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.

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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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