ERA / MPI Conference on Arbitration and EU Law

The Academy of European Law (ERA) and the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg will co-organize a conference on Arbitration and EU Law in Trier, Germany, on March 10 and 11, 2014.

Monday, 10 March 2014

I. AFTER THE RECAST OF BRUSSELS I
Moderator: Stefania Bariatti

09:30 Consequences and interpretation of the arbitration exception

10:00 West Tankers, antisuit injunctions and beyond: recent developments and latest case law
Alexander Layton

10:30-11:00 Discussion 

11:30 Brussels I and the New York Convention: recognition and enforcement of judgments and awards
Catherine Kessedjian

12:00 Discussion

Moderator: Catherine Kessedjian

12:15-13:00 Panel discussion: How to ensure the effective coordination of judicial and arbitration proceedings?
Massimo Benedettelli
• Alexander Layton

II. THE CROSS-OVER BETWEEN INSOLVENCY AND ARBITRATION
Moderator: Burkhard Hess

14:00 Effects of insolvency in arbitral proceedings taking into account the Insolvency Regulation and the proposals for its review
Stefania Bariatti

14:30 Effects of foreign insolvency on arbitration seated in Switzerland
Martin Bernet

15:00-15:30 Discussion 

III. PROCEDURE, MINIMUM STANDARDS AND HUMAN RIGHTS

16:00 Innovative systems for dispute resolution in sport – and in other areas?
Dirk-Reiner Martens

16:30 Procedural minimum standards and the applicability of Article 6 ECHR in arbitration
Massimo Benedettelli

17:00-17:30 Discussion

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

IV. INVESTMENT ARBITRATION
Moderator: Alexander Layton

09:30 Compatibility of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) with EU law
Luca Radicati di Brozolo

10:00 Investment arbitration under extra-EU BITs
Patricia Nacimiento

10:30-11:00 Discussion 

Moderator: Luca Radicati di Brozolo

11:30 Recent developments in investment arbitration
Maxi Scherer

12:00 Discussion

12:15 Panel discussion: Challenges and opportunities for investment arbitration
Patricia Nacimiento
• Maxi Scherer

13:00 Lunch and end of the conference

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