Past Events 2012 - 2010

 


Round Table Discusion: A Practical Perspective on International Arbitration Procedure

Co-hosted by ICC YAF, Young ICCA, PCA, LCIA MIAC

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Panel Discussion: Client & Counsel in International Arbitration

Featuring Timothy Foden, Krystyna Chmielewska, Maja Menard and Rostislav Pekar

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How to Produce a Memorial in International Arbitration

The workshop was hosted at the Washington DC offices of Squire Sanders LLP.  It dealt  with practical issues associated with how to produce memorials in international arbitration and provided tips for effective drafting and delivery of memorials. This workshop was generously sponsored by Squire Sanders LLP, Dechert LLP, and Arnold Porter LLP.

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Hosted by Young ICCA and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP with kind support of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and CMS Hasche Sigle.

The workshop pulled together a highly motivated and prepared group of speakers and moderators, namely Professor Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, Boris Kasolowsky (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), Alexandra Schluep (Schutte Schluep & Heide-Jorgensen), Alexander Steinbrecher (Bombardier Transportation), Ruth Mosch (DIS), Ndanga Kamau (King & Spalding), Melanie van Leeuwen (Derains & Gharavi) and Philipp Wagner (Weitnauer Rechtsanwälte). It was held on 24th October 2012 at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at Potsdamer Platz and was attended by 20 Young ICCA members and 10 young DIS40 members.

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Singapore :: Young ICCA - Skills training workshop

Oral Advocacy for the Young Arbitration Practitioners

Hosted by Young ICCA and AFIA (the Australasian Forum for International Arbitration) with kind support of King & Spalding, Jan Paulsson, Lawrence Boo, Maxwell Chambers, Compass Lexecon and the National University of Singapore.

14 June 2012, 8:30am-12:45pm
Singapore

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- Background: Role and relevance of witness statements in international arbitration proceedings;
 
- Drafting witness statements: typical procedure and pitfalls to consider
 
- Background & requirements of document request: Role and relevance of document disclosure in international arbitration; typical five stages of the document disclosure process in overview (distribution of a Redfern Schedule); the requirements for an admissible document request, Art. 3 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence; interplay between document requests and burden of proof.
 
Objections against document requests; Art. 9 of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence; levelling the playing field between different legal systems with respect to privileges and other basis for objection.

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Preparing Expert Witness Reports.

Ms. Gorskie and Mr. Spiller provided guidelines for preparing damages reports. Some of the issues to cover include questions for counsel to ask, direction and guidance the expert needs, and some of the common pitfalls and mistakes. After providing their guidelines, Ms. Gorskie and Mr. Spiller conducted a simulation using facts known to the audience. As part of the simulation, the audience will have the opportunity to participate with questions and comments on the process.

Preparing Expert Witnesses for Testimony.

Mr. Mechelli and Mr. Spiller reviewed the key elements to preparing witnesses for testimony. The speakers discussed the best practices for witness preparation and touched on some of the cultural differences that can affect the preparation of both counsel and expert. In addition, the speakers considered some of the recent developments in the field, such as "hot-tubbing," and how these practices can influence witness preparation. Again, a simulated witness prep scenario followed with questions and comments from the audience.

Examining Expert Witnesses.

Mr. Lorenzo and Mr. Spiller discussed the basic principles underlying witness examination and testimony. The speakers  considered cultural and language differences as well as the examination process, both from the standpoint of the expert and counsel. The session concluded with a mock examination designed to capture witness participation in the process.

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Roundtable Topics: - Background: Role and relevance of witness statements in international arbitration proceedings; - Drafting witness statements: typical procedure and pitfalls to consider - Background & requirements of document request: Role and relevance of document disclosure in international arbitration; typical five stages of the document disclosure process in overview (distribution of a Redfern Schedule); the requirements for an admissible document request, Art. 3 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence; interplay between document requests and burden of proof. Objections against document requests; Art. 9 of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence; levelling the playing field between different legal systems with respect to privileges and other basis for objection.

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Roundtable Topics: - State and Investor Action in Times of Distress: How Should Claimants and Respondents Act?; - Contract Claims against Sovereign Entities: Unique Challenges and Distinctions; - Contract and Treaty Claims: How to Address and Avoid Double Recovery. Each roundtable will bring viewpoints from the perspective of treaty and contractual arbitration along with counsel who have represented parties on both sides of the dispute, counting on the presence of many experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and arbitrators. In addition, the event will have the institutional perspective, with the view from Jose Ricardo Feris of the ICC.

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The first Young ICCA skills training workshop was held in Geneva on 19 May 2011, on the topic of "Memorial-writing in International Arbitration". Students and young practitioners from Africa, Europe, Asia and America participated in a lively and informal discussion led by Klaus Reichert SC, Arif Hyder Ali and Anne-Veronique Schaepfler.

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Breakfast with Arbitrators.

“The Quick Guide to Getting into the Minds of an Arbitral Tribunal”

Organized by The International Bar Association Arbitration and Young Lawyers Committee and the Asia Pacific Forum, in association with Young ICCA, in the occasion of the 14th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day

SungKyunKwan University
Seoul

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Organized by YIAG, ICC YAF and Young ICCA

15 December 2010
Port Louis, Mauritius

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