GIAC Arbitration Days is the leading arbitration conference in Georgia. Following GIAC’s successful two events in 2015 and 2014, we are happy to welcome participants from numerous jurisdictions around the globe for three days of discussion of distinct topics in international arbitration.

It is the third Annual International Arbitration Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia dedicated to Efficiency in International Dispute Resolution 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

December 1

December 2

December 3

19:00 – 21:00

Wecome Reception:

Launch of Arbitration Glossary

22:00
SPONSOR AFTER-PARTY

09:30 – 10:00

Registration / Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 10:30
Opening Remarks

10:30 – 11:10
Key Note Address

11:10 – 12:50
Panel I - Institutional Panel: Powers, Limits and Considerations
Role of institution in shaping international arbitration practice

Ex officio powers and limits of arbitral institutions' discrertion

Cooperation between arbitral institutions - is there any room for it?

Recurring concerns regarding institutional arbitration
DISCUSSION

12:50 – 14:00
LUNCH

14:00 – 15:40
Panel II – Time and Costs in Arbitration - Increasing Efficiency in Arbitration

Fast Track Arbitration - means to save time and money?

Procedural tools for avoiding/excluding frivolous claims

Avoiding delays: dilatory tactics; procedural shortcomings

Reducing costs in arbitration: is it realistic?
DISCUSSION

15:40 – 16:00
COFFEE BREAK

16:00- 17:40
Panel III –Amicable Dispute Settlement
Use of mediation in commercial disputes

Mediation in investor-state disputes

Other means of amicable dispute resolution

DISCUSSION
SUMMARY REMARKS

20:00
SPONSOR AFTER-PARTY

09:30 – 10:00

Registration / Welcome Coffee

10:00 – 11:20
Panel IV: Procedure Gone Wrong: Destruction of Integrity of the System
Challenges of arbitrators

Challenges of counsels - new dimension of conflicts

Fourth arbitrator - myth or reality?

DISCUSSION

11:20 – 11:40

COFFEE BREAK

11:40 – 13:15
Panel V: Third Party Funding in Perspective: Efficiency or Uncertainty
Third Party Funding - Party's Perspective

Third Party Funding - Arbitrator's Perspective

Third Party Funding - Funder's Perspective

DISCUSSION
GIAC Arbitration Days 2016 CLOSING REMARKS

13:15 – 14:30
LUNCH

14:30 – 16:30
ICC YAF EVENT

Separate Registration Required (see Registration Notes below)

SPEAKERS

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Yas Banifatemi

Partner of Shearman & Sterling, Paris Office, Honorary Member of the GIAC Board

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Annette Magnusson

Secretary General of SCC

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Jose Ricardo Feris

Deputy Secretary General of ICC ICA

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Charles Nairac

Partner at White and Case LLP, Paris Office.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Natalia Chumak

Partner at Singatures LLP, London office.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Beka Injia

Secretary General of the Georgian International Arbitration Centre.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Mikhail Ivanov

Partner and Head of the Russian Litigation and Arbitration practice of Dentons, St. Petersburg Office.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Mariam Gotsiridze

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

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Makane Mbengue

Associate Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Eva Kalnina

Senior associate at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva Office.

Odoo - Sample 3 for three columns

Gunduz Karimov

Managing Partner at Baker and McKenzie, Baku office.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Tea Megeneishvili

Attorney at Law, Vienna, Austria.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

David Khachvani

Associate at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva Office.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Mehtap Tari Hirt

Partner at Gentium Law, Geneva Office

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Jeremy K. Sharpe

Partner at Searman & Sterling, London Office


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Irakli Kordzakhia

Partner at Kordzakhi Jgenti Law Firm

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Utku Cosar

Attorney at Law, Cosar Avukatlik Bürosu.

Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Greg Fullelove

Partner at Osborne Clarke, London Office

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Odoo - Sample 1 for three columns

Dr. George Svanadze

Head of Delloite Legal, Deloitte Georgia.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Inga Kacevska

Attorney at Law, Riga, Latvia.

Odoo - Sample 2 for three columns

Dr. Hanno Wehland

Legal Counsel at Permanent Court of Arbitration.

FEES

Fees are generously subsidized by the UNDP and the Embassy of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Georgia

General

$ 120 .00

*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 31 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 15 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 15 - no refund

GBA / AGLF / AIG members / Public servants*

$ 80 .00

*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 31 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 15 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 15 - no refund

Students / Academics**

$ 40 .00

*Gala Dinner ticket - $40
  • Cancellation
  • Before/on August 31 - 90% of registration fee
  • Before/on September 15 - 50% of registration fee
  • After September 15 - no refund

Registration Notes

* Member 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 arbitrationdays2016@giac.ge
  • Attandance at the ICC YAF Eventon 3rd December 2016 is subject to a separate registration 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 Mr. David Edilashvili at d.edilashvili@giac.ge.

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CONTACT

Georgian International Arbitration Centre
Email: arbitrationdays2015@giac.ge; info@giac.ge | +995 (595) 070 595

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