GAR Live Paris – in pictures

GAR Live Paris – in pictures

28 November 2019

Photos of the 7th annual GAR Live Paris are now available.

Hanotiau on an arbitrator’s duty

Hanotiau on an arbitrator’s duty

28 November 2019

In a keynote address at GAR Live Paris, Bernard Hanotiau considered the duty of an arbitrator and what delivering justice means in international arbitration.


Carole Malinvaud

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Carole Malinvaud is a partner at Gide Paris where she co-heads the international arbitration activity of the firm and chairs the Gide Pro Bono endowment fund. Carole is a member of the Paris and New York Bars and has acted as counsel or arbitrator in over eighty international arbitration proceedings, both ad hoc and institutional, as well as before domestic French courts in relation to international litigation and arbitration.

Specialised in international commercial law, and more particularly in international arbitration, Carole has recently been focusing on arbitrations relating to construction, energy and defence, under the rules of the ICC and ICSID. She also acts as arbitrator in several ICC and ICSID arbitrations.

Roland Ziadé


Roland has acted as counsel in approximately one hundred international arbitration cases (ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, SCC, OHADA, PCA, and ad hoc) and has represented and advised private companies (from the United States of America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa), states, and international organisations.

Roland has also acted as arbitrator in over 45 international arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCC, Swiss Chambers, DIAC, DIFC-LCIA, AFA, CRCICA). He was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for 9 years.

Keynote Speaker

Bernard Hanotiau

Hanotiau & van den Berg

Bernard Hanotiau is a member of the Brussels and Paris Bars. He is also professor emeritus of international law from the University of Louvain. Since 1978, he has been involved in hundreds of arbitration cases as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world, according to the rules of most arbitral institutions and the Uncitral Rules.

In March 2011, Mr. Hanotiau received the GAR “Arbitrator of the Year” award. In April 2016, he also received the Who’s Who Legal “Lawyer of the Year” for Arbitration award.


Mathias Audit

University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne

Ronnie Barnes

Cornerstone Research

Julie Bédard

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Kate Cervantes-Knox

DLA Piper

Nadia Darwazeh

Clyde & Co

Alexander Fessas

Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration (ICC)

Jean-Yves Garaud

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Matthieu Gregoire

4 New Square

Jacob Grierson


Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof

London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Karl Hennessee


Dany Khayat

Mayer Brown

Vladimir Khvalei

Baker McKenzie

Philippe Leboulanger

Leboulanger & Associés

Isabelle Michou

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Wendy Miles

Debevoise & Plimpton

Yasmin Mohammad

Vannin Capital

Christophe Seraglini

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Thierry Tomasi

Herbert Smith Freehills


09.00: Welcome coffee and registration

09.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel 
Roland Ziadé, Linklaters

09.40: Keynote address: The arbitrator’s duty to render justice - constraints and prerogatives 

Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg

10.10: Session one: Corruption, illegality and compliance in arbitration: are we talking about the same animal and where do we stand?

With the latest episode in the Tapie case making news and the Alstom Paris Court of Appeals decision being rendered in recent months, it seems timely to touch base on issues of fraud, white collar crimes and compliance in relation to arbitration.

The panel is expected to discuss, among other topics:

  • What are the various situations parties can face in this respect and who has the burden of proof?
  • What are the roles and responsibilities of the various actors in an international arbitration, including notably, the arbitrators, the counsel and the arbitral institution?
  • Are we noticing any specific trend in the treatment of corruption and illegality allegations in investment arbitration, as opposed to in commercial arbitration?
  • Where should the cursor be placed on, respectively, arbitral and judicial activism, in situations where there is an allegation or suspicion that the contract that is the subject of the arbitration was obtained by corruption? Are we seeing any evolution from a comparative law perspective?
  • How should arbitrators deal with allegations that certain evidence in a case was illegally obtained and/or has been fabricated or improperly altered or manipulated?

Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel 

Mathias Audit, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne
Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
Philippe Leboulanger, Leboulanger & Associés
Christophe Seraglini, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

11.25: Coffee break

11.55: Session two: Are new rules changing arbitration and is it time to revisit the arbitral proceedings?

With the issuance of the Prague Rules at the end of 2018, and the ICC announcing that as part of a move towards further transparency they may publish awards after two years, international arbitration is being shaken up with rules that are challenging traditional practice. This panel will discuss whether it is time to reconsider the standard features of modern international arbitration in order to fight delays, increasing costs and to better meet users’ expectations.

In particular they are expected to discuss:

  • What are users’ expectations?
  • Are the Prague Rules a welcome development and a positive step in the right direction, or are they superfluous or even a regression and triggering a new and unnecessary divide within arbitration?
  • Should document production no longer be necessarily seen as the default approach for international commercial arbitration?
  • Can or should the arbitrators share preliminary views with the parties on legal or factual points in dispute and should they play a role in relation to facilitating settlements?
  • To what extent do parties seem willing to agree to the publication of awards and what are the matters counsel should take into consideration when advising parties as to whether or not to agree to publication, in whole or in part?
  • Do arbitrators take the threat of a party challenging them too seriously and are therefore not sufficiently robust in handling their proceedings?

Roland Ziadé, Linklaters

Karl Hennessee, AirBus
Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration (ICC)
Vladimir Khvalei, Baker McKenzie
Isabelle Michou, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

13.10: Networking lunch

14.10: Session three: Latest trends and developments in emerging markets

The Paris international arbitration community has a long history of involvement in disputes involving emerging markets. Such markets have ever-increasing importance in a world where they are experiencing economic development and growth at rates sometimes well exceeding those of the more mature economies.

This panel will provide a tour d’horizon of trends and developments in several of those emerging markets in which Paris-based arbitration practitioners are most active: Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America.

Yasmin Mohammad, Vannin Capital

Ronnie Barnes, Cornerstone Research
Kate Cervantes-Knox, DLA Piper
Jacob Grierson, ASAFO & Co
Dany Khayat, Mayer Brown

15.25: Coffee break

15.55: Session four: The GAR Live Debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, the 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: “Summary determinations should become a standard feature of international arbitration.”

Jean-Yves Garaud, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Nadia Darwazeh, Clyde & Co
Matthieu Gregoire, 4 New Square 
Wendy Miles, Debevoise Plimpton
Thierry Tomasi, Herbert Smith Freehills

17.10: Chairs’ closing remarks 

Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel 
Roland Ziadé, Linklaters

17.20 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception following the close of the conference


15 Rue de Laborde, 75008 Paris, France


  • "Michael Polkinghorne was an excellent moderator. Very lively! The GAR Inquisition was really interesting - very original format." Sacha Willaume, Gide Loyrette Nouel

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