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 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

 

If you wish to purchase a ticket via invoice, please register through the following website

E-mail Tel: +44 20 3780 4137

Speakers

Prof. Alexander Belohlavek

The Law Office of Prof. Dr. Alexander Belohlavek (Czech Republic)

Klaus Peter Berger

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

Michael W. Bühler

Partner, Jones Day (Germany)

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz

GESSEL (Poland)

Hilary Heilbron QC

Brick Court Chambers (UK)

Duarte Heriques

BCH Lawyers (Portugal)

Kevin K. Kim

Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Korea)

Alexandre Khrapoutski

Partner, SBH Law Office (Minsk)

Vladimir Khvalei

Partner, Baker McKenzie (Russia)

Dorothy Murray

King & Wood Mallesons (London)

Olena Perepelynska

Partner, INTEGRITES (Kyiv)

Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo

Partner, Arblit (Milan)

Peter Rees QC

39 Essex Chambers (London)

José Rosell

Arbitrator, José Rosell (Paris)

Professor Datuk Sundra Rajoo

Director, Asian International Arbitration Centre (Kuala Lumpur)

Programme

9.00 - 9.30: Registration. Welcome tea & coffee

9.30 - 9.40: Welcoming words

9.40 - 10.15: The History and the Spirit of the Prague Rules

Prof. Alexander Belohlavek, Partner, The Law Office of Prof. Dr. Alexander Belohlavek 
Vladimir Khvalei, Partner, Baker McKenzie

10.15 - 11.15: Showing a sphinx face. Limits of the tribunal's role in managing of arbitration proceedings:

  • Role of the Tribunal in Administering Arbitration Proceedings: the difference between Prague Rules and IBA Rules
  • Limits of Tribunal’s role in managing arbitration
  • Is there a duty of tribunal to establish facts
  • The Proactive Facilitation of Settlement by International Arbitrators

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

11.15 - 11.30: Q&A

11.30 - 12.00: Coffee break

12.00 - 12.45: Is the sky the only limit? Scope of discovery and e-discovery in arbitration.

  • Discovery In Arbitration: Use and Abuse
  • Tribunal's Role in Document Disclosure
  • Civil Law vs. Common Law Approach

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

12.45 - 13.00: Q&A

13.00 - 14.30: Lunch and Photo with all the participants in a historial place in Prague. 

14.30 - 15.30: Lie to me. Fact witnesses vs. documentary evidence: can documents lie?

  • Role of Witness Statements In Evidentiary Process
  • Tribunal's Role In Managing Witnesses
  • Weight of Witness Statements In Tribunal's Eyes
  • Can Witness Lie?

Speakers:
Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo, Partner, Arblit (Milan) 
Kevin K. Kim, Attorney, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC (Korea) 
José Rosell, Arbitrator, José Rosell (Paris)
Olena Perepelynska, Partner, INTEGRITES (Kyiv)

15.30 - 15.45: Q&A

15.45 - 16.15: Coffee break

16.15 - 17.15: How much hired guns contribute to the truth? Party appointed vs. tribunal appointed experts.

  • Tribunal Appointed Experts in Civil Law Countries
  • How Much Expert Witness Conferencing Contributes to the Efficiency of Proceedings

Speakers:
Peter Rees QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers (London) 
Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, SBH Law Office (Minsk)  

17.15 - 17.30: Q&A

17.30 - 20.00: Signing of the Prague Rules and 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