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Conference in Bucharest on Current Issues in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, 14.12.2017

Bucharest International Arbitration Court, on 14 December 2017, 4pm-7.30pm3.45 Registration
4.00 Welcome note – Adrian Iordache, member of Bucharest International Arbitration Court (BIAC)
4.05 Introduction by Dr Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer in Law-University of Bedfordshire
4.15 Panel I What is the future of the Intra EU-BITsDr. Avv. Anna de Luca (Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi) and Lucian ILIE (Senior Associate at Lazareff Le Bars)

Investment protection based on international treaties has been available to investors for some time now. However, there is a gradual change to this mechanism due to steps taken by the EU Commission, including to create an Investment Court. In the case of BITs, the issue evolved with the Romanian Micula case, followed up by infringement proceedings against Austria, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Sweden and today with the AG Wathelet opinion on these issues. What are the issues at stake and the current developments?

4.55 Panel II Recent Enforcement Problems under the New York and ICSID Conventions

Benoit Le Bars (Managing Partner, Lazareff Le Bars and Adrian Iordache (Managing Partner, Iordache Partners)

The effectiveness of international arbitration depends ultimately on the question whether the arbitral award can be enforced against the losing party. Therefore, the arbitral process cannot be completely divorced from national courts. What are the issues and main differences between the NYC approach and the ICSID approach, when dealing with enforcement?

5.35 Q&A and Debate
5.55 Closing remarks
6pm-7.30pm – The event will be followed by a Romanian Wine Tasting and Networking Evening.

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