Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference
on Dispute Settlement
Ljubljana, 24 March 2015
Joint UNCITRAL-LAC Conference on Dispute Settlement
The conference is organized jointly by UNCITRAL and the Ljubljana Arbitration Centre (LAC) and will
take place at the Slovenian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana, Slovenia) on
Tuesday, 24 March 2015.
The conference will deal with:
• The ongoing revision of the UNCITRAL Notes on the organizing of arbitral proceedings,
• Practice and jurisprudence on the New York Convention (1958),
• Parallel proceedings in investor-state arbitration, and
• The future and possible reforms of investor-state arbitration.
We are looking forward to welcoming some of the most renowned speakers from the field at the
conference as well as connecting participants from around the world in particular arbitrators, lawyers
representing parties in arbitrations, state officials dealing with investor-state arbitration, in-house
counsels and globally operating businesses.
On the day following the conference, the Ljubljana Willem C. Vis Pre-Moot will take place, which will be a
good opportunity for the teams for one final practice before the Moot in Vienna.
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Ljubljana.
24 March 2015
Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia,
Dimičeva 13, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Arbitrators, lawyers representing parties in arbitrations, state officials dealing with investor-state arbitration,
in-house counsel and globally operating businesses
Welcome address by the LAC Chairman
Opening remarks by UNCITRAL and LAC
Revision of the UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral Proceedings:
Salient features of the revised UNCITRAL Notes on Organizing Arbitral
Proceedings Simon Greenberg
How to organize and what topics to cover during a case management conference
/ preparatory conference?
Issues raised by the choice of language and the place of arbitration
Maja Menard, J. Cameron Murphy
What role may an arbitral tribunal play in relation to settlement?
11.45-12.15 Coffee/Tea Break
New York Convention, interpretation and application
Presentation of the UNCITRAL Secretariat guide on the New York Convention and
of the web platform on the New York Convention Guide
Yoanna Schuch / Ying Zhao
Main trends identified in the New York Convention Guide
Reinmar Wolff Impact of soft law instruments on the interpretation of international instruments
Patricia Shaughnessy Public policy: toward a transnational definition?
Jennifer Kirby 13.30-14.30 Lunch buffet
Concurrent proceedings in investment arbitration
David Gaukrodger (OECD)
15.00-17.00 In need of reforms?
Presentation by UNCTAD of its works on identified issues
Joachim Karl (UNCTAD)
UNCITRAL standards on transparency: a first step in the reform process?
Nathalie Bernasconi (IISD)
EU current debate on ISDS in the context of TTIP / Update on intra-EU BITs
Christoph Schreuer, John Rooney, Sophie Nappert and a representative of the
European Commission (TBC)
Participation fee: For registrations made before 1 February 2015, an early bird fee of 100 EUR applies.
The ordinary fee for registrations made thereafter is 150 EUR. The fee includes the participation at the
conference, refreshments during coffee breaks, lunch and a cocktail reception following the conference.
Registrations may be made through the LAC website (www.sloarbitration.eu) under The LAC > Joint
UNCITRAL-LAC Conference or by following the link or QR Code below.
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Accommodation is not included. Participants are requested to make their own accommodation
arrangements. The Ljubljana Arbitration Centre has negotiated preferred rates for the participants at the
You can find the list of preferred Ljubljana hotels and check preferred rates of accommodation at:
Ljubljana Arbitration Centre at
the Chamber of Commerce and
Industry of Slovenia
Dimičeva ulica 13
T: +386 1 5898 180
F: +386 1 5898 400
E: [email protected]
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