09.45: Session one: Arbitral institutions – what does value for money mean for users?
In a growing market of arbitral institutions, with many claiming to be the “credible option”, how do you choose the right institution for your case? Whilst similarities between institutions do exist, fundamental differences remain, making it difficult to know which approach is best. In this session a panel of leading names will share the benefit of their experience to help you get under the surface of how different institutions really operate, discover the current hidden gems, and above all, learn how to match the right case to the right institution.
In particular they are expected to discuss:
The implications of different methods of arbitrator remuneration
Levels of scrutiny – how much is enough?
The benefits of detailed guidance from the institution regarding case management techniques
An institution’s expectations on the duration of an arbitration
Moderator: Anke Meier, Noerr
Panel: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Gessel Ulrich Hagel, Bombardier Anne Hoffmann, Hoffmann Arbitration Anna Masser, Jones Day Stephan Wilske, Gleiss Lutz
11.00: Coffee Break
11.30: Session two: The GAR Live Debate
In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of judges will then voice their opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.
Motion: “This house believes that the Prague Rules are the best thing to happen to arbitration since sliced bread.”
Judges: Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Debaters: Marieke van Hooijdonk, Allen & Overy Vladimir Khvalei, Baker McKenzie Judith Sawang, Wendelstein
12.45: Networking Lunch
14.00: Session three: Litigation Funding unravelled – dispelling the myths and making it work
Litigation funding, a once controversial topic in international arbitration, has become an increasingly commonplace feature when financing arbitration disputes. Whilst some industries are well acquainted with litigation finance, for others it is still something relatively new. This session will aim to bridge both camps by discussing first the current state of the art in funding, including new products and specialist vehicles being launched, and then exploring “how to do funding right” – looking into the inner mechanisms of funding, offering a glimpse of how it works in real life.
Amongst other things, the panel is expected to discuss:
Finding the best funder and terms, and knowing what to look for from a Continental European perspective
The role of the client, firm and funder – trust versus control, which is better?
Getting the deal done – Structuring commercial terms, legal terms and insurance products.
Hot topics, including: should the disclosure of third-party funding arrangements be a feature of arbitrations? Should litigation finance be used as a marketing and business tool? Should there be security for costs when litigation funding is involved?
Moderator: Jorn Eschment, Burford Capital
Panel: Martin Bernet, Bernet Arbitration / Dispute Management Friederike Schäfer, International Court of Arbitration Jon Tweedale, Addleshaw Goddard Reinmar Wolff, Philips University of Marburg
15.15: Coffee break
15.45: Session four: The GAR Live Question Time
Our esteemed panel will discuss and answer questions submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.
Moderator: Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Panel: Bernardo Cremades, B. Cremades y Asociados Eva Kalnina, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler Phillipe Pinsolle, Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Heiko Ziehms, BRG
17.00: Chairs’ closing remarks
Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes Anke Meier, Noerr
17.10: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by BRG
May 28, 2019
Villa Kennedy, Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany