• "Making Arbitration Deliver: costs, delays and outcomes”

    January 22 2009, 18:30 - 18:30
    Location: The ICC Hearing Centre, 112, avenue Kléber, 75016 Paris Metro: Trocadero

    "Making Arbitration Deliver: costs, delays and outcomes”
    French, American, and international contract partners have the choice of selecting either litigation or arbitration as the ultimate means of resolving disputes between them that cannot be resolved otherwise. Arbitration can be cheaper and more effective, but what are the likely costs, delays and outcomes? 
    The use of international arbitration continues to expand globally, but does it really have any of the advantages that it boasts?  Can it be cheaper or faster than litigation?  Is the procedure actually determined by the parties or has it become inflexible and court-like?   Is the outcome really final and enforceable, and what can be done to make it so?  Are there alternatives to avoid the problems of arbitration, or can some of the problems be fixed?
    As part of the AmCham Legal Affairs Task Force series, these subjects will be addressed by attorneys who are experts in both litigation and arbitration, and past or present top officials of the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration (ICA).

    Stephen R. Bond: Mr. Bond is the Paris-based global co-head of the International Arbitration Practice Group of White & Case LLP. Stephen Bond concentrates in the field of international commercial arbitration, focused predominantly on disputes in the oil and gas, international joint venture, construction, computer, sales and distribution fields. He is the former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (1985-1991) and a former US Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for the period 1994-1999. He was also vice-chair of the working group that drafted the 1998 ICC Rules of Arbitration.
    Simon Greenberg: Mr Greenberg is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the ICA. Previously he was Senior Associate with Dechert LLP, representing clients mostly in ICC arbitrations. Formerly he served as Deputy Secretary General of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and helped establish the Asia-Pacific Regional Arbitration Group. He also lectured and chaired international arbitration in the advanced law studies department at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia and worked as Assistant Counsel to the Secretariat of the ICC Court.