14 December 2017 Arbitration Conference in Bucharest

[UPDATED Programme]

Excellent Arbitration event organized by Iordache Partners and Lazareff Le Bars in Bucharest on 14 December 2017, with a fantastic line-up of speakers: Crina Baltag (University of Bedfordshire), Anna de Luca (Boconni University), Thomas Granier (McDermott Will & Emery), Lucian Ilie (Lazareff Le Bars), Adrian Iordache (Iordache Partners) and Mujtaba Hussain (Emirates Legal, Dubai).

The event is hosted by Bucharest International Arbitration Court and promoted by the International Section of the New York State Bar Association. Last but not least, the seminar is followed by a Romanian Wine Tasting starting at 18:00, which should give ample opportunity for quality and relaxed networking.

Participation is free of charge but requires prior reservation due to limited space, so please book soon by writing to office@iordache.partners or calling +40374616161, to avoid disappointment.

Seminar Programme

Bucharest International Arbitration Court,

14 December 2017, 4pm-7.30pm

3.45     Registration

4.00     Welcome note

Adrian Iordache, member of Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC)

4.05      Introduction by Moderator

Dr Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer in Law-University of Bedfordshire

4.15     Panel  I: What is the future of the Intra EU-BITs

Dr. Avv. Anna de Luca (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi)

Lucian ILIE (Senior Associate at Lazareff Le Bars)

Investment protection based on international treaties has been available to investors for some time now. However, there is a gradual change to this mechanism due to steps taken by the EU Commission, including to create an Investment Court. In the case of BITs, the issue evolved with the Romanian Micula case, followed up by infringement proceedings against Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden and today with the AG Wathelet opinion on these issues. What are the issues at stake and the current developments?

 4.55     Panel II Recent Enforcement Problems under the New York and ICSID Conventions

Thomas Granier (Associate, McDermott Will & Emery)

Adrian Iordache (Managing Partner, Iordache Partners)

Mujtaba Hussain (Managing Partner, Emirates Legal)

The effectiveness of international arbitration depends ultimately on the question whether the arbitral award can be enforced against the losing party. Therefore, the arbitral process cannot be completely divorced from national courts. What are the issues and main differences between the NYC approach and the ICSID approach, when dealing with enforcement?

5.35      Q&A and Debate

5.55      Closing remarks

The event will be followed by a Romanian Wine Tasting and networking opportunity (6pm-7.30pm) under the guidance of wine expert Nicusor Cazan, which will take place at the Grand Hotel Continental next to the seminar venue. Join us!

 

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