The 15th Geneva Global Arbitration Forum

Day Two

Thusday, December 9, 2010

09:00 Session 1:

Another way to settle disputes – can the success story of Dispute Boards be extended beyond construction to other fields?



Pierre Genton, PMG Ingénieurs-Economistes-Conseils, Lausanne


Panel Discussion

Jason Fry, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris; Paul Gelinas, Paris; Christopher Koch, Georgana & Koch, Geneva; Wolfgang Peter, Python & Peter, Geneva


10:30 Coffee

11:00 Session 2:

Best practices for international commercial arbitrators: how far are we?


The arbitrator as a creator of value



Jacques Werner, Conference Chairman


Panel Discussion

Michael Bühler, Jones Day, Paris; Serge Lazareff, Lazareff Le Bars, Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law Paris; Michael McIlwrath, GE Oil and Gas, Florence; Markus Wirth, Homburger, Zurich

12:30 Lunch


14:00 Session 3:

Arbitration as a growth industry: where will the growth come from - the BRICs and other emerging economies? Is it a case for supply-side economics?



Todd Weiler, Toronto


Panel Discussion

Jil Ahdab, Orrick Rambaud Martel, Paris; Leonardo Giacchino, Solution Economics, Washington DC; Maurice Mendelson QC, Blackstone Chambers, London; Chitra Radhakishun, Manager, UNCTAD Project on Dispute Settlement in International Trade, Investment and Intellectual Property, Geneva


15:30 Coffee

16:00 Session 4:

Preventing a backlash against investment arbitration: could the WTO be the solution?



Petros C. Mavroidis, University of Neuchâtel, Columbia University New York


Panel Discussion

Charles C. Adams, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Geneva; Christoph Schreuer, Wolf Theiss, Vienna; Guiguo Wang, Dean, City University of Hong Kong Law School


The Conference will end at 17:30




Jacques Werner will be the chairman of the conference


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