Arbitration Commission Day

Online

03 November 2020  /  13:00 - 19:00

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We kindly welcome you to join AIJA’s Arbitration Commission Day, which will take place on 3 November 2020.

The overall topic of our academic programme is “In need for speed in challenging times – interim relief and expedited resolution of disputes in international arbitration”.

This is a great opportunity to gather new insights into this trending topic from an international perspective and meet and exchange ideas with arbitration lawyers across the globe.

The Arbitration Commission Day will begin with a welcome and introduction from the AIJA President, the Organising Committee and the Commission Officers at 12:45 CET. This will be followed by three academic sessions with a diverse range of panelists from across multiple jurisdictions:

  1. Interim relief by emergency arbitrators and arbitral tribunals – towards a common practice or anarchy? 
  2. Expedited proceedings, summary procedure, preliminary views by the tribunal and other tools for expedited resolution of disputes – what is it that really works?
  3. How about enforcement – is it an issue and does it matter?

These sessions will be followed by an Arbitration Commission meeting and a speed networking social event.

The social event will be a chance to reconnect with your fellow AIJA colleagues and introduce yourself to new members. The session is designed to enable you to meet as many new participants as possible, while enjoying a drink and sharing ideas.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

For more details on the schedule and the speakers, please follow the programme section of this page which will be updated in the following days.

Please fill in this form if you want to attend any part of our social programme.

Organising Committee

  • Silvia Dahlberg, Advokatfirman Vinge KB
  • Dirk Wiegandt, Hanefeld
  • Jacopo Piemonte, De Berti Jacchia
  • Hannah Fry, 3 Hare Court Chambers

All academic sessions are recorded and shared in the Resource Centre the week after the events.


This event takes place during:

AIJA Commissions Month

20 October - 20 November 2020

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AIJA Commissions

  • International Arbitration

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable

AIJA Member < 35150,00  €
AIJA Member >= 35200,00  €
Non AIJA Member < 35225,00  €
Non AIJA Member >= 35250,00  €
Speaker100,00  €
In-House Counsel125,00  €

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Programme - Arbitration Commission Day

Tuesday 03 November 2020

12:45 » 13:00
Welcome and introduction from the AIJA President, the Organising Committee and the Commission Officers
13:00 » 14:00
Session 1 – Interim relief by emergency arbitrators and arbitral tribunals – towards a common practice or anarchy?
This first session will focus on how interim relief by emergency arbitrators and arbitral tribunals works in practice. The panel will discuss their different experiences and views of emergency arbitration proceedings and interim relief. In particular, the panel will explore what types of interim relief can be granted by arbitral tribunals and emergency arbitrators; the advantages and disadvantages of requesting a separate emergency arbitration compared to requesting interim relief by the tribunal; and what criteria are, or should be, applied to determine such applications. 

ModeratorSilvia DAHLBERG, Vinge, Partner (Göteborg, Sweden)

Speakers

  • Simon BATIFORT, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Partner (New York, USA)
  • Christoffer COELLO HEDBERG, the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Legal Counsel (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Gustav FLECKE-GIAMMARCO, Seven Summits Arbitration, Partner (Munich, Germany)
14:30 » 15:30
Session 2 – Expedited proceedings, summary procedure, preliminary views by the tribunal and other tools for expedited resolution of disputes – what is it that really works?
The second session will focus on the different tools for expedited resolution of disputes in arbitration. In particular, the panel will explore the different tools which exist under various arbitral rules and legal cultures, such as expedited/fast-track rules, summary procedure, early dismissal and preliminary views; and how commonly and in which situations such tools have been used. Further, the panel will assess the different tools’ speed and effectiveness; effects on due process; and the key differences to ordinary proceedings. Finally, in the current reality of the pandemic, the panel will discuss the use of virtual hearings and their ability for timely and early resolution of disputes.

ModeratorJacopo PIEMONTE, De Berti Jacchia, Associate (Milan, Italy)

Speakers:
  • Iuliana IANCU, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg, Partner (Bruxelles, Belgium)
  • Eric FRANCO, Engie, Global Expert Disputes / General Counsel (Lima, Perú) 
  • Flore POLONI, Signature Litigation, Partner (Paris, France)
  • Santtu TURUNEN, the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI), Secretary General (Helsinki, Finland)
16:00 » 17:00
Session 3 – How about enforcement – is it an issue and does it matter?
The third session will focus on enforcement. As emergency arbitrator proceedings have become more prevalent, concerns about the enforceability of decisions rendered by emergency arbitrators have given rise to some debate. Enforceability concerns have primarily been voiced with a view to the status of the emergency arbitrator, the interim nature of their decisions, as well as the form of the decisions. For other reasons, enforceability concerns have also been expressed with regard to awards resulting from expedited proceedings. But are these concerns really justified? And even if there is an issue, does it really matter in practice?

Moderator: Dirk WIEGANDT, HANEFELD, Associate (Hamburg, Germany)

Speakers:
  • Lisa BEISTEINER, Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich, Partner (Vienna, Austria)
  • Monica CHONG Wan Yee, WongPartnership, Partner (Singapore, Singapore)
  • Giulio PALERMO, Archipel, Partner (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Eric DECKER, Bilfinger SE, Legal Director (Oberhausen, Germany)
17:15 » 17:45
18:00 » 19:00
Speed Networking

ModeratorNadia Smahi, Bär & Kärrer, Geneva, Switzerland

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