EASTERN EUROPEAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION FORUM

MINSK, 19-20 SEPTEMBER, 2019

About the Forum

This autumn Minsk will host the annual Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) for the 4th time. Lawyers from all over the world will unite for a few days in order to discuss key topics related to dispute resolution in international commercial arbitration and state courts.

This year the main topic of discussion will be «Procedural issues in International Arbitration and State Courts» and we are going to discuss:

  • the role of arbitrators and parties in the conduct of an efficient dispute resolution process
  • what can happen in the early stages of arbitration
  • what is going on behind the scenes of the proceedings
  • selected issues of post-award life

Participants of EEDRF from 80 countries don’t need a visa if they arrive at the national airport Minsk and stay in the country for no more than 30 days (the day of arrival and departure included). This includes all the counties of the European Union, USA, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia and some others.

    You only need:
  • passport;
  • money (about € 22 per day);
  • medical insurance valid in Belarus (for at least € 10000)

List of the countries that can come to Belarus visa-free: Check it here

Visa-free travel does not apply to persons coming to Belarus with flights from Russia and intending to fly to Russia.

Despite the fact that Belarus and Russia are a Union State, visa-free initiative applies to the territory of Belarus alone. And because flights from Minsk to Russia are considered internal ones, flying there without a visa will be considered a violation.

Also, even if you have a valid Russian visa, you can not fly from Minsk to Moscow (or vice versa) directly.

Solution? If you are going to EEDRF, you will have to take an international flight out of Russia (to Poland or Lithuania, for example) and then fly to Belarus from there.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

CO-CHAIRMEN

VLADIMIR KHVALEI
VLADIMIR KHVALEI Partner, Baker & McKenzie Law Firm (Russia)
OLENA PEREPELYNSKA
OLENA PEREPELYNSKA Partner, Integrites Law Firm (Ukraine)
ALEXANDER KHRAPOUTSKI
ALEXANDER KHRAPOUTSKI Partner, Lex Torre
(Belarus)

MEMBERS

NOAH RUBINS
NOAH RUBINS Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Firm (France)
Albert Brown
RAMŪNAS AUDZEVIČIUS Partner, Motieka&Audzevicius Law Firm (Lithuania)
ARTEM DOUDKO
ARTEM DOUDKO Partner, Osborne Clarke
(UK)
ANDREY PANOV
ANDREY PANOV Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright (Russia)
Anna Guillard Sazhko
Anna Guillard Sazhko ASSOCIATE at Shearman & Sterling (France)
YAROSLAV PETROV
YAROSLAV PETROV Partner, Asters Law Firm (Ukraine)
Lord (Peter) Goldsmith
Lord (Peter) Goldsmith QC, PC, Co-Managing Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP (UK)
ILYA NIKIFOROV
ILYA NIKIFOROV Managing partner, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners Law Firm (Russia)
GALINA ZUKOVA
GALINA ZUKOVA Partner, BELOT MALAN & Associés (France)
INGA KAČEVSKA
INGA KAČEVSKA Advocate, Law Office of Inga Kačevska (Latvia)
ALEXEY ANISCHENKO
ALEXEY ANISCHENKO Partner, Sorainen
(Belarus)
IAN FUNK
IAN FUNK Chairman, IAC at BelCCI (Belarus)
STEPAN GUZEY
STEPAN GUZEY Partner, Lidings Law Firm(Russia)
TIMOUR SYSOUEV
TIMOUR SYSOUEV Partner, SBH Law Offices (Belarus)
ALEXANDER KOROBEINIKOV
ALEXANDER KOROBEINIKOV Partner, Baker & McKenzie Law Firm (Kazakhstan)
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AGENDA

  1. 19 September 2019
  2. 20 September 2019
  3. 21 September 2019
8:30 - 8:45

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

  • Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, Lex Torre; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Teresa Giovannini, Partner, LALIVE; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the Council, ICC Institute of World Business Law
8:45 - 9:00

Active case management techniques

From the very outset of the arbitration, the tribunal has to actively assist the parties in organizing and streamlining the conduct of the proceedings. During this session, participants will learn and discuss both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint effective case management techniques. These will include issues related to drafting the terms of reference, preparing and conducting case management conferences, and adopting procedural timetables.
  • Julia Zagonek, Partner, White & Case, Russia and United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
9:00 - 9:30

Effective management of arbitration: an ICC perspective

  • Maria Hauser-Morel, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
9:30 - 10:30

Case scenarios on active case management techniques and debate

  • Julia Zagonek, Partner, White & Case, Russia and United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Maria Hauser-Morel, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
10:30 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:15

Arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits

The notion of ‘authority of the arbitral tribunal’ is a complex and multifaceted one which plays a key-role in the creation of a suitable framework for the arbitration. It involves both the relationship between the arbitrators as well as the tribunal’s relationship with counsel and raises challenging questions. Among others: how far a dissenting opinion can go and still be effective and appropriate; what is the scope of the tribunal’s authority to sanction counsel’s wrongful conduct; what types of sanctions are available?
  • Teresa Giovannini, Partner, LALIVE; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the Council, ICC Institute of World Business Law
11:15 - 12:00

Case scenarios on arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits and debate

  • Teresa Giovannini, Partner, LALIVE; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the Council, ICC Institute of World Business Law
12:00 - 13:00
13:00 - 13:30

Allowing additional claims and parties

One of the aspects of the growing complexity of international commercial arbitration casesis the increasing number of arbitrations involving multiplicity of parties, including non-signatory parties, claims and cross-claims, and multi-contract disputes. This session will address the main pitfalls as well as the challenging jurisdictional matters that arbitrators face when confronted with complex arbitrations.
  • Noah Rubins, Partner, Head of the Paris International Arbitration Practice Group and of the global CIS/Russia Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, France
13:30 - 14:15

Case scenarios on allowing additional claims and parties and debate

  • Noah Rubins, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
14:15 - 14:30
14:30 - 15:00

Managing the exchange of information

Obtaining and presenting information is of paramount importance when preparing an international commercial arbitration case. The mission of the arbitral tribunal lies in managing such exchange of information, taking into consideration the different cultural legal approaches of the parties and their counsel and the particular circumstances of eachcase. Participants will learn how arbitrators should deal with issues such as: the management of electronically stored information; the preservation of the confidentiality of information and related issues of applicable law; protection of trade, technological and commercial secrets; privacy of the arbitral proceedings; and ethical conduct of the parties.
  • Anna Stanič , Principal, E&A Law, United Kingdom
15:00 - 15:45

Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate

  • Anna Stanič , Principal, E&A Law, United Kingdom
15:45 - 16:00

Concluding remarks

  • Teresa Giovannini, Partner, LALIVE; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Member of the Council, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Stepan Guzey, Partner, Lidings law firm, Russia
8:30 - 9:30
Registration of participants. Morning coffee
9:30 - 9:50
Opening speech by the General partner of the Forum
9:50 - 10:10
David Goldberg. Keynote speech.
10:10 - 11:20

Plenary session “The quest for efficiency: do tribunal and parties play the same game?”

Moderator: Andrey Panov

  • Loukas A. Mistelis
  • Teresa Giovannini
  • Kaj Hober
  • Sabine Konrad
11:20 - 11:30
Dmitry Artyukhov "I know what you did this (and last) summer. The most expeditious journal of Eastern Europe on international arbitration is one year old"
11:30 - 11:50
11:50 - 13:30

Section 1 “When the dispute starts”

Moderator: Roman Zykov

  • Nina Vilkova "Arbitration agreement: how a content can shape the destiny"
  • Iryna Moroz "Limitation period: hidden threats to pursue your case"
  • Maxim Kodunov "Frivolous claim? The arbitral tribunal will help"
  • Agis Georgiades "Interim remedies: what and when is available before commencing proceedings?"
  • Ramunas Audzevicius "Parallel proceedings: example of Gazprom case"
13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00

Section 2 “Behind the scenes of the proceedings”

Moderator: Yaroslav Petrov

  • Olena Stasyk "Cooperation between external and in-house counsel: implementing an effective case strategy"
  • Inna Emelyanova "Case management conferences: the role of the arbitral tribunal and the parties"
  • Sirshar Qureshi "Evidence gathering: technology helps"
  • Anna Kozmenko "Expression of preliminary views by the tribunal as a part of settlement facilitation: pros and cons"
  • Milena Djordjevic "The principle of confidentiality: how far your dispute is really confidential?"
16:00 - 16:20
16:20 - 18:00

Section 3 “Show must go on!”

Moderator: Alexander Korobeinikov

  • Benjamin Siino "National court’s discretion to enforce an award that has been annulled at the place of arbitration"
  • Maria Hauser-Morel "Grounds for revising arbitral awards"
  • Anna Crevon "Enforceability of post awards interests"
  • John Trenor "Appellate mechanisms in commercial arbitration"
  • Stepan Guzey "Enforcement of arbitral awards and court judgments against state entities"
20:00 - 00:00
11.00 - 11.30
Meeting in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel
11.30 - 13.30
Move to Niasvizh
13.30 - 15.00
Excursion
15.00 - 16.00
Lunch and free time
16.00 - 18.00
Move to Minsk

Speakers

David Goldberg
David Goldberg Partner, White & Case
Loukas A. Mistelis
Loukas A. Mistelis Professor, School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary University of London
Maxim Kodunov
Maxim Kodunov Director of International Disputes Department of the Ministry of Justice of Ukraine
Agis Georgiades
Agis Georgiades Partner, Christos Georgiades & Associates
Ramunas Audzevicius
Ramunas Audzevicius Partner, Motieka & Audzevičius
Olena Stasyk
Olena Stasyk Аssociate, Curtis
Sirshar Qureshi
Sirshar Qureshi Dispute Advisory leader, PwC Czech Republic
Milena Djordjević
Milena Djordjević Director of Center for Legal Skills
Benjamin Siino
Benjamin Siino Counsel, Shearman & Sterling
Julia Zagonek
Julia Zagonek Partner, White & Case, Russia and United Kingdom; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Anna Crevon
Anna Crevon Partner, Dentons’ Paris office
Stepan Guzey
Stepan Guzey Partner, Lidings
John A. Trenor
John A. Trenor Partner, WilmerHale
Irina Moroz
Irina Moroz Partner, AVELLUM
Teresa Giovannini
Teresa Giovannini founding partner of LALIVE
Nina Vilkova
Nina Vilkova professor of law at Russian Academy of Foreign Trade
ANDREY PANOV
ANDREY PANOV Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright
YAROSLAV PETROV
YAROSLAV PETROV Partner, Asters Law Firm
ALEXANDER KOROBEINIKOV
ALEXANDER KOROBEINIKOV Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Law Firm
Maria Hauser-Morel
Maria Hauser-Morel Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Kaj Hober
Kaj Hober Chairperson SCC
Sabine Konrad
Sabine Konrad Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Inna Emelyanova
Inna Emelyanova Deputy President of ICAC at the Ukrainian CCI
Anna Kozmenko
Anna Kozmenko Partner, Schellenberg Wittmer
Anna Stanič
Anna Stanič Principal, E&A Law
Noah Rubins
Noah Rubins Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Law Firm
Roman Zykov
Roman Zykov Partner, MANSORS
Dmitry Artyukho
Dmitry Artyukhov Editor-in-chief, arbitration.ru

Partners

GENERAL PARTNER

COCKTAIL DINNER PARTNER

FORUM PARTNERS

PLENARY SESSION PARTNER

SECTION PARTNERS

PRELIMINARY DAY PARTNER

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER

KEY INFORMATIONAL PARTNERS

INFO PARTNERS

Silver
BYN 840 ≈ €350
  • 1 Forum day (20.09)
  • Free Cofee/Lunch
  • Speakers' Presentations
  • Photoreport
  • Forum materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Gala Dinner
  • You help children - 5% goes for charity
Platinum
BYN 1420 ≈ €590 SOLD OUT
  • 3 Forum days (19-21.09)
  • Additional ticket (Silver)
  • Free Cofee/Lunch
  • Speakers' Presentations
  • Photoreport
  • Forum materials
  • Сertificate of attendance
  • Full Video of the Forum
  • Gala Dinner
  • VIP seats
  • Travelling Weekend or Theatre Evening
  • You help children - 5% goes for charity
Academics
BYN 315 ≈ €130
  • 1 Forum day (20.09)
  • Free Cofee/Lunch
  • Speakers' Presentations
  • Photoreport
  • Forum materials
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Full Video of the Forum
  • Gala Dinner
  • You help children - 5% goes for charit
Travelling Weekend or Theatre Evening
BYN 100 ≈ €40
  • Travelling Weekend "Discover Your Belarus"
  • Theatre Evening in the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus

By buying a ticket to EEDRF you consent to the use of your registration data BY organizer of the EEDRF and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Venue Information

Location

The Forum takes place at the Renaissance Minsk Hotel (18-19.09) & Minsk Marriott Hotel (20/09)

Transfer

Book your transfer with our Transfer Partner

Hotels

Renaissance Minsk Hotel & Minsk Marriott Hotel provide special prices for our participants. Check out our special rates with promo code EEDRF2019 in BonHotel

CONTACT US

Our organizing team is here to answer all questions you might have.

Use the form below to drop us an e-mail.

Phone calls work too +375 25 6044020 or +375 17 250 90 26

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