9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

9.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Charles Adams, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Randall Hafer, Kilpatrick Townsend
Ank Santens, White & Case

9.45: Session one: The year in review, a guide through the essentials

All the developments in both regional and international arbitration that you need to know about.

Some of the topics our esteemed panel are expected to discuss include:

  • The Prague Rules, HKIAC rules and others, their status and developments to date;
  • What have recent cases such as Henry Schein v. Archer & White Sales, Vantage Deepwater Company v. Petrobras, USDC SD Tx and Achmea revealed as pressing issues?
  • Recent trends in arbitration such as transparency and summary disposition.

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Session two: The GAR Live Debate on construction – which blueprints are best?

In a twist on the Oxford Union style, we discuss and debate the pros and cons of several motions seeking enforcement of contractual clauses excluding or limiting certain damages and claims, including provisions:

  • Prohibiting the recovery of consequential damages;
  • Imposing caps on damages;
  • Shortening periods for asserting claims.

12.45: Lunch with keynote speech

George Bermann, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School and Reporter and Chief Reporter, American Law Institute Restatement (Third) of US Law of International Commercial Arbitration

14.15: Session three: Expecting the unexpected, a simulation

This role-playing session will examine unanticipated problems that can arise during arbitrations, testing the judgment and reflexes of experienced arbitrators.

You can be sure to expect:

  • Unexpected witnesses;
  • Unexpected exhibits;
  • Absent witnesses;
  • Cyberbreaches;
  • Arbitrator misbehaviour.

15.30: Coffee break

16.00: Session four: The GAR Live Question Time

GAR Live wants YOU to submit your burning questions to the panel.

Ideas for questions:

  • Cybersecurity;
  • Constructions;
  • Technology and artificial intelligence;
  • Transparency;
  • Judicial and bureaucratic hostility.

17.15: Chairs’ closing remarks

Charles Adams, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe
Randall Hafer, Kilpatrick Townsend
Ank Santens, White & Case

17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception


College of Law
85 Park Pl NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
  • Event Details
  • Location: Atlanta
  • Start Date: 09/09/2019 9:00 am
  • End Date: 09/09/2019 5:00 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Ank Santens, Carita Wallgren-Lindholm