Kiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big!

Kiev Arbitration DaysKiev Arbitration Days 2014: Think Big! (KAD 2014) will take place on 6-7 November 2014 in Radisson Blu Hotel, Kiev, Ukraine. The conference is conducted under the auspices of the Ukrainian Bar Association. CIS Arbitration Forum is an media partner of the event.

The KAD 2014 will bring together world-class dispute resolution practitioners and prominent arbitration experts to discuss problems and perspectives of international arbitration. 

The programme coordinator of the conference is Irina Nazarova, Chief of the ADR Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, managing partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, Ukraine.

Last year’s conference also took place in November in Kiev and attracted the audience of 150 participants from 19 countries. On Day 1 the speakers discussed issues like the arbitrator’s power to adjudicate, the role of experts in the decision making process of tribunals, the destiny of awards that have been set aside, and energy disputes. 

Day 2 was devoted to the dialog on fundamental issues of investment protection, such as lenders’, governments’ and investors’ perspectives on risk, treaty structuring and tax planning, the chances and risks associated with government contracts and political risk insurance.

The conference will preserve its traditional format with Day 1 being devoted to international commercial arbitration and Day 2 focusing on international investment arbitration.

Day 1 will feature speakers discussing the following issues:

–      States and State entities in arbitration

–      Multiple Parties, Multiple Contracts and Consolidation

–      M&A Disputes

–      Corruption in Arbitration.

Day 2will be dedicated to fundamental issues of investment protection and the current state of the market:

–      Taking Stock of the Situation

–      Investment Treaties – Possibilities and Weaknesses

–      The Law of the Seas

–      Sanctions and Judicial Proceedings in Third States

–      The Way Forward – Hot Topics.

The conference will provide a perfect opportunity for leading international arbitration experts to meet with their European and Ukrainian peers and will create new and promising possibilities of future cooperation.

Among the key speakers we wish to present Irina Nazarova (ENGARDE Attorneys at Law, Ukraine), Professor Stefan Weber, Partner at Weber & Co, Austria, Joachim Steffens, Deputy Director of EBRD, Germany, Sabine Konrad, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, Germany, Doak Bishop, Head of International Arbitration Practice at King & Spalding LLP, USA, Lisa Richman, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, USA, Simon Olleson, Junior at Thirteen Old Square Chambers, Myron Nordquist, Professor at University of Virginia, USA, Marc Jimenez, former US Attorney, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, USA and others.

Please use this link to check the preliminary programme of the conference and to register http://uba.ua/eng/events/1329/

For more information about the event please contact Iya Savchenko via email conference@uba.ua or phone +38 044 492 88 48.

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