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NAI-CEPANI Colloquium 5 OCTOBER 2017


Tribunal Secretaries

NAI and CEPANI  have the pleasure of inviting you to their  second joint colloquium on 5 October 2017 (12:30-19:00) in Rotterdam, on the topic of 'Tribunal Secretaries'.

The colloquium will be preceded by a light walking lunch during which all participants can begin  the discussion in a more informal atmosphere. A book with the written contributions of the presentations held during the afternoon will be forwarded to you  by post at the end of the year.



12.30: Lunch 

14.00: Opening by the Chairman of the NAI Willem van Baren


14.10: Transparency in International Commercial Arbitration: Past, Present  and Future by Constantine Partasides, Three Crowns, London

14.35: Business Case for and against Tribunal Secretaries by Jan Schaefer, King & Spalding, Frankfurt

15.00: Rules and Case Law on Tribunal Secretaries by Filip De Ly, Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam

15.25: Coffee break

15.55: Legal Status of Tribunal Secretaries: Belgium by Françoise Lefèvre, Linklaters, Brussels  


16.20: Legal Status of Tribunal Secretaries: The Netherlands by Martijn Scheltema, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, The Hague

16.45: Roundtable: Practice on Tribunal Secretaries by Sophia von Dewall, Derains & Gharavi, Paris, Maarten Draye, Hanotiau van den Berg Brussels, Paul di Pietro, Deputy Counsel, Secretariat ICC, International Court of Arbitration, Paris, Jean-Pierre Fierens, Strelia, Brussels,

Moderator: Luc Demeyere Contrast, Brussels


17.30: Closing by the Chairman of CEPANI Dirk De Meulemeester

17.40: Drinks

When: Thursday 5 October 2017, 12:30-19:00
Where: Building “De Delftse Poort” (where the new offices of the NAI are located), Weena 505, 3013 AL Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Costs: € 175,= exclusive of VAT. The price of the colloquium includes one copy of the book. 

Cancellation: a cancellation must be sent by e-mail to at least one week before the event.

Please register HERE


We look forward to welcoming you!


Kind regards