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BALKAN
ARBITRATION
CONFERENCE
2022

29-30 September 2022
Rogner Hotel, Tirana, Albania

Gold Sponsors:

 

Welcome

Arbitration, as a form of dispute resolution, has many advantages over court litigation and a great deal to offer the Balkan region through achieving the quicker, more efficient and impartial binding resolution of disputes, and the easier enforcement of decisions.

The Conference, which is run as a non-profit venture, brings together - from across the Balkan region and internationally - arbitration lawyers, general counsel, forensic accountants, expert witnesses, arbitrators and clients. Our purpose is to provide a forum to help build cooperation and develop the use and practice of arbitration in the Balkan region. Attendance provides an excellent opportunity to hear from leading practitioners in the world of arbitration and to develop and maintain your network.

We have an exciting line-up of participants this year, to which we are continuing to add. Information on the expected content of the Conference is provided below. We will announce further details in the coming weeks.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tirana this September at the renowned Hotel Rogner. Availability is limited so early registration is advised (especially if you want to take advantage of the 'early bird' rates). To register, please use the links on this page. 

The Organising Committee

 

James Hayton, LK Law, London

Klentiana Mahmutaj, Red Lion Chambers, London

Korab Sejdiu, Sejdiu & Qerkini, Prishtina

Dr. Jola Gjuzi, Kalo & Associates, Tirana

 

Programme

Day 1: Thursday 29 September 2022

10:00 - 10:15 CEST

Opening: Welcome Remarks

James Hayton, Organising Committee

Partner

LK Law, London

10:15 - 10:45 CEST

Keynote Speech

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Franz Schwarz

Partner & Global Vice-Chair, International Arbitration Group

WilmerHale, London

Morning Coffee Break

Assessment of Damages in International Arbitration: 

A Balkan Perspective

11:00 - 12:30 CEST

Moderator:

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Korab Sejdiu

Partner

Sejdiu & Qerkini, Prishtina

Panellists:

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Nikola Stambolić

Director

Berkeley Research Group, London

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Ermelinda Beqiraj

Partner

PwC, London

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Adam Markiewicz

Managing Director

Quantuma, Warsaw

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Antolín Fernández Antuña

Partner

Antuña & Partners, Madrid

Lunch

Afternoon Coffee Break

16:00 - 17:30 CEST

Funding Arbitration: Making the Fight Affordable

Moderator:

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Adam Greaves

Partner

LK Law, London

Panellists:

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Philip Chong

Partner

DLA Piper, London

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Andreas Jevtic

Senior Case Manager

Nivalion, Vienna

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Hasan Tahsin Azizagaoglu

Analyst

Bench Walk Advisors, London

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Brandon Deme 

Director

Factor Risk Management, London

18:00 - 21:00 CEST

Cocktail Reception at Rogner Hotel

Day 2: Friday 30 September 2022

09:15 - 10:45 CEST

Balkan Enforcement:

Lost Cause or Surprisingly Friendly?

Moderator:

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Andrew Wordsworth

Partner

Raedas, London

Panellists:

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Dalibor Valinčić

Partner

Wolf Theiss, Zagreb

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Zoe O'Sullivan KC

Barrister

Serle Court, London

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David Premelč

Partner

Rojs, Peljhan, Prelesnik & Partners

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Milica Savić

Partner

Karanovic & Partners, Belgrade

Morning Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:30 CEST

Choosing an arbitral institution and rules

Moderator:

James Hayton

Partner

LK Law, London

Panellists:

Ema Potočnik

Legal Counsel

Vienna International Arbitration Center

Michael Young KC

Partner

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Paris

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Prof. Stavros Brekoulakis

Arbitrator

3VB, London

Filip Boras

Partner

Baker McKenzie, Vienna

Lunch

14:45 - 16:15 CEST

Investment Treaty Arbitration:

the View from the Balkans

Moderator:

Paul Key QC

Barrister

Essex Court Chambers, London

Panellists:

Prof. Hugo Barbier

Partner 

Barbier Mehtiyeva Law, Paris

Dr. Jola Gjuzi

Partner

Kalo & Associates, Tirana

Timothy J. Feighery

Partner

ArentFox Schiff, Washington DC

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Enea Karakaçi

General Director for Energy & Industry Development, Ministry of Infrastructure & Energy of Albania

16:15 CEST

Closing Remarks & Thanks

The Organising Committee

14:00 - 15:30 CEST

Managing Delay in Construction Projects

Moderator:

Julian Bailey

Partner

White & Case, London

Panellists:

Iain Aitchison

Managing Director

Ankura, London

Carlos Loayza

Senior Director

Delta Consulting Group, London

Andrew Goddard KC

Atkin Chambers, London

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14:00 - 14:30 CEST

Recent developments in the legal framework for domestic and international arbitration in Albania

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Dr. Odise Moçka 

State Advocate

of the Republic of Albania

Afternoon Coffee Break

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