We are pleased to announce that Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC) will hold the 4th annual GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi.

GIAC Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Georgia. Following GIAC’s successful events since 2014, we are happy to welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for two-day discussion of distinct topics in international arbitration.

It is the fourth Annual International Arbitration Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia dedicated to Friends and Enemies of Arbitration organized by the GIAC, and financed by a generous contribution of the United Nations Development Program.

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.

AGENDA

October 2

09:30 – 10:00

Registration/Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:30

Opening Remarks/Welcome Speeches

Giorgi Kvirikashvili (TBC)

Thea Tsulukiani (TBC)

Nino Gvenetadze

Nino Chikovani

EUD

UNDP

Sophie Tkemaladze – Chairperson of GAA

10:30 – 11:10
Key Note Address

Hamid Gharavi – Partner at Derains & Gharavi International

11:10 – 13:00

PANEL I - INSTITUTIONAL INTERFERENCE

Institution-appointed arbitrators 

Limits of institutional interference (irresponsible arbitrators)

Relation with party autonomy and institutional rules

Panel Members:
Levent Sabanogullari - Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, the
Hague
Dr. Johannes Koepp – Partner at Baker Botts, London
Dr. Reinmar Wolff - Attorney at Law, Assistant Professor

DISCUSSION

13:00 – 14:00

LUNCH

14:00 – 15:45

PANEL II - QUALITY CONTROL IN ARBITRATION

Ethics tools for ensuring quality in arbitration

Counsel’s Perspective on quality control in arbitration

Public Criticism – Media in Arbitration

Panel Members:
James Shaerf - Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris
Karl Pörnbacher – Partner at Hogan Lovells, Munich
Franz T. Schwarz – Partner at Wilmerhale, Vice Chair, International
Arbitration Practice Group

DISCUSSION

15:45 – 16:15
COFFEE BREAK 

16:15 - 18:00

PANEI III - COMPETITION FOR JURISDICTION 
Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement

Does PIL matter

Arbitration Clause vs. Court clause [forum selection]

Option Clauses New trends: issues for consideration

Panel Members:
Sébastien Besson – Partner at Levy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Dr. Giorgi Svanadze - Head of EY Law Practice in Georgia
Helene Gogadze - Associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP,
Washington DC
Sarah Vasani – Partner at Addleshaw Goddard, London

DISCUSSION
SUMMARY REMARKS

20:00

GALA DINNER (Invitation Only)   

October 3

09:00 – 9:30

Welcome Coffee

9:30 – 11:00
PANEL IV - JUDICIAL ASSISTANCE IN ARBITRATION

Interim measures: in international and national context

Legal assistance witness/document production

Anti-suit/anti arbitration injunction 

Panel Members:
Maria Gritsenko - Counsel at Bryan Cave, London
Ioannis Alexopoulos – Partner at Signature Litigation, London
Dominique Hascher – Judge of the French Supreme Judicial Court (Cour de cassation)
John Adam – Counsel at Latham & Watkins, Paris

DISCUSSION

11:20 – 11:35

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 13:00
PANEL V - ROUNDTABLE WITH COURT ENFORCEMENT 
 

DISCUSSION

13:15 – 13:30
GIAC Arbitration Days 2017 CLOSING REMARKS

13:30 – 14:30
LUNCH

14:30 – 17:00
ICDR Y&I - ICC YAF JOINT SESSION 

Mock Arbitration - Cross Examination

Separate Registration Required for ICDR Y&I - ICC Joint Session (see Registration Notes below)

AFTER-PARTY SPONSORED BY NODIA, URUMASHVILI & PARTNERS   

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Baiju S. Vasani

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Partner at Baker Botts, London

Baiju S. Vasani

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner at Wilmerhale, Vice Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

Beka Injia

Maria Gritsenko

Counsel at Bryan Cave London Office 

Baiju S. Vasani

Ioannis Alexopoulos

Partner at Signature Litigation, London

Baiju S. Vasani

Dr. Hamid Gharavi

Baiju S. Vasani

John Adam

Council in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins

Beka Injia

Sébastien Besson

Partner at Levy Kaufmann-Kohler 

Annette Magnusson

Ketevan Betaneli

Knowledge Management Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris

Beka Injia

Helene Gogadze

 Lawyer at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Baiju S. Vasani

Dominique Hasher

Judge of the French Supreme Judicial Court ( Cour de cassation)

Beka Injia

Beka Injia

Secretary General of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre

Annette Magnusson

Irakli Kordzakhia

Annette Magnusson

Inga Kačevska

Attorney at Law

Beka Injia

Nicola Mariani

Partner, Dechert LLP, Tbilisi

 

Annette Magnusson

Karl Pörnbacher

Partner at Hogan Lovells, Munich

Beka Injia

Levent Sabanogullari

 Legal Consel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague

Baiju S. Vasani

James Shaerf

Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Baiju S. Vasani

George Svanadze

Head of EY Law Practice in Georgia

Beka Injia

Sophie Tkemaladze

 Member of GIAC Arbitration Council

Beka Injia

Sarah Vasani

Partner at Addleshaw Goddard 

Baiju S. Vasani

Reinmar Wolff

Attorney at Law, Assistant professor 

FEES

 Fees are generously subsidized by the UNDP

General

$ 120 .00
*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 20 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 20 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 20 - no refund

GBA  / AGLF / AIG members / Public servants*

$ 80 .00

*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 20 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 20 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 20 - no refund

Students / Academics**

$ 40 .00
*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 20 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 20 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 20 - no refund

Registration Notes

* Georgian public servants and members of these organizations can benefit from this discount: GBA - Georgian Bar Association; AGLF - Association of Georgian Law Firms, AIG - Arbitration Initiative Georgia
**Full time Academics and Students of Bachelor's and Master's programs are eligable for Students/Academics registration discount rate.
  • Registrations are subject to acceptance on a “first-come-first-served” basis. In the event of no-show, payment is not refundable.
  • Registration forms received without payment will not be processed.
  • A confirmation will be sent by email upon receipt of your registration form and full payment of registration fee.
  • The Conference Program is subject to change without prior notice.
  • In the unlikely event of cancellation of the Conference, the only liability of the Conference Organizer is to refund all the fees paid.
  • All enquiries, changes and cancellations should be made in writing submitted at giacarbitrationdays@giac.ge
  • Attandance at the  ICDR Y&I - ICC YAF Joint Session on 3rd October 2017 is subject to a separate r egistration on a "first-come-first-serve-basis" and is free of charge. Priority will be given to the ICC YAF Members. For all inquires regarding the registration for the workshop please contact Ms. Lela Basilaia at l.basilaia@giac.ge.

LOCATION

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LOGISTICS

The GIAC has negotiated preferential rates in the following hotels, please contact us for details at giacarbitrationdays@giac.ge:

CONFERENCE VENUE HOTELRadisson Blu Iveria

Rooms Hotel Tbilisi

Mercure Tbilisi Old Town​

Holiday Inn Tbilisi

Biltmore Hotel Tbilisi

Other recommended hotels:

 Vinotel | Betsy Hotel | 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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CONTACT

Georgian International Arbitration Centre
Email: giacarbitrationdays@giac.ge | +995 (599) 334 649

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