Center for International Legal Studies


The Center for International Legal Studies

- "CILS" or "the Center" - is a non-profit research, training, and teaching institute for international and comparative law and practice, registered and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law. Its international headquarters have been in Salzburg, Austria since 1976. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge and know-how among members of the international legal community.

International Arbitration Symposium

Thursday, 22 May - Sunday, 25 May 2014

Salzburg, Austria

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Session 1.            Young Arbitrators Panel

11 am-12.30 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Deva Villanúa Gómez, Armesto & Asociados, Spain

·      Elena Lebakina, Gillioz Dorsaz & Associés, Switzerland

·      Jérôme Lehucher, Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, France

·      Courtney Lotfi, Freshfields, Austria

·      Jennifer Bryant, Noerr LLP, Germany

Lunch Break

12.30-1.30 pm, Marble Hall, Palace

Session 2.            Drafting the Arbitration Clause: Dos and Don’ts

1.30-3.00 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Bennar Balkaya, CIArb European Branch, Turkey

·      Renate Dendorfer-Ditges, Ditges, Germany

·      Karen Monroe, Wilk Auslander, Switzerland

·      John Tieder, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald LLP, United States

Session 3.            Investment Arbitration vs. Commercial Arbitration – Differences and Similarities

3.00-4.30 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: C. Ryan Reetz, Bryan Cave LLP, United States

·      Rukia Baruti, Africa International Legal Awareness, United Kingdom

·      Maja Stanivukovic, Novi Sad University, Serbia

·      Ximena Herrera-Bernal, Shearman & Sterling LLP, United Kingdom

·      Barbara Helene Steindl, Brauneis Klauser Prändl RA GmbH, Austria

Coffee Break

4.30-4.45 pm, Meierhof Lobby

Session 4.            Structuring your Investment to Obtain Investment Protection

4.45-6.15 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Elizabeth Snodgrass, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, United Kingdom

·      Laurent Niddam, Independent Arbitrator, Hungary

·      Colm Ó hOisín, SC, Ireland

·      Veronika Korom, Shearman & Sterling, France

·      Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts LLP, United Kingdom

Cocktail Reception and Tour of the Palace

6.30-8.00 pm, Great Hall, Palace

Opening Dinner

8.00 pm, Marble Hall, Palace

Friday, 23 May 2014


7.00-8.30 am, Marble Hall, Palace

Session 5.            Arbitrator Selection and Challenges

8.30-10 am, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Silvia Marchili, King & Spalding, United States

·      Christian Aschauer, Andreas Reiner & Partners, Austria

·      Benedetta Coppo, Milan Chamber of Commerce, Italy

·      Michelle Sindler, Independent Arbitrator, Australia

·      Bernd Ehle, Lalive, Switzerland

Session 6.            Interactive Session: International Arbitrator Information Project  

10-10.30 am, Parker Hall, Meierhof

·      Catherine Rogers, Penn State University Law School, United States

Coffee Break

10.30-10.45 am, Meierhof Lobby

Session 7.            International Arbitration and Intellectual Property

10.45 am-12.15 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Christof Siefarth, Görg, Germany

·      Manuel Arroyo, Meyer Lustenberger Lachenal, Switzerland

·      Michael Kotrly, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, United Kingdom

·      Alejandro Garcia, Herbert Smith, United Kingdom

Lunch Break

12:15-1:10pm, Marble Hall, Palace

TRANSFER to University of Salzburg

1:10pm, Bus departure from outside the Meierhof

Welcome by Prof Marianne Roth and Prof Michael Geistlinger, University of Salzburg

1:30-1:40pm, University of Salzburg, Kapitelgasse 4, Lecture Hall 230

Session 8.            Ethics in International Arbitration

1.45-3.15 pm, Lecture Hall 230, Kapitelgasse 4

Moderator: Teresa Giovannini, Lalive, Switzerland

·      Louis Buchman, Field Fisher Waterhouse, France

·      Romain Dupeyré, BOPS, France

·      Valeria Galíndez, Uría Menéndez, Brazil

·      Maria Vicien-Milburn, UNESCO, France

Session 9.            European Union and United States Updates

Recent Decisions in the European Union Enforcing/Refusing to Enforce International Awards Recent United States Court Decisions on Setting Aside Awards

3.15-4.45 pm, U Salzburg, Lecture Hall 230

Moderator: Luca Radicati di Brozolo, Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini, Italy

·      Aphrodite Vassardani, Alexander Vassardanis & Partners, Greece

·      John Pinney, Graydon Head & Ritchey, United States

·      Aren Goldsmith, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, France

·      Philippe Bärtsch, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland

Coffee Break

4.45-5.00 pm

Session 10.         Damages

5.00-6.30 pm, U Salzburg, Lecture Hall 230

Moderator: Christopher Koch, Landolt & Koch, Switzerland

·      David Lawson, Bonnard Lawson, Switzerland

·      Craig S. Miles, King & Spalding, United States

·      Rory Walck, Global Financial Analytics LLC, United States

·      Robert Wachter, Kim & Chang, South Korea

Saturday, 24 May 2014


7.00-9.00 am, Marble Hall, Palace

Session 11.         International Arbitration in the Energy Sector – Recent Developments

9.00-10.30 am, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Shannon T. Lazzarini, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, United States 

·      Rostislav Pekar, Squire Sanders, Czech Republic

·      Maxi Scherer, Queen Mary University London and Wilmer Hale, United Kingdom

·      Niels Schiersing, Horten, Denmark

Coffee Break

10.30-10.45 am, Meierhof Lobby

Session 12.         What the Client Wants – The In-House Perspective

10.45 am - 12.15 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: James Castello, King & Spalding, France

·      Jorge Perez-Vera, Total, France

·      Jan-Michael Ahrens, Siemens AG, Germany

Lunch Break

12:15-1:15pm, Marble Hall, Schloss

Session 13.         Multi-Party Arbitration: What Works and What Doesn’t?

1.15-2:45 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Christian Albanesi, ICC, France

·      Christina Cathey Schuetz, Clifford Chance, United Kingdom

·      Annet van Hooft, Bird & Bird, France

·      Todd Weiler, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Canada

·      Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Switzerland

Session 14.         Decision Making: What Goes on in the Tribunal’s Mind?

2.45-4.15 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Joachim Kuckenburg, Kuckenburg Bureth Associés, France

·      David Caron, King’s College London, United Kingdom

·      Edna Sussman, Independent Arbitrator, United States

Coffee Break

4.15-4.30 pm, Meierhof Lobby

Session 15.         Look into the Future – Opportunities and Challenges to Arbitration

4.30-6.00 pm, Parker Hall, Meierhof

Moderator: Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Graf & Pitkowitz, Austria

·      Laurence Kiffer, Teynier, Pic & Associés, France

·      Margaret Moses, Loyola University Chicago, United States

·      Francesca Mazza, Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V., Germany

Piano Concert

6.30-7.30 pm, Great Hall, Palace

Closing Dinner

7.30 pm, Marble Hall, Palace

Dining Room Schloss Leopoldskron

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When arriving at Salzburg Airport, ask the taxi to bring you to Schloss Leopoldskron. It is about a ten minute ride.

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The Center will certify up 1.8 CLE credits (based on 50-min hours) and/or 1.5 CLE/CPD (based on 60-min hours) per 90-min session attended.  The working language is English.


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