Jean-Claude Najar, chair, CPR's European Executive Board, gen counsel France, sr counsel Europe, GE (opening remarks), John Lowe, GC, Qioptiq; Maria Vicien Mikburn, legal advisor and dir, Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs, UNESCO
The CPR Institute will hold a conference titled Developments in International Arbitration from the In-House Perspective in Paris on Wednesday, February 8.
It will run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP, 114 avenues de Champs-Elysées. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. followed by the program and a networking cocktail reception.
International arbitration remains an instrument of choice for resolving cross-border commercial disputes, offering advantages in terms of neutral decision making, procedural flexibility, finality and enforceability of awards. Yet it has come under attack in recent years for some of its perceived shortcomings, particularly relating to costs and delays. The panel brings together leading in-house counsel in Europe to offer their perspective on how arbitration can be used most effectively to achieve the best results, from the drafting of arbitration clauses to the selection of arbitrators and counsel. The discussion will be moderated by Mark S. McNeill, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and panelists include Jean-André Diaz, special counsel, TOTAL E&P Legal Department; Bruce Gailey, chief litigation counsel, Alstom Ltd.; John Lowe, general counsel, Qioptiq; and Maria Vicien Milburn, legal advisor and director, Office of International Standards and Legal Affairs, UNESCO.
To make a reservation, visit www.cpradr.org.