11th Annual Arbitration Conference

Zurich, Switzerland

27 June 2019 - 29 June 2019

Towards Greater Efficiency in International Arbitration

Thursday 27 June 2019

18:00 » 20:30 Welcome Cocktail and Registration at the Terrasse
Address: Limmatquai 3, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland
20:30 Optional dinner
Not included in the registration fee, payable locally

Friday 28 June 2019

08:00 » 09:00 Registration at the Belvoir Park
Address: Seestrasse 125, CH-8002 Zürich, Switzerland
09:00 » 09:30 Welcome address by the AIJA First Vice-president (Tokyo meeting room)
Paola Fudakowska, AIJA First Vice-president, FCO Legal Directorate, United Kingdom
09:30 » 10:00 Keynote speech (Tokyo meeting room)
Urs Weber-Stecher, President of the Swiss Commission of Arbitration (National Committee) of ICC Switzerland, a member of the Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution, Wenger & Vieli, Zurich, Switzerland
10:00 » 11:15 Panel 1: Has Arbitration Become Too Expensive? (Tokyo meeting room)
Nadia Smahi, Bär & Karrer AG, Associate, Geneva, Switzerland
Alina Leoveanu, ICC International Center for ADR, Manager, Paris, France
Christopher Campbell, Baker Huges/GE Company, Visiting Counsel, Florence, Italy
Ewelina Wetrys, K&L Gates, Senior Associate, Warsaw, Poland
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee break (Halle Asien)
11:45 » 13:00 Panel 2: Faster, Higher, Stronger – Shaping efficient procedures (Tokyo meeting room)
Stefan Leimgruber, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
Camilla Gambarini, Withersworldwide, London, UK
James Menz, Bombardier Transportation, Senior Litigation Expert, Berlin Germany
Flore Poloni, August Debouzy, Paris, France
13:00 » 14:15 Lunch
14:15 » 15:30 Workshop A: Efficiency – the client's perspective (Boston meeting room)
Chloé Terrapon, Walder Wyss Ltd., Zurich, Switzerland
Eric Johnson, Cederquist KB, Stockholm, Sweden
Elisabeth Leimbacher, Takeda, Zurich, Switzerland
Maria Gritsenko, Veon, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anna Bilanová, Czech Ministry of Finance,  Prague, Czech Republic

Workshop B: Efficiency – the counsel's perspective
(Chicago meeting room)
Michael Bösch, Thouvenin Rechtsanwälte KLG, Zurich, Switzerland
Melissa Magliana, Lalive, Zurich, Switzerland
Michelangelo Cicogna, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Milan, Italy
Gunnar Pickl, Dorda Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria

Workshop C: Efficiency – the institution's and the arbitrator's perspective
(San Francisco meeting room)
Simone Hofbauer, Barandun AG, Zurich, Switzerland
Marlene Sauer, Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Pascale Gola, Ruoss Voegele, Zurich, Switzerland
Heidi Merikalla-Teir, Director of the Finland Chamber of Commerce and Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce
Christian Oetiker, Court Member of Swiss Chambers Arbitration Institution, VISCHER, Basle, Switzerland
15:30 » 16:00 Coffee break (Halle USA)
16:00 » 17:45 Repeat of Workshops A-B-C (Boston, Chicago & San Franciso meeting rooms)
17:45 Informal Commission Meeting
20:30 Dinner at Hotel Atlantis by Giardino
Address: Döltschiweg 234, 8055 Zürich, Switzerland
23:00 Optional Bar & clubbing at HILTL CLUB
Address: Sihlstrasse 28, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland

Saturday 29 June 2019

10:00 » 11:15 Panel 3: Brave New World – or how technology can be used to improve efficiency (Tokyo meeting room)
Elena Kadelburger, Underwood & Co Solicitors LLP, London, UK
Marc Krestin, Allen & Overy LLP, Paris, France
Francesca Salerno, Legance Avvocati Associati, Rome, Italy
Michael Cartier, Walder Wyss Ltd, Zurich, Switzerland
David Bloch, CEO of Legartis, Zurich, Switzerland 
11:15 » 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 » 13:00 Panel 4: Who pays the bill? Separate deposits, security for costs, and allocation of costs (Tokyo meeting room)
Lukas Rusch, Pestalozzi, Zurich, Switzerland
Tino Schneider, Lalive, Zurich, Switzerland
Silvia Dahlberg, Vinge, Gothenburg, Sweden
Nicola Peart, Three Crowns, London, UK
Nino Sievi, CMS, Zurich, Switzerland
13:00 » 14:00 Lunch
15:00 » 17:00 Optional afternoon social programme
Not included in the registration fees, payable locally
- Uetliberg-hike (people who do not wish to hike may take the train and join for drinks at the Restaurant on top)
- Visit of Museum Rietberg.
- Swimming in Lake Zurich
19:30 Home Hospitality Dinner
22:00 » 02:00 Optional Bar & clubbing at Widder Garage Bar
Address: Widder Garage, Augustinerhof 1, 8001 Zürich