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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

                                                                                                                                                                        – Dr. Seuss

TLVAD’s organizing committee would like to thank our partners,  sponsors and of course over 250 participants from all around the world that took part in the 2nd Tel Aviv Arbitration day, 2020.

Want to see the pictures from the event?

Stay tuned for more information about TLVAD#3!

About Tel Aviv Arbitration Day


Focussing on international arbitration trends and developments globally and in Israel this one-day conference will create opportunities for cutting edge discussion, exchanges and networking.


Tel Aviv Arbitration Day is a unique gathering of international and Israeli professionals leading the international arbitration field.


After two amazing events we are happy to announce that TLVAD is coming back! 


Join us in meeting new professionals, leading international arbitration institutions, law firms and industry service providers.

Who should attend?

Participants from the Americas to China include in-house counsels, legal counsels, arbitrators, academics and others interested in the practice and study of international arbitration.

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Tatiana Minaeva
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Shai Wade
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Sunday, 1st of March, 2020

19:30 - 22:00

Opening cocktail @ Pop&Pope - Gracefully sponsored by C.M.S

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Monday, 2nd of March, 2020

Tuesday, 3rd of March, 2020

Derech Menachem Begin 21, Tel Aviv-Yafo


Registration + Breakfast


Opening Comments. Shai Wade, Stephenson Harwood


Keynote I – In Defense of Arbitration. Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns


Coffee Break - Gracefully sponsored by BRG



Panel I – Commercial Infrastructure Dispute. Moderator: Michael Feit, Walder Wyss

Panelist I: Eli Cohen, Gornitzky & Co.

Panelist II: Claire Morel de Westgaver, BCLP

Panelist III: Peter Rosher, Reed Smith

Panelist IV: Scott Davidson, Duff & Phelps

Panelist V: Dr. Manuel Liatowitsch, Schellenberg Wittmer


Coffee Break - Gracefully sponsored by Therium Capital



Panel II – Investment Arbitration Infrastructure Disputes. Moderator: Tatiana Minaeva, RPC

Panelist I: Kenneth Reisenfeld, Baker Hostetler

Panelist II: Matthew Weiniger, Linklaters

Panelist III: Charles Kaplan, Orrick

Panelist IV: Daniela Bambaci, BRG

Panelist V: Dr. Saar Pauker, Herzog Fox & Neeman


Lunch -  Gracefully sponsored by  Duff & Phelps


Keynote II – Artificial Intelligence and Decision Making in International Arbitration.

Dr. Maxi Scherer,  Wilmer Hale


Panel III – NY Convention on Trial. Moderator: Sarah Biser, Fox Rothschild

Judge I: Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, LCIA

Judge II: Vladimir Khvalei, ICC

Judge III: Constantine Partasides QC, Three Crowns

For I: David Goldberg, White & Case

For II: Baruch Baigel, Assersson

Against I: Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb

Against II: Gideon Weinbaum, ERM


Panel IV – High-Tech/Technology Disputes. Moderator: Raphael Kaminsky, Teynier Pic

Panelist I: Crenguta Leaua, SVAMC

Panelist II: Dr. Tilman Niedermaier, CMS

Panelist III: Oliver Bolthausen, DWF

Panelist IV: Menashe Cohen, Israeli Center for Commercial Arbitration

Panelist V: Timothy Mayer, Therium Capital


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Panel V – In House Perspectives. Moderator: Shai Wade, Stephenson Harwood

Panelist I: Roy Schöndorf, MoJ

Panelist II: Lisa Haimovitz, Gazit Globe

Panelist III: Nitzan Hadad, Teva

Panelist IV: Ran Tal, Noble Energy

Panelist V: Shimrit Hanein Bar-Yoseph, Zim


Closing Remarks. Shai Sharvit, Gornitzky & Co.


As part of the social responsibility commitments of its members to the community, the Organizing Committee of Tel-Aviv Arbitration Day has decided to support Kenafayim (Wings) during this year's Tel-Aviv Arbitration Day. As part of this support, artworks of the talented Kenafayim artists will be presented and sold during Tel-Aviv Arbitration Day. For additional information about the paintings presented and the for donations to and involvement in Kenafayim use the link below or email to

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Kenafayim (“Wings”) is a nonprofit organization established in 2004 which serves as a multidisciplinary arts center for artists who deal with mental health issues.

Kenafayim offers a creative platform in which these gifted artists are free to spread their wings, beyond boundaries and limitations. This expression through art is transformative and empowering for the artists, bestowing them with a sense of being capable and being productive members of society.

This multidisciplinary arts center provides a professional framework for the artists and offers practical tools to help with the process of rehabilitation, personal development, as well as  finding meaning and purpose in life through the development of their artistic talents.

Kenafayim inspires to create a model for connecting through art and creating a dialogue between equals. A place for interacting with the community that enables the artists to reveal their arts at shows and exhibitions openings to the general public, thereby contributing to changing the perceptions of our artists dealing with mental health issues and promoting tolerance for different people in society. As part of its undertakings, the center offers  various departments for diversified  arts including: plastic arts, animation, photography, video, theater, music and creative writing. All the instructors are active creative artists themselves.

Kenafayim's activities take place in two centers - the Arts Center in Shapira neighborhood Tel Aviv and in the Kenafayim art salon in Jaffa, who also serves as a gallery where exchanging exhibitions of Kenafayim artists, as well as other first-rate artists are hosted in the gallery.