Cambridge Arbitration Day

International Investment & Commercial Arbitration

4/5 March, 2016

Faculty of Law , 10 West Road in Cambridge, CB3 9DZ

The Cambridge University Graduate Law Society (CUGLS) will host the third annual Cambridge Arbitration Day on 4-5 March 2016 at the Faculty of Law in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The conference includes the participation of distinguished lawyers, arbitrators, and academics who are prominent authorities in their respective fields in international arbitration. The event is entirely academic and looks forward to contribute to the debates surrounding the topics in the agenda. The Arbitration Day is mainly destined to students, both graduate and postgraduate, from top universities in England. Due to the importance of the topics dealt in the conference and the trajectory of our speakers, this event is also attended by practitioners who wish to broaden their knowledge of international arbitration. In order to achieve our educational purpose, the Arbitration Day is free of charge for those attending.

Programme

The Young Practitioners Event is supported (and co-organized) by the International Chamber of Commerce Young Practitioners Forum (ICC-YAF).

In cooperation with ICCYAF

4TH March 2016

6 PM to 8: 30 PM (GMT)

Bateman Auditorium, Gonville & Caius College

18:00 - 19:30 | Topic: “Practical Issues of Arbitral Procedure: Round Table Discussion”

Drinks Reception

19:30 - 20:30 | Drinks Reception

5th March 2016, Faculty of Law, Cambridge

8:30 AM to 1 PM and 2 PM to 6:00 PM (Lunch 1 PM to 2 PM) GMT

PRESSING CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

  • 9:00-9:30 | Harmonization of International Arbitration Rules I MOHAMED RAFFA/ Partner, Raffa & Ebeid Lawyers
  • 9:30-10:00 | The Role of Precedents in International Arbitration | Patricio Grané Labat/Partner, Volterra Fietta
  • 10:00-10:30 | Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: “Access to Justice or Fuel for the Litigation Industry?” | MARK MCNEILL/Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • 10:30-11:00 | Arbitration Agreements in Europe: West Tankers Revisited | PROF. RICHARD FENTIMAN/University of Cambridge
  • PRACTICAL ISSUES OF ARBITRAL PROCEDURE

  • 11:00-11:30 | Cross-Examination of Witnesses in International Arbitration | SUZANNE SPEARS/Counsel, Volterra Fietta
  • 11:30-12:00 | Drafting and Advising on Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses | FRANZ SCHWARTZ/Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LL
  • 12:00-12:30 | Multiple Parties in International Arbitration | VEIJO HEISKANEN/Partner, LALIVE
  • 12:00-13:00 | Settlement During Arbitration Proceedings | CHRIS PARKER/Herbert Smith Freehills
  • 13:00-14:00 | LUNCH BREAK
  • NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN TTIP

  • 14:00-14:30 | Injustice Behind Closed Doors? – TTIP and the Crisis of Investment Arbitration | DR. ANTONIOS TZANAKOPOULOS/University of Oxford
  • 14:30-15:00 | The European Commission’s Proposal for an Investment Court as part of the TTIP: Implications for Practice | MONTY TAYLOR/Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP
  • ARBITRATION IN THE ENERGY SECTOR

  • 15:00-15:30 | Claims Against Spain under the ECT – Spanish Legal Reforms that Affected the Renewable Energy Sector | MANISH AGGARWAL/Senior Associate, Three Crowns LLP
  • 15:30-16:00 | Environmental Counterclaims in international investment arbitration | JEAN-PAUL DECHAMPS/Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • 16:00-16:30 | COFFEE BREAK
  • STRIKING RECENT CASES

  • 16:30-17:00 | The Clash Between Intra – EU BITs and European Law – The Micula Case | DAVID REED/Partner, Arnold & Porter
  • 17:00-17:30 | The Pechstein Case – Is there a future for sports arbitration? | OLGA BRAEUER/Counsel, Wilmer Hale
  • 17:30-18:00 | Investor – State Arbitration and Public Health Policies – The Phillip Morris Case | JEREMY SHARPE/Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • Registration

    Registration for the Young Practitioners Event and Arbitration Day is free of charge.

    Please register at the following:

    Please note that the event and programme are subject to modification.

    For any queries, please email: info@cugls.com

    Registration for Dinner

    The Cambridge Arbitration Day will close with a three course dinner in the beautiful Dining Hall of Wolfson College on 5th March 2016, Saturday, at 7 PM.

    Here you will have the chance to review the conference with old and new friends.

    Please read carefully before registering:

    • Pre Drinks start in the Combination Room on 5 March 2016 at 7pm.
    • Dinner will be served in the Dining Hall at 7.30pm.
    • The dress code is Black Tie.

    Menu:

    Starters
    • Roasted Carrot and Lentil Soup
    • Cheese and Onion Rolls
    Mains
    • Pan Fried Salmon Supreme
    • Salsa Verde with Mediterranean Vegetables
    • Crushed New Potatoes with Chives
    Vegetarian Mains
    • Filo Pastry Parcels filled with Roasted Root Vegetables
    • Puy Lentils and Tofu
    • Tomato and Basil Sauce
    Puddings
    • Chocolate Mousse with Shortbread
    Each course will be paired with a different wine.

    Price and payment:

    The price for students is 22 £. The price for practitioners is 32 £.

    Please register your details by 28th February 2016 and dietary requirements (if any) in the following form:

    Kindly make your payment by Bank Transfer by 5 PM (GMT) on Monday, 29th February to secure a seat.

    While making the payment, (please do not forget to state the names of the guest(s) for which payment is made)

    Bank account details for payment:

    1.Cambridge University Graduate Law Society

    2. Sort Code: 30-91-56

    3. Account No.: 00120609

    After payment kindly send an email to treasurer@cugls.com with the screenshot of the payment page.

    Places are limited and booking is subject to availability. Your seat at the dinner is not secured unless you get a confirmation email.

    Speakers

    Prof. Richard Fentiman

    University of Cambridge

    Topic : Arbitration Agreements in Europe: West Tankers Revisted 

    Suzanne Spears

    Counsel, Volterra Fietta

    Topic : Cross-examination of Witnesses in International Arbitration

    Dr. Antonios Tzanakopoulos

    University of Oxford

    Topic : Injustice behind close doors? - TTIP and the Crisis on Investment Arbitration

    Patricio Grané Labat

    Partner, Volterra Fietta

    Topic :The Role of Precedents in International Arbitration

    Monty Taylor

    Associate, Arnold & Porter LLP

    Topic : The European Commission’s Proposal for an Investment Arbitration

    Franz Schwartz

    Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

    Topic : Drafting and Advising on Asymmetrical Arbitration Clauses

    Manish Aggarwal

    Senior Associate, Three Crowns LLP

    Topic :Claims Against Spain under the ECT – Spanish Legal Reform that Affected the Renewable Energy Sector

    Jean-Paul Dechamps

    Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

    Topic : Environmental Counterclaims in International Investment Arbitration

    David Reed

    Partner, Arnold & Porter

    Topic : The Clash Between Intra – EU BITs and European Law – The Micula Case

    Veijo Heiskanen

    Partner, LALIVE

    Topic : Multiple Parties in International Arbitration

    Chris Parker

    Herbert Smith Freehills

    Topic : Settlement During Arbitration Proceedings

    Olga Braeuer

    Counsel, Wilmer Hale

    Topic : The Pechstein Case – Is there a future for sports arbitration?

    Mohamed Raffa

    Partner, Raffa & Ebeid Lawyers

    Topic : Harmonization of International Arbitration Rules  

    Mark McNeill

    Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Topic :Third Party Funding in International Arbitration: “Access to Justice or Fuel for the Litigation Industry?”

    Jeremy Sharpe

    Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Topic : Investor – State Arbitration and Public Health Policies – The Phillip Morris Case

    Accommodation

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    Varsity Hotel and Spa

    Varsity Hotel and Spa The rates include continental breakfast, access to the gym and spa, and Wi-Fi. This hotel is located at Thompson’s Lane (16-minute walk to the Law Faculty). You can book through website .

    Double Tree by Hilton

    The rates include Wi-Fi and breakfast. The hotel is located at Mill Lane (9-minute walk to the Law Faculty).

    Cambridge City Hotel

    The rates include Wi-Fi and breakfast. The hotel is located at Downing Street (14-minute walk to the Law Faculty). Bookings in this have a discount for University of Cambridge events so do ask for the special price.

    Best Western – Gonville Hotel

    The rates include Wi-Fi and parking space (not all rates include breakfast). The hotel is located at Gonville Place (23-minute walk, or 7-minute drive, to the Faculty of Law).

    Lensfield Hotel

    The rates include Wi-Fi and breakfast. The hotel is located at Lensfield Road (15-minute walk to the Law Faculty).

    Bed and breakfast accommodation in Cambridge University colleges

    A unique backstage pass providing the opportunity to stay in a historic Cambridge college during your visit to this heritage-rich city. These centrally-located bed and breakfast (B&B) or self catering rooms are a cost effective alternative to staying in Cambridge hotels.

    Location

    For information on How to Reach Faculty of Law, Cambridge, please visit us Here

    Location 1

    4th March – GLS Young Practitioners Event

    Bateman Auditorium Gonville & Caius College Trinity Street Cambridge CB2 1TA
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  • Location 2

    5th March - GLS Arbitration Day Event

    The Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, United Kingdom.
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  • Location 3

    5th March – GLS Arbitration Day Dinner

    Wolfson College Barton Road Cambridge CB3 9BB
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