4th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Date: 11/04/2016 - 13/04/2016
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English and Arabic with simultaneous interpretation

ICC's 4th Conference on International Arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Taking place in English and Arabic with simultaneous interpretation.

Objective

Taking place in English and Arabic, this fourth annual conference is a "must attend" for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in the MENA region. The conference will offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

    Advanced level training on “Production of documents”

    This training will provide participants with practical insights on how to manage production of documents in international arbitration.

    Who should attend

    Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in the MENA region.

    ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

    Improving the arbitration process: ICC's new policies to foster transparency and efficiency.

    For further information please visit: www.iccwbo.org/yaf


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    Speakers - Monday 11 April 2016 - ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Level Training: Production of Documents

    Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab , Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of International Arbitration, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

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

    Samaa A. Haridi , Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, United States

    Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis

    Philippe Pinsolle , Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, France

    Tyler B. Robinson , Partner, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, United Kingdom

    Speakers - Tuesday 12 April and Wednesday 13 April 2016 - 4th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration

    Mohamed Abdel Raouf , Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Egypt

    Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of International Arbitration, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Ali Al Aidarous, Managing Attorney, Al Aidarous International Practice, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Ghanem Al Hajeri , Founding Partner, International Consultant Law Office (ICLO), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; ICC UAE Board Member

    Dima Al Sharif , Legal Consultant, The Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub, Saudi Arabia

    Essam Al Tamimi , Partner, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai; Vice Chairman, ICC Commission on International Arbitration

    Mohamed Y. Alem, Managing Partner, Alem & Associates, Lebanon

    Koorosh H. Ameli , Arbitrator and Legal Consultant, Ameli International Arbitration, The Netherlands; Former Judge, Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Yas Banifatemi, Head of Public International Law, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Visiting Lecturer of Law, Yale Law School, United States; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Sana Belaid , Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Massimo Benedettelli, Partner, ARBLIT, Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedetelli, Italy; Professor of Private International Law, University of Bari

    Philippe Cavalieros , Partner, Winston & Strawn, France; Co-Chair, ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Nayla Comair-Obeid, Senior Partner, Obeid Law Firm, Lebanon; Professor, International Commercial Arbitration, Lebanese University, Beirut and Paris II Assas; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Paolo Daino , Partner, BonelliErede, Italy

    Yves Derains, Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Jalal El Ahdab , Partner, Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Emmanuel Gaillard , Head of the International Arbitration Group, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School, United States

    Michael Grose , Partner, Clyde & Co., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Roger ter Haar QC , Crown Office Chambers, United Kingdom

    Karl Hennessee, Vice-President, Public Law & Technology, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, United States; Chairman of the Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Michael Hwang, Chief Justice, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Laya Joneydi, Senior Partner, Joneydi & Associates Law Office (JAALO), Iran; Associate Professor, University of Tehran

    Marnix A. Leijten, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Co-Chair, ICC Commission Task Force on Emergency Arbitration

    Yasmin Mohammad , Senior Counsel, Vannin Capital, United Kingdom

    Mohsen Mohebi, Founder and Partner, Law Offices of Dr Mohebi & Associates, Iran; Professor of International Law, Centre for Sciences and Research, University of Azad; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Tarik Mossadek , Partner, Mossadek & Partners Law Firm; Law Professor, Morocco

    Nagla Nassar , Partner, Nassar Law, Egypt

    Oussama Daniel Nassif , General Counsel, OTMT, Egypt

    Abdullahy Sayed, Partner, Sayed and Sayed, Syria/Switzerland

    Maxi Scherer, Special Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, United Kindom; Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

    Eric A. Schwartz, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, Paris/New York, France/United States; Former Vice-President and Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Cyrus Shafizadeh , Managing Partner, Atieh Associates Law Firm, Iran

    Shahram Shams, Partner, Sheed Associates, Iran

    Iryna Telychko , General legal Counsel, Etihad Rail DB Operations LLC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Bommel van der Bend, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands

    Rabab Yasseen , Partner, Mentha & Associés, Switzerland; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Georges von Mehren, Partner and Practice Group Leader for International Dispute Resolution, Squire Patton Boggs, London and Cleveland, United Kingdom/United States

    Nassib G. Ziadé , Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), Bahrain

    Members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretariat

    Diamana Diawara , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    José Ricardo Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Alexander Fessas, Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Sami Houerbi, Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis

    Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Mirèze Philippe , Special Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Dates and Venue

    Dates: 11-13 April 2016

    Venue: Park Hyatt Dubai

    Registration fees

    Advanced Training: Production of Documents
    Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 515€
    ICC members: 599€
    Non-members: 749€

    4th ICC MENA Conference
    Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 679€
    ICC members: 799€
    Non-members: 999€

    Package: Conference and Training: 20% Discount
    Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 955€
    ICC members: 1,119€
    Non-members: 1,399€

    In-house Counsel, full time Academics, Government representatives: -30%
    Accompanying person: 210€

    VAT exemption - French Tax Code, Article 259A5°

    Special discounts
    - ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
    - Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
    - In-house Counsel, full time Academics, Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

    Registration fees include :
    1. Advanced Training: Production of documents : all training activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks, cocktail reception.
    2. ICC's 4th annual MENA conference : all conference activities including documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, Monday cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday.
    3. Accompanying person for social events fee : Monday cocktail reception and dinner on Tuesday (sessions and networking lunches are restricted to participants only).
    Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

    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 28 67
    Fax : +33 1 49 53 30 30
    Post : ICC Services, Training and Conferences, 33-43, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 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

    Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements and reservations.

    Details about how to make a reservation at the Park Hyatt Dubai, where ICC has negotiated preferential rates at AED 1,250 (single room) and AED 1,450 (double room) per night, will be sent upon registration. Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The pre-reservation cut-off date is 1 March 2016. Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at prevailing rates.

    Working languages

    English and Arabic. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

    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 an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. French Bars : This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from 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 Friday 11 March 2016 . 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.

    Disclaimer

    The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this meeting/event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the meeting/event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC Services receives written notification to the contrary.

    Monday 11 April 2016 - ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING ON PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

    Morning (09.30 - 13.15)

    Welcoming address and introduction

    • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis

    Thinking strategically about the document production process

    This introductory session will address the procedural and strategic choices that should set the approach to document production in international arbitration. Participants will learn how to identify documents that are relevant and material to the case and will discuss issues of document collection and preservation strategies both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint.

    • Tyler B. Robinson , Partner, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett LLP, United Kingdom

    Case scenarios on 'Thinking strategically about the document production process'

    • Tyler B. Robinson

    11.00 -11.15 Coffee break

    Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) - how to draft effective requests

    In international arbitration each party is responsible for submitting the documentary evidence on which it intends to rely to support its case and there is no automatic right to the production of documentary evidence in the possession or control of the opposing party. This session will explore the limits of document production in international arbitration and provide practical insights on how to frame an effective request resulting in an expeditious and cost effective document production procedure.

    • Philippe Pinsolle, Managing Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, France

    Case scenarios on 'Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) - how to draft effective requests'

    • Philippe Pinsolle

    Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) - how to draft effective objections

    Upon receipt of a document production request the requested party has to react. What are the contours of the grounds for refusing to produce documents? How can a party best respond to a broad and indiscriminate document request? How can parties make available information necessary and material to a dispute but maintain confidentiality and competitive secrets? During this session participants will discuss the strategic issues and steps that should be considered when responding to a request for production.

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

    Case scenarios on 'Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) - how to draft effective objections'

    • Jason A. Fry

    13.15 - 14.15 Lunch

    Afternoon (14.15 - 17.00)

    Electronic documents - unique challenges and opportunities

    A lot has been said regarding the consequences of the increasing use of electronic documents, communications and electronically stored information on the document production process but the international arbitration community is still far from reaching a consensus on these issues. This session will address the recent trends and possible developments on how electronic evidence should be treated in international arbitration.

    • Tyler B. Robinson

    Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences

    Issues of privilege and commercial confidences often arise in international arbitration. The disparity of regimes, however, often makes the outcome uncertain both for counsel and parties and raises challenging issues such as: how to identify and withhold privileged material in practice, how to resist claims of privileges and how to protect commercial confidences, also considering the discretion of the arbitral tribunal on the issue and in the absence of an agreement by the parties.

    • Samaa A. Haridi , Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, United States

    Case scenarios on 'Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences'

    • Samaa A. Haridi

    15.45 -16.00 Coffee break

    Non-party documents - techniques to get them if you need them

    Non-party discovery in arbitration can prove to be a virtual minefield both for parties and arbitrators: not only do practices vary significantly depending on the seat of the arbitration, the availability (and scope) of non-party discovery also relies on a delicate balance between arbitrators' authority and courts' power. This session will address practical challenges when seeking relevant evidence from non-parties to the arbitration such as competitors, third party advisors or investigative bodies.

    • Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab , Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of International Arbitration, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    Case scenarios on 'Non-party documents - techniques to get them if you need them'

    • Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

    Concluding remarks

    • Yves Derains

    18.00 - 20.00 Cocktail reception

    Tuesday 12 April 2016 - 4th ICC MENA CONFERENCE

    Morning (09.00 - 13.30)

    Optional ICC/Arbitralwomen breakfast (07.30-08.45)

    -Unconscious bias in international arbitration (in English only, space is limited)

    Moderated by:

    • Mirèze Philippe (Chair), Special Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Pari
    • Dima Al Sharif , Legal Consultant, The Law Firm of Majed M. Garoub, Saudi Arabi
    • Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis
    • Nagla Nassar , Partner, Nassar Law, Egypt
    • Rabab Yasseen , Partner, Mentha & Associés, Switzerland; Member, ICC Institute of World Business La
    • Nassib G. Ziadé , Chief Executive Officer, Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA), Bahrain

    Welcome Address and Opening Keynote Speech

    • Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis
    • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Abuse of process in international arbitration

    Abuse of process has become increasingly prevalent in the fields of international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration over the past decades. How to distinguish abuse of process from other litigation strategies developed by parties to international arbitration and their counsel? A true instance of abuse of process denotes conduct that is prima facie legal and that cannot be redressed through the application of established rules of procedure or due process. Drawing on arbitral case law and his wealth of experience as arbitrator and counsel, Professor Gaillard identifies categories of abuse of process that arise in contemporary arbitral practice and proposes legal tools that can effectively tackle this growing phenomenon.

    • Emmanuel Gaillard , Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Visiting Professor of Law, Yale Law School

    ICC decisions and awards involving MENA parties: is there a MENA specificity?

    Interim measures of protection - The power of arbitrators - Ex-Parte interim measures; ICC recent experience crutinizing draft awards involving MENA parties; Dissenting opinions

    • Ali Al Aidarous , Managing Attorney, Al Aidarous International Practice, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Alexander Fessas , Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
    • Tarik Mossadek , Partner, Mossadek Law Firm & Partners; Law Professor, Morocco

    Chaired by

    • Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab , Founding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law & Professor of International Arbitration, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    11.30 - 12.00 Coffee break

    Corruption in International Arbitration

    What is the corruption Index: Illicit agreements, bribery, money laundering…?
    When and how can corruption interfere with the arbitration process?
    Practice and Precedents on Corruption in investment and commercial arbitration: what lessons to be learned?
    Are there efficient International instruments to fight corruption in International arbitration?
    What role could arbitrators and institutions play in addressing corruption?

    • Mohamed Abdel Raouf , Director, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Egypt
    • Michael Hwang , Chief Justice, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Abdulhay Sayed , Managing Partner, Sayed and Sayed, Syria/Switzerland

    Chaired by

    • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    13.30 - 15.00 Lunch

    Afternoon (15.00 - 17.00)

    Parallel Industry Sessions: Construction and Energy disputes

    Construction disputes:

    - Time and construction contracts
    - Dealing with notice and time bar provisions in the context of claims, counterclaims and set-off claims
    - Liquidated damages and penalty clauses
    - Variations

    • Bommel van der Bend , Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands
    • Nayla Comair-Obeid , Senior Partner, Obeid Law Firm, Lebanon; Professor, International Commercial Arbitration, Lebanese University, Beirut and Paris II Assas; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    • Roger ter Haar QC , Crown Office Chambers, United Kingdom
    • Eric A. Schwartz , Partner, King & Spalding LLP, New York, United States; Former Vice-President and Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law

    Chaired by

    • Michael Grose , Partner, Clyde & Co., Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Energy disputes:

    - Joint operation agreement disputes
    - Take or pay gas sales and gas pricing disputes
    - Oil & Gas Concessions

    • Mohamed Y. Alem , Managing Partner, Alem & Associates, Lebanon
    • Massimo Benedettelli , Partner, ARBLIT, Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedetelli, Italy; Professor of Private International Law, University of Bari
    • Paolo Daino , Partner, BonelliErede, Italy
    • George von Mehren , Partner and Practice Group Leader for International Dispute Resolution, Squire Patton Boggs, London and Cleveland, United Kingdom/United States

    Chaired by

    • Yas Banifatemi , Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    20.00 Dinner

    Wednesday 13 April 2016 - 4th ICC MENA CONFERENCE

    Morning (09.30 - 13.15)

    Breakfast: Let's talk about costs! (07.45-09.15)
    (in English only, space is limited)

    The ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR will present its new Report entitled Decisions on costs in international arbitration.
    This Report is the Commission's latest initiative to ensure that arbitration continues to be a viable and attractive form of dispute resolution for its users. The Report will create more awareness on how to address and deal with cost issues in arbitral procedures and awards.

    • Essam Al Tamimi , Partner, Al Tamimi & Company, Dubai Vice Chairman, ICC Commission on International Arbitration
    • Philippe Cavalieros , Partner, Winston & Strawn, France; Co-Chair, ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    • Jalal El Ahdab , Partner, Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Member, ICC Task Force on Decisions as to Costs; Member, ICC Institute of World Business La
    • Alexander Fessas , Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Chaired by

    • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Emergency arbitration session

    Under the ICC 2012 Rules of Arbitration, parties may apply to have an emergency arbitrator decide on urgent conservatory or interim measures that cannot await the constitution of the arbitral tribunal.
    This session will focus on the application for emergency arbitration, appointment of emergency arbitrator, establishment of a procedural timetable and other procedural issues, as well as the oral hearing and subsequent order or award issued by the emergency arbitrator, focusing on the impact of the emergency arbitrator process on issues such as enforcement and the ICC scrutiny process.
    Featuring arbitrators and practitioners who have first-hand experience in the application of the ICC emergency arbitrator procedure, this session will provide both an extensive analysis of the distinctive characteristics of this procedure through the study of a mock case and an opportunity to hear the speakers' personal experience.

    • Diamana Diawara , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
    • Ghanem Al Hajeri , Founding and Managing Partner, International Consultant Law Office (ICLO), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
    • Maxi Scherer , Special Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP, United Kindom; Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London

    Chaired by

    • Marnix A. Leijten , Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Co-Chair, ICC Commission Task Force on Emergency Arbitration

    11.00 -11.30 Coffee break

    Annual spotlight: Roundtable on the current status of investing and doing business in Iran

    Assessment of risks: The lifting of sanctions
    What to expect when doing business with Iranian parties? How to secure Investment in Iran: Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act (FIPPA) and BITs? What business/investment sectors are most likely to involve disputes with Iranian parties?
    Speakers will present a landmark case which features some of the specificities of arbitration law, institutional arbitration and practices in Iran
    When can Iran offer a regional/international seat of arbitration:
    prospects and challenges?

    • Koorosh H. Ameli , Arbitrator and Legal Consultant, Ameli International Arbitration, The Netherlands; Former Judge, Iran-US Claims Tribunal, The Hague; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    • Laya Joneydi , Senior Partner, Joneydi & Associates Law Office (JAALO), Iran; Associate Professor, University of Tehran
    • Cyrus Shafizadeh , Managing Partner, Atieh Associates Law Firm, Iran
    • Shahram Shams , Partner, Shid Associates

      Chaired by

    • Mohsen Mohebi , Founder and Partner, Law Offices of Dr Mohebi & Associates, Iran; Professor of International Law, Centre for Sciences and Research, University of Azad; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

    13.15 - 14.45 Lunch

    Afternoon (15.00 - 17.00)

    Roundtable: the role of in-house counsel in arbitration proceedings

    In 2014, the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR released a guide entitled "Effective Management of Arbitration: A Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives", recognizing the fact that corporate executives and in-house counsel have a key role to play in the management of arbitration proceedings. This panel will bring together a group of in-house counsel to discuss the various strategic decisions they are called to take throughout the arbitration process, from any settlement considerations and initial case assessment prior to the commencement of proceedings to the management of the case and enforcement proceedings following the issuance of the award.

    • Sana Belaid , Senior Corporate Counsel, Cisco, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    • Karl Hennessee , Vice-President, Public Law & Technology, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc., Houston, United States; Chairman of the Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Yasmin Mohammad , Senior Counsel, Vannin Capital, France
    • Oussama Daniel Nassif , General Counsel, OTMT, Egypt
    • Iryna Telychko , General Legal Counsel, Etihad Rail DB Operations LLC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Chaired by

    • José Ricardo Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

    Conclusion

    • Sami Houerbi , Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dubai/Tunis

      This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics coming from or doing business in the MENA region.

      For further information please contact Ms Luz Rodriguez at luz.rodriguez@iccwbo.org

      Programme and logistics: Katharine Bernet, Project Manager, E-mail Katharine Bernet , Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 91

      Registration issues: Thomas Wilson, Sales Assistant, Email Thomas Wilson , Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 67

      Sponsorship: Luz Rodriguez, Global Partnerships Manager, Email Luz Rodriguez , Tel: +1 646 699 5702

      Event registration fees

      Advanced Training: Production of Documents €599

      Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 515€
      ICC members: 599€
      Non-members: 749€

      ICC's 4th Annual MENA Conference €799

      Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 679€
      ICC members: 799€
      Non-members: 999€

      Package: Conference and Training €1119

      Early-bird until 18 February 2016: 955€
      ICC members: 1,119€
      Non-members: 1,399€

      Hours and credits

      • CLE credits 19

      • MCLE credits 16

      • CPD hours (awaiting approval) 16

      • CNB hours (awaiting approval) 16