Key Issues in International Arbitration: Advocacy, Damage Calculation, Settlement and Cybersecurity


When: September 11, 2018

Where: Paris

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The Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was established to address the legal challenges that arise in cross-border investment in the energy sector. It provides a multilateral framework for energy cooperation that is unique under international law. The ECT was designed to promote energy security through the operation of more open and competitive energy markets, while also respecting the principles of sustainable development and sovereignty over energy resources.

This conference on September 11, 2018, in Paris, examines key issues in international arbitration through the lens of energy-sector dispute settlement. Leading arbitration practitioners, legal experts, academics and arbitral institutions will explore:

  • Advocacy in international arbitration involving energy disputes
  • Settling investment disputes without tribunal rulings
  • Damage calculations in international arbitration
  • Cybersecurity in international arbitration and mediation

Organized by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Energy Charter Secretariat (ECS), and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). Hosted by ICSID. Media partner: Transnational Dispute Management (TDM).

Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits for the Paris Bar available.


9:00 am to 9:30 am  Welcome Address & Recent Developments at the Organizing Institutions
• Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID
• Urban Rusnák, Secretary-General, ECS
• Annette Magnusson, Secretary-General, SCC
• Brooks W. Daly, Deputy Secretary-General and Principal Legal Counsel, PCA

9:30 am to 10:15 am Keynote Address: Advocacy in International Arbitration
• Stephen Jagusch QC, Quinn Emanuel, London

10:15 am to 11:30 am  Advocacy in International Arbitration Involving Energy Disputes
Leading arbitration practitioners will explore the do’s and don’ts of oral and written advocacy, including drafting submissions, delivering opening/closing statements, cross-examination, and presenting damages.
• Carole Malinvaud, Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris
• David Roney, Sidley Austin, Geneva
• Jakob Ragnwaldh, Vice Chairperson, SCC; Mannheimer Swartling, Hong Kong
Moderator: Stephen Jagusch QC, Quinn Emanuel, London

11:30 am to 11:45 am  BREAK

11:45 am to 1:00 pm  Settlement of Investment Disputes without Tribunal Ruling
This session will explore existing legal frameworks conducive to amicable settlement, settlement windows, and strategies. The panel will also address investment mediation and its role in investor-State dispute settlement.
• Bart Legum, Dentons, Paris
• Joseph Tirado, Garrigues, London
• Karl Mackie, CEDR, London
Moderator: Frauke Nitschke, Senior Legal Counsel, ICSID  

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm  LUNCH

2:00 pm to 3:15 pm  Damage Calculations in International Arbitration
Leading legal and economic experts will share the work done by the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration, illustrating the lifecycle of a damages case and sharing the Task Force's newly developed tool for calculating damages.
• Catherine Amirfar, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
• Alexis Maniatis, The Brattle Group, Washington, D.C.
• Alejandro López Ortiz, Mayer Brown, Paris
Moderator: Evgeniya Goriatcheva, Senior Legal Counsel, PCA

3:15 pm to 3:45 pm  BREAK

3:45 pm to 5:15 pm  Cybersecurity in International Arbitration and Mediation
This session addresses the need for cybersecurity in arbitration and mediation practice, including a review of voluntary cybersecurity protocols for use in international arbitration and mediation proceedings. Panelists are members of the ICCA-NYC Bar-CPR Working Group and will share the consultation paper first revealed at the ICCA Congress in Sydney in April 2018.
• Brandon Malone, Brandon Malone & Company, Edinburgh
• Kathleen Paisley, Ambos NBGO, Brussels
• Maxi Scherer, WilmerHale, London
• Yoshihiro Takatori, Orrick, Tokyo
Moderator: Alejandro Carballo Leyda, General Counsel, ECS

5:15 pm  Closing Remarks followed by Reception
• Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID


* For groups larger than 3 people, please contact [email protected].
** To qualify for IO/NGO/GOV reduced rates, attendees are required to provide a valid proof of identification at the time of registration.
*** To qualify for reduced rates, students are required to provide a valid proof of identification at the time of registration. Registration at this price has limited availability.