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February 2019

Pre- and Post-Award Attachment – Tried and Tested Enforcement through the Netherlands

Derains & Gharavi will be hosting the breakfast seminar “Pre- and Post-Award Attachment – Tried and Tested Enforcement through the Netherlands” on Wednesday 3 April 2019 from 8:30 am until 10:30 am (Centre Etoile Saint Honoré, 21-25, rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, Salon Véga), during the Paris Arbitration Week (PAW).

The Netherlands plays a central role in the corporate structuring and tax planning of internationally active corporates. The jurisdiction is also popular with several states for the purposes of sovereign wealth management. An interesting asset position, combined with the liberal Dutch system of leave for attachment and enforcement, make the Netherlands an interesting jurisdiction to obtain security for claims prior to and during arbitrations, and to enforce arbitral awards once the arbitral proceedings are completed.

During this breakfast seminar we will uncover the legal avenues available to litigants to secure their claims and to enforce arbitral awards on assets located in and structured through the Netherlands. Together with guest speaker, Gerard Meijer (professor Erasmus University Rotterdam and admitted to practice in Amsterdam), Derains & Gharavi’s Melanie van Leeuwen and Sophia von Dewall (admitted to practice in Amsterdam and Paris) will discuss a number of recent cases, in which generous security was obtained and awards were successfully enforced in the Netherlands.

For registration, please send an email with your name and affiliation to Ms. Geertje Foucault (gfoucault@derainsgharavi.com). Limited places available.

2nd Edition of the Lusophones’ Arbitration Meeting

Derains & Gharavi will be hosting the 2nd Edition of the Lusophones’ Arbitration Meeting on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm (Centre Etoile Saint Honoré, 21-25, rue Balzac, 75008 Paris, Salon Boréal), during the Paris Arbitration Week (PAW).

This year the participants will discuss “The New Digital Economy and Arbitration”, with three Panels about the following subtopics:

Panel I: Dispute Resolution in the “New” Digital Economy (NDE)
Panel II: Blockchain, Smart Contracts and Arbitration
Panel III: Predictions and Big Data: Expectations, Possibilities and Limits in Arbitration

This event will be conducted in Portuguese.

The full programme is available here.

For registration, please send an email with your name and affiliation to Dr. Ana Gerdau de Borja Mercereau (agerdaudeborja@derainsgharavi.com). Limited places available.

The future of international arbitration

Melanie van Leeuwen will speak at the “The Future of International Arbitration” conference organised by KNect365 Law. She will co-lead the panel dedicated to the following subject: “technology and arbitration: in danger of being too comfortable bedfellows?”. The conference will take place in London on 26 March 2019.

Jeux Olympiques 2024 – 5 ans

Hamid Gharavi will speak on “La procédure dans l’arbitrage sportif” at the first colloquium organized by Sorbonne Sport law. The conference titled “Jeux Olympiques 2024 – 5 ans” will be dedicated to the legal issues of the Olympic Games. It will take place on 21 March 2019 at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

22nd IBA Arbitration Day

Hamid Gharavi will speak on the topic of “Trade Sanctions” at the 22nd IBA Arbitration Day conference “Beyond the Governing Law: Mandatory Rules, Lois de police, Trade Sanctions and Other Conflicts of Laws”, which will be held on March 14 and 15, 2019 in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

X CAI Costa Rica Conference

Yves Derains will speak on “The evolution of the theory of non-signatory parties, multi-parties and its practical application in Latin America” at the X CAI Costa Rica conference dedicated to the “Analysis of the last decade, lessons, tendencies and challenges” and organised by the ICC Costa Rica, on 24 to 27 February 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica.

8th Annual GAR Live – Hong Kong

Melanie van Leeuwen will be a panelist at the GAR Live event in Hong Kong, tackling the question as to whether it is time to align the fees of law firms and tribunals, on 1 November 2018.

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