Jul 4, 2024

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the second edition of the ArbCEE Arbitration Retreat, which will take place on 4 and 5 October 2024 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, at the Dubrovnik President Valamar Collection Hotel.

The ArbCEE Arbitration Retreat is an intensive knowledge-sharing and exchange retreat, where about 40 practitioners from various CEE backgrounds actively participate in academic discussions, and share their knowledge, experience and views on a variety of topics.

For this second edition of the Retreat, which is open exclusively to ArbCEE Members, the academic discussions will focus on the taking of evidence in international arbitration. Under the guidance of two discussion leaders, participants will share their experience on various topics, such as how to streamline document production, contentious issues of privilege, how to select witnesses and to prepare them for the hearing, collaborating with experts, and more.

KeynoteCrenguta Leaua, Managing Partner, LDDP, Bucharest

Confirmed discussion leaders:
Senka Mihaj, Partner, mim law, Belgrade
Davor Babić, Professor, University of Zagreb
Jurgita Petkute, Partner, Knoetzl, Vienna
Petra Rihar, Partner, RIHAR & THOUVENIN Dispute Resolution, Zürich
Wojciech Sadowski, Partner, Queritius, Warsaw
Veronika Korom, Affiliated Partner, Paragon, Vienna
Martin Magal, Partner, A&O Shearman, Bratislava
Galina Zukova, Arbitrator and Counsel, Zukova Legal, Paris
Sylvia Tonova, Partner, Pinsent Masons, London
Maria Kostytska, Partner, Winston & Strawn, Paris
Crenguta Leaua, Managing Partner, LDDP, Bucharest


Friday, 4 October 2024

13:00-14:00  Welcome and coffee
14:00-15:30 Academic session 1: Approaches to evidence across jurisdictions
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-17:30 Academic session 2: Strategic deployment of documentary evidence
17:30-19:30 Break
19:30 Networking dinner

Saturday, 5 October 2024 

09:30-11:00 Academic session 3: Document production
11:00-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Academic session 4: Witness evidence
13:00-13:30 Keynote speech
13:30-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Academic session 5: Expert evidence
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Academic session 6: Tribunal’s powers converning evidence
20:00 Closing dinner (outside venue)


Registration and accomodation

To register, please send us an email at attaching your CV and/or linking to your professional profile. To ensure an interactive event, the number of participants is limited, so do make sure to register soon!

Please note that the registration will be subject to payment of a registration fee of EUR 100.

ArbCEE has negotiated a quota of rooms at preferential rates at the Retreat venue, the Dubrovnik President Valamar Collection Hotel. A booking link will be sent to participants upon registration.

The Retreat has been made possible by the generous support of our

Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors