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От 02 Октомври 2013 до 03 Октомври 2013

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Metropolitan Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria, 02-03.10.2013


Key partner:

- The seminar is organised in partnership with White & Case, with key speakers coming also from the International Court of Arbitration and ICC Bulgaria.

Who will benefit:

- This seminar provides participants with the skills and understanding necessary for presenting cases in international arbitration. The seminar is aimed at practicing lawyers and civil servants who act as parties’ representatives or as arbitrators in arbitration proceedings.


Wednesday, 2 October 2013

08:30 – 09:15    Registration
09:15 – 09:30    Welcome Remarks & Faculty Presentation – Rossen Kazakov, Galina Zukova
09:30 – 09:45    Course Overview – Nicolas Bouchardie
09:45 – 10:15    Presentation of the ICC Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat – Emmanuel Jolivet & Assen Alexiev
10:15 – 10:45    Parallels and Differences of Pleading a Case before the Court and the Arbitral Tribunal – Petya Kolcheva
10:45 – 11:15    Coffee break
11:15 – 11:45    Pleadings and Written Advocacy – Nicolas Bouchardie
11:45 – 12:15    Oral Openings/Closings in International Arbitration – Dimiter Smilenov
12:15 – 12:45    Expert Evidence & Witness Statements – Markus Burianski & Matthew Secomb
12:45 – 13:45    Lunch
13:45 – 14:45    Examination Techniques – Nicolas Bouchardie
                             Practical exercise

Closed, leading questions; open questions; questions using documents; questions using a transcript/witness statement; looping questions; demos of direct, cross and re-direct; good and bad techniques

14:45 – 16:45        Break-Out Session 1 (3 groups)
                                 Case analysis exercise and preparation for the Hearing
                                 Coffee break as called by the moderator
16:45 – 17:00        Final Instructions re Tomorrow’s Mock Hearings on the Merits

Thursday, 3 October 2013

09:00 – 09:30    Coffee
09:30 – 12:00    Break-Out Session 2 (3 groups)
                             Claimant’s Case
                             Chair’s Opening Remarks (1 min)
                             Claimant’s Opening (2 persons, 15 mins each)
                             Respondent’s Opening (2 persons, 15 mins each)
                             Break as called by Chair (15 mins)
                             Examination of Claimant’s Witness (approx. times)
                             •    X (direct, cross and re-exam) (1 min/15 mins/4 mins)
                             •    Y (direct, cross and re-exam) (1 min/15 mins/4 mins)
12:00 – 13:00    Lunch
13:00 – 13:30    Cultural Issues in International Arbitration – Emmanuel Jolivet
13:30 – 15:00    Break-Out Session 3 (3 groups)
                             Chairman’s Remarks (1 min)
                             Respondent’s Case
                             Examination of Respondent’s Witness (approx. times)
                             •    X (direct, cross and re-exam) (1 min/15 mins/4 mins)
                             •    Y (direct, cross and re-exam) (1 min/15 mins/4 mins)
                            Feedback within each group   
15:00 – 15:30    Closing Comments & Observations, followed by

* Възможни са промени в програмата

Основни лектори и панелисти


Markus Burianski is responsible for international dispute resolution and cross-border litigation within White & Case Germany. He specializes in disputes relating to supply contracts, liability issues and post M&A matters. He holds a Doctor Juris degree from University of Cologne (2003) as well as a LLM from Hull University (2000). Markus has acted as counsel in ICC, DIS, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitration proceedings and is listed as an arbitrator with the German-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry as well as the German Court of Arbitration for Sports. Markus Burianski primarily advises companies from the automotive, electronics and financial services sector.


Assen Alexiev is one of the founding partners in Sabev and Partners Law Firm, established in 1998. He has extensive expertise from a transactional and dispute resolution perspective in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, information technology, pharmaceuticals and protection of competition.

Mr Alexiev is a member of the Sofia Bar and a qualified European Trademark and Design Attorney. He represents and advises local and international clients in various disputes before the Bulgarian courts and arbitration institutions, the Bulgarian Commission for Protection of Competition, the Patent Office of Bulgaria and other governmental institutions.

Since 2004, Assen Alexiev has regularly acted as domain name panelist at the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in disputes under the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, approved by ICANN. He also acts as Expert in proceedings before the ICC Center for Expertise and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center under the ICANN’s New gTLD Dispute Resolution Procedure. He is also a panelist for .eu ADR at the Arbitration Court attached to the Economic Chamber of the Czech Republic and Agricultural Chamber of the Czech Republic. In 2008, Mr. Alexiev was elected as member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where he is currently serving his third term. Assen Alexiev is a member of the ICC Task Force on national rules of procedure for International Arbitration Institute, the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, and the International Law Association. He is also the Country Reporter for Bulgaria at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (“ITA”).


Emmanuel Jolivet, General Counsel of the International Chamber of Commerce and of the International Court of Arbitration, is responsible for advising the ICC and the Court on legal matters. He is also Deputy Director for ICC Dispute Resolution Services and Editor of the Bulletin of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Mr Jolivet is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law and Political Science of the University of Versailles where he teaches business law, environmental law, private international law and international arbitration. In addition to having lectured in more than 20 countries he is the author of numerous articles on dispute resolution and business law.
Before joining the International Court of Arbitration, he was Policy Manager responsible for the ICC Commission on Commercial Law and Practice and the ICC Commission on Marketing Advertising and Distribution. Mr Jolivet also worked as in house-counsel in a French multinational company.

 Mr Jolivet is a member of the Scientific Board of the International Arbitration Institute, the French Arbitration Committee, the Swiss Arbitration Association, the Venezuelan Arbitration Committee, the Scientific Committee of the Paris Journal of International Arbitration, the French Association of Doctors in Law, the French Society of Comparative Law, the Association Henri Capitant, the Working Group on International Contracts chaired by Professor Filip de Ly.

Mr Jolivet is a French citizen and a lawyer by training. He holds a PhD in private law.


Petya Kolcheva is a founding partner and Managing Partner at Law Firm Kolcheva, Smilenov, Koev and Partners (known as Novel Consult from 1994 until 2007). Her practice focuses on energy, municipal infrastructure and permits, infrastructure operation – water, telecommunications, electricity distribution, concessions, Public-Private Partnerships, real estate.

Petya has a substantial experience in project financing and has participated in complex restructuring deals of several big Bulgarian companies. She regularly advises bank lenders, investment banks, hedge funds, asset purchasers, and other investors in diverse reorganizations. She also consulted the Bulgarian Government in regards to the establishment of the Bulgarian Stock Exchange – a pilot project for the establishment and capital increases of the Stock Exchange in Bulgaria and analyzed the investment opportunities in Bulgaria for several large American investors.

She served as counsel to the winning bidder of the Sofia Water Supply and Waste Waters Treatment concession granted by the Municipality of Sofia. Petya has been involved in the post-concession consultations providing assistance to a major international company in the tendering process, negotiation strategies and drafting and negotiating water and sewerage project documentation. She advises different Public–Private Partnership projects comprising investments in golf courses and holiday villages.

Petya is a graduate of Sofia University Faculty of Law and is a member of the Sofia Bar Association since 1990 and the International Bar Association. She speaks English and Russian.


Nicolas Bouchardie focuses on international arbitration. He is experienced in arbitration under the ICC rules, the rules of arbitration of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), and the UNCITRAL rules, as well as in pre-arbitration negotiations and mediation. A member of both the Paris and New York bars, Nicolas graduated from the ESSEC Business School (1998) and holds post-graduate degrees from the Paris Institute of Political Sciences (IEP) (1999) and University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne (2003), as well as a JD from Columbia Law School (2003). Nicolas has overseen a significant number of arbitrations and pre-arbitrations, spanning various regions (including Northern and Central Europe, North Africa and the Middle East) and industry sectors, in particular construction, energy and pharmaceuticals.


Dimiter Smilenov has been admitted to Sofia Bar Association since 1992 and is one of the founding partners of Law Firm Kolcheva, Smilenov, Koev and Partners (known as Novel Consult from 1994 until 2007). Prior to that he has served as counsel in the Bulgarian Union of Sport Federations system.

Dimiter specializes in corporate law and litigation and has a substantial experience in commercial litigation and insolvency. His practice focuses on renewable energy and sources, restructuring and acquisition of companies. He is highly skilled in receivership. Dimiter serves as counsel to parties in domestic and international arbitation proceedings, as arbitrator in arbitration proceedings before The Bulgarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) and the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris.

Dimiter is a graduate of Sofia University Faculty of Law with a Masters of Law degree. Member of the Sofia Bar Association and registered as receiver with the Ministry of Justice. He speaks English and Russian.

Married with two kids.


Galina Zukova concentrates on international commercial and investment arbitration. Before joining White & Case, Galina was counsel to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, where she was in charge of the case management team that handles matters involving parties from Central and Eastern Europe, CIS countries, Turkey and Greece. She has also worked at a leading Baltic law firm, the European Court of Justice and a Latvian governmental agency, where she was in charge of the legal aspects of Latvia’s accession to the European Union.



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