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International Investment Arbitration - Course & Conference

6th December 2015 - 10th December 2015

Four-day Course: 6-9 December 2015

Venue: Al Fanar Ballroom, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel - Manama

The four-day course will provide the theoretical knowledge and the practical know-how from some of the biggest names and leading practitioners in the field of international investment both in the region and abroad. The course will revolve around key issues, including:

  • General overview.
  • Developments in the second half of the 20th century and recent global trends.
  • The settlement and management of investor-state disputes and the procedures for resolving such disputes.
  • The conduct of investor-state arbitration proceedings, including initiation of such proceedings, constitution of tribunals and the challenges of arbitrators.
  • Awards, post-award remedies and enforcement of awards.

Faculty Include:

  • Adnan Amkhan Bayno, MENA Chambers, Manama
  • N. Jansen Calamita, Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL, London
  • Brooks Daly, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
  • Raëd Fathallah, Bredin Prat, Paris
  • Hussein Haeri, Withers, London
  • Fatma Khalifa, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority, Cairo
  • Dany Khayat, Mayer Brown, Paris
  • Devashish Krishan, Court of HRH the Crown Prince of Bahrain, Manama
  • Timothy Lemay, UNCITRAL, Vienna
  • Iain Maxwell, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
  • Andrea Menaker, White and Case LLP, Washington
  • Georgios Petrochilos, Three Crowns, Paris
  • Antonio R. Parra, World Bank, Washington
  • Jan Paulsson, Three Crowns, Washington
  • Celeste E. Salinas Quero, Arbitration Institute of SCC, Stockholm
  • Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Cairo
  • Nassib G. Ziadé, BCDR-AAA, Manama

Download the Course Programme

One-day Conference: 10 December 2015

Venue: Ambassador Ballroom, The Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel - Manama

The one-day conference will be hosting some of the the leading investment arbitration specialists, and is expected to be attended by key players in the investment industry. The conference will revolves around key topics including:

  • Avoiding and addressing conflicts of interest in Arbitral Appointments
  • Post Award Recourse
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Investment Agreements in the Arab World: The Rediscovery of the Investment Agreement of the Arab League and the Islamic Conference
  • What's next for the MENA region and Investment Treaties? Are Arab States Being Left Behind?

Participants Include:

  • HH Sh. Khalid bin Ali Al Khalifa, Minister of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Waqf, Bahrain
  • Adnan Amkhan Bayno, MENA Chambers, Manama
  • Gordon Blanke, DWF (Middle East) LLP, DIFC, Dubai
  • N. Jansen Calamita, Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL, London
  • Brooks Daly, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
  • Raëd Fathallah, Bredin Prat, Paris
  • Anne K. Hoffmann, Al Tamimi & Co., Dubai
  • Fatma Khalifa, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority, Cairo
  • Dany Khayat, Mayer Brown, Paris
  • Philippe Leboulanger, Leboulanger & Associés, Paris
  • Timothy Lemay, UNCITRAL, Vienna
  • Iain Maxwell, Herbert Smith Freehills, London
  • Nagla Nassar, Nassar Law, Cairo
  • Antonio R. Parra, World Bank, Washington
  • Georgios Petrochilos, Three Crowns LLP, Paris
  • Mohamed Abdel Raouf, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, Cairo
  • Karim A. Youssef, Amereller Legal Consultants, Cairo and Dubai
  • Nassib G. Ziadé, BCDR-AAA, Manama

Download the Conference Programme


The Course and Conference are jointly organised by The Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA) and BIICL's Investment Treaty Forum

Pricing and Registration

Course Registration Fees:

  • Early-bird (before 7th November): US$ 1600/per person
  • Standard (on or after 7th November): US$ 2000/per person
  • Discounted Course Registration Fees for STUDENTS: US$ 1100/per person

Conference Registration Fees

  • Early-bird (before 7th November): US$ 400/per person
  • Standard (on or after 7th November): US$ 500/per person

Note: The registration fees include event materials, breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks and refreshments.

For Methods of Payment click here

For Accommodation details click here

For enquiries contact invscc2015@bcdr-aaa.org

Entry Visa

Delegates can apply for an Entry Visa to Bahrain directly here. Hotels in Bahrain provide visa assistance at a nominal fee for guests who will be staying in the same hotel. You may contact the hotels directly for this service.

Cancellation

Should you need to cancel your registration, a refund of 50% of the fee is available if a notice of cancellation, in writing, is received by BCDR-AAA either by e-mail to aishaq@bcdr-aaa.org or on our fax number +973-17-511300, on or before 1 December 2015. We regret that no refunds can be made after that date. However, the registration may be transferred to another person of the same in situation or company at no extra charge.

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