Opening of registration for the 2014 “Wake up (with) arbitration!” breakfasts

The “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” team has announced the opening of registrations for the breakfasts for 2014.

After more than a year of existence and 7 round tables, the next debates will be on the following subjects:

  • 26 February 2014: “Arbitral institutions: a real added value?” with Isabelle Hautot (General counsel, ORANGE-France Telecom Group) & José R. Feris (Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration).
  • 14 May 2014: “Discovery: a necessary evil?”, with Ana Vermal (Counsel, Proskauer) & Pierre Duprey (Partner, Linklaters).
  • 1 July 2014: “Do counsel and arbitrators speak the same language?”, with Beatrice Castellane (Foundress, Castellane law firm) & Eric Teynier (Partner, Teynier, Pic & Associés).
  • 30 September 2014: “Is it possible to reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of the arbitration?”, with Marie Danis (Partner, August & Debouzy) & Jalal El Ahdab (Partner, Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent).
  • 27 November 2014: “Quantification of damages: is there ONE good method?”, with Juliette Fortin (Director, FTI)  & Jérôme Ortscheidt (Barrister before the Supreme Administrative Court and the Supreme Court).

If you wish to attend one of our breakfasts, please register as soon as possible, as the round table format continues, i.e., a maximum of 15 attendees only!

As a reminder, 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 one, on the question being posed. Their presentations will be followed by a one-hour free debate during which all the attendees will be able to present their views and ask questions.

The “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” round tables gather arbitration practitioners (lawyers, in-house counsel, professors, judges 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 or their LinkedIn group, “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” You may also contact them by email at

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