Stay in control - Manage risks, time and costs of commercial disputes with smart ADR

4th ICC International Mediation Conference
  • Location: ICC Headquarters, Paris
  • Date: 07/02/2013
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

THE CONFERENCE IS FULL - but only a very limited number of seats remain for corporate attendees.

Since 2010 ICC organizes and hosts the ICC International Mediation Conference. The annual Conference series showcases first-rate speakers from multinational companies positioned to provide real-world insight on dispute resolution and in particular settlement proceedings.

Stay in control! Manage risks, time and costs of commercial disputes with smart ADR

The current economic climate makes it more necessary than ever for companies to keep control over their finances and resources. Commercial disputes have a tendency to consume large parts of those resources. This Conference will examine how alternative and amicable dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms can provide companies with greater control over the ever increasing costs and risks of dispute resolution processes. The invited speakers — corporate representatives and experienced dispute resolution professionals — will aim to provide practical advice and tested tools for improving dispute management through the efficient use of mediation.

Conference highlights

8:15 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 9:15

Words of welcome and introduction

Andrea Carlevaris, Chris Newmark and Hannah Tümpel

9:15 - 10:00

The Medici Effect of Mediation: How in-house counsel can directly increase their company's shareholder value

Experienced former in-house counsel discusses the paradigm shifts that companies need to take towards conflict management in order to increase their company's price-earnings ratio

Michael Leathes

10:15 - 10:30

Debriefing & development of Conference mind map

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:30

Maintaining control through early dispute analysis and selection of process

In-depth analysis describing the information and strategies to conduct effective early dispute analysis, prevent conflict escalation and select the most effecient dispute resolution procedure

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher

11:30 - 12:15

Early dispute analysis group exercise

12:15 - 12:30

Debriefing & further develoment of Conference mind map

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Beyond theory: the economics that support smart ADR

Two companies discuss the tangible economic savings of an in-house dispute-wise conflict management system.

Christine Guerrier and Iain Jacobs

14:30 - 14:45

Debriefing & further development of Conference mind map

14:45 - 15:45

Taking control: an inter-company exchange of know-how on how to efficiently use mediation for B2B conflicts

Companies with different approaches to the use of mediation for B2B conflicts exchange views on how to overcome internal hurdles to implementing a mediation-based methodology, how to convince counterparties to participate in settlement proceedings and how to obtain the desired outcome.

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, Christine Guerrier, Iain Jacobs, Isabelle Hautot, Jürgen Klowait and Toe Su Aung (invited)

15:45 - 16:00

Debriefing & further development of Conference mind map

16:00 - 16:15

Coffee break

16:15 - 17:00

Controlling the choice and involvement of outside counsel

An exchange between in-house counsel and external counsel on past mediations: When were external counsel consulted/ brought into the process? What criteria did in-house counsel use to decide on the choice of external counsel? What was the added value of involving outside counsel in the process? How can in-house counsel control external counsel's role in the process and the associated time & cost?

Riccardo Buizza, Domenick DiCicco,Jane Player and Wolf von Kumberg

17:00 - 17:15

Debriefing & further development of Conference mind map

17:15 - 17:30

Closing Remarks

17:30 - 19:30

Cocktail Reception

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, LL.M., Legal Counsel,Bombardier Transportation, Germany

Andrea Carlevaris, Director, ICC International Centre for ADR, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, France;

Christine Guerrier, VP Disputes Resolution & Litigation, Thales, France;

Christopher Newmark, Mediator, Arbitrator and Counsel, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, UK;

Deomenick, DiCicco, SVP, Head of Legal Strategy, American International Group, Inc., USA

Hannah Tümpel, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, France;

Iain Jacobs, Head of Contract Practice Group, Legal Department, ABB, Switzerland;

Isabelle Hautot, General Counsel, International expertise & Conflicts resolution, Orange Group, France;

Jane Player, Partner, Dispute Resolution, King & Spalding International LLP, UK;

Dr. Jürgen Klowait, Head of Legal, E.ON Generation, Germany;

Riccardo Buizza, Partner, Withers, Italy

Michael Leathes, Director, International Mediation Institute; formerly General Counsel, Pfizer International and International Distillers & Nintners, and Head of IP, BAT, The Netherlands

Wolf von Kumberg, European Legal Director, Assistant General Counsel, Northrop Grumman, UK.

Venue

International Chamber of Commerce
38, Cours Albert 1er, 75008 Paris, France

Registration fees

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

Early Bird Special until 06 January 2013

Regular Registration Fee € 600
ICC Members & Sponsors Fee € 550
Corporate Attendees Fee* € 470

After 06 January 2013

Regular Registration Fee € 750
ICC Members & Sponsors Fee € 700
Corporate Attendees Fee* € 620
ICC Mediation Competition Fee** € 450

Please note: All fees above are prices excl. VAT 19.6%. As of 2011, pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE., ICC Services must add VAT to its prices. Please note that you can request a refund 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 refund).

* Corporate attendees include representatives such as managers and in-house counsel of companies other than those dedicated to dispute resolution services. To register as a corporate attendee, please indicate your company name and position.

** For students, volunteers and professionals participating in the 8th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. Limited number of places available which will be given on a first-come first-served basis.

How to register

Easier and faster, register online (secured payment by credit card) at www.iccevents.org

Or return the registration form indicating method of payment to:

E-mail: events@iccwbo.org Tel: +33 1 49 53 29 34 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.

Cancellation of registration

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 6 January 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 we 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.

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.

Continuing legal education: organization registered in France under n° 11 75 40892 75.

Travel and accomodation

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.

Dress code

Business Casual

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Sponsoring will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within ICC's international network. See partnership brochure below or contact: Angela HERBERHOLZ at: 0033 (0) 149 53 33 59 or ahz@iccwbo.org.

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Event registration fees

Early Bird Regular Registration Fee €600

Before 6 January 2013

Early Bird ICC Members & Sponsors Fee €550

Before 6 January 2013

Early Bird Corporate Attendees Fee €470

Before 6 January 2013

Corporate attendees include representatives such as managers and in-house counsel of companies other than those dedicated to dispute resolution services. To register as a corporate attendee, please indicate your company name and position.

Regular Registration Fee €750

After 6 January 2013

ICC Members & Sponsors Fee €700

After 6 January 2013

Corporate Attendees Fee €620

After 6 January 2013

Corporate attendees include representatives such as managers and in-house counsel of companies other than those dedicated to dispute resolution services. To register as a corporate attendee, please indicate your company name and position.

ICC Mediation Competition Fee €450

For students, volunteers and professionals participating in the 8th ICC International Commercial Mediation

Competition. Limited number of places available which will be given on a first-come first-served basis.

All prices are excluding VAT at 19.6%