Official Launch of Prague Rules

On December 14th the conference, dedicated to the Official Launch of Prague Rules in the historical city of Prague was held. The event was organized by Global Arbitration Review (GAR), Russian Arbitration Association (RAA), and The Law Offices of Prof. Dr. Alexander Bělohlávek.

The Prague Rules launch gathered more than 150 arbitration practitioners, experts and in-house lawyers from reputed companies and became quite an important event in the sphere.

In his opening speech, Prof. Dr. Alexander Bělohlávek told about how the idea of Prague Rules creation appeared and noted that through almost ten years of work of multiple arbitration practitioners, the Prague Rules became a viable alternative where applicable and can be a great help in arbitral proceedings. 

Among the speakers and moderators such experts were as:

  • Vladimir Khvalei, Chairman of the Board, RAA, Moscow,
  • Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Senior Partner at GESSEL
  • Hilary Heilbron QC, Barrister, Brick Court Chambers, London
  • Klaus Peter Berger, Director, Centre for Transnational Law (CENTRAL), Cologne
  • Duarte Henriques, Partner, BCH Lawyers, Lisbon,
  • Roman Zykov, Secretary General, RAA, Moscow,
  • Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Lead Counsel Litigation, Siemens AG, Munich
  • Dr. Clemens-August Heusch, Head of European Litigation, Nokia, Munich
  • Michael McIlwrath, Senior Counsel, General Electric Company, Florence
  • Andrey Panov, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow
  • Dorothy Murray, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, London
  • Francisco C Prol, Partner, Prol & Associates, Madrid
  • Artem Doudko, Partner, Osborne Clarke, London
  • José Rosell, Arbitrator
  • Olena Perepelynska, Partner, INTEGRITES, Kyiv
  • Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark, London
  • Homayoon Arfazadeh, Member of the Arbitration Court of the SCAI Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution, Geneva
  • Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, SBH Law Office, Minsk
  • Peter Rees QC, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers, London
  • Anthony Charlton, Partner, Deloitte, Paris
  • Steven Law, Partner, BDO, London
  • Laurence Kiffer, President of UIA International Arbitration Commission & Teynier Pic, Paris
  • Valery Knyazev, Partner, Haberman Ilett, London

Many topics connected to the possible usage and application of Prague Rules were brought up, as well as many different experiences shared. As a conclusion of the event, the official signing ceremony of the Prague Rules was conducted. The Ukrainian Arbitration Associated signed the Rules as well.

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