispute: A success story

Nigel Blackaby, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris
Zachary Douglas, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris

11:45 Settling international border disputes: What are the options and which system works best? Towards a resurgence of political arbitration ?

Thomas Walde, Jean Monnet Professor of European Energy Law and Economics, University of Dundee

Comments by
Petros C. Mavroidis, Professor of Law, University of Neuchâtel and Columbia University and Jacques Werner, Werner & Associés, Geneva

12:30 Lunch

After Doha: A reality check of the functioning of the Wto dispute settlement system

14:15 Trips, the Doha Declaration and Public Health

Tshimango Kongolo, Head, Professional Training Section Academy, Wipo, Geneva
Thomas Cottier, Professor of Law, University of Berne
Eric Noehrenberg, Director, International trade & Market Issues, Ifpma, Geneva

15:15 The China Safeguard Mechanism, Safeguard Measures and the constant abuse of the rules

Scott D. Andersen, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood Llp, Geneva
Yong-Shik Lee, Assistant Professor, Oakland University School of Business Administration, Rochester, MI
Junji Nakawaga, Professor, University of Tokyo

16:15 Improving the Dsu, rethinking trade sanctions

Claus-Dieter Ehlermann, European University Institute, Florence; Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, Brussels
Alejandro Jara, Ambassador of Chile to the Wto, Geneva
Bijit Bora, Wto, Geneva

The conference will end at 17:30

Conference chairman: Jacques Werner