Arbitration conference to discuss future of dispute resolution
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.