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Warsaw Arbitration and Mediation Days

Disputes are unavoidable in business. This applies also to the dynamically developing economies of Central and Eastern Europe, including Poland. Alternative Dispute Resolution methods (ADR) are a modern and efficient approach to resolving such commercial disputes. Warsaw Arbitration and Mediation Days (WAMD) is a joint event of all major Polish arbitration institutions ICC and ICC Poland focused on the wider business public as well as the arbitration and mediation community of the CEE countries.

Twitter: #WAMD

Wed 23 May 2018 - Fri 25 May 2018
08:45 AM - 02:00 PM
SWPS University, Warsaw, 03-815
6 hours formal CPD

A unique regional dimension

WAMD is designed to showcase practical applications of ADR in business for those with limited exposure to the topic and as a platform to exchange experiences with more seasoned users of ADR. As business is increasingly international, WAMD has a unique regional dimension with outstanding international arbitrators in particular from Central and Eastern Europe attending. We hope you can join us for this unique event.

Warsaw Arbitration & Mediation Days


Wednesday 23 May 2018 - All Professionals

Venue: Old Library Warsaw University
08:45 - 09:15 Welcome remarks and opening of the Conference Hosts: Maciej Jamka, Marek Furtek, Przemysław Schmidt, Tomasz Latawiec, Katarzyna Antolak-Szymański, Tomasz Giaro, Ewa Gmurzyńska, Alexis Mourre, Maciej Łaszczuk
09:15 - 10:00 Judiciary, the rule of law and civil society Keynote Speaker: Marek Safjan
10:00 - 10:45 Panel I Alternative ways of resolving disputes – business perspective. Is ADR needed for an entrepreneur or just for a lawyer? Panel host: Przemysław Schmidt
10:45 - 11:30 Panel II Arbitration – Perspective of the arbitration institution Panel host: Marek Furtek
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 12:45 Panel III CEE Arbitration: the same origin, the different path Panel host: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
12:45 - 13:30 Panel IV Should Poland terminate all investment agreements (BITs) – Oxford Debate Panel host: Wojciech Sadowski
13:30 - 15:00 Lunch
15:00 - 16:30 ICC event – “Meeting with the President and the Secretariat” about the practical issues connected with using ICC Arbitration Court Session host: Bartosz Krużewski
18:00 - 21:00 Cocktail party (with Aija) (Villa Foksal)

Thursday 24 May 2018 - All Professionals

Venue: Old Library Warsaw University
09:00 - 10:00 The 60th Anniversary of the New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (SA KIG/CRSiK UW) Panel hosts: Marek Furtek, Rafał Morek
10:00 - 11:00 Current problems regarding the cross-border enforcement of arbitral awards in CEE: Round table discussion (SA KIG/CRSiK UW) Panel hosts: Rafał Morek, Marek Furtek
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break 11:30–12:30 A “new” New York Convention on Enforcement of Conciliated Settlement Agreements – Is It Needed? The current state of play on the new multilateral convention conducted by UNCITRAL (Working Group II) (SA KIG/CRSiK UW) Panel host: Ewa Gmurzyńska
12:30 - 13:30 The debate: Is a “new” New York Convention really needed? (SA KIG/CRSiK UW) Panel host: Rafał Morek
13:30 - 14.30 Lunch

Venue: GESSEL, ul. Sienna 39, Warszawa
17:30 - 19:30 The Prague Rules on Conduct of the Taking of Evidence: an alternative to the IBA Rules? Host: Olena Perepelynska Language of the event is English (without translation)

Friday 25 May 2018 - All Professionals

Venue: SWPS University Hall
09:30 - 09:45 Breakfast & networking Live demonstration of IT forensic tools and technics Host: EY forensic team – available throughout the day in the lobby Live demonstration of IT forensic tools and technics.
09:45 - 10:00 Welcoming comments from SWPS University
10:00 - 10:45 Arbitration from the perspective of an attorney ad litem Panel host: Andrzej Szlęzak
10:45 - 11:30 Case study: How to define and value damages? Should Arbitrators and Attorneys Be Familiar with Corporate Finance? Panel host: Dominika Karsznia, Przemysław Schmidt
11:30 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 12:30 Case study: Corporate Fraud and Forensic Evidence in Arbitration Proceedings Panel hosts: Tomasz Dyrda, Nigel Tabaee
12:30 - 13:30 A multidisciplinary approach to ADR. Thinking Biases in Arbitration and Mediation Proceedings and How to Mitigate Them Panel hosts: Katarzyna Antolak-Szymański
14:00 - 15:30 Official closing of the conference Gala Lunch

RICS Professionals Only

Thursday 24 May 2018

Venue: K&L Gates
9:30 - 17:00 2nd ICC Central and Eastern European Arbitration Group (ICC CEEAG) meeting Host: Maciej Jamka, Bartosz Krużewski

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