University of Graz Arbitration Conference
24 March 2020, Graz.
Georges Affaki will deliver the keynote address on the topic of Playing the system in international arbitration.
23rd Annual IBA Arbitration Day
13 March 2020, Istanbul.
Georges Affaki will present remarks on improved case management.
EIFR – European Institute of Financial Regulation
28 February 2020, Paris.
With French Supreme Court Justice Alain Lacabarats, Georges Affaki will present the new report on arbitration in banking and finance issued by the High Committee of the Paris Marketplace.
ICC MENA Conference
17 February 2020, Dubai.
Georges Affaki will moderate a panel comprising judges from the Dubai Courts, DIFC, Lebanon and Egypt, on selected topics in relation to the interaction between national courts and international arbitration.
Prime Finance Conference
3-4 February 2020, The Hague.
Georges Affaki will address the topic on the arbitration of climate change-related disputes.
Dubai Arbitration Week
17 – 21 November 2019, Dubai.
Georges Affaki will join the Arbitrators’ panel at the event organised by Clyde & Co on 18 November 2019, and will speak on emergency and provisional measures in international arbitration at the ICC event on 20 November 2019.
Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA) International Conference
14-15 October 2019, Riyadh.
Georges Affaki will moderate a panel on due process in international arbitration.
ICC Banking Commission and International Banking Summit
9-10 October 2019, Paris.
Georges Affaki, Chairman of the Banking Commission, ICC France, will deliver the opening address at the ICC Banking Commission meeting on 9 October 2010 and at the International Banking Summit on 10 October 2019.
The European Central Bank Legal Colloquium
26 June 2019, Frankfort.
Georges Affaki will deliver remarks on the challenges raised by investment arbitration to the Banking Union.
Disruption in litigation
IBA Litigation Committee conference in Berlin, 9 May 2019.
Georges Affaki will address the question of Geopolitics in court.
L’impact des enjeux géopolitiques en droit des affaires
Colloque, Sénat, Palais du Luxembourg, 19 avril 2019.
Georges Affaki will address the impact of economic sanctions and countermeasures on financial contracts.
Arbitration Commission of the Paris Bar
12 February 2019, Paris.
Georges Affaki will deliver a keynote speech on economic sanctions and international arbitration.
Bibliothèque de l’Ordre des Avocats, at 6:00pm.
PRIME Finance Conference
4-5 February 2019, The Hague.
Georges Affaki will address at the General Meeting the topic of provisional measures in international commercial and investment arbitration.
Union Internationale des Avocats and the Algiers Bar
11-12 January 2019, Algiers.
Georges Affaki will address current issues in investment arbitration relevant to the energy sector.
The Role of Institutional Arbitration in Economic Reforms and Investment
15 October 2018, Riyadh.
Georges Affaki will address the role of the judiciary in supporting arbitration.
ICC Conference on Conducting International Arbitration Proceedings in the Arab World
21 September 2018, Beirut.
Georges Affaki will deliver his address on the arbitrator’s perspective in Conducting International Arbitration Proceedings in the Arab World.
Senate EU Affairs Committee Hearing
11 September 2018, Paris.
Georges Affaki will appear before the Senate EU Affairs Committee to testify about the EU countermeasures on the extraterritorial application of third country legislation.
Arbitration in Banking and Finance, Paris, 29 May 2018
Georges Affaki will chair the French Banking Federation Conference on arbitration in banking and finance.
The International Localisation of Monetary Debts in the Wake of Taurus v SOMO, International Law Association, Barcelona, 18 May 2018
Georges Affaki will address the Monetary Law Committee of the International Law Association on the impact of the UK Supreme Court decision in Taurus v Somo.
Trade Finance, ICC France, Paris, 14 May 2018
Georges Affaki will chair the ICC France Annual Conference on Trade Finance.
La réforme du droit française des sûretés, Paris, 4 mai 2018
Georges Affaki présentera une conférence sur la réforme des sûretés dans le Code civil et les financements internationaux, Sénat, 4 mai 2018.
Paris Arbitration Week, Keynote address on FinArb, 13 April 2018
Development Finance in Emerging Markets, Oxford, 13-15 April 2018
At this major conference jointly organized by Queen Mary University of London, Unidroit Institute of Transnational Commercial Law, and the Commercial Law Centre Harris Manchester College University of Oxford, Georges Affaki will lecture on Arbitration, Dispute Resolution, and Enforcing Judgments in EMDEs.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Flagship Event, London, 5 April 2018
Georges Affaki will deliver a lecture on Arbitration in Banking and Finance Deconstructed: The New Deal.
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PRIME Finance Annual Conference, The Hague, 22-23 January 2018
Georges Affaki will deliver an address on Time, Urgency and Costs in Arbitration.
Vienna Arbitration Days, 19-20 January 2018.
Georges Affaki will deliver an address on New Fields for Arbitration.
CIArb International Arbitration Conference
Paris 7-8 December 2017.
Georges Affaki will speak on The Art of Advocacy: the Civil and Common Law Styles at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ international conference in Paris, 7-8 December 2017.
34th ICSID/AAA/ICC Joint Colloquium
New York 1 December 2017.
Georges Affaki will address the topic of advances and challenges in international arbitration at the 34th ICSID/AAA/ICC Joint Colloquium, New York 1 December 2017.
4th Annual GAR Live Dubai conference
Dubai, 16 November 2017.
Georges Affaki will speak on the impact of culture in international arbitration at the 4th Annual GAR Live Dubai conference, 16 November 2017.
International Arbitration in Saudi Arabia, SCCA
Riyadh 9-12 October 2017.
Georges Affaki will deliver a series of keynote addresses on international arbitration as guest of the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration, Riyadh.
5th ICC MENA Conference
Dubai 3-5 April 2017
Georges Affaki will deliver a conference on The changing landscape in the MENA and its impact on investment and commercial arbitration.
UNCITRAL – Fourth International Colloquium on Secured Transactions
Vienna, 15-17 March 2017
Georges Affaki will deliver a conference on arbitration in secured transactions.
CEPANI-ICC-Club Espanol del Arbitraje, Conference on Arbitration in Regulated Sectors
17 February 2017, Brussels
Georges Affaki will deliver a conference on arbitration in banking regulatory disputes.
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Annual Conference 2017
3 February 2017, Geneva.
Georges Affaki will present his remarks on Shaping Arbitral Proceedings to Best Examine Damages Claims.
International Center for the Settlement of Investment Related Disputes (ICSID), Secretariat Conference
10 January 2017, Washington DC.
Georges Affaki will present his remarks on banking and financial instruments as qualifying investments in the recent investment arbitration experience.
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
9 December 2016, Hong Kong.
Georges Affaki will deliver a lecture on arbitration in financial disputes.
Professor Affaki HKIAC Lecture
Dubai Arbitration Week, ICC Event, 16 November 2016
Dubai Arbitration Week, ICC Event.
16 November 2016, Dubai.
Georges Affaki will present his remarks on arbitration in financial disputes.
ICC Banking Commission
9 November 2016, Rome.
Georges Affaki will present a report the drafting of which he co-chaired, titled “Financial Institutions and International Arbitration”. He will also present an update on the works of the Legal Committee that he chairs.
ICC Banking Commission Meeting Programme
Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
22 September 2016, Geneva.
Georges Affaki will deliver an address entitled “Arbitration in Banking and Finance Deconstructed – The New Deal”.
ASA Conference Programme.
ICC Commission on Arbitration
17 September 2016, Washington DC.
Georges Affaki will co-present (with Claudia Salomon) introductory remarks preceding an international vote on the report the drafting of which he co-chaired, titled “Financial Institutions and International Arbitration”.
ICC Switzerland General Meeting
6 June 2016, Zurich.
Georges Affaki will make a presentation on international arbitration and economic sanctions – the way forward.
ICC France General Meeting
5 June 2016, Paris.
Georges Affaki will make a presentation on international banking law and regulation as it relates to ICC projects.
International Law Association – MOCOMILA
3 June 2016, Athens.
Georges Affaki will deliver remarks on the regulatory consequences of the use of Special Drawing Rights in international financial transactions.
ISDA Arbitration Committee.
12 May 2016, Singapore.
Georges Affaki made a presentation on arbitration in financial disputes.
ISDA Conference on Arbitration in Derivatives
11 February 2016, London.
Georges Affaki will discuss the state of arbitration in derivatives disputes in the wake of the entry into effect of the 2013 ISDA Arbitration Guide.
PRIME Finance Conference
25-26 January 2016, The Hague.
Georges Affaki will speak about prospects for arbitration in the evolving regulatory framework.
ICC France Conference on Trade Finance
20 January 2016, Paris.
Georges Affaki will chair the annual ICC France conference on Trade Finance.
Casablanca Arbitration Days
11-12 December 2015, Casablanca.
Georges Affaki has moderated a panel on institutional arbitration with the participation of representatives of ICSID, ICC, LCIA MIAC and CCJA.
Russian Arbitration Association / ICC Russia Conference on Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution
9 December 2015, Moscow.
Georges Affaki will moderate a panel on arbitration in banking and financial matters.
ICC France International Banking Summit, « Trade Finance Today : Dispute Management And Innovations”
18 November 2015, Paris.
As Chairman-elect of ICC France Banking Commission, Georges Affaki will open the Summit with a keynote address and will chair a panel on “Litigating Trade Finance Dispute”.
Jordanian Ministry of Justice / UNDP Conference on International Arbitration
12 November 2015, Aqaba
Georges Affaki will deliver two conference at this international event, first on the appointment of arbitrators taking the ICSID system as example, and, second, on the award of damages in investment arbitration.
Inter-Pacific Bar Association Conference: “Arbitration at the Crossroads”
26 October 2015, Dubai.
Georges Affaki will deliver remarks on: ““The Seat of the Arbitration: The Most Important Choice in International Arbitration”.
IBA Annual Conference – Arab Regional Forum, « Resolving Commercial Disputes in the Arab Region — The State of Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation, and Enforcement in the Middle East”
5 October 2015, Vienna.
Arbitration Centres are expanding in the Arab world. Most Arab countries are members of the New York Convention. Georges Affaki will join a panel discussing the status of enforcement of foreign and local arbitral awards in the Arab world. What procedures and formalities must be observed to facilitate enforcement? Why is mediation not being used more extensively as the preferred method for resolving commercial disputes? What recent trends are there in regional court judgments in respect of international commercial disputes?
ICC Switzerland Conference on International Arbitration and Economic Sanctions
24 September 2015, Zurich.
Georges Affaki will chair a panel on “The Legal Authority of Sanction Regulations through the Prism of International Arbitrators” and conclude the conference by leading a discussion on “The Way Forward”.
ICC Austria 10th Global Conference on Bank Guarantees
8 June 2015, Vienna.
Georges Affaki will co-chair the event and deliver a series of conferences on the law and practice of international bank guarantees and relating dispute management.
University of Paris II conference at the French Senate : « The Extraterritoriality of Banking Law »
29 May 2015, Paris.
Georges Affaki will deliver a conference on extraterritoriality in banking law and regulation.
Permanent Court of Arbitration
18 May 2015, The Hague.
Georges Affaki delivered a conference to the Secretariat of the Court on Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters illustrated by PCA cases.
ICC Commission on Arbitration general meeting
7 May 2015, Paris.
Georges Affaki delivered a progress report on the activity of the Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration that he co-chairs.
ICC Conference : « Cost-effective Dispute Resolution Methods in Trade Finance”
22 April 2015, Singapore.
Georges Affaki chaired a panel on disputes in trade finance and the most effective resolution methods. This panel featured the official launch of the new DOCDEX rules.
Agenda ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting
ICC 872- DOCDEX Rules
Trade finance: settling disputes peacefully
ICC 3rd Annual MENA Conference
15-16 April 2015, Dubai.
Georges Affaki addressed the topic of challenges to arbitration agreements in complex transactions.
P.R.I.M.E. FINANCE ANNUAL CONFERENCE
26 January 2015, The Hague.
Georges Affaki chaired a panel on arbitration in derivative transactions and made a presentation on the Deutsche Bank ICSID award from an international arbitrator’s standpoint.
ICC Russia/RAA Conference: Russia as a Place for Dispute Resolution
10 December 2014, Moscow.
Georges Affaki delivered two conferences: International Arbitration and Economic Sanctions: an Uneasy Relationship; and Trade Finance and Sanctions.
ICC Switzerland workshop on international arbitration and economic sanctions
2 December 2014, Zurich.
Georges Affaki participated in this closed arbitrators workshop and delivered an overview of the challenges raised by economic sanctions in arbitral proceedings.
ISDA Arbitration Committee
1 December 2014, London.
Georges Affaki delivered a global overview on recent developments in Arbitration in Financial Matters.
Casablanca Arbitration Days.
28 November 2014, Casablanca.
Georges Affaki delivered two conferences on Arbitration in Islamic Finance¸ and Arbitration in Banking and Financial Matters.
ICC Banking Commission general meeting
6 November 2014, Istanbul.
Georges Affaki presented a report on the UN Convention on International Assignment of Receivables leading to the endorsement of the Treaty by IC, and led a discussion on the new Dispute Resolution by Expertise Rules (DOCDEX) leading to a unanimous vote in favour of the rules.
ICC Norway Conference: Bank Guarantees in International Trade
21 October 2014, Oslo.
Georges Affaki was the main speaker at the conference presenting a series of conferences on international guarantee litigation, economic sanctions and ICC work in relation to bank guarantees.
UNCITRAL/UNIGE conference on the UNCITRAL draft model law on Secured Transactions
19 September 2014, Geneva.
Georges Affaki delivered a conference on the economic approach to secured transactions and chaired a panel on comparative law in relation to secured transactions.
The Dutch Arbitration Days
18 September 2014, Amsterdam.
Georges Affaki chaired a panel on Arbitration in Financial Services.