ICC Georgia International Arbitration Conference

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  • Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Date: 09/10/2014
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration, ICC Georgia and Gvinadze & Partners are organizing an arbitration conference in Tbilisi on 9 October 2014.

Attracting some of the world’s leading arbitration practitioners in what promises to be the first major international arbitration event in Georgia and broader region, this conference will provide comprehensive insight into the benefits and challenges of international arbitration today, the impact and importance of the place of arbitration, as well as complex multi-contact, multi-party, investor-state and energy arbitrations.

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee/Registration

10:00 – 10:30 Welcome

Nick Gvinadze
Thea Tsulukiani
Vladimir Khvalei
Fady Asly
USAID/EWMI-JILEP Representative

10:30 – 12:00 First Panel

Benefits and challenges of international arbitration today

  • Choosing the right formula: drafting arbitration agreements to avoid pathological arbitrations
    Vilija Vaitkute-Pavan
  • Ensuring efficient case management to reduce time and costs
    JoseRicardo Feris
  • Independence and impartiality of arbitrators: latest trends and case law
    Louis Flannery
  • Toward uniformity in international arbitration: The role of soft procedural law
    Irina Nazarova

Moderated by Nick Gvinadze

12:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:30 Second Panel

The impact and importance of the place or arbitration

  • Overview of Georgia as a seat of international arbitration
    Sophie Tkemaladze
  • State court intervention: how much is too much and how the arbitral tribunal should deal with it
    Ziya Akinci
  • The relationship between the place of arbitration and the place of enforcement
    Galina Zukova

Moderated by Tatiana Minaeva

15: 30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Third Panel

Complex Arbitrations

  • Multi - contracts, multi-parties and consolidation
    Vladimir Khvalei
  • Differences and similarities between investment and commercial arbitrations involving States or State entities
    Constantine Partasides (TBC)
  • Complexities of energy disputes in the region
    Joseph Tirado

Moderated by: Jason Fry (TBC)

17:30 Closing Remarks

Nick Gvinadze
Jose Ricardo Feris

Ziya Akinci

Counsel and Arbitrator, Partner, Akinci Law Office; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Istanbul

Fady Asly

Chairman, ICC Georgia National Committee, Tbilisi

JoseRicardo Feris

Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Louis Flannery

Head of International Arbitration, Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP, London

Jason Fry (TBC)
Global Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group, Partner, Clifford Chance, Paris

Nick Gvinadze

Managing Partner, Gvinadze & Partners; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Tbilisi

Vladimir Khvalei

Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Head of Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Moscow

Tatiana Minaeva

Of Counsel, Jones Day LLP, London

Irina Nazarova

Managing Partner, Engarde Attorneys; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Kiev

Constantine Partasides QC (TBC)

Partner, Three Crowns LLP, London

Joseph Tirado

Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration, Partner, Winston & Strawn London LLP, London

Sophie Tkemaladze

ADR Advisor, EWMI-JILEP, Tbilisi

Thea Tsulukiani

Minister of Justice of Georgia

Vilija Vaitkute-Pavan

Partner, Lawin; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Vilnius

Galina Zukova

Associate, International Arbitration Practice, White & Case LLP, Paris

USAID/EWMI-JILEP Representative (TBC)


9 October 2014




Sheraton Metechi Palace Hotel
20 Telavi Street, Tbilisi, 0103, Georgia


Please register by sending your full contact details to Maya Eristavi
Email: m.eristavi@icc.ge

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