Speakers

JUDr. PhDr. Petr Mlsna

Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic (Prague)

Homayoon Arfazadeh

Member of the Arbitration Court of the SCAI Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Geneva)

Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek

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

Klaus Peter Berger

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

Anthony Charlton

Partner, Deloitte France (Paris)

Artem Doudko

Partner & Head of Russia & CIS Disputes, Osborne Clarke (London)

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

GESSEL (Warsaw)

Susanne Gropp-Stadler

Siemens (Munich)

Hilary Heilbron QC

Brick Court Chambers (London)

Duarte Henriques

BCH Lawyers (Lisbon)

Dr. Clemens-August Heusch

Head of European Litigation, Nokia (Munich)

Alexandre Khrapoutski

Partner, SBH Law Office (Minsk)

Vladimir Khvalei

Chairman, Russian Arbitration Association and Partner, Baker McKenzie (Moscow)

Laurence Kiffer

President of UIA International Arbitration Commission & Teynier Pic (Paris)

Valery Knyazev

Partner, Haberman Illett (London)

Steven Law

Partner, BDO (London)

Michael McIlwrath

Senior Counsel, General Electric Company (Florence)

Dorothy Murray

Partner, King & Wood Mallesons (London)

Christopher Newmark

Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark (London)

Andrey Panov

Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright (Moscow)

Olena Perepelynska

Partner, INTEGRITES (Kyiv)

Francisco Prol

Partner, Prol & Asociados (Madrid)

Peter Rees QC

Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (London)

José Rosell

Arbitrator, José Rosell (Paris)

Roman Zykov

Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association (Moscow)

Programme

9.00: Registration and welcome tea & coffee

9.30: Welcoming words

JUDr. PhDr. Petr Mlsna, Deputy Minister of the Interior of the Czech Republic (Prague)

9.40: The history and the spirit of the Prague Rules

Prof. Alexander Bělohlávek, The Law Office of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bělohlávek (Prague)
Vladimir Khvalei, Chairman, Russian Arbitration Association and Partner, Baker McKenzie (Moscow)

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

Moderator:
Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, GESSEL (Warsaw)

Panel:
Duarte Henriques, BCH Lawyers (Lisbon)
Hilary Heilbron QC, Brick Court Chambers (London)
Klaus Peter Berger, Director, Centre for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) (Cologne)

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

Moderator:
Roman Zykov, Secretary General, Russian Arbitration Association (Moscow)

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

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 (Moscow)

Panel:
Francisco Prol, Partner, Prol & Asociados (Madrid)
Dorothy Murray, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons (London)
Artem Doudko, Partner & Head of Russia & CIS Disputes, Osborne Clarke (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?

Moderator:
José Rosell, ArbitratorJosé Rosell (Paris)

Panel:
Olena Perepelynska, PartnerINTEGRITES (Kyiv)
Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark (London)
Homayoon Arfazadeh, Member of the Arbitration Court of the SCAI Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (Geneva)

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 France (Paris)
Steven Law, Partner, BDO (London)
Laurence Kiffer, President of UIA International Arbitration Commission & Teynier Pic (Paris)
Valery Knyazev, Partner, Haberman Ilett (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