Kiev Arbitration Days. Kiev, Ukraine

November 5, 2015

DAY 1

INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION

8:00 – 9:00 

Registration / Coffee

9:00 – 9:10 

Welcome addresses

Oleksiy Filatov, Deputy Head of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine

9:10 – 10:25

FIRST SESSION

Cases of Corruption

 

Moderator: 

Joe Tirado, Partner at Winston Strawn LLP (UK)


Speakers:

Max Burger-Scheidlin, Executive Director at ICC Austria (Austria)

Erhard Boehm, Partner at Baier Attorneys at Law (Austria)

Michael Young, Partner at Allen & Overy (France)


Discussed topics:

  • Pay to play?
  • Contractor v. State/Investor
  • Justifications and Excuses

10:25 – 10:55 

Coffee break

10:55 - 11:10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Olena Yevtushenko, the Judge of the High Specialized Court of Ukraine for Civil and Criminal Cases
“Recognition of Foreign Arbitral Award in Ukraine”

11:10 – 12:55

SECOND SESSION

The Applicable Law

 

Moderator:

Nick Gvinadze, Managing Partner of Gvinadze & Partners LLC (Georgia)

Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner of Engarde Attorneys at Law


Speakers:

Galina Zukova, Associate at White & Case LLP (France)

Christian Dorda, Partner at Dorda Brugger Jordis (Austria)

Pavlo Byelousov, Counsel at Aequo Law Firm (Ukraine)

Scott Vesel, Counsel at Three Crowns (UK)

Simon Greenberg, Partner at Clifford Chance (France)


Discussed topics:

  • Transnational and National Public Policy

  • Party Autonomy and choice of law

  • Mandatory Law

  • Evidence obtained through corruption

  • Adverse Inference

12:55 – 13:55 

Lunch

13:55 – 14:25

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Anton Baier, President of Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Austria)

14:25 – 14:55 

Coffee break

14:55 – 16:25

THIRD SESSION

The evidentiary dilemma

 

Moderator:

Ilya Nikiforov, Managing partner at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners (Russia)


Speakers:

Iain Sheridan, Barrister at Big Ben Chambers (UK / Austria)

Oleksandr Volkov, Associate at  Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners (Ukraine)

Carol M. WeluPartner at Squire Patton Boggs LLP (UK)

Nils Schmidt-Ahrendts, Partner at Hanefeld Rechtswalte (Germany)


Discussed topics:

  • Burden of Proof
  • Standard of Proof
  • Struggle against Secrecy – Circumstantial evidence and presumptions
  • Arbitral activism v impartiality

16:25 – 16:55 

Coffee break

16:55 – 18:25

FOURTH SESSION

Sanctions and Consequences

 

Moderator:

Evgen Kubko, Senior partner at Salkom law firm (Ukraine)


Speakers:

Olga Vorozhbyt, Partner at CMS Cameron McKenna (Ukraine)

Anna Tkachova, Associate at Asters (Ukraine)

Christopher Moore, Partner at  Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP (UK)

Leon Kopecký, Counsel at Schoenherr, Austria


Discussed topics:

  • Lack of arbitrability
  • Lack of jurisdiction
  • Sanctions
  • Damages

DAY 2

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION

8:30 – 9:00 

Coffee

9:00 – 10:15 

FIRST SESSION 

Investing in difficult times - yes, no, how? 

 

Discussed topics:

  • What projects do they look at
  • How to get financing (equity and debt)
  • What problems do they face

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 – 12:00 

SECOND SESSION

Getting the package right - Considerations at the start of a project

 

Discussed topics:

  • International credit agreements and financial instruments explained
  • Investment Insurance
  • Investment structuring
  • Clauses in your contract
  • Tax structuring

12:00 – 12:50

Lunch

12:50 - 13:10

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Vladimir Khvalei, Partner at Baker & McKenzie, Vice president of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Russia)

"Case Law Overview"

13:10 – 14:35

THIRD SESSION

Financial aspects of investment arbitration - Third Party Financing and impecunious parties 

 

Discussed topics:

  • Third Party Financing (TPF) explained
  • Consequences of TPF for arbitrator disclosure and other ethical considerations
  • Security for costs
  • Party renouncing from arbitration agreement and how to deal with it
  • Insolvency in investment arbitration

14:35 – 15:05

Coffee break

15:05 – 16:35

FOURTH SESSION

Interest, costs and enforcement - What matters is the bottom line

 

Discussed topics:

  • Pre- and post-award interests - the neglected children
  • Cost decision
  • Enforcement

16:35 – 17:00

Closing Remarks

For more information about the event please contact Iya Savchenko via emailconference@uba.ua or phone +38 044 492 88 48.


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