20 October 2017 - GAR Live Vienna

Click here to view it online
Dear members,

Together with the Global Arbitration Review, we have the pleasure to invite you to the inaugural GAR Live Vienna conference that will be taking place on Friday, 20 October at the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Wiedner Hauptstraße 63, 1045 Vienna.

This one day event will be chaired by Dr. Stefan Riegler, Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut, Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) and Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC).

We would love to welcome you to the event; tickets are available for €500 here.

Separated by numerous networking and refreshment breaks, conference topics will include:

Enforcement around the region: How to get the client paid

Once you have an award, what next? There's a difference between having your award recognised and accessing actual assets. In this session, a series of enforcement specialists will explore both the legal and practical aspects of translating recognised awards into real money.

Questions the panel are expected to discuss include:
- How to find and secure assets for enforcement
- How to enforce against non-signatories having their seat in the CEE-region
- Enforcing awards against states - what are the unique features in the CEE-region

Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Deputy Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)

Rafal Morek, K&L Gates
Milena Djordjević, Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade
Christian Konrad, Konrad & Partners

The GAR Live symposium 

Our espresso version of Tylney Hall. Delegates will submit questions in advance on topical themes and will then be invited to present their question on the day, whereupon the moderators and members of the audience are invited to respond.

Michael Polkinghorne, White & Case
Claudia Annacker, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

12:00: Keynote Address: “Three perspectives on investment arbitration”

Prof. em. Christoph Schreuer, Of Counsel, Zeiler Partners; Professor at the Department of European, International Law and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

Session three: The effect of political change

Are global political developments changing the nature of disputes and the way resolution is sought? Drawing on their collective experience, our esteemed panel will address:

- The different approaches taken towards the implementation of regulatory changes
- What measures can be enacted to avoid an influx of lawsuits in response to regulatory changes
- Lessons learned - where things went wrong in the past

Eliane Fischer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP)
Markus Burgstaller, Hogan Lovells

James Castello, King & Spalding
Céline Gauer, DG Competition, European Commission
Ciprian Glodeanu, Wolf Theiss
Miriama Kiselyova, Senior State Counsellor, International Legal Affairs Unit, Ministry of Finance, Slovak Republic
Wolfgang Peters, Former CEO, RWE Supply & Trading CZ a. s and Managing Director, The Gas Value Chain Company

Session four: 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 3 judges will then voice opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions.

Motion: "This house believes that no party-appointed arbitrator is ever impartial"

Dr. Stefan Riegler, Baker McKenzie and Austrian Arbitration Association Arb|Aut

Robin Oldenstam, Mannheimer Swartling
Anna Kozmenko, Schellenberg Wittmer
Laurence Shore, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo Studio Legale
Rashda Rana SC, 6 St James'​ Hall International

Filip Boras, Baker McKenzie
Sebastian Guţiu, Schönherr 
Ulrike Gantenberg, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

All delegates will then be invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by VIAC.

We hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a day of lively debate, unparalleled insight and networking.

Kind regards,
Christian Klausegger
(Arb|Aut President)
Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit 
Sterngasse 13 
A-1010 Vienna, Austria 
Tel: +43 1 534 80 – 374 
Fax: +43 1 534 80 - 8 
e-mail: arbaut@arbitration-austria.at 
Visit our Website

© Arbitration Austria