Public and Private Interest in International Arbitration

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    Squire Patton Boggs
    7, rue du Général Foy

    As part of Paris Arbitration Week, we will be hosting an exclusive half-day event looking at the international arbitration areas where private and public interest intersect – and sometimes collide – particularly with respect to construction, energy and foreign investment disputes.

    Topics include:

    • Drafting and interpretation of contracts and treaties
    • Regulatory powers of states
    • Arbitration procedure
    • Application of substantive norms
    • Evidence
    • Decision-making by arbitrators
    • Enforcement of awards by state courts

    Speakers and Programme

    The conference will be opened by a keynote address from Marie-Aimée Peyron, Bâtonnière de Paris, and head of International Dispute Resolution in our Paris office. She will speak about the role of Paris in the future of international arbitration.

    Three discussion panels will follow, featuring a high-profile line-up of experts who serve as major international organization representatives, state officers and corporate legal counsel, please see full agenda below:


    9 – 9:30 a.m.

    Coffee and Registration

    9:30 – 10 a.m. Opening Key Note Address: Paris and the Future of Arbitration
    • Marie-Aimée Peyron, Batonnier de Paris
    10 – 10:45 a.m.
    Public and Private Interest in Energy Arbitration
    • Alejandro Carballo Leyda, General Counsel & Head of the Conflict Resolution Centre, Energy Charter Treaty
    • Ralf Lindbäck, Vice President, Legal, Services, Wärtsilä Corporation
    • Moderated by George von Mehren, International Dispute Resolution Practice Head, London
    10:45 – 11:15 a.m.

    Coffee Break

    11:15 – Noon Public and Private Interest in Construction Arbitration
    • Aisha Nadar, FIDIC Executive Committee Member, Consultant at Advokatfirman Runeland AB
    • Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    • Moderated by José Feris, International Dispute Resolution partner, Paris
    Noon – 12:45 p.m. Public and Private Interest in Investment Arbitration
    • Andrea Holikova, Ministry of Finance Executive Director, Slovak Republic
    • Martin Doe, Senior Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration
    • Moderated by Stephen Anway, International Dispute Resolution partner, New York
    12:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
    • Antoine Adeline, International Dispute Resolution partner, Paris