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“International Arbitration LLM Alumni meet Practitioners” - 2nd Conference

Date: 09/22/2015

“STATES AND STATE ENTITIES IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION”
Bucharest, October 16th, 2015
Law Faculty, Bucharest University, Constantin Stoicescu Hall

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30 Registration
9.30-9.40 Welcome speeches
  • Associate Professor Flavius-Antoniu BAIAS, Ph.D. Dean, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
  • Professor Dragoş Alexandru SITARU, Ph.D., Director, International Arbitration LLM Program, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
Session 1: Practitioners in Arbitration (I)
Moderator : Professor Dragoş Alexandru SITARU, Ph.D.

09:40-10.00: Alina LEOVEANU, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration: „States in ICC Arbitration”
10:00–10:20: Crenguta LEAUA, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Partner - LEAUA & Asociatii (Romania), Vice-president, ICC Paris: “Particularities of appointment of arbitrators and selection of counsel in arbitration involving states and state entities"
10:20-10.40: Beata GESSEL – KALINOWSKA VEL KALISZ, Ph.D., Partner - GESSEL (Poland), member – ICC Court: ”M&A arbitration involving states and state entities”
10:40 – 11:00 Laura HALONEN, Counsel - LALIVE (Switzerland): "Counterclaims in investment arbitration".
11:00 – 11:10 Discussions
11.10-11.30 Coffee break

Session 2: Practitioners in Arbitration (II)
Moderator : Associate Professor Crenguta LEAUA, Ph.D.

11.30 – 11:50 Patricia SAIZ, Associate Professor and Director of International Relations, ESADE Business & Law School (Spain): "Issues of Compensation in the Most Recent Investor State Awards".
11.50-12.10: Cristiana I. STOICA, Ph.D., Associate professor, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest; Founding Partner, STOICA & Asociatii (Romania), World Link for Law Arbitration Group: „The Plea of non-constitutionality in the arbitration of the privatization agreements”
12.10-12.30: Stephen ROSEN, Partener - COLLYER BRISTOW LLP (UK), World Link for Law Arbitration Group: „When is a financial product an investment under the BIT and the ICSID Convention?”
12:30 – 12:50: Peter VAN DER VELDEN, Partner - KIVELD (Netherlands), World Link for Law Arbitration Group:: „State participation in Dutch arbitration”
12:50 – 13:00 Discussions
13.00-14.00 Buffet - Lunch

Session 3- Presentations of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni
• 14.00-15.30 Investment Arbitration under ICSID Rules

Moderator: Asoc. Prof. Claudiu BUGLEA, Ph.D.
o Valentin CALCIU ( Alumni 2015): “ICSID jurisdiction”
o Aleksandra VONICA (Alumni 2015): “The Pristine Logic of ICSID Mechanism - A Pragmatic View”
o Oana TODEILA (Alumni 2015): “The Interpretation of the MFN Clause and Jurisdiction Issues in ICSID arbitration”
o Lucian EPURE ( Alumni 2015): “The Abuse of Process in ICSID Arbitration”
o Aleksandra VONICA (Alumni 2015): “The Pristine Logic of ICSID Mechanism - A Pragmatic View”
o Q & A
• 15.30-15.45 Coffee break

Session 3- Presentation of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni (Cntd’)
• 15.45-17.15: Particular Features related to Arbitration involving States
Moderator : Cristiana STOICA, Ph.D.
o Sorina Marilena HAPCA (Alumni 2015): “The Evolution of the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Investment Law”
o Florin Iulian SANDU (Alumni 2015): “Arbitration Agreement in Arbitration involving States and State Entities”
o Sabina FUGARU (Alumni 2015) and Iuliana PETRUSCHEVICI ( Alumni 2015) “Public Policy issues in Arbitration involving States and State Entities”
o Constantina Madalina DUTULEASA (Alumni 2015): „Challenges to Investment Arbitration related to Intra-EU Claims. The E.U. Commission Position“
o Alexandru STANESCU (Alumni 2014): “Sovereign Immunity to Execution - Cases of its Relativity in National Courts”
o Q & A
• 17.15-17:30 Alina LEOVEANU, Head of ICC YAF Europe and Russia Chapter – presentation of ICC YAF activities
• 17:30 Closing Remarks

Registration: Please confirm your participation at the following email address: cristina.pana@drept.unibuc.ro . Confirmation deadline : 12th October 2015
Participation at the conference is free. However, there are a limited number of places. Early registration is strongly recommended
Language : English (no translation provided)
Conference venue: Law Faculty, Bucharest University, Constantin Stoicescu Hall, Mihail Kogalniceanu Bldv. No.36-46, sector 5, Bucharest, Romania
For more details, please, email to: cristina.pana@drept.unibuc.ro

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