Tuesday, 28 May 2019, Villa Kennedy, Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

E-mail Tel: +44 203 780 4137

Chairs

Daniel Busse

Busse Disputes

Dr Daniel Busse is the name partner of Busse Diputes and one of its founders. Previously, he was a partner at a "magic circle" firm and the head of their German disputes practice which he had built from scratch; he led this practice for more than eight years. He deals exclusively with arbitration and is one of Germany’s top arbitration lawyers. He is listed in the top band of all relevant directories, including Chambers (Global and Europe, where the top band for arbitration counsel in Germany consists of only three practitioners). Daniel Busse predominantly represents clients in investment treaty, corporate (especially "post-M&A"), energy, infrastructure projects and general commercial matters. He also frequently acts as an arbitrator; he has done so in more than 50 cases, ten of which as chairman of the tribunal or sole arbitrator. Daniel Busse also serves on the boards and/or task forces of international arbitration groups and institutions, such as the ICC, IBA, KLRCA and ARIAS Europe. He also was a member of the (three-member) DIS Appointing Committee and the Drafting Committee in charge of revising the DIS Arbitration Rules.

Anke Meier

Noerr

Anke Meier, partner in the Frankfurt office of Noerr LLP, is admitted to practice as an attorney in Germany and New York. She has acted as counsel for international and domestic clients in more than 50 arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings, including expedited cases and interim measures. Additionally, she serves as arbitrator on a regular basis. Anke has broad experience in commercial and investment arbitration with a particular focus on disputes in the energy sector. She is frequently involved in post-M&A disputes, construction disputes and disputes arising out of supply contracts.

 

Speakers

Martin Bernet

Bernet Arbitration

Bernardo Cremades

B. Cremades y Asociados

Jörn Eschment

Burford Capital

Ulrich Hagel

Bombardier

Anne Hoffmann

Hoffmann Arbitration

Marieke van Hooijdonk

Allen & Overy

Eva Kalnina

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Anna Masser

Jones Day

Phillipe Pinsolle

Quinn Emmanuel

Stephan Wilske

Gleiss Lutz

Reinmar Wolff

Philipps University of Marburg

Programme

09.00: Welcome coffee and registration

09.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Anke Meier, Noerr

09.45: Session one: Arbitral institutions – what does value for money mean for users?

In a growing market of arbitral institutions, with many claiming to be the “credible option”, how do you choose the right institution for your case? Whilst similarities between institutions do exist, fundamental differences remain, making it difficult to know which approach is best. In this session a panel of leading names will share the benefit of their experience to help you get under the surface of how different institutions really operate, discover the current hidden gems, and above all, learn how to match the right case to the right institution.

In particular they are expected to discuss:

  • The implications of different methods of arbitrator remuneration
  • Levels of scrutiny – how much is enough?
  • The benefits of detailed guidance from the institution regarding case management techniques
  • An institution’s expectations on the duration of an arbitration

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30: Session two: The GAR Live Question Time

Our esteemed panel will discuss and answer questions submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.

12.45: Networking Lunch

14.00: Session three: Litigation Funding unravelled – dispelling the myths and making it work

Litigation funding, a once controversial topic in international arbitration, has become an increasingly commonplace feature when financing arbitration disputes. Whilst some industries are well acquainted with litigation finance, for others it is still something relatively new. This session will aim to bridge both camps by discussing first the current state of the art in funding, including new products and specialist vehicles being launched, and then exploring “how to do funding right” – looking into the inner mechanisms of funding, offering a glimpse of how it works in real life.

Amongst other things, the panel is expected to discuss:

  • Finding the best funder and terms, and knowing what to look for from a Continental European perspective
  • The role of the client, firm and funder – trust versus control, which is better?
  •  Getting the deal done – Structuring commercial terms, legal terms and insurance products. 
  • Hot topics, including: should the disclosure of third-party funding arrangements be a feature of arbitrations? Should litigation finance be used as a marketing and business tool? Should there be security for costs when litigation funding is involved?

15.15: Coffee break

15.45: Session four: The GAR Live Debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of judges will then voice their opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions. 

Motion: “This house believes that the Prague Rules are the best thing to happen to arbitration since sliced bread.”

17.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Anke Meier, Noerr

17.10: Close of conference

Further information

For further information or sponsorship opportunities, please call +44 203 780 4137 or email events@globalarbitrationreview.com

Venue

Villa Kennedy, Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Testimonials

  • "Good selection of actual topics" Dr Eric Decker, Bilfinger SE

  • "Very open and pragmatic discussion" Vasily Kuznetsov, Baker Botts

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early €650  12 Apr 2019
Early €800 10 May 2019
Standard €950

28 May 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard €0