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SCLA 21st Global Forum: Is There A Role For Conciliation In International Commercial Disputes?

SCLA 21st Global Forum: Is There A Role For Conciliation In International Commercial Disputes?

Presented by Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)

 The Swiss Chinese Law Association, in partnership with the Geneva International Dispute Resolution Institute, presents a full-day program on the role of conciliation in the context of international commercial dispute resolution.

Registrants will be sent the conference attendance link at their registered email address before the evening of Thursday, August 26, 2021. Contact the moderator with any questions.

Forum Reporter - Philip Hackett QC
Moderator - Tiane Zhang


Introduction | 13:00- 13:10 CEST

International Conciliation Defined | 13:10-13:20 CEST
Federico Antich | President, IMI Italian Branch

International Conciliation Contrasted | 13:20-13:35 CEST
Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb | Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS

Panel 1: What is the Role of Conciliation in Different Countries and Legal Systems | 13:35-14:05 CEST
Chair - Hermann Knott| Partner, Kunz Law Germany
  • Anil Changaroth | ChangAroth Chambers LLC
  • Eric Jiang | Partner, Jurisino Law Firm
  • Valerie Pelton | Behavioral International Economic Development Society
  • Deepak Narayanan | Partner, BDN Chambers
  • Benjiemin Nde | Member, CIARB

Cultural Differences in Conciliation | 14:05-14:25 CEST
Agada Elachi SC | President, Chartered Institute of Mediators
Commentator - Jian Chen | Executive Deputy Secretary-General of China Academy of Arbitration Law

ICSID Conciliation: Success or Failure? | 14:25-14:40 CEST
Frauke Nitschke | Senior Counsel, ICSID (TBC)
Xiaobing Tang | Former Senior Counsellor, WTO

Ad Hoc Conciliation or Rule Based? (Specialized Conciliation as an Example) | 14:40-14:55 CEST
Ana Maria Olteanu | Senior Consultant, OPTIM
Commentator - Peyman Askarinejad | CEO, PAN Partners

Enforcement Conciliation/Arb and NYC as a Route to Enforcement | 14:55-15:10 CEST
Gary Gao | Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm

Does Singapore Convention Give Mediation an Advantage as a Route to Enforcement? | 15:10-15:25 CEST
Lady Justice Joyce Aluoch | Former Judge and First Vice-President, International Criminal Court (ICC)

Panel 2: What is the Future for Conciliation in Cross Border Disputes? | 15:25-16:00 CEST
Moderator - Pawel Sikora | Partner, KKG
  • Gökhan Birdal | Senior Consultant, CPM Techs
  • Mauricio Gomm Santos | Partner, GST Brazil
  • KU Hue
  • Antonello Leogrande | Partner, Gunnercooke
  • Daniel Ling | Senior Associate, PDLegal
  • John J. Maalouf | Senior Partner, Maalouf Ashford & Talbot LLP
  • Yoshihiro (Yoshi) Takatori | KILO
  • Yonca Yucel | ISTAC

Featured People

Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb
  • Aviation
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury
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