Introduction and Format
An effective system of arbitration, whether pursuant to commercial contracts or investment treaties, has long been recognised as a vital element in the promotion of trade, foreign investment and, ultimately, international relations.
Panels of eminent and experienced international arbitration practitioners will give brief presentations on some of the most important areas of international commercial arbitration, critical to establishing and maintaining an arbitration-friendly environment, in which the international business community may have confidence.
This symposium is designed to be interactive and, following the introductory remarks, delegates are encouraged to participate in a free-flowing discussion of the issues raised and to debate topics of their own, which they will be asked to submit in advance.
Why should I attend?
Arbitrators, in-house counsel, practitioners, academics and members of the local and international business community interested in, and affected by, current developments and best practice in the field of international arbitration, particularly as it relates to Russia and the CIS countries.
Getting the basics right - the agreement to arbitrate - the type of arbitration - rules and seat
The tribunal - training, selection and appointment of arbitrator - conflicts of interest - challenges
Ethical issues - bringing and facing allegations of fraud during the arbitral process - ethical duties of counsels and of arbitrators - differences in the national courts’ approaches to award dealing with fraud
Judicial intervention - support, not interference - interim measures - challenges and enforcement of Awards
Arbitration practice and procedure at the LCIA
Investment arbitration - an introduction to treaty arbitration - recent trends in the interpretation of State obligations - investor rights under investment treaties