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Prague Arbitration Day 2020 - postponed until autumn 2020

  • Datum konání: 19.3.2020, 09:00
  • Datum ukončení: 19.3.2020, 17:30
  • Místo konání: Hotel Kings Court, U Obecního domu 660/3, Prague 1, Czech Republic
Prague Arbitration Day 2020 - postponed until autumn 2020
Prague Arbitation Day 2020 - Conference date is postponed.

On behalf of the National Committee of the ICC in the Czech Republic and the ICC International Court of Arbitration we regrettably have to inform you that the Prague Arbitration Day 2020 scheduled for 19 March 2020 has been postponed until autumn 2020.

The organizers highly value the safety of all participants in the PAD 2020 and acknowledges that because of the current situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the conference, as a public event, may not potentially provide the best environment for its participants. The ICC Czech Republic is also concerned that some participants may experience difficulty travelling to the Czech Republic due to the various restrictions imposed.

In the light of the above, upon thorough consideration and in line with the best practices advised by the WHO, the organizers have decided to follow other organizers of public conferences and to postpone the PAD 2020 to a later date in autumn 2020. However sad, we strongly believe that it is the right decision and hope for your understanding. We apologize though for any inconvenience caused.

We would like to reassure you that your registration remains valid as well as the registration fees paid. We would appreciate it if we could regard your registration as confirmed until the new date is announced. Any conflicting issues will be dealt accordingly as they arise.

We will be working to finalize the details and will share updated information regarding the PAD 2020 in March/April. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries or require further information at kropackova@icc-cr.cz.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Prague Arbitration Day 2020 in the autumn.


Prague Arbitration Day 2020

How to Effectively Manage Arbitration: Modern and Innovative Approaches to Case Managemen

ICC Prague Arbitration Day 2020 is a unique one-day conference organised in the heart of Central & Eastern Europe that focuses on topical issues in arbitration. The event builds on previous successful conferences in 2019 and 2018, each having hosted over 100 attendees from dozens of countries.

The event is again co-organized by the ICC Czech Republic and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, with a representative of the ICC Court´s management as a keynote speaker.

Target Group:

An audience not only from the CEE region but from the rest of Europe as well, with a special focus on in-house counsel, as well as lawyers (legal counsel), arbitrators, and representatives of national and international chambers (banking, insurance, etc.).

Great opportunity to share experience and trends in international commercial arbitration among professionals from the CEE region and to establish a wide platform for networking.


9:00 - 9:30 Registration / small breakfast
9:30 - 17:30 Conference

Evening cocktail reception afterwards (Held at the venue - hotel Kings Court, Prague - map).

4 panels (each comprising 4 to 5 international panellists) – 4 main topics

Moderator: Mr René Cienciala - Senior Associate at Havel & Partners, Secretary of Arbitration Commission at ICC/ Czech Republic
9:30 - 9:45 Opening speech: Mr Miloš Olík - Partner at Rowan Legal, Chairman at ICC/ Czech Republic
9:45 - 10:00 Keynote speech: Ms Hjordis Birna Hjartardottir (Counsel at ICC Court/ICA7)/ France
10:00 - 11:15  Panel 1    Cost efficiency: How to reduce the costs of arbitration?

Moderator: Mr Miloš Olík - Partner at Rowan Legal, Chairman at ICC/ Czech Republic
Speaker: Mr Jonathan Barnett - Senior Case Manager, Head of Vienna Office at Nivalion/ Austria
Speaker: Ms Adelina Prokop - Advocate at Clifford Chance/ Poland
Speaker: Ms Małgorzata Surdek - Partner at CMS Poland; ICC Court Member/ Poland

11:15 - 11:45   Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00   Panel 2    Leading the parties to a settlement

Moderator: Mr Chris Mainwaring-Taylor - Partner at Allen & Overy/ France, Czech Republic
Speaker: Mr Theo Paeffgen - Director of Litigation Funding at Harbour Litigation Funding/ United Kingdom
Speaker: Mr Marek Procházka - Partner at PRK Partners/ Czech Republic
Speaker: Mr Christian Dorda  - Arbitrator and Founding Partner at DORDA, Vice-Chairman at ICC/ Austria

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break
14:30 - 15:45   Panel 3    Moving case management to the next level thanks to technology

Moderator: Ms Jana Jandová - Director at Deloitte/ France, Czech Republic
Speaker: Mr Karl Hennessee - Senior Vice President at Airbus/ France
Speaker: Mr Al Karim Makhani - Vice President at TransPerfect/ United Kingdom
Speaker: Ms Rashda Rana - Consultant at Kier Group/ United Kingdom

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee break
16:15 - 17:30 Panel 4    Public entities in (international) commercial arbitration

Moderator: Mr Dušan Sedláček - Partner at Havel & Partners, Chairman of Arbitration Commission at ICC/ Czech Republic
Speaker: Ms Maria Hauser-Morel - Former Counsel at ICC Court/ France
Speaker: Mr Vít Horáček - Partner at Legalité, ICC Court Member/ Czech Republic
Speaker: Mr Rostislav Pekař - Partner at Squire Patton Boggs/  Czech Republic

17:30 - 17:45 Closing speech: Mr Dušan Sedláček - Partner at Havel & Partners, Chairman of Arbitration Commission at ICC/ Czech Republic
Evening cocktail reception afterwards (Held at the venue - hotel Kings Court, Prague)

Organization information:

Language: English (no interpretation will be provided by organizers)

Logistics notes:

Hotel Kings Court, U Obecního domu 660/3, Prague 1, Czech Republic - map

Hotel offers for conference participants special price for accommodation -  20% discount of the current price.

Staying guests can use the hotel spa for free.

Reservation of accommodation is possible on the hotel website, you can use this link. Please, to get a discount, fill the Promo Code "ICC2020" into discount item.

Event registration fee:

Conference fee: 7.600 CZK / EUR 290 per person

The price is per person and includes: two coffee breaks, lunch, entrance to the evening cocktail reception and VAT 21% .

All cancelations must be done in writting to the Organizator e-mail. No refund after 31 January 2020.

Standard discounts for members of the ICC Czech Republic provided.

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  • Kontaktní jméno pořadatele: Simona Kropáčková
  • Telefon na pořadatele: +420 739 323 902
  • E-mail na pořadatele: kropackova@icc-cr.cz


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