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China's Belt and Road Initiative

- Opportunities and Challenges for International Dispute Resolution and Contracting -

The Chinese European Legal Association (CELA) cordially invites you to celebrate CEAC's 10th anniversary with a conference in Hamburg on 13 / 14 September 2018

Registration is closed because the conference is fully booked. Please contact Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann at eckart.broedermann@ceac-arbitration.com to ask for last minute opportunities.

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International Arbitration Conference

China´s Belt and Road Initiative (“BRI”) is bound to have a major economic impact. The conference will analyse to what extent it relates to different common and civil law legal orders and how to build bridges to overcome the diversity of the legal systems, both from a contractual (substantive) perspective with the help of the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts and the CISG and from an arbitration law perspective.

The conference takes place in the year of the dog - a sign for loyalty and mutual trust. It is a good year to celebrate 10 years since CEAC‘s opening and the founding of CELA.

Who should attend?

Lawyers with an interest in China, arbitration practitioners, international lawyers, business community in cross-border business.

The Faculty includes inter alia

Angelo Anglani, Rome • Chiann Bao, Hong Kong (requested) • Roger Barton, New York • Dr. Guido Carducci, London • Litsan Chong, Thailand Arbitration Centre, Bangkok • Hew Dundas, Honorary Vice President of the Scottish Arbitration Centre and Chairman of the CEAC Advisory Board, Edinburgh • Dr. Björn Etgen, Hamburg • Jessica Fei, Beijing • Prof. Dr. Lauro Gama, University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro • Anna Grishchenkova, Russian Arbitration Center, Moscow • Dr. Peter Heckel, Frankfurt • Dr. Li Hu, Vice President of the Arbitration Court of China, Deputy Secretary General CIETAC and Vice Chairman CMAC, Beijing • Bart Kasteleijn, Member CEAC Appointing Authority, Amsterdam • Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur, University of Hamburg, Hamburg • Christopher Lau SC, Singapore • Xuelian Liu, Urumqi (China) • Prof. Dr. Mohamed-Hossam Loutfi, Cairo • Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski, University of Hamburg, Hamburg • Dr. Francesca Mazza, Secretary General DIS, Berlin/Cologne • Friedrich-Joachim Mehmel, President of the Constitutional Court and the Higher Administrative Court of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Hamburg • Prof. Dr. Marian Paschke, University of Hamburg, Hamburg • Ivett Paulovics, Milano • Dharshini Prasad, London • Dr. Axel R. Reeg, Mannheim (requested) • Prof. Dr. Bernd Reinmüller, Honorary President, Union Internationale des Advocats, Frankfurt/Genf • Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler, Stuttgart • Dr. Carsten van de Sande, Frankfurt • Friederike Schäfer, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris • Prof. (em.) Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, Basel • Dr. Ismail Selim, Cairo • Dr. Volker Schumacher, Düsseldorf • Prof. Jingxia Shi, Council of UNIDROIT, Beijing • Hiroyuki Tezuka, Co-Chair of the Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Committee of the IPBA, Tokyo • Peter Thorp, Paris • Alexandros Tsirigos, Athens (requested) • Prof. Dr. Rolf Trittmann, Frankfurt • Helen Tung, London • Prof. Anna Veneziano, Secretary-General ad interim, UNIDROIT, Rome • Prof. Stefan Vogenauer, Frankfurt (requested) • Zhengzhi Wang, Beijing • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegen, Stuttgart • Martin Wiebecke, Zurich • Dr. Hang Zhao, Beijing • Prof. Dr. Bruno Zeller, University of Western Australia, Perth

Programme

Thursday, 13 September 2018

  • 12.00 - 14.00: Get Together of participating Organisations

    Venue
    University of Hamburg Guesthouse (incl. light lunch), Rothenbaumchaussee 34, D-20148 Hamburg

    Pre-Conference
    International Arbitration in light of the Belt and Road Initiative: Building Bridges – Building Connections

    Introduction
    Representatives of all organisations will receive an opportunity to introduce their institution

    Representatives of Host

    • Prof. Dr. Markus Kotzur
    • Prof. Dr. Peter Mankowski
    • Prof. Dr. Marian Paschke
    • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann

    Official Signing
    of a Memorandum of Understanding between CEAC - THAC and CEAC - CRCICA

    In parallel
    Young CEAC Get Together and Event

  • 14.30 - 15.00: Registration and Networking Coffee

    Venue
    Seat of CEAC, Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, D-20457 Hamburg

  • 15.00 - 15.25: Official Opening of CEAC’s Anniversary Conference

    Venue
    Seat of CEAC, Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, D-20457 Hamburg

    Welcome Speeches

    • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann – An Institutional Perspective
    • Dr. Volker Schumacher – A User’s Perspective
    • Dr. Hang Zhao – A Chinese Perspective
  • 15.25 - 16.25: PART I / Panel 1

    PART I
    The Need to build Bridges between Common and Civil Law: Belt and Road Initiative

    Panel 1
    General Introduction to BRI and BRIarbitration

    Venue
    Seat of CEAC, Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, D-20457 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Dr. Björn Etgen
    • Dr. Dorothee Ruckteschler

    Panelists

    • Christopher Lau SC, Singapore
    • Peter Thorp, France
    • Xuelian Liu, China
    • Bart Kasteleijn, Netherlands
    • Thomas Lamnidis, Greece
  • 16.25 - 17.30: PART I / Panel 2

    PART I
    The Need to build Bridges between Common and Civil Law: Belt and Road Initiative

    Panel 2
    What do arbitration institutions offer to BRIarbitrations?

    Venue
    Seat of CEAC, Handelskammer Hamburg, Adolphsplatz 1, D-20457 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Dr. Carsten van de Sande
    • Prof. Dr. Rolf Trittmann

    Panelists

    • Hew Dundas (CEAC)
    • Li Hu (CIETAC)
    • Dr. Ismail Selim (CRCICA)
    • Dr. Francesca Mazza (DIS)
    • Friederike Schäfer (ICC)
    • Anna Grishenkova (Russian Arbitration Center)
    • Litsan Chong (THAC)
  • 19.00 - 20.00: Ceremonial Act (incl. drinks)

    Venue
    Hamburg Überseeclub, Neuer Jungfernstieg 19, D-20354 Hamburg

    Introduction
    Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann

    Ceremonial addresses

    • Friedrich-Joachim Mehmel, President of the Constitutional Court and the Higher Administrative Court of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg
    • Annette Voges, Vice President of the Hamburg Bar
    • Greetings from representatives of befriended arbitration associations
  • 20.00 - 22.00: CEAC Birthday Dinner

    Venue
    Hamburg Überseeclub, Neuer Jungfernstieg 19, D-20354 Hamburg

    as of 22.00
    Cash Bar

Friday, 14 September 2018

  • 09.30 - 11.15: PART II / Panel 1

    PART II
    Crossing the Bridges between Common and Civil Law: Substantive Legal Rules

    Panel 1
    Common Law and Civil Law Perspective of the UNDROIT Principles

    Venue
    Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann (CEAC)
    • Prof. Anna Veneziano (UNIDROIT)

    Panelists

    • Roger E. Barton, USA
    • Prof. Dr. Mohamed Hossam Loutfi, Egypt
    • Dharshini Prasad, UK
    • Prof. Jingxia Shi, China
    • Prof. Stefan Vogenauer, Germany
    • Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wegen, Germany

    Rapporteur
    Anish Wadia, India

  • 11.15 - 11.45: Coffee Break

     

     

  • 11.45 - 13.00: PART II / Panel 2

    PART II
    Crossing the Bridges between Common and Civil Law: Substantive Legal Rules

    Panel 2
    Interaction between the CISG and the UNIDROIT Principles – a hot topic for China related contracts

    Venue
    Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann (CEAC)
    • Prof. Anna Veneziano (UNIDROIT)

    Panelists

    • Angelo Anglani, Italy
    • Prof. Dr. Lauro Gama, jr., Brazil
    • Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Schwenzer, Switzerland
    • Prof. Dr. Bruno Zeller, Australia
  • 13.00 - 15.00: Lunch Break

     

     

  • 15.00 - 16.00: PART III / Panel 1

    PART III
    Building Bridges between Common and Civil Law Traditions in Arbitration

    Panel 1
    Bridging between common and civil law in BRI-arbitrations

    Venue
    Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Dr. Elke Umbeck
    • Dr. Richard Happ

    Panelists

    • Jessica Fei, China
    • Dr. Peter Heckel, Germany
    • Helen Tung, UK
    • Martin Wiebecke, Switzerland
  • 16.00 - 16.30: Networking Break

     

     

  • 16.30 - 17.30: PART III / Panel 2

    PART III
    Building Bridges between Common and Civil Law Traditions in Arbitration

    Panel 2
    What can the arbitrators do to bridge between common and civil law in the arbitration? What can be expected from the arbitration institutions?

    Venue
    Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg

    Moderators

    • Chiann Bao (requested),
    • Dr. Axel Reeg

    Panelists

    • Dr. Guido Carducci, UK
    • Ivett Paulovics, Italy
    • Wang Zhengzhi, China (requested)
    • Hiroyuki Tezuka, Japan (IPBA)
    • Prof. Dr. Bernd Reinmüller (UIA, Germany)
  • 19.00 - 23.00: Arbitration Drinks, Interactive Cooking and Dinner

    Venue
    Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, 20354 Hamburg

Saturday, 15 September 2018

14.00: Meeting at Elbphilharmonie, Platz der Deutschen Einheit 1, D-20457 Hamburg (ca. 10 min. Taxi ride from the hotel)

14.15: Guided tour in English through the Elbphilharmonie (25,- EUR p.P.)

Please register separately on a first come, first serve basis for the tour with reference "guided tour Elphi" by email to eckart.broedermann@ceac-arbitration.com.

Conference Fee

Participating Persons

  • Early Bird Conference Fee until 30 April 2018: 460,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
    The fee includes the conference, the 10 year birthday reception, coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday, drinks and dinner on Thursday, drinks and cooking/dinner at the Vier Jahreszeiten on Friday.
  • Early Bird without Friday evening until 30 April 2018: 290,- EUR (+19% VAT)
    The fee includes the conference, the 10 years birthday reception, coffee breaks on Thursday and Friday, drinks and dinner on Thursday, without the arbitration drinks, interactive cooking and dinner event at the Vier Jahreszeiten on Friday evening at 19.00.
  • Conference Fee as of 1 May 2018: 560,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
  • Conference Fee as of 1 May 2018 without Friday Evening: 390,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
  • Arbitration Drinks, Cooking and Dinner on Friday: 175,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
    Fee only for participation in the arbitration drinks, cooking and dinner event on Friday evening at 19.00.

Accompanying Persons (may join for meals)

  • Drinks & Dinner Thursday: 100,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
  • Lunch Friday: 42,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)
  • Drinks & Cooking/Dinner Friday: 170,- EUR (+ 19% VAT)

There will be no refunds for cancellations but substitutions are accepted.

Payment

You can pay the conference fee either via SEPA bank transfer or via PayPal. If you are going to pay by using PayPal, please refer to the account of ceacpay@web.de.

Accommodation

  • Fairmont Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten

    Neuer Jungfernstieg 9-14, D-20354 Hamburg, Germany, www.hvj.de

    Special rates using the code "CEAC 10 years" including breakfast and taxes can be booked until 30 April 2018:

    Single room: 275,- EUR
    Double room: 295,- EUR

  • Intercity Hotel Hamburg Dammtor - Messe

    St. Petersburger Str. 1, D-20355 Hamburg, Germany, www.intercityhotel.com

    Single room until 30 April 2018: 134,- EUR
    Double room until 30 April 2018: 154,- EUR

Rates are per room per night including breakfast and taxes. As of 1 May 2018 a surcharge of 5 EUR applies.
Code for booking: "CEAC 10 years"

Young CEAC

Young CEAC members may apply to the CELA Management Board, in particular Thomas Weimann, Herbert Smith Freehills, Düsseldorf, and Dr. Elke Umbeck, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, Hamburg, for a scholarship to attend the conference at thomas.weimann@hsf.com and e.umbeck@heuking.de.

More information

Organisational Committee

  • Prof. Dr. Eckart Brödermann
    Managing Director CEAC
  • Dr. Christine Heeg-Weimann
    Secretary General CEAC
  • Thomas Weimann
    President CELA
  • Dr. Elke Umbeck
    Vice President CELA
  • Dr. Richard Happ
  • Catrice Gayer
    Young CEAC
  • Jonas Pust
    Young CEAC
  • Dr. York Zieren
    Young CEAC

Supporting Organisations

International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
Inter-Pacific Bar Association (IPBA)
ICC Germany e.V.
UIA - Union Internationale des Avocats
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)
Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) e.V.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
CAM-CCBC
HKIAC Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
SIAC Singapore International Arbitration Centre
THAC International Arbitration Center
Russian Arbitration Center
Hanseatische Rechtsanwaltskammer Hamburg
Handelskammer Hamburg
Universität Hamburg
Tönissteiner Kreis e.V.
Chinesisch-Deutscher Anwaltverein e.V.
ELArb European-Latinamerican Arbitration Association e.V.
Rechtsstandort Hamburg e.V.
Deutsch-Griechische Juristenvereinigung e.V.
Chinesisch-Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V.
Hamburg Arbitration Circle e.V.
VIAC Vienna International Arbitration Centre
BVMW - Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft, Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V.
Deutsch-Koreanischer Wirtschaftskreis e.V.