ICC International Conference on Arbitration in Moscow

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  • Location: Moscow (Russia)
  • Date: 07/12/2012
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

On 7 December 2012 Russian National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce – the World Business Organization (ICC Russia) in cooperation with the ICC International Court of Arbitration will hold in Moscow an annual arbitration conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution”.

Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution

Why do we witness the “flight” of Russian disputes abroad? Why are foreign jurisdictions so attractive to Russian companies? What are the first priority steps for making Russian legal system attractive and efficient for domestic and foreign businessmen? These issues and problems will be discussed in the course of the dialogue between state and arbitration institutes.

Anton Ivanov, Chairman of the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation, is expected as a Russian headliner. Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, will also take part in the event.

The discussion will focus on the following fields:

  • Conflict of jurisdictions and parallel proceedings
  • Interaction among different jurisdictions in the course of recognition and enforcement of the international commercial arbitration awards
  • Why are the English courts attractive for the Russian parties?
  • Parallel proceedings in state courts and arbitral tribunals: the problem of the negative impact of the “competence-competence” principle or who should be the first to settle the issue of its jurisdiction – an arbitral tribunal or a state court?
  • Invalidating asymmetrical alternative arbitration clauses – is the approach of Russian state commercial courts justified?
  • Can the anti-suit injunctions be considered as interference in jurisdiction of other state?
  • Arbitrability of corporate disputes: does it need a state regulation?
  • Why is the disputes’ arbitrability issue so pressing in Russia nowadays?
  • What are corporate disputes?
  • Approaches to arbitrability in the most developed countries. Arbitrability of financial disputes.
  • Does the decision to consider corporate disputes non-arbitrable contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation?
  • Moscow International Financial Centre – a chance to create the international dispute resolution centre – opportunities, problems, risks
  • Moscow International Financial Centre: myth or reality?
  • Does Russia need one more international arbitration court?
  • The target audience of the event: general counsels, corporate lawyers, legal consultants, representatives of law and consultingfirms, arbitrators, experts specializing in regulation of international disputes.

The conference is sponsored by the law firms Debevoise Plimpton LLP, Goltsblat BLP, Clifford Chance, Muranov,Chernyakov & Partners, Norton Rose.

09:00 – 09:30 Registration. Welcome coffee

09:30 – 09:45 Opening remarks
Tatyana Monaghan, Secretary General, ICC Russia

09:45 – 11:00 Session I - Russian jurisdiction as a place for dispute resolution: pros and cons

  • Why do we witness the “flight” of Russian disputes abroad?
  • Why are foreign jurisdictions so attractive to Russian companies?
  • Could Russian dispute resolution system be advantageous for foreign companies?
  • ICC International Court of Arbitration:
    • role in the system of the international arbitration institutes
    • interaction with state courts
    • recent trends in international arbitration

Moderator:
Ilya Nikiforov, Managing Partner, “Egorov, Puginsky, Afanasyev & Partners”, St.Petersburg

Speakers:
Anton Ivanov, Chairman of the Supreme Commercial (Arbitrazh) Court of the Russian Federation
Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:30 Session II - Conflict of jurisdictions and parallel proceedings

  • Interaction among different jurisdictions in the course of recognition and enforcement of the international commercial arbitration awards
  • Why are the English courts attractive for the Russian parties?
  • Parallel proceedings in state courts and arbitral tribunals: the problem of the negative impact of the “competence-competence” principle or who should be the first to settle the issue of its jurisdiction – an arbitral tribunal or a state court?
  • Invalidating asymmetrical alternative arbitration clauses – is the approach of Russian state commercial courts justified?
  • The practice of the English courts on unilateral arbitration agreements
  • Can the anti-suit injunctions be considered as interference in jurisdiction of other state?

Moderator:
Vladimir Khvaley, Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Partner, Baker&McKenzie, Moscow

Speakers:
Yves Derains, Managing Partner, Derains & Gharavi, Paris
Edward Poulton, Partner, Baker & McKenzie, London
Georges Affaki, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Structured Finance, BNP Paribas, CIB Legal
Тimur Aitkulov, Partner, Clifford Chance, Moscow
Roman Khodykin, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP, London
Anton Asoskov, Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Moscow
Natalia Pavlova, Judge of the Supreme Commercial Court of the Russian Federation

13:30 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30 Session III - Arbitrability of corporate disputes: does it need a state regulation?

  • Arbitrability of corporate disputes – one of the core issues in terms of understanding the place of commercial arbitration in Russia
  • Does the decision to consider corporate disputes non-arbitrable contradict the Constitution of the Russian Federation?
  • Approach to arbitrability of the most developed countries: French experience
  • Arbitrability of financial disputes

Moderator:
Yaroslav Klimov, Norton Rose, Moscow

Speakers:
Ludmila Baleevskikh, Senior Associate, «Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners» (Moscow)
Georges Affaki, Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Structured Finance, BNP Paribas, CIB Legal
Elena Trusova, Partner, Goltsblat BLP, Moscow

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Session IV - MIFC – a chance to create an alternative international dispute resolution centre: opportunities, problems, risks

Moderator:
David Goldberg, Partner, White & Case, London

Speakers:
Khawar Qureshi, Chairman The CityUK Legal Services and Dispute Resolution Group
Alexander Muranov, Managing Partner, «Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners» (Moscow)
Maxim Kulkov, Freshfields, Moscow

17:30 – 18:00 Questions & Answers

Venue

Radisson Royal Hotel Moscow (Ukraine), Kutuzovsky avenue, 21, bldg.1

Debevoise Plimpton LLP
Goltsblat BLP
Clifford Chance
Muranov,Chernyakov & Partners
Norton Rose.

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Send it to the office of ICC Russia (Yuri Popov), yp@iccwbo.ru, fax +7 (495) 720-5081.