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Paris, 21 October 2013: Joint CCIAG/ ICC Institute for World Business Law Conference

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


The IMI and the CCIAG have agreed to collaborate

The CCIAG and the IMI to collaborate.

On March 13th, the IMI and the CCIAG have decided to collaborate in their future projects. Having agreed that both organizations share a common concern for the users of dispute resolution services transcending the fields (or the markets) of mediation or arbitration, the CCIAG and the IMI have undertaken to act jointly, with their respective specialization for the benefit of the users.

The International Mediation Institute (IMI) is a charitable foundation established in The Hague which aims at certifying mediators and promoting mediation worldwide. It is the only organization in the world to transcend local jurisdictions to develop global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in collaborative dispute resolution and negotiation processes

Ms Hautot commented on the collaboration between the two organizations as follows:

“Both CCIAG and IMI are non-provider, corporate-led organizations in the global dispute resolution space and their missions are complementary. As companies increasingly move to multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses and press courts and arbitration tribunals for more effective dispute resolution processes, so mediation becomes increasingly important to litigation and arbitration. The collaboration announced today is an important step that will help both organizations achieve their respective goals. That is particularly true for the CCIAG which advocates and works toward a better understanding of the users’ actual needs, and focuses on efficient conflict management and resolution as its main objectives. I look forward to serving on the IMI Board and to a most productive relationship.”

Ute Joas Quinn, of Hess Corporation and Chair of IMI added:

“The Board of IMI has long admired the efforts of CCIAG and warmly welcomes this alliance and Isabelle Hautot’s appointment to the Board. This will significantly strengthen and accelerate the expression of User needs and expectations, as well as User influence, in the development of mediation and other forms of non-litigious conflict management and dispute resolution worldwide.”

The Paris Arbitration Rules: A New Generation of Rules

April 26th, 2013: The Paris Arbitration Rules: A New Generation of Rules. Isabelle Hautot and Thomas Baconin have written a short article for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog about the new Paris Arbitration Rules published by Paris Place d’Arbitrage.

You may access the article by clicking here or you can download it here.

Isabelle Hautot appointed new chair of the CCIAG

On March 5th 2013, a Steering Committee was held confirming Isabelle Hautot as the new chair of the CCIAG. She will be succeeding to Jean-André Diaz who chaired the group during the year 2011-2012. Isabelle’s appointment was announced first on November 15th, 2012 for the CCIAG’s annual meeting and was commented on December 10th, 2012 by the Global Arbitration Review.