Event Details

International arbitration has experienced a worldwide rise following globalisation of commerce, and development of international law regulating relations between the countries. It is a valuable tool for escaping domestic court systems and its use is likely to increase with the more frequent reliance on the foreign investments. This tendency did not avoid the South Eastern Europe countries, the judicial systems of which have been going through a significant transformation since collapse of the "Eastern Block", where arbitration was unfamiliar to the domestic legal systems, and since then their dramatic transitioning to the markets fully integrated in the world economy.


We are inviting you to join us in Vienna for the inaugural South Eastern Europe Arbitration Conference (SEEA), where we will unlock the future trends in International Arbitration in this region through discussions covering the most topical issues that transform the essence of the Disputes and Arbitration laws in South Eastern Europe. We have a line-up of stellar speakers – including leading scholars and practitioners in their countries and worldwide. We will explore the current trends in the field of the dispute resolution. We will have valuable insights from the leading arbitrators, exchange information about recent developments in regional arbitration centres and glean insights from in-house counsels' perspectives. All of this at a beautiful venue, in a golden month of October, in the heart of charming Vienna.


Please join us for this exciting and insightful event and share your views on shaping the future of the International Arbitration in South Eastern Europe.


GAR Live Vienna 13 October 2023 attendees will get a free access to this event.

Organizers

Değer Boden

Founding Partner

Boden Law

Tatiana Minaeva

Partner and Head of Investor-State Arbitration

RPC

Anne K. Hoffmann

Independent Arbitrator

Hoffmann Arbitration

Agenda

October 12, 2023

Main Schedule

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Registration
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Opening Remarks
9:10 AM - 9:35 AM
Guest Speaker Dr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov
Special Guest Dr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Principal at Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC)
9:35 AM - 10:00 AM
Keynote speech of Prof. Christopher Schreuer
Keynote Speaker Prof. Christoph Schreuer (Of Counsel at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich)
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
First panel: Transformation of disputes in the region
Moderator: Deger Boden
Değer Boden (Founding Partner at Boden Law)
Khawar Qureshi KC (Partner at McNair International)
Jennifer Morrison Ersin (Counsel at Bradley)
Nenad Stankovic (Senior Partner at Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW))
Lazar Tomov (Founding Partner at Tomov & Tomov)
Eric Leikin (Partner at Freshfields)
Dr. Johannes P. Willheim (Partner at Jones Day)
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Second panel: Transformation of arbitration laws and procedures
Moderator: Tatiana Minaeva
Tatiana Minaeva (Partner and Head of Investor-State Arbitration at RPC)
Iuliana Iacob (Partner at Muşat & Asociaţii)
Stelios Gregoriou (Managing Partner at Gregoriou Law Firm)
Petr Vošahlík (Partner at BBH)
Pencho Stanchev (Partner at DPC)
George Z. Georgiou (Managing Partner at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC)
12:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Third panel: Ask the Arbitrators
Moderator: Anne K. Hoffmann
Anne K. Hoffmann (Independent Arbitrator at Hoffmann Arbitration)
Constantine Partasides KC (Partner at Three Crowns LLP)
Prof. Crenguta Leaua (Professor at Bucharest University of Economic Studies)
Prof. Vladimir Pavić (Professor at University of Belgrade)
Franz T. Schwarz (Partner at WilmerHale)
Elliott Geisinger (Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer)
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM
Coffee Break
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Fourth panel: Ask the Arbitration Centres
Moderator: Ileana Smeureanu
Ileana Smeureanu (Senior Associate at Jones Day)
Prof. Tania Iossifova (Professor at University of National and World Economy)
Anna Förstel-Cherng (Deputy Secretary General VIAC at Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber)
JUDr. Lenka Náhlovská, Ph.D. (Secretary of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) at Czech Arbitration Court)
Florian Nitu (Board Member of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration and Managing Partner at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii)
Ardita Seknaj (Secretary General at The International Chamber of Commerce in Albania (ICC Albania))
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Closing Remarks
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Travel time
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
VIAC/ Knoetzl/ DELOS Event & Cocktail Reception: Reunited - Friend or Foe? (Sign up below)
Location: Knoetzl, Herrengasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

South Eastern Europe Arbitration Conference Attendee Registration

Early Bird Price€125
Standard Price€150

In-House Counsel

Standard PriceComplimentary

Speakers

Special Guest Dr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Principal at Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC)

Special Guest Dr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov

Principal at Stanimir A. Alexandrov PLLC

Keynote Speaker Prof. Christoph Schreuer (Of Counsel at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich)

Keynote Speaker Prof. Christoph Schreuer

Of Counsel at Zeiler Floyd Zadkovich

Değer Boden (Founding Partner at Boden Law)

Değer Boden

Founding Partner at Boden Law

Khawar Qureshi KC (Partner at McNair International)

Khawar Qureshi KC

Partner at McNair International

Jennifer Morrison Ersin (Counsel at Bradley)

Jennifer Morrison Ersin

Counsel at Bradley

Nenad Stankovic (Senior Partner at Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW))

Nenad Stankovic

Senior Partner at Stankovic & Partners (NSTLAW)

Lazar Tomov (Founding Partner at Tomov & Tomov)

Lazar Tomov

Founding Partner at Tomov & Tomov

Eric Leikin (Partner at Freshfields)

Eric Leikin

Partner at Freshfields

Dr. Johannes P. Willheim (Partner at Jones Day)

Dr. Johannes P. Willheim

Partner at Jones Day

Tatiana Minaeva (Partner and Head of Investor-State Arbitration at RPC)

Tatiana Minaeva

Partner and Head of Investor-State Arbitration at RPC

Iuliana Iacob (Partner at Muşat & Asociaţii)

Iuliana Iacob

Partner at Muşat & Asociaţii

Stelios Gregoriou (Managing Partner at Gregoriou Law Firm)

Stelios Gregoriou

Managing Partner at Gregoriou Law Firm

Petr Vošahlík (Partner at BBH)

Petr Vošahlík

Partner at BBH

Pencho Stanchev (Partner at DPC)

Pencho Stanchev

Partner at DPC

George Z. Georgiou (Managing Partner at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC)

George Z. Georgiou

Managing Partner at George Z. Georgiou & Associates LLC

Anne K. Hoffmann (Independent Arbitrator at Hoffmann Arbitration)

Anne K. Hoffmann

Independent Arbitrator at Hoffmann Arbitration

Constantine Partasides KC (Partner at Three Crowns LLP)

Constantine Partasides KC

Partner at Three Crowns LLP

Prof. Crenguta Leaua (Professor at Bucharest University of Economic Studies)

Prof. Crenguta Leaua

Professor at Bucharest University of Economic Studies

Prof. Vladimir Pavić (Professor at University of Belgrade)

Prof. Vladimir Pavić

Professor at University of Belgrade

Franz T. Schwarz (Partner at WilmerHale)

Franz T. Schwarz

Partner at WilmerHale

Ileana Smeureanu (Senior Associate at Jones Day)

Ileana Smeureanu

Senior Associate at Jones Day

Prof. Tania Iossifova (Professor at University of National and World Economy)

Prof. Tania Iossifova

Professor at University of National and World Economy

Anna Förstel-Cherng (Deputy Secretary General VIAC at Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber)

Anna Förstel-Cherng

Deputy Secretary General VIAC at Vienna International Arbitral Centre of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber

JUDr. Lenka Náhlovská, Ph.D. (Secretary of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) at Czech Arbitration Court)

JUDr. Lenka Náhlovská, Ph.D.

Secretary of the Czech Arbitration Court (CAC) at Czech Arbitration Court

Elliott Geisinger (Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer)

Elliott Geisinger

Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer

Florian Nitu (Board Member of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration and Managing Partner at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii)

Florian Nitu

Board Member of the Romanian Court of International Commercial Arbitration and Managing Partner at Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Ardita Seknaj (Secretary General at The International Chamber of Commerce in Albania (ICC Albania))

Ardita Seknaj

Secretary General at The International Chamber of Commerce in Albania (ICC Albania)

Sponsors and Supporters

VIAC / KNOETZL / DELOS EVENT & Cocktail Reception Reunited - Friend or Foe?

Location: Knoetzl, Herrengasse 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Date: October 12, 2023

Registration: here

GAR LIVE VIENNA 13 OCTOBER 2023

Venue

Venue

Almanac Palais Vienna
Parkring 14
Vienna, Austria

Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to info@seeaconference.org

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