2013 Agenda for the Breakfast Debates “Wake up (with) Arbitration!”

The “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” team, composed of Caroline Duclercq, Valence Borgia et Maria Beatriz Burghetto, unveiled the calendar for the next breakfast round tables for 2013.

After “Is an arbitration won or lost at the hearing?”, introduced by Carole Malinvaud & Andrea Carlevaris, “Third Party Funding (“TPF”): advantage or hazard?”, introduced by Maddi Aspiroz &
Jean-Christophe Honlet, here are the future topics:

  • 10 April 2013: “Are witnesses our worst enemies?”, with Laurence Kiffer & Michael Polkinghorne. This session is fully booked.
  • 7 June 2013: “Are the dice cast at the time the arbitral tribunal is constituted? (Can the outcome of the dispute be foretold by the configuration of the arbitral tribunal)?”, with Nathalie Meyer Fabre & Louis Degos.
  • 3 July 2013: Should arbitrators be sent to prison?”, speakers to be confirmed.
  • September /October 2013: “Can clients’ behaviour influence the outcome of the arbitration?”, speakers to be confirmed.
  • November / December “Is the emergency arbitrator here to stay or does the summary proceedings judge still have many years ahead of him (or her)?”, with Christine Lécuyer-Thieffry & Eliseo Castineira.

Each of these subjects will be presented by two speakers, who will each plead for 10 minutes, one for the affirmative position and the other one, for the negative. Their presentations will be followed by a onehour free debate during which all the attendees will be encouraged to present their views and ask questions.

As a reminder, the “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” round tables gather a maximum of fifteen people, all arbitration practitioners (lawyers, in-house counsel and experts) of varied levels of experience and age. The goal is to freely
exchange ideas and ask questions related to certain questions that are not frequently dealt with because of their essentially practical or “politically incorrect” nature, or related to hot issues that are too recent to be dealt with in conferences. The spirit is definitely relaxed and professional, with an equal representation of women and men in order to mirror the diversity among arbitration practitioners.

For more information and to participate in one of the next round-tables, the “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” team may be found on their blog http://wakeupwitharbitration.tumblr.com or their LinkedIn group, “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” You may also contact them by email at contact@wakeupwitharbitration.com.

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