GIAC Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Georgia. Following GIAC’s five successful annual events since 2014, we are pleased to welcome participants from all continents for the Sixth Annual International Arbitration Conference in Tbilisi.

The topic of this year's conference is Role of Dispute Resolution in State Economy. During the three-days, panels composed of leading advocates, counsels, experts and arbitrators will discuss distinct topics of international arbitration followed by the Q&A session in an interactive and interesting format.

The Sixth Annual International Arbitration Conference in Tbilisi is organized by the GIAC, and financed by a generous support of the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme.

Use this opportunity to be updated on hot arbitration topics, for networking and last but not least, for visiting gorgeous Georgia and tasting wine made according to the oldest wine-tradition in the world.

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Agenda

October 9

 

17:00 - 19:00
Side Event

Different Location: Supreme Court of Georgia 


1958 New York Convention: 60 and Still Modern

Welcome Addresses

New Trends and Challenges under New York Convention

Proliferation of Kompetenz-Kompetenz Principle

Georgian Practice on New York Convention

UNCITRAL New York Convention Guide

Q&A

(by invitation only).

 

October 10

 

09:30 – 10:00
Registration / Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:45
Opening Remarks / Welcome Speeches

10:45 - 11:30
Key Note Address

11:30 - 11:45
COFFEE BREAK

11:45 – 13:15
ICC-GIAC PANEL: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF ARBITRATION 

Country Presentation - Georgia

ICC Regional Experience

GIAC Insights

Q&A 

13:15 – 14:30
LUNCH

14:30 – 16:30
PANEL II - BUSINESS ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Arbitration as a Tool for Ensuring Favorable Business Environment

Why and When Business Chooses Arbitration

Dispute Resolution Standards Adopted by IFIs

Court vs. Arbitration vs. Mediation

Q&A 

16:30 – 16:45
COFFEE BREAK

16:45- 18:45
PANEI III - MEDIATION: WORTH TO TRY?

Concept of Mediation

Mediation in Multinational Dispute cases: National and International perspective

International Guarantees for Enforcing the Mediated Settlements: Contract vs. Decision

Q&A 

20:30
GALA DINNER


 

October 11

 

09:30 – 10:00
Registration / Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 12:00
PANEL IV - PROTECT TO ATTRACT VS. PROTECT TO PROTECT

Standard Approaches in Treaty-based Arbitration

New Trend in BIT Drafting

Protection in Conflict Zones

Q&A 

12:00 – 12:15
COFFEE BREAK

12:15 – 14:15
PANEL V - MEASURES AVAILABLE IN ARBITATION

Preliminary and interim measures

Interim measures and sovereign regulatory power of state

Enforcement of the measures

Security for costs

Q&A 

14:15 – 14:30
Closing Remarks 

14:30 – 15:30
LUNCH

15:30 – 17:30

ICC YAF and ICDR Y&I joint event: Tempering evidence in the era of technology 

(subject to separate registration. Please see the registration note below)

21:00
Wine Reception hosted by BGI Legal 
 

Confirmed Speakers

James Bridgeman SC

Emmanuel Gaillard

Partner and Head of Shearman & Sterling’s
 International Arbitration practice

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Yas Banifatemi

Partner and Co-Head of Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice 

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Patrick W. Pearsall

Partner and Chair of Jenner & Block LLP’s Public International Law practice

James Bridgeman SC

Mariam Gotsiridze

Head of the Department of State Representation in Arbitration and Foreign State Courts, Ministry of Justice of Georgia

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Sebastian Seelmann-Eggebert

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Živa Filipič

Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Marina Matousekova

Partner at CastaldiPartners

Dr. Alexander Petsche

José Feris

Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Alice Fremuth-Wolf

Secretary General at Vienna International Arbitral Centre

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Ketevan Betaneli

Senior Knowledge Lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Karl Hennessee

Vice-President and Head of Litigation & Regulatory Affairs at Airbus SAS

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

Giorgi Batlidze

Partner at BLC Law Office

Dr. Christian W. Konrad

James Bridgeman SC

Honorable Member of GIAC Arbitration Council

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Nick Gvinadze

Managing Partner at Gvinadze & Partners

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Markiyan Kliuchkovskyi

Partner at Asters

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Beka Injia

Secretary General GIAC

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Sandro Bibilashvili

Partner at BGI Legal 

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Tamta Ivanishvili

Legal Director at BLC Law Office

Dr. Alexander Petsche

John Willems

Partner at White&Case

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Sophie Chachava

Independent Mediator 

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Michael Davar

Associate at Squire Patton Boggs

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Natalia Jodłowska

Managing Associate at Gassel

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Tomas Vail

Founder and Principal at Vail Dispute Resolution

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Tea Megeneishvili

Attorney at Law, Vienna/ Chair of GIAC Arbitration Council

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Helene Gogadze

Senior Attorney at Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP, Washington DC

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Sophie Tkemaladze

Independent Mediator, Chair of the Georgian Association of Arbitrators

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo

Partner at Foley Hoag LLP

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Irakli Kordzakhia

Partner, Kordzakhia, Jgenti Law Firm

Dr. Alexander Petsche

Fadri Lenggenhager 

Counsel at Lenz & Staehelin

Location

Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
Conference venue hotel: Radisson Blu Iveria Hotel
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The GIAC has negotiated preferential rates in several hotels, please contact us for details at giacarbitrationdays@giac.ge:

CONFERENCE VENUE HOTEL: Radisson Blu Iveria

Other recommended hotels:

 Radisson Blu Iveria | Ibis Styles Tbilisi Center | Hotel River Side | Hotel Vere Palace | Hotel Kopala | The Hotel Citadel Narikala

For more information please contact GIAC Arbitration Days organizing team at: giacarbitrationdays@giac.ge

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