13.00 Registration

13.30 – 13.45 Welcome address and introductory remarks by the organizers

13.45 – 14.00 Korinna von Trotha, Head of Berlin Office of the DIS
Introduction to the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)

I PANEL 14.00 – 15.40
Hot Topics in Arbitration
Chair: Steven Finizio, WilmerHale, London

Panelists and topics:

Rolf Trittmann, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Frankfurt am Main
Interplay Between Procedural and Substantive Law in Arbitration

Stefan Golubović, BDK Attorneys at Law, Belgrade
Impact of Insolvency on Arbitration Proceedings – EU context

Djordje Novčić, Janković Popović Mitić law office, Belgrade

Arbitrator’s Independence – It Always Counts

Christoph Lindinger, Schoenherr, Vienna
Res Judicata in International Arbitration


15.40 – 16.10 Coffee break

II PANEL 16.10 – 17.50
Taking of Evidence in Arbitration
Chair: Jelena Bezarević Pajić, Moravčević, Vojnović & Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr, Belgrade

Panelists and topics:

Tanja Planinić, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law, Zürich
Document Production: Some Practical Issues

Duncan Speller, WilmerHale, London

Interplay Between Document Production and Preliminary Determinations on Questions of Law

Radovan Grbović, Samardžić, Oreški & Grbović law office, Belgrade
Cross Examination in Arbitral Proceedings

Tobias Zuberbühler, Lustenberger Attorneys at Law,  Zürich
Corruption in Arbitration – Arbitrators’ Duty to Investigate


17.50 – 18.20 Coffee break

III PANEL 18.20 – 20.15
Costs in Arbitration
Chair: Milan Lazić, Karanović Nikolić law office, Belgrade

Panelists and topics:

Philipp Habegger, LALIVE, Zürich
Is Harmonization of the Arbitral Process at the Roots of Avoidable Costs and Delay?

Brooks Daly, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
Controlling Costs through Fee Agreements

Ivana Blagojević, International Court of Arbitration International Chamber of Commerce, Paris
Costs as a Case Management Tool

Natascha Tunkel, KNOETZL, Vienna
Third Party Funding – Understanding the Issues

Marija Šćekić, WilmerHale, London
Recoverability of Costs in International Arbitration



20.15 Closing remarks followed by cocktail and opening of the IX Belgrade Open Pre-Moot