8.30: Welcome coffee and registration
9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks
9.10: Session one: The year in review
All you need to know about what’s happened in international arbitration since GAR’s last visit to New York. The discussion will take in:

  • Developments related to awards annulled at the seat of arbitration (including, of course, the current status of the Yukos proceedings);
  • The latest updates to institutional rules and guidelines around the world;
  • The draft Restatement on the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration;
  • An update on the CETA and TTIP negotiations;
  • The increasing relevance of corruption allegations in international arbitration

Moderator:
Catherine Amirfar
Panel:
Alexis Mourre, President, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 
Janet Walker, Osgoode Hall Law School & Arbitration Place, Toronto
Christopher Drahozal, KU School of Law
10.30: Coffee break
11.00: Session two: GAR Live Symposium
Our espresso ?version of the popular Tylney Hall format
Moderators:
Rachel Thorn, Chadbourne & Parke
Grant Hanessian, Baker & McKenzie
12.30: Lunchtime Speaker
Gerald Aksen, Independent Arbitrator
13:00: Networking lunch
14.00: Session three: It’s advocacy, Jim, but not as we know it
In US litigation, the trial is “the moment”. In international arbitration, the hearing is…well, a bit less than that. It’s a moment of importance, certainly. But because more details of the case are submitted in advance in writing – witness statements, case memorials etc – over several rounds, the hearing doesn’t stand out quite so much. It’s just the latest in a series of moments that the parties have to influence the tribunal. Together, those moments add up to the playing field on which the advocates joust. So how do you make the most of them?
In this panel, leading names will share their collective wisdom on the art of advocacy in international arbitration. Questions they’re expected to discuss include:
Opening thoughts

  • What makes IA advocacy a different art?
  • Using procedural conferences, document production and interim measures applications and the like to get your narrative across

The importance of written advocacy

  • What makes a witness statement , or memorial, pop?
  • Should you ever hold anything back? Is there a place for the element of surprise, or does it backfire?

At the hearing

  • What are you allowed to do to prepare witnesses in advance of their testimony?
  • How do you cross-examine a witness when you have not taken his or her deposition?
  • Should you adjust your style to the nationality or legal background of the Tribunal?
  • When things go wrong: how does one deal with surprises (new documents, sick witnesses – or worse)?

The arbitrators’ view

  • What is effective advocacy from the standpoint of the arbitrators?
  • What do they find ineffective?

Moderator:
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed
Panel:
Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Edward Kehoe, King & Spalding
Luka Misetic, Squire Patton Boggs
15.20: Coffee break
15.50: Session four: The GAR Live debate 
Motion: “This house believes that Brexit represents a big opportunity for New York”
Moderator:
John Pierce, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
Debaters:
Miriam HarwoodCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle
Jan Woloniecki, ASW Law
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey 
Michael Young, Allen & Overy
Judges:
Edna Sussman, Sussman ADR
Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Gervase MacGregor, BDO
17.15: Chairs’ closing remarks
17.30 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a cocktail reception kindly hosted by Squire Patton Boggs


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  • Event Details
  • Start Date: 13/09/2016 9:00 am
  • End Date: 13/09/2016 6:00 pm