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GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - Emergency and expedited arbitrations – the pros and cons

GAR Live Lookback: Frankfurt - Emergency and expedited arbitrations – the pros and cons

08 June 2018

If you wanted to divide a room in 2017, you simply ask about expedited arbitration. GAR Live Frankfurt last year proved no exception. For once, though, the panel in question included some in-housers, who were forthright in their views.

Chairs

Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt

Richard has acted as counsel for European, U.S. and other multinational companies in numerous commercial, post-M&A, construction and infrastructure arbitrations before and under the rules of the leading U.S., European and other institutional and ad hoc arbitration regimes. His experience as arbitrator includes approximately 50 arbitrations, as chairman, sole arbitrator and party arbitrator. He also has extensive experience as counsel and as an expert witness in the public international law arena, including multilateral and bilateral investment treaty-based arbitrations. He also serves as mediator in international disputes.

Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Berger, LL.M.

Chairman, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Cologne

Speakers

Dr. Christopher Boog

Schellenberg Wittmer LTD, Zurich

Alfredo Bullard

Bullard Falla Ezcurra, Lima

Prof. Avv. Maria Beatrice Deli

Segretario Generale, AIA, Rome

Jean-Yves Garaud

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Paris

Dr. Klaus Gerstenmaier

Haver & Mailänder, Stuttgart

Susanne Gropp-Stadler

Head of Litigation, Siemens AG, Munich

Philipp Habegger

LALIVE, Zurich

Dr. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

Director General, ​London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London

Paula Hodges QC

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Baker Botts LLP, London

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll

LL.M., Independent Arbitrator, Köln

Dr. Christoph Liebscher

Liebscher Dispute Management, Vienna

Dr. Patricia Nacimiento

Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt

Dr. Guenter Pickrahn

Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt

Philippe Pinsolle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris

Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler

CMS Hasche Sigle, Stuttgart

Friederike Schäfer

Secretariat, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Dr. Maxi Scherer

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London

Dr. Rolf Trittmann

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt

Dr. Stephan Wilske

Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart

Howard Zelbo

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York

This conference has been accredited with 7 CPD points.

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome

Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLPFrankfurt
Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Berger, LL.M., Chairman, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)Cologne

9.10: Session one: Granting and enforcement of interim measures – Issues of competing jurisdiction and other challenges

The scope of interim measures granted and differences in enforcement between court and arbitral tribunal-ordered interim measures.

  • What role do courts and arbitral tribunals have to play in the granting of interim measures?
  • How is competing jurisdiction between courts and arbitral tribunals to grant interim measures resolved?
  • Global Freezing Orders – “good” and “bad” jurisdictions
  • The Brussels Regulation
  • Showcase of different jurisdictions:
    1. USA
    2. Germany
    3. UK
    4. Other

Moderator:
Prof. Avv. Maria Beatrice Deli, Segretario Generale, AIA, Rome

Panel:
Dr. Patricia Nacimiento, Herbert Smith Freehills, Frankfurt
Philippe Pinsolle, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris
Alfredo Bullard, Bullard Falla Ezcurra, Lima

10.30: Coffee break

11.00: Session two: “German Approaches” to the Conduct of Arbitration and their compatibility with international practice – Does one size really fit all?

The conduct of arbitration from a German perspective raises a number of issues:

  •  Is an “internationalized” approach always the best approach?
  • Applicability of the rules of the German Code of Civil Procedure (particularly with respect to the admissibility and evaluation of evidence) and specifically their interaction with the IBA Rules
  • Availability of discovery/disclosure and cross-examination, and related issues (including, for example, ethical issues that are relevant to civil law lawyers in general and German lawyers in particular when preparing witnesses) – what happens where “equal treatment of the parties” collides with prevailing legal/ethical standards?
  • Facilitation of settlement, including the pros and cons of the CEDR Rules for the Facilitation of Settlement in International Arbitration.

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Klaus Peter Berger, LL.M., Chairman, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Cologne

Panel:
Dr. Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts LLP, London
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll, LL.M., Independent Arbitrator, Köln 
Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler, CMS Hasche SigleStuttgart
Friederike Schäfer, Secretariat, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

12.30: Networking lunch and guest speaker
Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Head of Litigation, Siemens AG, Munich

14.00: Session three: Post-Award proceedings in a cross-border context – When is an award really “annulled”?

  • Can awards annulled at the seat be enforced elsewhere (Art. V(1)(e) NYC)?
  • War stories from recent practice

Moderator:
Philipp Habegger, LALIVE, Zurich

Panel:
Howard Zelbo, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York
Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, London
Dr. Christoph Liebscher, Liebscher Dispute Management, Vienna

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: Oxford Union-style debate

Motion: “This house believes that counsel which advises clients not to comply with orders issued by an arbitral tribunal shall be subject to sanctions.” 

Moderator:
Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt 

Panel:
Dr. Stephan Wilske, Gleiss LutzStuttgart
Dr. Christopher Boog, Schellenberg Wittmer LTD, Zurich 
Jean-Yves Garaud, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Paris
Dr. Maxi Scherer, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London

Judges:
Dr. Guenter Pickrahn, Baker & McKenzie, Frankfurt
Dr. Klaus Gerstenmaier, Haver & Mailänder, Stuttgart 
Dr. Rolf Trittmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt

17.30: Crystal ball-gazing session

Dr. Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London

18.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Allen & Overy

Venue

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof, Am Kaiserplatz Frankfurt, 60311, Germany

Registration is unavailable for this event