Enforcement, setting aside and related treaty claims: A view from Europe
With a highly interactive format and dynamic presentations from real thought leaders in arbitration, this premier event of its kind in Switzerland will bring together panelists (arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and academics) from all over Europe to discuss recent trends and decisions in relation to the setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards, and the circumstances under which the violation of the New York Convention could amount to a violation of investment protection standards.
The conference will be followed by a cocktail reception.
13:30-14:00 Welcome address and introduction
14:00-16:00 The final battle(s): a tour d’Europe of the practice of national courts in relation to the setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards
The first panel, composed of specialists coming from different jurisdictions, will discuss the recent trends of their respective national courts in relation to the setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards, and the increasing tendency of some state courts to interfere in the arbitration process.
17:00-18:30 Arbitration agreements and awards as investment: how far does the protection of international law go?
The second panel will cover issues such as whether an arbitral award or the right to arbitrate itself are protected assets under investment treaties, and under what circumstances can the violation of the New York Convention amount to a violation of investment protection standards. The panel will also explore the chances of success of such claims, and discuss whether the number of similar claims can be expected to rise given the continuously growing interference of EU law in the field of international arbitration.
May 10, 2019
La Maison de la Paix The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Chemin Eugène-Rigot 2, 1202 Genève