_All Events

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.
Conference Program.

PRIME Finance Conference.
25-26 January 2016, The Hague.
Georges Affaki will speak about prospects for arbitration in the evolving regulatory framework.
Conference Program.

ICC France Conference on Trade Finance.
20 January 2016, Paris.
Georges Affaki will chair the annual ICC France conference on Trade Finance.
Conference Program

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.
Conference Programme

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”.
Conference Programme

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.
Conference Programme

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”.
Conference Programme


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”.
Provisional program.


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.
Conference Program

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.
Programme

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.
http://www.iccwbo.org/Training-and-Events/All-events/Events/2014/Russia-as-a-place-for-dispute-resolutions/

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.
http://miceevent.ma/casa/

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.
http://www.cdbf.ch/events/model-law/

The Dutch Arbitration Days.
18 September 2014, Amsterdam.
Georges Affaki chaired a panel on Arbitration in Financial Services.
http://dutcharbitrationassociation.nl/the-2nd-dutch-arbitration-day-the-future-of-arbitration