30th AAA/ICC/ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 06/12/2013
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Since 1983, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have co-sponsored a series of joint colloquia to discuss various topics relating to international commercial arbitration. This year's 30th anniversary is hosted by the ICC in Paris.

Since 1983, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have co-sponsored a series of joint colloquia to discuss various topics relating to international commercial arbitration. This year's 30th anniversary is hosted by the ICC in Paris.

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Friday 6 December 2013

8.00 - 9.00 Registration and Welcome Coffee

Morning Session 9.00am - 12.45pm

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The enforcement of arbitration agreements and awards through investment arbitration

- Are arbitration agreements and awards investments?

- The breach of the state's obligations vis-à-vis investors

- Enforcement issues and the relationship between commercial and investment arbitration


Interim measures the role of the emergency arbitrator

- Emergency and expedited arbitration: the different models

- Jurisdiction, procedure and cost-related issues

- The enforceability of decisions


12.45 - 14.30 Lunch

Afternoon Session 14.30pm -17.45pm

Roundtable with State Officers

This session will feature a roundtable discussion with State Officers from around the globe on the most current issues related to the practice of commercial and investment arbitration.


The increasing risk exposure of institutions and arbitrators to post-award lawsuits and attacks

- The arbitrator's exposure

- The institution's exposure

- Reducing the risk: future directions



17.45pm - 19.00pm Cocktail Reception

Speakers List

  • Mark H. Alcott, Of Counsel, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison, New York, United States
  • Makhdoom Ali Khan, Sr Advocate Supreme Court, Fazle Ghani Advocates, Pakistan; former Attorney General for Pakistan
  • Mark Appel, Senior Vice President, Europe, Middle East and Africa, ICDR, New York
  • Ezzat Auda, President of the Egyptian Lawsuits Authority (ESLA)
  • John Beechey, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Gabriel Bottini, Adjunct Professor, International Law, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina; Former National Director, International Affairs and Disputes, Treasury Attorney-General's Office, Argentine Republic
  • Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Zachary Douglas, Barrister, Matrix Chambers, United Kingdom; Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Diana Droulers, Director, Caracas Arbitration Centre; President, International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions (IFCAI), Venezuela
  • José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Judith Gill QC, Partner, Allen & Overy LLP, United Kingdom
  • José Luis Gómara, Coordinator of Investment Arbitration, Attorney General's Office, Ministry of Justice, Spain
  • India Johnson, President and CEO, AAA-ICDR, New York
  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary General, ICSID, Washington DC
  • Salim Moollan, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, United Kingdom; Chairman, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL); Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Richard Naimark, Senior Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York
  • Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
  • Luca G. Radicati di Brozolo, Partner, Radicati di Brozolo & Sabatini Studio Legale, Milan; Professor, Catholic University of Milan; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Jeremy K. Sharpe, Chief, Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, US State Department, Washington DC

Logistical notes


Friday 6 December 2013


Les Salons Hoche

9, Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee includes all conference documentation, lunch and cocktails. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Until 27 September 2013:

• Early bird Special €520* (€621.92 including VAT)

After 27 September 2013:

• ICC members: €625* (€747.50 including VAT)

• Non-members: €710* (€849.16 including VAT)

*excl. VAT 19.6%. As of 2011, ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE. Please note that you can request a reimbursement of the VAT through your local tax administration. (If you are not a member of the EU, you must obtain a French tax representative in order to receive the VAT reimbursement.)

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50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 1 November 2013. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.

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Event registration fees

Early Bird rate until 27 September 2013 €520

ICC Member rate after 27 September 2013 €625

Non-Member rate after 27 September 2013 €710

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits6.75

  • MCLE credits5.50

  • CDP hours*5.50

  • CNB hours*5.50