21 May 2015

Preliminary programme


10:00-10:30 Opening, welcoming address
10:30 Session 1: Current Trends and Challenges in the Sphere of International Arbitration..


Moderator: Alexander I. Muranov, Ph. D in Law, Associate Professor at the Private International and Civil Law Department of MGIMO (University), Managing Partner of Muranov, Chernyakov & Partners, a member of the Presidium of ICAC and a Vice-President of the MAC.

10:30-10:45 London Court of International Arbitration: current challenges and opportunities

Speaker: Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Ph. D in Law, Director General of the LCIA.

10:45-11:05 International Enforceability of Settlement Agreements in the Form of Agreed Awards

Speaker: Dmitry L. Davydenko, Attorney-at-Law, Ph. D. in Law, Tribunal Secretary at the ICAC and MAC, editor of CIS Arbitration Forum.

11:05-11:30 Forum selection in the era of sanctions

Speaker: Irina M. Moutaye, Senior Fellow at the Comparative Law Research Centre at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Attorney-at-Law at the Moscow Region bar.

11:30-11:55 Asian Arbitration Centres

Speaker: Kent Phillips, Co-head of International Arbitration Group and Partner in the Singapore office of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.

11:55-12:10 Recent Arbitration Reforms: the MKAS’s perspective

Speaker: Alexey A. Kostin, President of the ICAC and the MAC, professor and head of the private international and civil law department at MGIMO (University).

12:10-12:30 Q & A
12:30-13:30 Lunch.
13:30 Session 2: : Investment Arbitration.. Moderator: Roman M. Khodykin, Ph. D in Law, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Partner in the London office of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.
13:30-13:55 State Responsibility for the Actions of a State Participant in an International Consortium

Speaker: Dmitry Pentsov, Ph. D in Law, Senior Associate at FRORIEP (Geneva).

13:55-14:15 Regulatory Powers of the Host State and the Protection of Investors

Speaker: Arthur W. Rovine, International Arbitrator and Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham Law School (New York, USA).

14:15-14:40 Transparency in International Arbitration

Speaker: Maxi Scherer, LLM, Ph. D in Law, Senior Lecturer Queen Mary University London (School of International Arbitration), Special Counsel Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP (London, UK).

14:40-15:00 Treaty Shopping: Balancing the Rights of Foreign Investors and Sovereign States

Speaker: Katya (Ekaterina) Plokhenko, Juris Doctor (Boston, MA, USA), Attorney-at-Law, King & Spalding (Paris, France).

15:00-15:20 Q & A
15:20-16:00 Coffee break
16:00 Session 3: Procedural Issues in Arbitration. Moderator: Anton V. Asoskov, Doctor of Law, Associate Professor at the Civil Law Department of the Moscow State University Faculty of Law, Professor at the Russian School of Private Law, ICAC arbitrator.
16:00-16:25 Impartiality Principle in Arbitration and Civil Procedure: Generic and Specific

Speaker: Vladimir V. Yarkov, Doctor of Law, Professor and Head of the Civil Procedure Department at the Ural State Law University, Honourable Scholar of the Russian Federation.

16:25-16:50 Parties’ Behaviour in International Arbitration and the Allocation of Costs

Speaker: Irina I. Suspitcyna, ACIArb, Senior Associate at KIAP, Attorneys at Law, international commercial arbitration practice, Master of Laws (Stockholm University).

16:50-17:15 Are Anti-suit Injunctions an Appropriate Remedy Against Jurisdictional Conflicts?

Speaker: Olga Vishnevskaya, Senior Associate at Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, LL.M. (Master in International Dispute Settlement, Geneva).

17:15-17:35 Emergency Arbitrator: Overseas Experience and Russian Arbitration Law

Speaker: Jane Fedotova, Solicitor at the London offices of Simmons & Simmons LLP, LL.M (University College London), MCIArb (London, UK).

17:35-18:00 Q & A, Closing remarks