Programme

Co-Chairs of the Seminar:

  • Klaus Peter Berger
    Professor, University of Cologne, Banking Law Institute Center for Transnational Law (Central), Germany; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Patricia Peterson
    Chartered Arbitrator, France

09.00 – 09.15 Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the seminar

  • Klaus Peter Berger
  • Patricia Peterson

09.15 – 10.10 Should arbitrators act as settlement facilitators?

  • The arbitrator’s role: decision-maker v facilitator
  • The parties’ expectations
  • Settlement facilitation v mediation
  • An emerging transnational standard?
  • Patrick Baeten, Deputy General Counsel – Disputes, Engie, France
  • Julie Bédard, Partner, International Litigation and Arbitration, Latin America, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, United States/Brazil
  • Klaus Peter Berger

10.10 – 10.30 Q&A

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 11.30 Indirect Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators

  • The “Arbitrator‘s Role Continuum$rdquo;
  • General timing issues
  • Specific techniques and their potential impact on settlement
  • Cecilia Azar, Partner, Arbitration Practice, Galicia Abogados, Mexico
  • Edna Sussman, Arbitrator and Mediator, Sussman ADR LLC, United States

11.30 – 12.30 Q&A and case scenarios

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 14.15 Direct Settlement Facilitation by Arbitrators

  • General timing issues
  • Specific techniques
  • The impact of failed settlement discussions on arbitral proceedings
  • Introduction to the settlement conference technique
  • Michael Schneider, Partner, Lalive, Switzerland
  • Peter Thorp, Independent Arbitrator, Thorp Arbitration, France

14.15 – 15.15 Simulation of a settlement conference and Q&A

15.15 – 15.35 Coffee break

15.35 – 16.20 Drafting an award by consent: ICC practice

  • The arbitral tribunal’s powers in relation to consent awards
  • Procedure
  • Contents
  • Public policy and enforcement issues
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Gustavo Scheffer da Silveira, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

16.20 – 17.20 Q&A and case scenarios

17.20 – 17.30 Closing remarks

  • Klaus Peter Berger
  • Patricia Peterson
  • Event Details
  • Location: Miami
  • Start Date: 11/11/2018 9:00 am
  • End Date: 11/11/2018 5:30 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Patricia Peterson, Edna Sussman, Julie Bédard and Cecilia Azar