2015 Events

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.

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.

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.