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Сonference: Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Anticipating the Changes

C9C93689-7699-40AE-A781-AE3AFF266DB7ICC Russia in co-operation with ICC International Court of Arbitration will host an annual international arbitration conference “Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution: Anticipating the Changes” on  10  December 2013 in Moscow.

At present the Russian Federation is on the verge of important reforms to the local arbitration regulation and the system of arbitration courts in general. The reforms pursue the object of making Russia more attractive for the parties as a place for dispute resolution. During the last three years ICC Russia has been deeply involved in the process, initiating discussions with state bodies, entrepreneurs’ unions and arbitration experts.

Thus, the main issues to be debated at the forthcoming conference and related to the expected changes in Russian arbitration laws are the following:

1. Arbitration Legislation Reform in RF. Should  arbitration courts be registered by government authorities? What can be done to combat “puppet” arbitration courts? Should the law be changed to make sure the state courts are efficient in supporting and supervising international and domestic commercial arbitration courts? Should there be liability for arbitration courts and arbitrators? Should the law define qualification requirements for arbitrators?

2. Arbitration Procedural Issues. Do arbitral awards create procedural issue preclusion? What can be done to protect the rights of third parties who do not participate in arbitral proceedings? What arbitration agreement format standards need to be clarified? Do state courts have to enforce injunctive relief orders issued by arbitration tribunals? Will Russia become a more popular place of arbitration if the possibility to set aside arbitral awards issued in Russia is restricted? How efficient is the arbitral award enforcement mechanism? Should the Amicus Curiae system be introduced?

3. Arbitrability of Disputes and Public Policy. Should the issue of arbitrability be determined by the law? Are corporate disputes arbitrable after all? And real estate disputes? Should there be a legislative definition of ‘public policy’?

4. Arbitration Courts and Guerilla Tactics. Are there efficient ways to prevent delays and other kinds of obstruction of arbitration proceedings? How can guerilla arbitrators be detected? Can IBA Guidelines  on representation in international arbitration prevent procedural abuses by the parties?

Among the event speakers:  Stanimir Alexandrov (Sidley Austin LLP), Jason Fry (Clifford Chance), Daniel Gal (Dechert), David Goldberg (White&Case), Vladimir Khvalei (Baker & McKenzie), Patricia Naciemento (Norton Rose Fulbright), Noah Rubins (Freshfields Bruckhouse Deringer), Eric Schwartz (King & Spalding), Matthew Weiniger (Herbert Smith Freehills and more…

Who should attend: general counsels, corporate lawyers, legal consultants, representatives of law and consulting firms, arbitrators, experts specializing in regulation of international disputes.

To register please fill in the registration form and send it to the ICC Russia office (Yuri Popov), yp@iccwbo.ru

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