Shaping the future of IDR

29 October, 2014, in London – Initiated by the IMI with the collaboration of the CCIAG, this conference is intended to be a ground-breaking interactive convention for users and service providers of International Dispute Resolution (“IDR”).

Pre-public announcement

Members of the CCIAG are kindly invited to join the Conference


Which will take place on
29 October, 2014,  9.00 am – 6.00 pm,
at the Livery Hall, Guildhall, City of London

Initiated by the IMI and organized with the collaboration of the CCIAG, this conference is intended to be a ground-breaking interactive convention for users and service providers of International Dispute Resolution (“IDR”).

The  input of users will be essential as this Convention will call upon users and providers to discuss new attitudes, approaches and ideas in IDR.

A discount has been arranged for the CCIAG members and CPD/CLE credits should be available.

The convention agenda, plus a registration link can be found on

Next 5th ICC International Mediation Conference, 18th September 2014, ICC Headquarters in Paris

CCIAG is happy to inform you of its collaboration with the ICC for the 5th ICC International Mediation Conference.
ICC tailors this annual event specifically to the needs and interests of in-house counsel and corporate management members involved in the avoidance and resolution of commercial disputes.

The Conference is a renown annual event which offers a unique forum for more than 100 users of commercial mediation to exchange best practices and know-how. It provides an opportunity for company representatives to discuss techniques for effective conflict management, dispute avoidance, early dispute resolution and the efficient use of mediation.

The title of this year’s Conference is “Plan to Succeed – Preparing for settlement in complex commercial disputes”.
For more information on the event, please see the program attached, and visit the event’s webpage

CCIAG is supporting this event and has the opportunity to provide its contacts with a limited number of reduced participation fees mentioning the code “CCI-05” in their registration form. By mentioning this code, you will obtain a 10% discount on the Corporate Attendees Fee (provided you meet the criteria for this fee).

Please note that the number of places is limited. If you wish to take advantage of this opportunity, please register without delay.

First CCIAG Conference

We are organizing our first conference jointly with the ICC Institute for World Business Law. It will address the burning topic of the choice of arbitrator and the legitimacy of the arbitrator.
A panel of key figures in the field will be present.

Date: 21 October 2013

Venue: Centre de Conférence de Paris Trocadéro
112 avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris

The CCIAG is organizing the First CCIAG conference jointly with the ICC Institute for World Business Law. This conference will address the burning topic of the choice of arbitrator. A highly selective panel of speakers will address the concerns of corporate counsels as to the legitimacy of arbitrators in the paradoxical context of a globalized arbitration market devoid of  transparent and straightforward access to the necessary data to make that crucial choice.

Please note that the Conference is on invitation only.

To download the program, click

Registration 1 pm – 1.30 pm
Conference 1.30 pm – 6.30 pm


  • Introductory address,
    Yves Derains, Chairman, ICC Institute of World  Business Law; Founding Partner, Derains&Gharavi
  • New paradigm – Expectations and responsibilities of the parties,
    Isabelle Hautot, Chair, CCIAG; General Counsel Dispute Resolution, ORANGE

Trust, legitimacy & source of authority: cross considerations on
principles and practice
Jean-André Diaz , Special Counsel, TOTAL; Former Chair, CCIAG

  • A continental perspective
    Antoine Garapon, former Judge, Secretary General, IHEJ
  • An English perspective,
    Anthony Hooper, former Judge  of the Court of Appeal
    of England and Wales
  • An international perspective,
    Jan Paulsson, Professor,  University of Miami & London School of Economics;
    Advocate; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law


The arbitrator selection to-day: how does the “system” work ?
What is wrong with it ?
Moderator :
Wolf  Von Kumberg, Assistant General Counsel and European
Legal Director, NORTHROP-GRUMMAN;  Member, CCIAG and IMI

1.    Who is really in charge of the selection?  

  • The delegation of  appointing authority by the Users,
    Emmanuel Vuillard, Corporate Legal Advisor, ALSTOM
  • How does it really work at the ICC?
    Andrea Carlevaris,  Secretary General and Director of Dispute Resolution, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • How does it really work at the  LCIA ?
    Andrew Clarke, General Counsel ESSO UK;  Member, LCIA;
    Former Chair, CCIAG
  • How does it really work at the ICDR ?
    Mark Appel, Senior Vice-President EMEA, ICDR

2.    The need for information and transparency

  • The International Arbitrator Information Project,
    Catherine Rogers, Professor, Penn State Law University & Queen Mary
  • Trusting/Qualifying new Arbitrators – Lessons from Mediation?
    Irena Vanenkova,  Managing Director,  IMI


The number of arbitrators & the challenges of efficiency and legitimacy
Jean-Claude Najar, Curtis, Mallet-Prévost, Colt & Mosle LLP;  Founder, CCIAG

1.    Is the sole arbitrator the way to go?

  • What is at stake?
    Emmanuel Gaillard, Professor, Sciences-Po; Head, International Arbitration Group, Shearman& Sterling LLP
  • Cross perspectives:
    Volker Mahnken, Senior Counsel Litigation, SIEMENS;  Member, CCIAG
  • Cross perspectives:
    José Rosell, Co-Chair, Arbitration & ADR Group, Hughes
    Hubbard & Reed LLP; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

2.     Is the delegation of powers to the institutions the way to go ?

  • What is at stake?
    Catherine Kessedjian, Professor, University of Panthéon-Assas Paris II
  • Cross perspectives:
    Pierre Charreton, Group General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, AREVA; Member, CCIAG
  • Cross perspectives:
    David W.Rivkin, Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution Group, Debevoise&Plimpton LLP


Yves Derains & Isabelle Hautot

6.30 pm         Cocktail Reception


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