FIAA-CIDS Conference

Advocacy in different international fora: Innovation through cross-fertilization?
Geneva, 27 January 2017

Program

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Thursday, 26 January 2017

 20:00 Gala Dinner

Venue: International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Restaurant (Avenue de la Paix 19, 1202 Geneva)

Dress code: Business formal

Aperitif: welcome drinks and finger food will already be available at the restaurant from 19h15

ICRC Museum: All participants to the dinner are invited to visit the ICRC Museum for free from 17h30 to 19h15.

Friday, 27 January 2017

Venue: Maison de la Paix (chemin Eugene-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva)

09:45-10:30 Registration and welcome coffee

10:30-10:45 Introductory remarks

Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (CIDS; FIAA)

David Roney (Sidley Austin; FIAA)

 10:45-11:15 Keynote speech

Christopher Greenwood (International Court of Justice)

 11:15-12:45 First panel: Written advocacy

Topics

  • Purpose and length of written pleadings

  • Different procedures and techniques for the persuasive written presentation of a complex evidentiary record, e.g. use of documentary evidence and fact witness statements

  • Different procedures and techniques for the persuasive written presentation of legal issues

  • Effective use of written responses to tribunal questions, relevance of correspondence with the tribunal

Speakers

  • Focus on commercial and investment arbitration: Lucy Reed (National University of Singapore)

  • Focus on ICJ: Marcelo Kohen (MIDS; Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

  • Focur on WTO: Cherise M. Valles (Advisory Centre on WTO Law)

Moderator: Isabelle Michou (Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan)

 13:00-14:15 Lunch

 14:15-15:45 Second panel: Oral advocacy

Topics

  • Effective use of different kinds of oral submissions – format and stage in the proceeding

  • Different procedures and techniques for persuasive oral submissions addressing a complex evidentiary record

  • Questioning of witnesses vs oral submissions – use, importance, length, techniques and style

  • Different procedures and techniques for persuasive oral submissions addressing legal issues

  • Effective use of oral responses to tribunal questions

  • How do practitioners prepare to conduct oral advocacy in each forum?

Speakers

  • Focus on commercial and investment arbitration: Jean Kalicki (Independent Arbitrator)

  • Focus on ICJ: Loretta Malintoppi (Eversheds)

  • Focus on WTO: David Unterhalter (Monckton Chambers)

Moderator: Andrew McDougall (White&Case)

 15:45-16:15 Coffee break

 16:15-17:45 Third panel: Use of expert evidence

Topics

  • Different procedures and techniques for testing the expert evidence

  • Role of counsel in preparation of expert reports

  • Questioning of experts

  • Different procedures and techniques for finding common ground and highlighting differences between experts, e.g., expert conferencing (formal or informal)

  • Differences in dealing with party-appointed vs tribunal appointed experts

  • How do practitioners prepare to deal with expert evidence at hearings in each forum?

Speakers

  • Focus on commercial and investment arbitration: Andrea Menaker (White&Case)

  • Focus on ICJ: Samuel Wordsworth (Essex Court Chambers)

  • Focus on WTO: Nicolas J.S. Lockhart (Sidley Austin)

Moderator: Zachary Douglas (CIDS; Matrix Chambers)

Registration

Practitioners

CHF 350

-Register here

Academics

CHF 150

Full-time AcademicsRegister here 

Alumni

CHF 95

FIAA and MIDS AlumniRegister here 

Students/Interns

CHF 50

Full-time students and internsRegister here 

Gala Dinner

A gala dinner will take place on Thursday, 26 January, at 20h00, at the International Commmittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Restaurant (Avenue de la Paix 19, 1202 Geneva).

Prior to the dinner, all participants are invited to visit the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum (website).

The price for the dinner is CHF 85.

 Accomodation

A number of hotels nearby the venue of the conference include:

Manotel hotels

Hotel F6

Hotel Ibis Geneve Centre Nations

Hotel Mon Repos

Hotel Eden

Hotel President Wilson

Hotel Intercontinental

How to get to Maison de la Paix

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Maison de la Paix

Chemin Eugene-Rigot 2, 1202 Geneva

Tram 15 (towards “Nations”), stop “Maison de la Paix”