Friday, 14 December 2018, Martinický palác, Hradčanské náměstí 8/67, Prague 1 - Hradčany, Czech Republic

Themes for discussion:

  • Horses for courses: common law vs. civil law procedure in international arbitration
  • Is the sky the only limit? Discovery and e-discovery in arbitration.
  • Lie to me. Fact witnesses vs. documentary evidence: can a paper lie?
  • How much do loaded guns contribute to the truth? Party appointed vs. tribunal appointed experts.
  • Showing a sphinx face. Limits of the tribunal’s role in fact findings.
  • No place for old men? Jura Novit Curia in international arbitration.

The conference will be culminated in the solemnly signing of the Prague Rules and the reception

 

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Speakers

Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek

Partner, The Law Office of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bělohlávek (Czech Republic)

Klaus Peter Berger

Director, Center for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) (Germany)

Michael W. Bühler

Partner, Jones Day (Germany)

Anthony Charlton

Partner, Deloitte (Paris)

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

GESSEL (Poland)

Susanne Gropp-Stadler

Siemens (Germany)

Hilary Heilbron QC

Brick Court Chambers (UK)

Duarte Henriques

BCH Lawyers (Portugal)

Dr. Clemens-August Heusch

Head of European Litigation, Nokia (Germany)

Alexandre Khrapoutski

Partner, SBH Law Office (Minsk)

Vladimir Khvalei

Partner, Baker McKenzie (Russia)

Gervase MacGregor

Head of International Advisory and Head of Forensic Services, BDO (London)

Michael McIlwrath

Senior Counsel, General Electric Company (Italy)

Dorothy Murray

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons (London)

Christopher Newmark

Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark (London)

Andrey Panov

Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Russia)

Olena Perepelynska

Partner, INTEGRITES (Kyiv)

Peter Rees QC

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (London)

José Rosell

Arbitrator, José Rosell (Paris)

Prof. Datuk Sundra Rajoo

Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre (Kuala Lumpur)

Programme

9.00: Registration and welcome tea & coffee

9.30: Welcoming words

9.40: The history and the spirit of the Prague Rules

Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek, The Law Office of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bělohlávek (Czech Republic)
Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie (Russia)

10.15: Showing a sphinx face. Limits of the tribunal's role in the management of arbitration proceedings

  • The role of the tribunal in administering arbitration proceedings: the difference between Prague Rules and IBA Rules
  • The limits of the tribunal’s role in managing arbitration
  • Is there a duty of the tribunal to establish facts?
  • The proactive facilitation of settlement by international arbitrators

Panel:
Duarte Henriques, BCH Lawyers (Portugal)
Hilary Heilbron QC, Brick Court Chambers (United Kingdom)
Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, GESSEL (Poland)
Klaus Peter Berger, Director, Centre for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) (Germany)

11.15: Q&A

11.30: Coffee break

12.00: Let's not decide on anything until we decide everything? In-house expectations on the outcome of arbitration and the tribunal's role in facilitation of settlement

Panel:
Michael McIlwrath, Senior Counsel, General Electric Company (Italy)
Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, Head of European Litigation, Nokia (Germany)
Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Lead Counsel Litigation, Siemens (Germany)

12.45: Q&A

13.00-14.30: Lunch and group photograph in a historical place in Prague 

14.30: Is the sky the only limit? The scope of discovery and e-discovery in arbitration

  • Discovery in arbitration: use and abuse
  • The tribunal's role in document disclosure
  • Civil law vs. common law approach

Moderator:
Andrey Panov, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Russia)

Panel:
Michael W. Bühler, Partner, Jones Day (Germany)
Prof. Datuk Sundra Rajoo, Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre (Kuala Lumpur)
Dorothy Murray, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons (London)

15.30: Lie to me. Fact witnesses vs. documentary evidence: can documents lie?

  • The role of witness statements in evidentiary process
  • The tribunal's role in managing witnesses
  • The weight of witness statements in the tribunal's eyes
  • Can witnesses lie?

Panel:
José Rosell, ArbitratorJosé Rosell (Paris)
Olena Perepelynska, PartnerINTEGRITES (Kyiv)
Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark (London)

16.30: Q&A

16.45: Coffee break

17.00: How much do hired guns contribute to the truth? Party appointed vs. tribunal appointed experts

  • Tribunal-appointed experts in civil law countries
  • How much does expert witness conferencing contribute to the efficiency of proceedings

Moderator:
Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, SBH Law Office (Minsk)

Panel:
Peter Rees QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (London)
Anthony Charlton, Partner, Deloitte (Paris)
Gervase MacGregor, Head of International Advisory and Head of Forensic Services, BDO (London)

17.45: Q&A

18.00 onwards: Signing of the Prague Rules and drinks reception

Venue

Martinický palác, Hradčanské náměstí 8/67, Prague 1 - Hradčany, Czech Republic

Participation fee

Participation fee
Type Price Until
Early Bird €395  28 Sept 2018
Standard €465   14 Dec 2018