Ar­bi­tra­tion con­fer­ence to dis­cuss fu­ture of dis­pute res­o­lu­tion

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Char­tered In­sti­tute of Ar­bi­tra­tors, Cyprus Branch, is mark­ing the in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion’s cen­te­nary with the third Al­ter­na­tive Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion (ADR) con­fer­ence to be held in Nicosia next week.

“ADR Prospects in the new Cen­tury, The Fu­ture” will dis­cuss and ex­plore the el­e­ments that are needed to ex­pand its prospects in the new cen­tury, ex­plained CIArb Cyprus Branch chair­per­son Anna Ia­covou Stylianou.

Spak­ers at the fo­rum to be held at the Hil­ton Cyprus on Oc­to­ber 22, in­clude the Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner D. R. Todd, Costas Clerides – At­tor­ney Gen­eral of Cyprus, Ale­cos Markides – Ad­vo­cate, Ar­bi­tra­tor and Ex At­tor­ney Gen­eral, An­dreas D. Mavroyian­nis – Am­bas­sador, Ge­orge Ero­t­ocritou – Jus­tice Supreme Court of Cyprus, An­drew Demetriou - Char­tered Ar­bi­tra­tor, Dr. Odysseas Michaelides – Au­di­tor Gen­eral, Axel Reeg – Trustee, CIArb UK, Wil­liam McLaugh­lin – Char­tered Ar­bi­tra­tor, Dr. Nayla Co­mair Obeid – Char­tered Ar­bi­tra­tor, Pres­i­dent of CIARB 2017, and David Gold­berg - Part­ner, White & Case, UK- Moscow.

The sub­jects of the dis­cus­sion in­clude “Do not make war – Make ADR! The ex­am­ple of Cyprus and the great chal­lenge of re­solv­ing a long­stand­ing po­lit­i­cal prob­lem through me­di­a­tion”; “The need for a new do­mes­tic Ar­bi­tra­tion Act in Cyprus. Why and How?”; “The need for re-in­tro­duc­ing ADR Clauses in Public Works Con­tacts in Cyprus”; “The fu­ture of ADR in the next 100 years”; “Those who can­not re­mem­ber the past are con­demned to re­peat it”; “The dif­fer­ent ap­proaches of com­mon law and civil law within Europe”; “A case study of Cyprus: What we can learn from re­cent case law on ar­bi­tra­tion”; “Ethics must be a mat­ter for ev­ery­one in­volved in ar­bi­tra­tions and be in­cluded in train­ing for ar­bi­tra­tors and coun­sels” and will con­clude with a de­bate on “Pow­ers of Ar­bi­tra­tors – They have enough and who needs ethics”.

The In­sti­tute was founded in 1915 and now has over 13,000 mem­bers in more than 100 coun­tries. The CIArb is a non-for-profit char­ity which works in the public in­ter­est through its in­ter­na­tional net­work of more than 30 branches and chap­ters.

The Cyprus Branch was founded in 1976 and has 97 mem­bers. It is also an ap­proved provider of the In­sti­tute’s Cour­ses and pro­vides cour­ses for all lev­els of CIArb mem­ber­ship.

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