Dispute Resolution in Aeronautics

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 04/12/2014 - 05/12/2014
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Dispute resolution in aeronautics. Under the auspices of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.


This conference provides an insight into a wide range of issues crucial to resolving disputes in aeronautics. Experienced arbitrators and representatives of the industry will offer their views on topics of interest to constructors, engineers, operators, lawyers, financiers and insurers.

Due to the complexity of the contractual framework as well as the sensitive issues involved, disputes in the aeronautic sector call for careful treatment. This conference will look at the different actions available to resolve such disputes and the relevant procedural constraints. An entire session will be devoted to analysing the impact of global financial crisis on dispute resolution in the aviation market with a special focus on bankruptcy and supply chain risk management.

Who should attend?

All professionals involved in negotiating contracts, financing, insuring and resolving disputes in aeronautics industries.


Thursday 4 December 2014

MORNING (09.00-12.30)

Types of disputes in aeronautic matters

  • Contractual framework
  • Risk Management: insurance and reinsurance
  • Aircraft financing
  • Aircraft marketing
  • Technology transfers
  • Technical disputes (including disputes on spare parts)
  • Disputes related to passengers’ transportation

Coffee break (10.30-10.50)

Types of disputes in aeronautic matters (cont'd)

Lunch (12.30-14.00)

AFTERNOON (14.00-18.00)

Procedural constraints to the resolution of disputes

  • Secret-defense
  • ITAR (dual-use technologies)
  • Control of exports (economic sanctions, authorizations in military matters and dual-use technologies)
  • Certifications
  • Choice of forum
  • Immunity
  • Distraints and enforcement procedures

Coffee break (15.45-16.15)

Procedural constraints to the resolution of disputes (cont'd)

Cocktails (starting at 18.15)

Friday 5 December 2014

MORNING (09.00-13.15)

The impact of the financial crisis on aviation markets and the repercussions on dispute resolution

  • Consequences of bankruptcy and debt buying
  • Government intrusion
  • Supply chain risk management
  • New actors (new airlines, new constructors)
  • Impact on the ways of resolving disputes

Coffee break (10.30-11.00)

The impact of the financial crisis on aviation markets and the repercussions on dispute resolution (cont'd)

Concluding remarks - Innovation and perspectives

*The programme is still under construction and might be modified


Jean-Georges Betto, Partner, Betto Seraglini, France

Mads Kjer Bøndergaard, Vice President, Litigation & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus SAS, France

Andrea Carlevaris,Secretary General and Director of Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France

Denis Chemla, Partner, Lawyer admitted to the Bar in Paris and New York, Allen & Overy LLP, France

Béatrice Fleuris, Senior Associate, Gide Loyrette Nouel, France

Jason Fry, Partner, Clifford Chance, France; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Vonnick le Guillou, Attorney at Law - Partner, Bird & Bird, France

Jean-Pierre Harb, Partner, Jones Day, France

Jiefang Huang, Senior Legal Officer, ICAO, Canada

Emmanuel Jolivet, General Counsel, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Deputy Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France

Robert Lawson, QC, Advocate, Adviser & Arbitrator, Quadrant Chambers, United Kingdom

John Middleton, Senior Legal Counsel, International Air Transport Association (IATA), Switzerland

John Naisby,Partner, Mant & Naisby Reinsurance Consultants, United Kingdom

John Ordway, Partner, Berliner, Corcoran & Rowe, L.L.P, United States

Lester Schiefelbein, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution, United States; Former Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company

José Serrador Neto, External Relations Director, Embraer S.A., Brazil

Patrick Slomski, Aviation Partner, Clyde & Co LLP, United Kingdom

Wolf Von Kumberg,Senior Legal Advisor, Northrop Grumman Corporation, United Kingdom

Logistical notes


4-5 December 2014


ICC Headquarters
33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee includes all conference documentation, coffee breaks, lunches and a cocktail reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Early bird rate until 19 September 2014

€795* (€954 incl. VAT)

After 19 September 2014

ICC members: €954* (1144,80 incl. VAT)

Non-members: €1145* (1374 incl. VAT)

*excl. VAT 20%. As of 2011, ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE.

To request a VAT refund:

- Foreign companies established in another member country of the European Union should consult the VAT Refund Web Portal of the General Directorate of Taxes in their country

- Foreign companies established outside the European Union should fill in form n° 3559 SD from the Direction Générale des Finances Publiques in France

For more information, please consult the following website: http://www2.impots.gouv.fr/dresg/pas-etb-stable/rembt-tva.htm

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, 33-43 Av. du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

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.

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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 conference has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 4 November 2014. 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.


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Programme and logistics: Charlotte Strandberg, Project Manager, Email Charlotte Strandberg, Tel: +33 1 49 53 29 34

Registration issues: Sylvette Abenzoar, Sales Administrator, Email Sylvette Abenzoar, Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 67

Sponsorship: Luz Rodriguez, Global Partnerships Manager, Email Luz Rodriguez, Tel: +33 1 49 53 28 42

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility within the international arbitration network. For further information, please contact:

Ms Luz Rodriguez

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Event registration fees

ICC members €954

(1144,80 € incl. VAT)

Non-members €1145

(1374 € incl. VAT)

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits11.75

  • MCLE credits9.75

  • CPD hours9.5

  • CNB hours*9.5

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