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, 2 June - Sunday, 5 June 2016

Salzburg, Austria


Professional sessions will take place in the Parker Hall in the Meierhof; Coffee Breaks are scheduled for the Meierhof Lobby in the Meierhof; Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will take place in the Marble Hall in the Palace; The Piano Concert, Cocktail Reception and the Palace Tour take place or commence in the Great Hall of the Palace

Chairs – and – Media Partner

Laurent Hirsch

Silvia Marchili

TDM Journal

Transnational Dispute Management is the network for International Arbitration, Mediation and ADR, and International Investment Law and has gained popularity with many (international) companies, governmental organisations, law firms international agencies, academic and think-tank institutions.

Thursday, 2 June

Welcome Coffee

10:30-11:00 AM

Symposium Opening

Laurent Hirsch, HIRSCH, Geneva, Switzerland
Silvia Marchili, King & Spalding, Houston, Texas

11-11:10 AM

1. Appointing Arbitrators, Conflicts and Challenges

Panel Chair: Christof Siefarth, GÖRG, Cologne, Germany

- Mark C. Hilgard, Mayer Brown LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
- Niels Schiersing, Copenhagen Chambers, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Benedetta Coppo, The Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, Milan, Italy
- Maria Vicien-Milburn, MVMA Maria Vicien-Milburn Arbitration, Paris, France

11:10 AM-12:25 PM

Lunch Break

12:25-1:45 PM

2. Ethics

Panel Chair: Teresa Giovannini, LALIVE SA, Geneva, Switzerland

- Lorraine de Germiny, LALIVE SA, Geneva, Switzerland
- Michael Kotrly, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, London, England
- Carol Ludington, Ludington Ltd., Willernie, Minnesota
- David A. Lawson, Bonnard Lawson, Geneva, Switzerland

1:50-3:05 PM

3. Due Process

Panel Chair: Lawrence S. Schaner, Jenner & Block LLP, Chicago, Illinois

- Aren Goldsmith, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, Paris, France
- John B. Pinney, Graydon Head, Cincinnati, Ohio
- Christina Cathey Schuetz, Clifford Chance, London, England
- Robert W. Wachter, Lee & Ko, Seoul, South Korea

3:10-4:25 PM

Coffee Break

4:25-4:45 PM

4. Multiparty

Panel Chair: Günther J. Horvath, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna, Austria

- Alma Zadic, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna, Austria
- James Castello, King & Spalding LLP, Paris, France
- Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa, Orrick, Geneva, Switzerland
- Constantin Eschlböck, Forum for International Conciliation and Arbitration, Vienna, Austria

4:45-6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

6:30-7:15 PM

Palace Tour

7:15-8:00 PM

Opening Dinner

8:00 PM

Friday, 3 June

5. Users’ Concerns, Guidelines and Best Practices

Panel Chair: Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Graf & Pitkowitz, Vienna, Austria

- C. Ryan Reetz, Bryan Cave LLP, Miami, Florida
- Silvia Pavlica Dahlberg, Advokatfirman Vinge KB, Gothenburg, Sweden
- Stefan Gerlach, Schneider Geiwitz & Partner, Munich, Germany
- José Ricardo Feris, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France

8:30-9:45 AM

6. Energy

Panel Chair: Timothy G. Nelson, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, New York

- Michele Sabatini, ARBLIT – Radicati di Brozolo Sabatini Benedettelli, Milan, Italy
- Barbara Helene Steindl, B.H. Steindl, Vienna, Austria
- Achille Ngwanza, Université Paris Sud 11, Orsay, France
- Joachim Kuckenburg, KAB-Kuckenburg Bureth Boineau, Paris, France

9:50-11:05 AM

Coffee Break

11:10-11:25 AM

7. Construction

Panel Chair: Bernd Ehle, LALIVE SA, Geneva, Switzerland

- Lukáš Klee, Metrostav a.s., Prague, Czech Republic
- Virginie Colaiuta, Pinsent Masons LLP, London, England
- Jacob C. Jørgensen, Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S, Allerød, Denmark
- Andrew Burr, ArbDB Chambers, London, England

11:25 AM-12:40 PM

Lunch Break

12:40-1:40 PM

8. Damages

Panel Chair: Craig Miles, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, Texas

- Rory Walck, Global Financial Analytics LLC, Reston, Virginia
- Roula Harfouche, Accuracy, London, England
- Alan M. Anderson, Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Irmgard Marboe, University of Vienna, Department of International Law, Vienna, Austria

1:50-3:05 PM

9. Corruption

Panel Chair: David Caron, Judge, The Iran - United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague, Netherlands

- Andreas Schregenberger, Homburger AG, Zurich, Switzerland
- Annet van Hooft, Bird & Bird AARPI, Paris, France
- Todd Weiler, Investment Treaty Arbitration, London, Ontario, Canada
- Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts (UK) LLP, London, England

3:10-4:25 PM

Coffee Break

4:25-4:40 PM

10. Parallel Proceedings and Res Judicata

Panel Chair: Sébastien Besson, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Switzerland

- Jérôme Lehucher, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Paris, France
- Duncan Speller, Wilmer Hale, London , England
- Luc Demeyere, Contrast, Zaventem, Belgium
- Veronika Korom, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris, France

4:45-6:00 PM

Saturday, 4 June

11. Multi-tier and ADR

Panel Chair: Bennar Aydogdu, BennArb Law Firm, Bursa, Turkey

- Manuel Arroyo, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich, Switzerland
- Rodrigo Garcia da Fonseca, Fonseca e Salles Lima, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Stefano Paolo Catelani, DuPont, Geneva, Switzerland
- John B. Tieder, Watt Tieder, McLean, Virginia

9:00-10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15-10:40 AM

12. Case Management

Panel Chair: Jan-Michael Ahrens, Siemens AG IC L-LIT, Erlangen, Germany

- Christopher Koch, Landolt & Koch, Geneva, Switzerland
- Steffen Pihlblad, The Danish Institute of Arbitration, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Zsolt Okányi, CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Budapest, Hungary

10:40-11:50 AM

Lunch Break

11:50 AM-1:10 PM

13. Investment Arbitration, Investment, Jurisdiction, Fair and Equitable Treatment

Panel Chair: Horst Daniel, Squire Patton Boggs, Frankfurt, Germany

- Colm Ó hOisín, Senior Counsel, Dublin, Ireland
- Maja Stanivukovic, Stanivukovic PR Arbitar, Novi Sad, Serbia
- Laurent Niddam, Independent Arbitrator and Arbitration Lawyer, Budapest, Hungary
- Deva Villanúa Gómez, Armesto & Asociados, Madrid, Spain
- Ximena Herrera-Bernal, Shearman & Sterling LLP, London, England

1:10-2:40 PM

14. Investment Arbitration, Appeal and Challenges

Panel Chair: Mauro Rubino-Sammartano, LawFed BRSA, Milan, Italy

- Nikos Lavranos, Global Investment Protection AG, Zug, Switzerland
- Sophie Nappert, 3 Verulam Buildings, London, England
- John P Gaffney, Al Tamimi & Co., Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- Luciana Ricart, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, London, England

2:45-4:00 PM

Coffee Break

4:00-4:20 PM

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

Panel Chair: Frédéric Bachand, McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montréal, Québec

- Jorge Perez-Vera, Total Marketing Services, Paris, France
- Walt Sapronov, Sapronov & Associates, PC, Atlanta, Georgia
- Charlotte Villeneuve, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels, Belgium

4:20-5:40 PM

Symposium Closing

Laurent Hirsch and Silvia Marchili

5:40-6:00 PM

Piano Concert

6:45-7:45 PM

Concluding Dinner

7:45 PM

Papers will also be published in the NWV Verlag GmbH Wien Publication "Yearbook on International Arbitration", edited by Prof. Dr. Marianne Roth and Prof. Dr. Michael Geistlinger, of the University of Salzburg.

Fees include accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, cocktails, palace tour, opening and closing dinners, cancellation insurance, professional program, CLE/CPD credits, materials and login rights to online distribution board.

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