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European Circuit of the Bar Annual Conference 2018

Stockholm 20th - 21st September, 2018

THE EUROPEAN CIRCUIT INVITE YOU TO OUR 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE.

PLEASE SEE PROGRAMME & BOOKING OPTIONS BELOW

This year the European Circuit hosts its Annual Conference in Stockholm on the 20th – 21st of September, with our key conference focus being e-Justice.

For the first time this year we are offering an additional add on option for Thursday 20th of September, which is an Arbitration event with a fantastic panel of speakers & moderators. This event will be hosted by Arbitration Ireland, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce & The European Circuit.

The stimulating discussion will cover various themes, including “The future of European investment disputes” and “Cross cultural teamwork in international disputes.”  Judge Christopher Vajda, Judge of the European Court of Justice will be one of the moderators, as will Mr Justice David Barniville SC,Designated Arbitration Judge of the High Court of Ireland. They are joined by an impressive panel of speakers, as our programme outlines below.

As per tradition, our annual conference will then begin with a drinks reception at the British Ambassador’s residence, which has generously been sponsored by Vinge.

The Friday morning will begin with a Court Visit before we have registration followed by a variety of topics including “Litigating Big Data” and “Digital Justice: Tools & Challenges”, with speakers including Sir Ernest Ryder (Senior President of Tribunals),  AG Eleanor Sharpston (Advocate General at the European Court of Justice), David Cairns (British Ambassador to Sweden) and Seamus Woulfe SC (Attorney General in Ireland)

We will close the conference with drinks, dinner & discussion at Grodan Restaurant.

For hotel recommendations, the three below are recommended, or you can use our hotelmap link to view various hotels around the conference venue (See below).

  • Hotel Diplomat – From 2700 SEK/night 
  • Radisson Collection Strand Hotel, Stockholm  – From 1460 SEK per night 
  • Clarion Collection Hotel Wellington – FROM 1200 SEK PER NIGHT

HotelMap for The European Circuit Annual Conference: https://www.HotelMap.com/pro/MUNFY

  • We hope to see you there & for any enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Lois Norris at [email protected]

 

  • Programme
  • Tickets

THURSDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2018

Arbitration Event Hosted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Arbitration Ireland & The European Circuit

  • SPEAKERS  FOR THURSDAY INCLUDE:

  • Marlen Estévez (partner within the Litigation and Arbitration Law Department at Roca Junyent)
  • Gordon Nardell QC, 20 Essex Street, specialist in international litigation and arbitration
  • Barbara Dohmann QC, Blackstone Chambers, Specialist in International Arbitration.
  • Colm Ó hOisín SC, Bar of Ireland, Arbitration Ireland
  • Philippa Charles, Head of International Arbitration at Stewarts Law LLP
  • Colleen Hanley, 20 Essex Street, Barrister with particular focus on shipping, commodities and international arbitration
  • James Hope, Head of Dispute Resolution at Vinge
  • PATRICIA SHAUGHNESSY, STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY
  • PROGRAMME


13:45 - Registration


14:00 - Opening Address - 

Kristin Campbell Wilson - (Deputy Secretary General, Swedish Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Institute)


14:30 - 14:45 -  THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN INVESTMENT DISPUTES

Moderator - Judge Christopher Vajda, Judge of the European Court of Justice

SPECIFIC DISCUSSIONS INCLUDE:

  • Post Brexit dispute resolution mechanism.
  • Ongoing work of UNCITRAL in relation to the EU proposal for a Multilateral Investment Court
  • Relationship of FTA and BIT/MIT law with EU law  - where are we now?

  • 16:15 - 17:45 THE ARBITRATION MELTING POT: CROSS CULTURAL TEAMWORK IN INTERNATIONAL DISPUTES

    Moderator: Mr Justice David Barniville SC, Designated Arbitration Judge of the High Court of Ireland

  • SPECIFIC TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Arbitrator perspective.
  • Practitioner perspective
  • The Institution: Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

18:15 Drinks reception at British Ambassador’s residence, generously sponsored by Vinge


 

FRIDAY 21st September 2018 -  EUROPEAN CIRCUIT ANNUAL CONFERENCE


SPEAKERS & MODERATORS FOR FRIDAY INCLUDE:

  • AG Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice
  • Sir Ernest Ryder, Senior President of Tribunals
  • Robert O’Donoghue QC, Brick Court Chambers
  • Michael Collins SC, Bar of Ireland
  • Jaanus Tehver, Vice Chairman of the Estonian Bar Association
  • Charles Ciumei QC, Essex Court Chambers
  • Rupert Paines, 11KBW
  • Eileen Barrington SC, Bar of Ireland
  • Fergus Randolph QC, Brick Court Chambers
  • PROGRAMME

  • 08:45 - 10:30  - COURT VISIT, SVEA COURT OF APPEAL (Optional)

  • Please ensure you bring photo ID for this visit.

11:00 - 11:40am Registration & Opening Address -

Seamus Woulfe SC, Attorney General in Ireland


11:40 - 12:00PM - KEYNOTE ADDRESS

“MAINTAINING & DEVELOPING JUSTICE IN EUROPE”

AG Eleanor Sharpston, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice


12:00 - 13:30 - Digital Justice: Tools & Challenges 


13:30 - 14:30pm - Lunch


14:30 - 15:45 - LITIGATING BIG DATA 


16:15 - 17:15 - GDPR & E-PRIVACY - Top Tips For Advocates


17:15 -  AGM


19:00pm - Dinner & Discussion - Grodan, Grev Turegatan 16, Stockholm

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