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FEBRUARY 25 2019


The Lawrence, Hatsorfim 18, Jaffa

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.”

                                                                                                                                         – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The partners, sponsors and organizing committee would like to express their gratitude for your participation in Tel Aviv Arbitration Day 2019.


Stay tuned for information about the 2nd Annual Tel Aviv Arbitration Day!

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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.


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


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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Michael Feit
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Shai Sharvit
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Sunday, February 24, 2019 @ Haiku, LightHouse Hotel, Tel Aviv

19:30 Cocktails Reception

20:00 Welcome remarks – Michael Feit , Walder Wyss 


Monday, February 25, 2019 @ The Lawrence, Jaffa

8:30 Registration

9:30 Welcome remarks – Shai Sharvit, Granot Speiser


9:35 Opening address – Lord Peter Goldsmith QC, Debevoise & Plimpton


10:10 Panel 1 – Arbitration by Industry

Moderator: Mark Levy QC, Allen & Overy

  • Shareholders Disputes – Clarissa Coleman, K&L Gates

  • High Tech and Technology Disputes – Menashe Cohen, The Israeli Institute of Commercial Arbitration

  • Construction Arbitration – Peter Rosher, Reed Smith

  • Oil & Gas Arbitration – Santiago Dellepaine, Berkeley Research Group


10:55 Coffee Break


11:15 Panel 2 – Arbitration by Regions

Moderator: Edna Sussman, Independent Arbitrator

  • CIS – Dmitry Dyakin, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

  • Belt & Road Initiative – Helen Shi, Fangda Partners

  • OHADA – Michael Buhler, Jones Day 

  • USA – Sarah Biser, Fox Rothschild 

  • India – Karan Chandhiok, Chandhiok & Mahajan


12:10 Panel 3 – Current Trends in International Arbitration

Moderator: Michael Feit, Walder Wyss

  • Expedited Rules – Raphael Kaminsky, Teynier Pic

  • Interim Measures in International Arbitration – David Goldberg, White & Case

  • Third Party Funding – Charlie Morris, Woodsford Litigation Funding

  • Transparency in Commercial Arbitration – Xavier Nyssen, Dechert


12:55 Lunch – Julian M. Lew QC, 20 Essex


14:10 Panel 4 – International Arbitration Reform in Israel – Time for UNCITRAL?

Moderator: Daphna Kapeliuk, Goldfarb Seligman

  • Ms. Yael Weiner, Israeli Ministry of Justice

  • Judge Avi Zamir (Ret.) A. Gabrieli & Co.

  • Eli Cohen, Gornitzky & Co.


14:55 Fireside Chat – The Future of International Arbitration

Moderator: Yaacov (Kobi) Sharvit, Herzog Fox Neeman

  • Paula Hodges QC, Herbert Smith Freehills, The London Court of International Arbitration

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

  • Gabrielle Nater-Bass, Homburger, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution 


15:40 Coffee Break


16:00 Panel 5 – Investment Arbitration

Moderator: Tatiana Minaeva, Jones Day 

  • Investment Court? – Richard Happ, Luther 

  • Time for a New Israeli BIT Model? – Dr. Roy Schondorf, Israeli Ministry of Justice

  • Transparency in Investment Arbitration – George Burn, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

  • Proposals for Amendment of the ICSID Rules – Noah Rubins, Freshfields


16:45 Closing remarks


17:10 Drinks & Networking

Don't miss the earlybird ticket price until February 1, 2019!

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