13 I SEP I 2024

Vilnius Arbitration Day 2024

Arbitration in turbulent times: any need for bravery?

Sanctions. War. Corruption. States. State entities.

VILNIUS ARBITRATION DAY 2024

13 I SEPTEMBER I 2024

AGENDA

Venue:

Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania (Valdovų rūmai)
Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

08:30 – 09:15

Welcome and Registration

Venue Hall (3rd floor)

09:15 – 09:30

Welcome to Vilnius Arbitration Day 2024!

by Vitalija Baranovienė, Chairwoman of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration

09:30 – 10:00

May You Arbitrate in Interesting Times

by Professor Dr. Felix Dasser

10:00 – 10:30

The Brave Arbitrator – Opportunities and Risks in the 21st Century

by Gisela Knuts

10:30 – 10:50

Coffee break

Stream 1

“Arbitration
and Public Policy”

Stream moderator: Renata Beržanskienė
Venue Hall (3rd floor)

Stream 2

“Arbitration’s Response to Geopolitical Challenges”

Stream moderator: Gediminas Dominas
Venue Auditorium (ground floor)

10:50 – 11:50

Investor‘s Liability under International Public and Investment Law: Mission (im)Possible?

Moderator:

  • Professor Dr. Solveiga Vilčinskaitė, MCIArb (TGS  Baltic)

Speakers:

  • Professor Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M. (European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration)
  • Professor Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp (London School of Economics)
  • Dr. Wojciech Sadowski (Queritius)
  • Todd Wetmore (Three Crowns)

10:50 – 11:50

Compensation of damages to Investors Caused by Russia’s Military Action in Ukraine

Moderator:

  • Gediminas Dominas, FCIArb (WALLESS)

Speakers:

  • Iryna Mudra (Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine)
  • Yulia Kyrpa (Aequo)
  • Filip Boras (Baker McKenzie)
  • Jonathan Gimblett (Covington)
  • Ian Meredith (KL Gates)

11:55 – 12:55

National Security in Investment and Commercial Arbitrations: Sword and Shield?

Moderator:

  • Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan (Ellex Valiunas)

Speakers:

  • Constantinos Salonidis (Foley Hoag LLP)
  • Michael Ostrove (DLA Piper)
  • Ximena Herrera-Bernal (Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes)
  • Olexander Droug (Sayenko Kharenko)
  • Jennifer Younan (A&O Shearman, International Arbitration Partner)

11:55 – 12:55

States and State Entities in International Arbitration

Moderator:

  • Dr. Eglė Zemlytė (Miliauskas, Zemlytė ir Lauraitytė)

Speakers:

  • Barton Legum (Honlet Legum)
  • Ilija Mitrev Penushliski (Three Crowns)
  • Dr. Crina Baltag (Stockholm University)
  • Markus Burgstaller (Hogan Lovells)

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

Venue Taurakalnis restaurant (ground floor)

14:30 – 15:30

Navigating through Corruption Allegations in Arbitration

Moderator:

  • Dr. Rimantas Simaitis, MCIArb (Cobalt)

Speakers:

  • Professor Loukas Mistelis (Clyde & Co)
  • Olena Perepelynska (Integrites)
  • Noah Rubins KC (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Dr. iur. Kathrin Betz (Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime)

14:30 – 15:30

Abusive Tactics and Countermeasures in International Arbitration

Moderator:

  • Denis Parchaev (Motieka & Audzevicius)

Speakers:

  • Professor Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy (Stockholm University)
  • Rostislav Pekař (Squire Patton Boggs)
  • Fredrik Ringquist (Mannheimer Swartling)
  • Dr. Rafal Morek (CMS)
  • Bartosz Krużewski (Clifford Chance)

15:35 – 16:35

The Impact of the Regulatory Legal Environment on the Arbitration Process: Arbitrate or not to Arbitrate?

Moderator:

  • Kęstutis Švirinas (Sorainen)

Speakers:

  • Sarah Y. Walker (King & Spalding)
  • Professor Dr. Ben Steinbrück (Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz)
  • Fanny Gleiss Wilborg (Independent arbitrator)
  • Professor Dr. Siegfried Elsing (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

15:35 – 16:35

Sanctioned Parties and Awards: Cause for Concern?

Moderator:

  • Evaldas Pocevičius (Triniti Jurex)

Speakers:

  • Anna-Maria Tamminen (Hannes Snellman)
  • Jakub Urbanowicz (Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak)
  • Lucia Raimanova (A&O Shearman)

Stream 1

“Arbitration and Public Policy”

Stream moderator: Renata Beržanskienė
Venue Hall (3rd floor)

10:50 – 11:50

Investor‘s Liability under International Public and Investment Law: Mission (im)Possible?

Moderator:

  • Professor Dr. Solveiga Vilčinskaitė, MCIArb (TGS  Baltic)

Speakers:

  • Professor Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M. (European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration)
  • Professor Dr. Jan Kleinheisterkamp (London School of Economics)
  • Dr. Wojciech Sadowski (Queritius)
  • Todd Wetmore (Three Crowns)

11:55 – 12:55

National Security in Investment and Commercial Arbitrations: Sword and Shield?

Moderator:

  • Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan (Ellex Valiunas)

Speakers:

  • Constantinos Salonidis (Foley Hoag LLP)
  • Michael Ostrove (DLA Piper)
  • Ximena Herrera-Bernal (Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes)
  • Olexander Droug (Sayenko Kharenko)
  • Jennifer Younan (A&O Shearman, International Arbitration Partner)

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch break

Venue Taurakalnis restaurant (ground floor)

    14:30 – 15:30

    Navigating through Corruption Allegations in Arbitration

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Rimantas Simaitis, MCIArb (Cobalt)

    Speakers:

    • Professor Loukas Mistelis (Clyde & Co)
    • Olena Perepelynska (Integrites)
    • Noah Rubins KC (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
    • Dr. iur. Kathrin Betz (Competence Centre Arbitration and Crime)

    15:35 – 16:35

    The Impact of the Regulatory Legal Environment on the Arbitration Process: Arbitrate or not to Arbitrate?

    Moderator:

    • Kęstutis Švirinas (Sorainen)

    Speakers:

    • Sarah Y. Walker (King & Spalding)
    • Professor Dr. Ben Steinbrück (Schilling, Zutt & Anschütz)
    • Fanny Gleiss Wilborg (Independent arbitrator)
    • Professor Dr. Siegfried Elsing (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe)

    Stream 2

    “Arbitration’s Response to Geopolitical Challenges”

    Stream moderator: Gediminas Dominas
    Venue Auditorium (ground floor)

    10:50 – 11:50

    Compensation of damages to Investors Caused by Russia’s Military Action in Ukraine

    Moderator:

    • Gediminas Dominas, FCIArb (WALLESS)

    Speakers:

    • Iryna Mudra (Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine)
    • Yulia Kyrpa (Aequo)
    • Filip Boras (Baker McKenzie)
    • Jonathan Gimblett (Covington)
    • Ian Meredith (KL Gates)

    11:55 – 12:55

    States and State Entities in International Arbitration

    Moderator:

    • Dr. Eglė Zemlytė (Miliauskas, Zemlytė ir Lauraitytė)

    Speakers:

    • Barton Legum (Honlet Legum)
    • Ilija Mitrev Penushliski (Three Crowns)
    • Dr. Crina Baltag (Stockholm University)
    • Markus Burgstaller (Hogan Lovells)

    13:00 – 14:30

    Lunch break

    Venue Taurakalnis restaurant (ground floor)

      14:30 – 15:30

      Abusive Tactics and Countermeasures in International Arbitration

      Moderator:

      • Denis Parchaev (Motieka & Audzevicius)

      Speakers:

      • Professor Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy (Stockholm University)
      • Rostislav Pekař (Squire Patton Boggs)
      • Fredrik Ringquist (Mannheimer Swartling)
      • Dr. Rafal Morek (CMS)
      • Bartosz Krużewski (Clifford Chance)

      15:35 – 16:35

      Sanctioned Parties and Awards: Cause for Concern?

      Moderator:

      • Evaldas Pocevičius (Triniti Jurex)

      Speakers:

      • Anna-Maria Tamminen (Hannes Snellman)
      • Jakub Urbanowicz (Sołtysiński Kawecki & Szlęzak)
      • Lucia Raimanova (A&O Shearman)

      16:35- 17:00

      Coffee break

      Venue Hall (3rd floor)

      17:00 – 18:10

      Are Energy and Infrastructure Disputes Forerunners of Turbulence?

      Moderators:
      • Renata Beržanskienė (General Counsel, Orlen Lietuva)
      • Paulius Docka, FCIArb (QND LEGAL)

      Speakers:
      • Luminita Popa (Suciu Popa & Asociatii)
      • Raphael Kaminsky (Teynier Pic)
      • Shai Wade (RPC)
      • Agis Georgiades (Christos Georgiades & Associates)
      • Federico Banti (Osborne Clarke)

      18:10 – 18:15

      Thank you from Hosts!

      By Vitalija Baranovienė, Chairwoman of Vilnius Court of Commercial Arbitration

      18:15 – 19:00

      Wine and discussions

      20:00 – 23:00

      GALA PARTY: HEAT AT THE SEAT!

      Snacks. Wine. Music. Talks.

      Venue Lukiskes 2.0 (Historic Prison Building) Lukiškių skg. 6, Vilnius

      Optional. Under separate fee

      ORGANIZER

      SPONSORS

      MEDIA PARTNERS

      12 September

      Partners’ events

      08:30 – 12:00

      Arbitration in the Baltics: Distinctiveness vs. Global Conformity

      Organizers:
      Vilnius University

      Type of event:
      International scientific conference

      Venue: Vilnius University, Central building, Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius

      12:00 – 17:00

      Legal Workshop on IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration

      Curated by
      the EEA Group established by the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) in cooperation with the Lithuanian Bar Association and Vilnius University Faculty of Law

      Type of event
      Training

      Venue: Vilnius University, Central building, Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius

      19:00 – 21:00

      Speakers dinner by MOTIEKA

      Organizers:
      Motieka&Audzevičius

      Type of event:
      Leisure and networking

      Invitation Only

      13 September

      Main conference

      08:30 – 18:15

      Arbitration in turbulent times: any need for bravery?

      Sanctions. War. Corruption. States. State entities.

      Venue: Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
      Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

      18:15 – 19:30

      Wine and discussions

      Conference closing cocktail

      Venue: Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania
      Katedros a. 4, Vilnius

      20:00 – 23:00

      Gala party: heat at the seat!

      Snacks.Wine. Music. Talks.

      Venue Lukiskes 2.0 (Historic Prison Building)

      Optional. Under separate fee

      14 September

      Partners’ events

      08:00 – 09:00

      Arbitration Run: Run & Sightseeing Vilnius Old Town with COBALT

      Venue: Vilnius Old Town

      Organizers:
      Law firm COBALT

      Type of event:
      Leisure&sports

      10:00 – 14:30

      A Star is Born:
      Connect with the CEE arbitration community!

      Venue: Vilnius Old Town

      Organizers:
      MOTIEKA, TRINITI JUREX, WALLESS and QND LEGAL

      Type of event:
      Networking