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Programme

Day 1: Sunday 8 May 2016
11:00 – 16:30

YAP Conference (Le Labourdonnais Hotel, Port Louis)

17:00 – 20:30

Opening Ceremony & Opening Reception (L’Aventure du Sucre)

Salim Moollan, Chairman, ICCA 2016 Host Committee
Donald Donovan, President, ICCA
Keynote address: Dr Mohamed ElBaradei
Officially opening Congress on behalf of the Government of Mauritius: The Hon. Sudarshan Bhadain, Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms

20:30 – Late

Debevoise & Plimpton After Party (Les Ruines, Maritim)

Day 2: Monday 9 May 2016
07:00 – 08:00

Linklaters Breakfast Seminar (Trou aux Biches Resort and Spa)

09:00 – 10:40

Plenary 1 (Part A) Introduction/Overview
International Arbitration and Its Contribution to the Rule of Law
Narrative: A robust legal system ensuring the rule of law is often seen as a necessity both for economic development and the protection of human rights. International arbitration is a system separate from and in addition to national court systems, and offers an alternative to resolving disputes before national courts. A panel of economists, political scientists, and jurists will debate and discuss how the international arbitration system affects the rule of law, human rights, and economic development.

09:00 – 09:15 - Intro: Andrea Menaker (United States; White & Case)
09:15 – 09:40 - Speaker: Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf (Somalia; International Court of Justice)
09:40 – 10:40 - Debate: To What Extent Does International Arbitration Foster Economic Development?

Moderator: Meg Kinnear (Canada; ICSID)

Speakers:
Philip J. McConnaughay (United States; Peking University)
Amanda C. Rawls (United States; American Bar Association)
Karim Suratgar (United Kingdom/United States; International Finance Corporation)

Rapporteur: Kennedy Melly (Kenya; Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates)

10:40 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Plenary 1 (Part B)

Panel: Does Arbitration Contribute to the Rule of Law?

Moderator: Andrea Menaker (United States; White & Case)

Panelists:
Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel (Germany; Independent Arbitrator)
Loretta Malintoppi (Italy; Eversheds)
Payam Akhavan (Canada/Iran; McGill University)

Rapporteur: Manish Aggarwal (India; Three Crowns)

12:00 – 12:45

Speaker: The Rt Hon. Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth, G.C.S.K.; K.C.M.G.; Q.C. (Mauritius; Republic of Mauritius)

Keynote: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (South Korea; United Nations)

12:45 – 14:00

Lunch Break
Meet the ICCA Authors at the ICCA Membership Lounge

14:00 – 15:30

Panel A1
Constituting the Tribunal & Challenging Its Members: Due Process Issues and Concerns

Moderator: John M. Ohaga (Kenya; TripleOKLaw Advocates)

Panelists:
Karel Daele (Belgium; Mishcon de Reya)
Sarah Grimmer (New Zealand; Permanent Court of Arbitration)
Charles Nairac (Mauritius/France; White & Case)

Panel B1
The Interface Between Domestic Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

Moderator: Gaston Kenfack Douajni (Cameroon; Director of Legislation at the Ministry of Justice)

Panelists:
George A. Bermann (United States; Columbia University)
Emilia Onyema (Nigeria; SOAS)
Carine Dupeyron (France; August & Debouzy Avocats)
Jingdong Liu (China; Supreme People’s Court of China)

15:30 – 16:00

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30

Panel A2

Interim Measures Issued by Arbitral Tribunals and Domestic Courts

Moderator: Justice Shaheda Peeroo (Mauritius; Supreme Court of Mauritius)

Panelists:
Des Williams (South Africa; Werksmans Attorneys)
Teresa Cheng (Hong Kong; Des Voeux Chambers)
Daniel de Andrade Levy (Brazil/Switzerland; FCDG Advogados)

Panel B2

Investment Arbitration in Africa and Beyond: What Does the Future Hold?

Moderator: Yas Banifatemi (Iran/France; Shearman & Sterling)

Panelists:
Nicolas Angelet (Belgium; Liedekerke)
Ucheora Onwuamaegbu (Nigeria; Arent Fox)
Charles N. Brower (United States; 20 Essex Street)

18:00 – 21:00

White & Case After Party (La Citadelle / Fort Adelaide)

Day 3: Tuesday 10 May 2016
07:00 – 08:00

L' Association pour la Promotion de l'Arbitrage en Afrique (APAA) Breakfast Seminar (Trou aux Biches Resort and Spa)

09:00 – 10:30

Plenary 2

International Arbitration and Its Conformity with the Rule of Law
Narrative: Central to the legitimacy of international arbitration is its conformity with international standards of due process and the rule of law. Tribunals must respect and enforce the rights of parties while also being seen to do justice, often with only limited supervision by arbitral institutions and national courts.  To assess whether and how international arbitration measures up to these high standards, a group of scholars and practitioners will discuss some of the most topical due process issues facing international arbitration today.

Keynote: Chief Justice James Allsop (Australia; Federal Court of Australia)

Moderator: Doug Jones (Australia; Independent Arbitrator)

Commentators:
Natalie Reid (Jamaica; Debevoise & Plimpton)
Philippe Pinsolle (France; Quinn Emanuel)
Pallavi S. Shroff (India; Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas)

Rapporteur: Melissa Magliana (Italy/United States; Homburger)

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee Break

10:50 – 12:20

Panel A3

The Corruption Defense: Burden, Standard, and Types of Proof

Moderator: Vladimir Khvalei (Russia/Belarus; Baker & McKenzie)

Panelists:
Abdulhay Sayed (Syria; Sayed & Sayed)
Domitille Baizeau (France/New Zealand; Lalive)
Claus von Wobeser (Mexico; Von Wobeser & Sierra)

Panel B3

Equality of Arms in International Arbitration: Do Rules and Guidelines Level the Playing Field and Properly Regulate Conduct?

Moderator: Janet Walker (Canada; Osgoode Hall Law School)

Panelists:
Paula Hodges (United Kingdom; Herbert Smith Freehills)
Felix Dasser (Switzerland; Homburger)
Christopher Lau (Singapore; Maxwell Chambers)

12:20 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00

Panel A4

How to Prepare a Persuasive Case: 10 Things to Do and To Avoid When (i) Preparing Written Submissions, (ii) Examining Witnesses, and (iii) Presenting Oral Argument

Moderator: Barton Legum (United States; Dentons)

Panelists:
Toby Landau (United Kingdom; Essex Court Chambers)
Brigitte Stern (France; Sorbonne)
David JA Cairns (New Zealand/United Kingdom; Cremades y Asociados)

Panel B4

The Effect of Foreign National Court Judgments Relating to the Arbitral Award: A Conceptual Framework

Moderator: Salim Moollan (Mauritius; Essex Court Chambers)

Panelists:
Pierre Mayer (France; Independent Arbitrator)
Sébastien Besson (Switzerland; Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler)
Maxi Scherer (Germany; WilmerHale)

15:00 – 15:20

Coffee Break

15:20 – 16:50

Panel A5

Do Post-Award Remedies Appropriately Ensure Conformity of the Arbitral Process With the Rule of Law?

Moderator: Malcolm Holmes (Australia; Eleven Wentworth Chambers)

Panelists:
Kamal Shah (Kenya/United Kingdom/India; Stephenson Harwood)
Sae Youn Kim (South Korea; Yulchon)
Daphna Kapeliuk (Israel; Goldfarb Seligman)

Panel B5

What Are Appropriate Remedies for Findings of Illegality in Investment Arbitration?

Moderator: Mohamed Abdel Raouf (Egypt; Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration)

Panelists:
Constantine Partasides (United Kingdom; Three Crowns)
Jean E. Kalicki (United States; Independent Arbitrator)
Nassib G. Ziadé (Lebanon/Chile; Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution)

18:15 – 22:00

Gala Dinner (Chateau de Labourdonnais) Opera Recital by Michael Fabiano accompanied by Laurent Philippe

22:30 - Late

Shearman & Sterling After Party in honour of Young ICCA (Westin Hotel)

Day 4: Wednesday 11 May 2016
07:30 – 08:30

LCIA-MIAC Breakfast Seminar (Trou aux Biches Resort and Spa)

09:00 – 09:30

Coffee Served in SVICC Foyer

09:30 – 11:30

Plenary 3

Spotlight on Africa: Perspectives on Arbitration
Narrative: The last decade has seen a blossoming of international arbitration in Africa, with numerous regional arbitration centers and the development of new national arbitration laws.  A group of leading African and international practitioners will discuss their experiences arbitrating disputes in African seats and arbitral centers, including the particular benefits and challenges of international arbitration in Africa.

Moderator: Funke Adekoya (Nigeria; ǼLEX)

Panelists:
John Miles (United Kingdom/Kenya; JMiles & Co.)
Olasupo Shasore (Nigeria; Ajumogobia & Okeke)
Benoît Le Bars (France; Lazareff Le Bars)
Rukia Baruti (Tanzania/United Kingdom; Africa International Legal Awareness)
Vlad Movshovich (South Africa; Webber Wentzel)
Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab (Egypt; Zulficar & Partners)
Thierry Koenig (Mauritius; ENSafrica)
Marie-Andrée Ngwe (Cameroon; Cabinet Me Marie-Andrée NGWE)
Ace Anan Ankomah (Ghana; Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah)
Aisha Abdallah (Kenya; Anjarwalla & Khanna)

Rapporteur:
Ina Popova (Bulgaria; Debevoise & Plimpton)
Bethlehem Asmamaw (Ethiopia; MIDS program)

11:30 – 12:30

Closing Ceremony (SVICC)

Salim Moollan, Chairman, ICCA 2016 Host Committee
Donald Donovan, President, ICCA
Keynote address: Lord Hoffmann
Officially declaring the Congress closed: The Hon Ravi raj Yerrigadoo, Attorney-General of the Republic of Mauritius
Sydney Host Committee Presentation

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 – 18:00

Young ICCA Workshop (SVICC)