1-3 December 2016 - GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi

Brief Info

Georgian International Arbitration Centre, with financial support of EU and UNDP, hosted the third annual GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi.

The main objective of the conference was to establish Georgia as the regional arbitration hub and to raise awareness of the innovations in the field of arbitration among lawyers, students the representatives of academic circles and those who are interested in arbitration in general.

This year’s conference boasted record number of participants, speakers and events. Some of the leading experts invited to the conference were: Jose Ricardo Ferris (Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration), Annette Magnusson (Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce), Charles Nairac (Partner, White and case), Yas Banifatemi (Partner, Sherman & Sterling LLP), and etc.

The theme of this year’s Conference was dedicated to Efficiency in International Dispute Resolution, considering the view of todays Georgian reality. Efficiency of Alternative Dispute Resolution will ease increasing caseload in the state courts and support development of judiciary system. Furthermore, it is directly linked to new foreign investments and sustainable economy development in the country.

Three day event began with the opening ceremony, by presenting of the Arbitration Glossary prepared with the support of UNDP and EU. As for the second day of the conference, the audience had the opportunity to meet the leading arbitration experts, exchange their views and opinions on the hot topics, raise questions of their interest and receive answers from the world’s leading arbitration lawyers. The third day of the Conference was concluded with the ICC YAF event.




SPEAKERS

Annette Magnusson

Annette Magnusson

Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Stockholm

Baiju S. Vasani

Baiju S. Vasani

Partner, Jones Day, London

Beka Injia

Beka Injia

Secretary General of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre.

Benjamin Siino

Benjamin Siino

Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Paris

Charles Nairac

Charles Nairac

Partner, White & Case LLP, Paris

David Khachvani

David Khachvani

Associate, Levy Kaufman-Kohler, Geneva

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Partner, Baker Botts LLP, London

Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy

Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy

Stockholm University, Department of Law

Duncan Speller

Duncan Speller

Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, London Office

Eliane Fischer

Eliane Fischer

Principal Associate,  Freshfileds Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Vienna

Helene Gogadze

Helene Gogadze

Senior Attorney, Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Washington DC

Jose Ricardo Feris

Jose Ricardo Feris

Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Kateryna Bondar

Kateryna Bondar

Consultant Counsel, Gentium Law Group Sàrl, Geneva

Ketevan Betaneli

Ketevan Betaneli

Knowledge Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris

Levent Sabanogullari

Levent Sabanogullari

Legal Consel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague

Mariam Gotsiridze

Mariam Gotsiridze

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

Mariia Puchyna

Mariia Puchyna

Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Melanie Van Leeuwen

Melanie Van Leeuwen

Partner, Derains&Gharavi International, Paris

Natalia Chumak

Natalia Chumak

Partner, Signature Litigation LLP, London

Nata Ghibradze

Nata Ghibradze

Foreign Associate, Hogan Lovells International LLP, Munich

Nicola Mariani

Nicola Mariani

Partner, Dechrt LLP, Tbilisi

Panagiotis Krystallis

Panagiotis Krystallis

Senior Associate, KLC Law Firm

Rusa Tchkuaseli

Rusa Tchkuaseli

Senior Associate, Blc Law Office, Tbilisi

Sophie Tkemaladze

Sophie Tkemaladze

Member of GIAC Arbitration Council

Stepan Guzey

Stepan Guzey

Partner, Lidings, Moscow

Taner Dedezade

Taner Dedezade

Counsel, Corbett & Co International Construction Lawyers Ltd

Utku Cosar

Utku Cosar

Counsel, Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu, Istanbul

Vladimir Khvalei

Vladimir Khvalei

Partner, Baker&Mckenzie, Moscow

Volodymyr Yaremko

Volodymyr Yaremko

Head of Arbitration and Cross-Border Litigation, Spenser&Kaufmann, Kiev

Yas Banifatemi

Yas Banifatemi

Partner, Sherman & Sterling LLP, Paris




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