Conference: November 16, 2018 - ISTA ETHICS RULES FOR ARBITRATORS ETHICS, LATEST DEVELOPMENTS AND INNOVATION IN ARBITRATION
ISTA is organising an international conference on 16 November 2018 in Istanbul. This high-level international event will focus on the ISTA Code of Ethics, as well as recent developments and innovation in arbitration
09:00 Opening Speech
Year-on-year story behind foundation of Istanbul Arbitration Association: How an idea which unites the public sector, private sector and all related stakeholders for its foundation has turned into a non-governmental organization; Presentation about story of ISTA from the past to today and future plans and projections of the Association
09:00 Adv. Mehmet Gün, Istanbul Arbitration Association, Chairperson
09:15 Prof. Dr. Hakan Pekcanıtez, Istanbul Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Mediation Center (ITOTAM), President
09:30 Prof. Dr. Ziya Akıncı, Istanbul Arbitration Center (ISTAC), President
09:45 Orhan Turan, Turkish Enterprise and Business Confederation (TURKONFED), President
10:15 Development of Arbitration Centers across the World and the Role of NGOs
How did the global efforts to establish an arbitration center end up? What was done by successful examples across the world? Role and importance of NGOs in establishment and development of arbitration centers, How did and does NGOs give support to the arbitration centers located across the world? Secrets underlying the success achieved by the collaborations of NGOs and arbitration centers.
Moderator Bennar Aydoğdu, BennArb, Attorney at Law, Arbitrator, Mediator
Presentation Elliott Geisinger, Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA), President
Presentation Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Vice Chairperson
Presentation Mark Appel, ArbDB Chambers, Arbitrator
11:30 COFFEE BREAK
11:45 Keynote Speech: Ethics in International Commercial Arbitration
Catherine Rogers, who is internationally known for her studies about ethics in international commercial arbitration and who has published a great number of works on this matter will give the first keynote speech of the event on the occasion of launch of ISTA Ethics Rules and will answer questions.
Speaker Prof. Dr. Catherine A. Rogers, PennState Law/Queen Mary University
Presented by Prof. Dr. Ercüment Erdem, Erdem & Erdem, Kurucu ve Kıdemli Ortak
Istanbul: Center of Trade and Dispute Resolution in History
Why does arbitration come into prominence as a method for dispute resolution and why is Istanbul is an appropriate place for arbitration? How does its geopolitical/economic position bring Istanbul into the forefront? How does Istanbul form a bridge between two sides of the world? What kind of legacy was left by the established dispute resolution traditions to Istanbul? What is the importance of Istanbul for global capital markets? How does the historical and legal legacy of Istanbul, particularly Istanbul Financial Center, turn the city into a natural center for dispute resolution?
Speaker Prof. Dr. Fethi Gedikli, İstanbul University Faculty of Law
14:00 ISTA Ethics Rules
ISTA Ethics Rules for Arbitrators which is written by Asst. Prof. Süheyla Balkar Bozkurt in collaboration with ISTA members and which is the product of the first and most deep-scaled studies in the field of Arbitration Ethics in Turkey will be launched for the first time around the world. The referred Rules will be discussed with the guests and participants.
Moderator Av. Dr. Kerem Ertan, Tam & Ertan, Partner
Presentation Doç. Dr. Süheyla Balkar Bozkurt, Galatasaray University
Panelist Prof. Dr. Fazıl Kerim Atamer, Academician, Lawyer
Panelist Prof. Dr. Catherine A. Rogers, PennState Law/Queen Mary University
15:15 COFFEE BREAK
15:30 Latest Developments and Innovation in International Arbitration
Arbitration sector has undergone a major transformation. How will this transformation process affect the arbitration sector in practice? How will Smart Contracts, Blockchain, Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence affect the arbitration process? What will we do when disputes become too sophisticated to be resolved before courts?
Moderator Kerem Turunç, Esq., TURUNÇ, Partner
Presentation Pelin Baysal, Gün + Partners, Partner
Presentation Brandon Malone, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Chairman of the Board
Presentation Marina Matousekova, CastaldiPartners, Partner
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