Sąd Arbitrażowy Lewiatan organizuje w dniach 28-29 maja 2015 trzecią już edycję konferencji „Dispute Resolution in M&A / JV Transactions”.


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REGISTER NOW for the Dispute Resolution in M&A/JV Transactions Conference









International Conference for Promoting Arbitration
2015 Dispute Resolution
in M&A/JV Transactions
The biggest M&A conference in the region, a truly unique event

3rd edition

Tactics, Challenges, Defences



28-29 May 2015
Royal Castle, Warsaw, Poland






Hot topics in M&A/JV arbitration
from the perspective of ICC, AAA, DIS, SIAC and VIAC


Settlement in M&A/JV arbitration: voluntary,
contractual, or induced by the arbitrators


Evidence problems in M&A arbitration


Four meaty case study sessions


Two very special round table sessions dedicated
to the challenges and the future of commercial
and investment arbitration








In-house counsels


M&A legal and business advisors

More info: conference@arbitrationcourt.org.pl



Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, GESSEL, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland
Bartosz Kruzewski, Clifford Chance, Poland
Prof. Marek Michalski, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Poland
Mireze Philippe, ICC International Court of Arbitration and ArbitralWomen, France
Edward Poulton, Baker & McKenzie LLP, UK
Malgorzata Surdek, CMS, Poland
Andrzej Wysokinski, Greenberg Traurig, Poland
Marcin Dobrowolski

DAY ONE – 28 MAY 2015

8:30 – 9:00 Registration and morning coffee
9:00 – 9:30 Opening and welcome

Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, President of the Lewiatan Court of
Arbitration, Poland
Opening remarks
Mariusz Haladyj, Deputy Minister of Industry of the Republic of Poland
Maciej Jamka, President of the ICC Poland, Poland
Mireze Philippe, ICC International Court of Arbitration and ArbitralWomen, France

9:30 – 10:45 Panel I: Hot topics in M&A/JV arbitration

• What’s new at arbitration institutions • Court and arbitration decisions relevant to MA/JV practice • Growth of interim measures in MA/JV arbitration? • Effective claims management, speed of resolution/costs and process integrity

Moderator: Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, GESSEL, Lewiatan Court of
Arbitration, Poland
Mark E. Appel, AAA/ICDR, USA
Gary Born, SIAC, Singapore/UK
Alice Fremuth-Wolf, VIAC, Austria
Maria Hauser-Morel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, France
Francesca Mazza, DIS, Germany

10:45 – 11:05 CMS Case Study

Malgorzata Surdek, CMS, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland

11:05 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 13:00

Panel II: Settlement in M&A/ JV arbitration: voluntary, contractual, or induced by the arbitrators

• Settlement by business divorce – arbitration and the process of ending an ongoing business relationship • Enforcement of future performance obligations embodied in a settlement – continuing arbitral jurisdiction, court enforcement or a specially-crafted settlement enforcement process? • Post-settlement competition between former co-investors/partners • Confidentiality and its limits in business divorce settlements in arbitration • Future recourse for unresolved issues – blanket waivers, preservation of rights or a combination? Continuing arbitral jurisdiction? • The role of legal and non-legal advisers in the arbitration settlement process • Ethics duties of counsel in settlements – are they altered by the use of arbitration as the disputes forum

Moderators: Mark Kantor, USA & Jean Claude Najar, Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, France/Turkey
Crenguta Leaua, Leaua & Asociatii, Romania
Prof. Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler, Ziemions & Raeschke-Kessler, Germany
Antonio Sanchez-Pedreńo, Madrid Court of Arbitration, Spain
Tomasz Wardynski, Wardynski & Partners, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland

13:00 – 13:20 GESSEL M&A Case Study

• Breach of R&W in light of Polish court award • Due diligence vs seller’s liability for breach of R&W • Proving breach of R&W: standards of proof

Malgorzata Badowska, GESSEL, Poland
Michal Pochodyla, GESSEL, Poland

13:20 – 14:20 Lunch

14:20 – 14:40 Clifford Chance Case Study

Bartosz Kruzewski, Clifford Chance, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland

14:40 – 15:55 Panel III: Evidence problems in M&A/JV arbitration

• Issues of burden of proof and how to prove your case from a legal perspective • Specific aspects of joint venture or shareholder agreements • Practical issues: does it make a difference if you are the buyer/seller? (or how to prove your innocence once you’ve given away the evidence) • An expert’s perspective: evidence relevant to damages and valuation

Moderator: Edward Poulton, Baker & McKenzie LLP, UK
Alexander Demuth, Alvarez & Marsal, Germany
Sandra Gonzalez, Ferrere, Uruguay
Prof. Jacek Jastrzebski, PKO Bank Polski, Warsaw University, Poland
Noradele Radjai, Lalive, Switzerland

15:55 – 16:10 Coffee break

16:10 – 16:30 Greenberg Traurig M&A/JV Case Study

• Disclosure in post-M&A and joint-venture arbitration • Timing of request • Arguments pro and contra used by the parties • Privilege • Disclosure in international arbitration vs national secrecy

Richard A. Edlin, Greenberg Traurig, USA
Andrzej Wysokinski, Greenberg Traurig, Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, Poland

16:30 – 17:00 Keynote speech: Dr Michael Bühler, Jones Day, France

19:00 Cocktails and Gala Dinner
(Please register! Only registered guests can be admitted)

DAY TWO – 29 MAY 2015

The second day of the conference will be a tribute to Professor Jerzy Rajski in recognition of his extraordinary half-century arbitration career

9:30 – 10:15

Laudation to Professor Jerzy Rajski and presentation of the „Liber Amicorum dedicated to prof. Jerzy Rajski: The Challenges and the Future of Commercial and Investment Arbitration.”

Members of the Honorary and Organizing Committee of the Liber Amicorum


10:15 – 11:45

Roundtable: Challenges and Future
of Commercial Arbitration

• Slower or faster? • More professionalization, more judicialisation, or back to the roots? • Relationship between arbitration and litigation: ius and lex as a criterium divisionis? • Arbitration centres: multitude or consolidation? • New territories for commercial arbitration: banking and finance, class arbitration, corporate disputes

Introduction and moderation: Gary Born, Wilmer Hale, UK
Dr Stavros Brekoulakis, Queen Mary University of London, UK,
Jason Fry, Clifford Chance, France
Dr Werner Melis, ICCA, Austria
Rashda Rana SC, 39 Essex Chambers
and Contributors to Liber Amicorum as well as young generation of Polish law trainees, winners of 2015 KAL (Lewiatan Arbitration Moot Court)

11:45 – 12:15 Break

12:15 – 13:45

Roundtable: Challenges and Future
of Investment Arbitration

• European path for investment arbitration • New territories for investment arbitration: space disputes, environmental protection • State-to-state arbitration: growth or stability • Strategies for approaching and overcoming issues caused by states withdrawing from various investment-protection mechanisms

Introduction and moderation: Wendy Miles QC, Boies Schiller & Flexner, UK
Prof. Julian Lew, 20 Essex Street, Queen Mary University, UK
Annette Magnusson, SCC, Sweden
Dr Pietro Ortolani, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg
Lisa M. Richman, McDermott Will & Emery LLP, USA
Prof. Stanislaw Soltysinski, SKS Legal, Poland
and Contributors to Liber Amicorum

13:45 – 14:15 Keynote Speech: Gary Born, Wilmer Hale, UK

14:15 – 14:30

Closing remarks: Prof. Jerzy Rajski, Warsaw University

14:30 … and, yes, a flute of champagne !

Zamek Królewski (Royal Castle)
Plac Zamkowy 4
00-277 Warsaw, Poland



(VAT inclusive)
Early bird (payment until 30 April 2015): 250 EUR
Regular price: 360 EUR
Price for participants of KAL 2015: 130 EUR
Conference fee includes all administration costs of the conference, conference documents, one copy of publication “Polish Arbitration Law” published by the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration, lunch on the first day and refreshments as scheduled in the program.
Payment must be received within 3 days after the registration.
Payment can be made by bank transfer only. Please find our bank details below:

For payments in EUR:
Name of the bank: PEKAO S.A. III o/Warsaw
Account owner: Konfederacja LEWIATAN
IBAN: PL07 1240 1040 1978 0010 4940 5065
For payments in PLN:
Name of the bank: PEKAO S.A.III o/Warsaw
Account owner: Konfederacja LEWIATAN
IBAN: PL97 1240 1040 1111 0010 3840 4800
Please put participant’s name as transfer’s title.
All additional bank transfer fees shall be covered by payer.
The registration form for the 2015 Dispute Resolution in M&A / JV Transactions constitutes a legally binding agreement, which obliges a person who registers to pay the stated amount.
Upon sending the registration form you shall receive a confirmation email on the address provided. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please contact us at: conference@arbitrationcourt.org.pl

The invoice will be issued immediately after receipt of the payment and sent to the email address provided by the participant in the registration form.
Booking can only be guaranteed upon receipt of the payment.
The organizer reserves the right to make changes in the conference program.

A 80% refund of the registration fee will be given for cancellations received up to 21 days before the conference. After this term there will be no refund. Cancellations must be made in writing. In case the originally registered participant cannot attend the 2015 Dispute Resolution in M&A / JV Transactions Conference, a substitute delegate is allowed to participate for no additional cost.

The organizer of the conference cannot be held liable for personal injuries or for loss and/or damage to the personal belongings of participants either during or as a result of the conference.

Shall you have any questions regarding the registration, please contact us at:conference@arbitrationcourt.org.pl

We have created a dedicated accommodation booking platform for the participants of our conference. We recommend that you book your hotel as soon as possible since on the 27 May 2015 there is the UEFA Europe League Final at the National Stadium in Warsaw and thus the availability of hotels is limited.
Please use the following link to book your preferred hotel:www.hrs.de/arbitration_accomodation
The accommodation services are provided by an external partner and therefore the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration does not assume any responsibility for bookings logistics.


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