Luxembourg Arbitration Day 2022: 27 April 2022

Date & Time: 27 April 2022, 09:00-18:00

Venue: Chambre de Commerce, 7 r. Alcide de Gasperi, L-1615 Luxembourg- Kirchberg

Luxembourg Arbitration Association (LAA) is pleased to present the second edition of Luxembourg Arbitration Day (Hybrid Event) for Luxembourg and international lawyers, up and coming practitioners, academics, and in-house counsel who are willing to further enrich their arbitration related knowledge and skills.


09:00 : Registration with light refreshments


09:20 – 09:30 : Welcome address:

  • Estelle Brisson, Promotion & Communication of LAA and Senior
    Associate at Arendt & Medernach
  • Axelle Zenati, Board member of LAA and Partner at GGV Avocats –
    Rechtsanwälte, Paris

09 :30 – 12 :15 : ICC training : Know your ways around conflict of interest, impartiality and independence of arbitrators to avoid the annulment of an arbitral award

  • At the stage of the appointment of an arbitrator:
    • A look from the inside on the ICC appointment procedure
    • Conflict check, what to disclose, parties’ right to seek clarifications
    • Examples of decisions on confirmation
  • During the proceedings in the event of a challenge of an arbitrator:
    • A look from the inside on the ICC challenge procedure
    • Party perspective and arbitrator perspective
    • Examples of decisions on challenges


  • Sébastien Pépin, ICC Counsel, Paris
  • Maria Hauser-Morel, Hanefeld Rechtsanwälte, Paris office (former
  • counsel to the ICC)

12 :15 – 13 :30 Lunch


13 :30 -13 :45 : Opening remarks

  • André Prüm, President of LAA
  • Sam Tanson, Luxembourg Minister for Justice
  • Michaël Sibilia, Senior Legal Advisor at the Luxembourg Arbitration Center

13:45-15 :00 : Session I : Arbitrating antitrust damage claims: current trends and future challenges

Topics include:

  • Introduction to antitrust damage claims as emerging topic in corporate
  • legal strategiesValidity of arbitration clauses in different types of competition cases
  • Advantages and disadvantages of arbitrating antitrust damages claims
    compared to litigation
  • Role of data collection and economics in determining the amount of
  • Specific features for an optimal case management in the conduct of
    the proceedings

Panelists :

  • Dr Julia Grothaus, Partner, Linklaters, Frankfurt
  • Dr Antoine Chapsal, Managing Principal, Analysis Group, Paris
  • Mr Toni Kalliokoski, Counsel, Dittmar & Indrenius, Helsinki
  • Mr Vasil Savov, Executive Director, CDC Cartel Damage Claims, Luxembourg

Moderators :

  • Denis Philippe, Partner, Philippe & Partners

15:00 – 15:05 : Presentation of the Benelux Arbitration and ADR Task Force by M. Berlingin and representatives of the CEPANI, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, the Dutch Arbitration Association, the Arbitration Center of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce and the LAA

15:05 – 15:30 : Refreshment Break

15:30 – 16:45 : Session II : Allegations of Corruption in International Arbitration

Topics include:

  • Notion of corruption
  • Challenges in proving corruption
  • Strategic considerations in alleging corruption
  • Legal consequences and remedies


  • Dr. iur. Kathrin Betz, Attorney, Lecturer at the University of Basel
  • Prof. Dr. Hakim Boularbah, Partner, Loyens & Loeff, Bruxelles
  • Ms Coralie Darrigade, Partner, Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, Paris
  • Mr Roberto Lupini, Associate, Omnia Strategy, London


  • Elisabeth Omes, Partner, Elvinger Hoss Prussen
  • Paschalis Paschalidis, Counsel, Arendt & Medernach

17:00 : Cocktail

Full day (training, lunch and conferences)Afternoon conferences
only (from 1.30pm)
Member of LAA100 €45 €
Non-member of LAA200 €85 €
Student / Avocat stagiaire45 €25 €
We look forward to seeing you there – Hybrid event: you can attend online via Zoom or inperson (subject to availabilities).

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