Kyiv Arbitration Days:

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September 13, 2019 | Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv

Welcome to the global event in international arbitration. Don't miss out - register for your seats

Early Bird Registration is open! Register before August 12th 2018 to benefit from discount!
Your pass includes access to all conference general sessions, networking events, lunch and conference materials.

We provide content and opportunities for every kind of arbitration practitioners

Check out the schedule.

Conference program

We work hard to make program interesting and exciting

Hot topics

The conference highlights the topics of the increased interest in the industry. We concentrate on issues that are really important.

Arbitration trends

The arbitration industry seems to be changing almost daily. The conference will cover current industry trends and provide insights regarding the appropriate way to navigate today’s more complex world.

Industry experts

Conference brings together world-renowned experts in the field who will share a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the industry today.

9:00 – 9:10

Irina Nazarova, Managing Partner at ENGARDE Attorneys at Law

Dr. Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Secretary General of the Vienna International Arbitral Centre (Austria)

Discussed topic:
Diversity in arbitration – still a myth or reality?

Denis Lysenko, Managing Partner at Aequo (Kyiv)

1. Thomas Williams, Partner at Sultan Al-Abdulla & Partners (Qatar)
2. TBC
3. James Castello, Partner at King Spalding (France)

Topics for discussion:
1. What are they?
2. What is different?
3. General recognition or much ado about nothing?

1. Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel at SCC Arbitration Institute (Sweden)

1. Sharon Ong, Policy Advisory Director at Ministry of Law Singapore (Singapore)
2. Heidi Merikalla-Teir, Managing Partner of Merilampi and former Secretary General of the Finnish Arbitration Institute (Finland)
3. TBD

Topics for discussion:
1. What works and what does not?
2. Faster, cheaper, better?
3. And what about enforcement?

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch will be served in Pre-Function Room

Andrii Koboliev, CEO at Naftogaz (Ukraine)

Discussed topic:
Naftogaz's experience in Arbitration

1. Ziva Filipic, Managing Counsel at ICC Court of Arbitration (France)

1. TBC
2. Veronika Korom, Associate at Bredin Prat (France)
3. Hendrik Puschmann , Partner at Farrer & Co (UK)

Topics for discussion:
1. Will the technological arms race to meet the challenge?
2. Hacked evidence. Now what?
3. Viruses, manipulations, fakes and other hazards.

1. Arne Fuchs, Partner at McDermott Will & Emery (Germany)

1. Kristen Young, Partner at White & Case (USA)
2. Jennifer Younan, Partner at Shearman & Sterling (France)
3. Laura Hardin, Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal (USA)

Topics for discussion:
1. Violation by the arbitrator (disclosure and non-disclosure of information)
2. Violations by a lawyer (sanctions for violation of court costs)
3. Violations by other participants (witnesses, experts, institutions, clients)

20:00 – till sunrise

``Kyiv Arbitration Night`` is the highlight of the conference. A perfect opportunity to meet with arbitration practitioners in an informal and friendly atmosphere. Nice music, national cuisine and signature drinks won’t let you feel bored.

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The conference provides a perfect opportunity to meet the world's leading arbitration experts and creates new and promising business opportunities

Conference venue

Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv

Naberezhno-Khreshachatyts’ka St, 1,

Kyiv, 04070,



Tel.       +380 44 322 8888

Fax       +380 44 322 8899