IMI Announces Joint Conference at UN WGII

(To download the flier, click here)

21 September 2016, 18:00 – 20:00 
Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Room 1 
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63 1040 Vienna


by UNCITRAL, the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC) and the International Mediation Institute (IMI) as a side event on mediation at the occasion of the forthcoming session of the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and Conciliation. Participation is free of charge.

Questions relating to settlement agreements resulting from mediation will be addressed in 2 Panel sessions.

Panel 1 – Enforcing settlement agreement:
International vs. Domestic Mediation – Security vs. Flexibility 
chaired by Anne-Karin Grill, Schönherr, on behalf of VIAC

  1. What are the characteristics of international mediation as opposed to domestic mediation? How are those characteristics relevant to the design of a cross-border enforcement instrument for mediated settlement agreements ?
  1. Why is there a need for a specific instrument on cross-border enforcement of settlement agreements?
  1. How to reconcile the flexible nature of international mediation with formal requirements of enforcement procedure ?

The panelists:

James Castello, Partner, King&Spalding, Paris
Loukas Mistelis (TBC), Professor of Law, Queen Mary University of London 
Judith Freedberg, Publications Consultant for ICCA

Panel 2 – Ask Users and Mediators Your Questions,
chaired by Hal Abramson, Professor of Law, Touro Law Center, NY, 
on behalf of IMI

This panel offers an opportunity to pose pragmatic questions to distinguished practicing mediators and users on how mediation issues are handled in practice, including issues in relation to enforcement of settlement agreements as currently considered by UNCITRAL.

The panelists:
Eileen Carroll QC (Hon), Mediator, Co-founder, CEDR, London
Birgit Sambeth Glasner, Mediator, Geneva
Michel Kallipetis, Mediator, London
Allan Stitt, Mediator, Member of Canadian Delegation, Toronto
Josephine Wan-Wen Hadikusumo, Senior Counsel, Asia,Texas Instruments
Norris Yang, Mediator, Former Chair of Hong Kong Mediation Council, Hong Kong.

VIAC is pleased to invite you to a reception following the event. 
Please register at [email protected] until 10 September 2016.

The International Academy of Mediators (IAM) is supporting and acting as non-financial sponsor for this event.

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