Mauritius 2016 Film Coverage

International Arbitration and the Rule of Law: Contribution and Conformity

Mauritius: 8-11 May 2016
Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC)

path:  ICCA  ::  Conferences & Congresses  ::  ICCA Mauritius  2016 :: Mauritius Film Coverage

ICCA Mauritius 2016 Film Coverage

To view a presentation, click on the icon to the left of the description. 


Day 1: Sunday 8 May 2016 

17:00 – 20:30

Opening Ceremony & Opening Reception (L’Aventure du Sucre)

Salim Moollan, Chairman, ICCA 2016 Host Committee; Donald Donovan, President, ICCA
Keynote address: Dr Mohamed ElBaradei
Congress officially opened on behalf of the Government of Mauritius by: The Hon. Sudarshan Bhadain, Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms 

Day 2: Monday 9 May 2016

09:00 – 09:40

Plenary 1 (Part B1)
Does Arbitration Contribute to the Rule of Law?

Moderator: Andrea Menaker (United States; White & Case)

Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel (Germany; Independent Arbitrator)
Loretta Malintoppi (Italy; Eversheds)
Payam Akhavan (Canada/Iran; McGill University)

Rapporteur: Manish Aggarwal (India; Three Crowns)

09:40 – 10:40

Plenary 1 (Part B2)

Speaker: The Rt Hon. Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, G.C.S.K.; K.C.M.G.; Q.C. (Mauritius; Republic of Mauritius)
Keynote: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (South Korea; United Nations)

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary 1 (Part A1) Introduction/Overview
International Arbitration and Its Contribution to the Rule of Law Narrative

A robust legal system ensuring the rule of law is often seen as a necessity both for economic development and the protection of human rights. International arbitration is a system separate from and in addition to national court systems, and offers an alternative to resolving disputes before national courts. A panel of economists, political scientists, and jurists will
debate and discuss how the international arbitration system affects the rule of law, human
rights, and economic development.

Andrea Menaker (United States; White & Case)
Chair of the Programme Committee

Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf (Somalia; International Court of Justice)

12:00 – 12:45

Plenary 1 (Part A2)
To What Extent Does International Arbitration Foster Economic Development?

Moderator: Meg Kinnear (Canada; ICSID)

Philip J. McConnaughay (United States; Peking University)
Amanda C. Rawls (United States; American Bar Association)
Dev Krishan (India)

Rapporteur: Kennedy Melly (Kenya; Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates) 

14:00 – 15:30

Panel A1
Constituting the Tribunal & Challenging Its Members: Due Process Issues and Concerns

Moderator: John M. Ohaga (Kenya; TripleOKLaw Advocates)


Karel Daele (Belgium; Mishcon de Reya)
Sarah Grimmer (New Zealand; Permanent Court of Arbitration)
Charles Nairac (Mauritius/France; White & Case)

Panel B1
The Interface Between Domestic Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

Moderator: Gaston Kenfack Douajni (Cameroon; Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice)


George A. Bermann (United States; Columbia University)
Emilia Onyema (Nigeria; SOAS)
Carine Dupeyron (France; August & Debouzy Avocats)
Jingdong Liu (China; Supreme People’s Court of China)

16:00 – 17:30

Panel A2
Interim Measures Issued by Arbitral Tribunals and Domestic Courts

Moderator: Justice Shaheda Peeroo (Mauritius; Supreme Court of Mauritius)


Des Williams (South Africa; Werksmans Attorneys)
Teresa Cheng (Hong Kong; Des Voeux Chambers)
Daniel de Andrade Levy (Brazil/Switzerland; FCDG Advogados)

Panel B2
Investment Arbitration in Africa and Beyond: What Does the Future Hold?

Moderator: Yas Banifatemi (Iran/France; Shearman & Sterling)


Nicolas Angelet (Belgium; Liedekerke)
Ucheora Onwuamaegbu (Nigeria; Arent Fox)
Michael Daly (United States; George Washington Law School)

Day 3: Tuesday 10 May 2016

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary 2  (Part 1)
International Arbitration and Its Conformity with the Rule of Law

Narrative: Central to the legitimacy of international arbitration is its conformity with international standards of due process and the rule of law. Tribunals must respect and enforce the rights of parties while also being seen to do justice, often with only limited supervision by arbitral institutions and national courts. To assess whether and how international arbitration measures up to these high standards, a group of scholars and practitioners will discuss some of the most topical due process issues facing international arbitration today.

Keynote: Chief Justice James Allsop (Australia; Federal Court of Australia)

Plenary 2  (Part 2)

Moderator: Doug Jones (Australia; Independent Arbitrator)

Pallavi S. Shroff (India; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas)
Philippe Pinsolle (France; Quinn Emanuel)
Natalie Reid (Jamaica; Debevoise & Plimpton)

Rapporteur: Melissa Magliana (Italy/United States; Homburger)

10:50 – 12:20

Panel A3
The Corruption Defense: Burden, Standard, and Types of Proof

Moderator: Vladimir Khvalei (Russia/Belarus; Baker & McKenzie)


Claus von Wobeser (Mexico; Von Wobeser & Sierra)
Domitille Baizeau (France/New Zealand; Lalive)
Abdulhay Sayed (Syria; Sayed & Sayed)

Panel B3
Equality of Arms in International Arbitration: Do Rules and Guidelines Level the Playing Field and Properly Regulate Conduct?

Moderator: Janet Walker (Canada; Osgoode Hall Law School)


Christopher Lau (Singapore; Maxwell Chambers)
Brenda Horrigan (China, Herbert Smith Freehills)
Felix Dasser (Switzerland; Homburger) 

13:30 – 15:00

Panel A4
How to Prepare a Persuasive Case: 10 Things to Do and To Avoid When (i) Preparing Written Submissions, (ii) Examining Witnesses, and (iii) Presenting Oral Argument

Moderator: Barton Legum (United States; Dentons)


Toby Landau (United Kingdom; Essex Court Chambers)
Brigitte Stern (France; Sorbonne)
David J.A. Cairns (New Zealand/United Kingdom; Cremades y Asociados)

Panel B4
The Effect of Foreign National Court Judgments Relating to the Arbitral Award: A Conceptual Framework

Moderator: Salim Moollan (Mauritius; Essex Court Chambers)

Sébastien Besson (Switzerland; Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler)
Maxi Scherer (Germany; WilmerHale)
Pierre Mayer (France; Independent Arbitrator)

15:20 – 16:50

Panel A5
Do Post-Award Remedies Appropriately Ensure Conformity of the Arbitral Process With the Rule of Law?

Moderator: Malcolm Holmes (Australia; Eleven Wentworth Chambers)

Kamal Shah (Kenya/United Kingdom/India; Stephenson Harwood)
Sae Youn Kim (South Korea; Yulchon)
Daphna Kapeliuk (Israel; Goldfarb Seligman)

Panel B5
What Are Appropriate Remedies for Findings of Illegality in Investment Arbitration?

Moderator: Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Egypt; Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration)

Jean E. Kalicki (United States; Independent Arbitrator)
Constantine Partasides (United Kingdom; Three Crowns)
Nassib G. Ziadé (Lebanon/Chile; Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution)

Day 4: Wednesday 11 May 2016

09:30 – 11:00

Plenary 3
Spotlight on Africa: Perspectives on Arbitration

The last decade has seen a blossoming of international arbitration in Africa, with numerous regional arbitration centers and the development of new national arbitration laws. A group of leading African and international practitioners will discuss their experiences arbitrating disputes in African seats and arbitral centers, including the particular benefits and challenges of international arbitration in Africa.

Moderator: Funke Adekoya (Nigeria; ǼLEX)

Elizabeth Karanja (United Kingdom/Kenya; JMiles & Co.)
Olasupo Shasore (Nigeria; Ajumogobia & Okeke)
Benoît Le Bars (France; Lazareff Le Bars)
Rukia Baruti (Tanzania/United Kingdom; Africa International Legal Awareness)
Vlad Movshovich (South Africa; Webber Wentzel)
Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (Egypt; Zulficar & Partners)
Thierry Koenig (Mauritius; ENSafrica)
Marie-Andrée Ngwe (Cameroon; Cabinet Me Marie-Andrée NGWE)
Ace Anan Ankomah (Ghana; Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah)
Aisha Abdallah (Kenya; Anjarwalla & Khanna)

Rapporteur: Ina Popova (Bulgaria; Debevoise & Plimpton)
Bethlehem Asmamaw (Ethiopia; MIDS program)

11:30 – 12:30

Closing Ceremony (SVICC)

Salim Moollan, Chairman, ICCA 2016 Host Committee
Donald Donovan, President, ICCA

Keynote address: Lord Hoffmann
Officially declaring the Congress closed: The Hon Ravi raj Yerrigadoo, Attorney-General of the Republic of MauritiusSydney Host Committee Presentation