ICC Institute Conference on Sovereign Debt: the Legal, Economic and Policy Challenges

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  • Location: ICC Headquarters, Paris, France
  • Date:
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English and French with simultaneous interpretation

This international conference on sovereign debt is essential and timely. Economic, policy and legal experts representing public and private sectors from both sides of the Atlantic will join efforts to address the top issues on the agenda of policy makers, litigators and financial institutions in relation to sovereign debt.

Conference Highlights

This international conference on sovereign debt is essential and timely. Economic, policy and legal experts representing public and private sectors from both sides of the Atlantic will join efforts to address the top issues on the agenda of policy makers, litigators and financial institutions in relation to sovereign debt.

World class experts will address, in interactive roundtable discussions, topics such as:

  • Is national or world growth still achievable when debtor countries are carrying debt stocks that exceed substantially GDP? Are there limits to a democratically-elected government's over-indebting its country to the point of saturating its fiscal space and thus precluding further access to the market in case of emergency: financial crises, war, etc.?
  • Creditor legal remedies against sovereigns: the pari-passu controversy, with representatives of hedge funds and sovereign borrowers debating their claims in a live session.
  • Organizing in an orderly approach an international regime for State bankruptcy: a focus on the IMF Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism and similar international initiatives.
  • Litigating and arbitrating sovereign debt disputes before national courts and arbitral tribunals.

Who should attend?

Organized by the renowned ICC Institute of World Business Law, this full-day conference will offer a unique debating forum to central and commercial bankers, academics, in-house and external counsel, litigators and arbitrators, and policy makers around the world.

Programme

MORNING

  • General Introduction
  • General overview on Sovereign Debt
Historical and economical aspects
Legal and economical aspects
  • Roundtable: Sovereign bankruptcy?
AFTERNOON

  • General Introduction
  • Sovereign Debt Litigation
So called "vulture funds business model"
Sovereign Debt litigation by national courts
Pari Passu Clauses
Collective Action Clauses

  • Arbitrating Sovereign Debt
Is arbitration suitable for Sovereign Debt?
International Commercial Arbitration and Sovereign Debts
Investment Arbitration and Sovereign Debts

  • General Conclusions



Speakers


Speakers list to be posted soon

Logistical Notes


Date

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Venue

International Chamber of Commerce

38, Cours Albert 1er, 75008, Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all conference documentation, lunch and coffee breaks. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Early Bird Rate until 12 April 2013

€ 740 (€ 885,04 incl. VAT)

After 12 April 2013

ICC Members € 1 025 (€ 1 225,90 incl. VAT)

Non Members € 1 140 (€ 1 363,44 incl. VAT)

How to register

Easier and faster, register online (secured payment by credit card) or return the registration form indicating method of payment to:

E-mail:events@iccwbo.org

Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 67

Fax: +33 1 49 53 30 30

Post: ICC Services, Training and Conferences, 38, Cours Albert 1er, 75008, Paris, France

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.

To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates, will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration form.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working languages

English and French with simultaneous interpretation.

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is a Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Council of the Bar of England and Wales External CPD Course Provider.

French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 26 April 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.

Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Partnership opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international arbitration network.

For further information, please contact Ms Rodriguez.

Event registration fees

Early Bird Rate (until 12 April 2013) €740

(excluding VAT 19,6%)

ICC Members (after 12 April 2013) €1025

(excluding VAT 19,6%)

Non-Members (after 12 April 2013) €1140

(excluding VAT 19,6%)