2-3 October 2017 - GIAC Arbitration Days in Tbilisi

Brief Info

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

The fourth annual conference brought together the leading experts and practitioners from Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, USA and Georgia. Some of the leading experts invited to the conference were: Dominique Hasher, Dr. Hamid Gharavi, Sébastien Besson, Ioannis Alexopoulos and etc.

The main topic of the conference was Friends and Enemies of Arbitration. During the two-day conference, panels of leading advocates, counsel, experts and arbitrators in the arbitration field discussed the hot topics of international arbitration which were followed by the Q&A sessions in an interactive and interesting format.

Over the course of the main conference several side events were organized by the generous support of the GIAC Arbitration Days partners and sponsors, including the round table on the recognition and enforcement of the arbitration awards with participation of local and foreign judges.

The conference was followed up by the ICDR Y&I - ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) Session on Cross Examination.




SPEAKERS

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Dr. Johannes Koepp

Partner at Baker Botts, London

Franz T. Schwarz

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner at Wilmerhale, Vice Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group

Maria Gritsenko

Maria Gritsenko

Counsel at Bryan Cave London Office 

Ioannis Alexopoulos

Ioannis Alexopoulos

Partner at Signature Litigation, London

Dr. Hamid Gharavi

Dr. Hamid Gharavi

John Adam

John Adam

Council in the Paris office of Latham & Watkins

Sébastien Besson

Sébastien Besson

Partner at Levy Kaufmann-Kohler 

Ketevan Betaneli

Ketevan Betaneli

Knowledge Management Lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Paris

Helene Gogadze

Helene Gogadze

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

Dominique Hasher

Dominique Hasher

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

Beka Injia

Beka Injia

Secretary General of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre

Irakli Kordzakhia

Irakli Kordzakhia

Inga Kačevska

Inga Kačevska

Attorney at Law

Nicola Mariani

Nicola Mariani

Partner, Dechert LLP, Tbilisi

 

Karl Pörnbacher

Karl Pörnbacher

Partner at Hogan Lovells, Munich

Levent Sabanogullari

Levent Sabanogullari

  Legal Consel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Hague

James Shaerf

James Shaerf

Senior Associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

George Svanadze

George Svanadze

Head of EY Law Practice in Georgia

Sophie Tkemaladze

Sophie Tkemaladze

  Member of GIAC Arbitration Council

Sarah Vasani

Sarah Vasani

Partner at Addleshaw Goddard 

Reinmar Wolff

Reinmar Wolff

Attorney at Law, Assistant professor 




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