About

Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum (EEDRF) is the first and the largest practical Forum, held in Belarus, which unites different jurisdictions.

On September 22, 2017 for a second time Minsk is waiting to meet lawyers, major league players, including representatives of international law firms, corporate lawyers, heads of Belarusian and state companies, experts in the field of litigation and arbitration from the Baltic countries, CIS, Europe and the United States , law students, members of the academic community and the public sector.

IMPORTANT: In accordance with the Decree №8 dated January 9, 2017 visa-free entry into Belarus through the checkpoint ‘Minsk National Airport’ is established for up to 5 days for foreign citizens of 80 countries. The list of countries may be found here.

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Speakers

  • Annette MAGNUSSON

    Secretary General, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
    (Sweden)
  • Laura HARDIN

    Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal
    (USA)
  • Bruce COLLINS

    Professor, QC, Arbitration Chambers
    (UK)
  • Joe TIRADO

    Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR, Garrigues UK LLP
    (UK)

THE AGENDA

September 21 - 3 IN 1
  • Seminar «Innovations in the 2017 SCC Rules: Costs and time-saving mechanisms»

    To register

    The seminar program is available here....

    • 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Colloquium «Alternative to IBA Rules on the taking of evidence: benefit or time wasting?»

    To register

    Venue: Marriott Hotel, 20 Pobediteley Avenue....

    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Speakers and moderators welcome dinner EEDRF

    Venue: Café Grai, 33 Internatsionalnaya Street.

    • 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
September 22 - EASTERN EUROPEAN DISPUTE RESOLUTION FORUM
  • Participants’ registration. Welcome coffee.

    • 8:00 am - 9:00 am
  • Opening and Welcome. Keynote speaker

    Lord Goldsmith QC:

    Lord GOLDSMITH QC
    • 9:00 am - 9:45 am
    • Lord GOLDSMITH QC
  • Plenary session

    Moderator: (in the process)

    Rolf	TRITTMANN
    Manfred HEIDER
    Annette MAGNUSSON
    ICC representative
    To be confirmed
    • 9:45 am - 11:00 am
    • Rolf TRITTMANN
      Manfred HEIDER
      Annette MAGNUSSON
      ICC representative
      To be confirmed
  • LEGAL CAFÉ

    • 11:00 am - 11:20 am
  • Section 1: Arbitration Section

    Moderator: (in the process)

    • 11:20 am - 1:00 pm
  • 1. TBC

    “Tactics employed by parties to hide the evidence”

    • 11:30 am - 11:40 am
  • 2. Dmytro Shemelin

    «Arbitrator’s power to order the disclosure of evidence by a party»

    Dmytro SHEMELIN
    • 11:40 am - 11:50 am
    • Dmytro SHEMELIN
  • 3. Christopher Coffin

    “Witnesses – a bunch of liars or a crucial part of the evidence?”

    Christopher  COFFIN
    • 11:50 am - 12:00 pm
    • Christopher COFFIN
  • 4. Bruce Collins

    “The weight of evidence. Arbitrator’s and counsel’s point of view”

    Bruce COLLINS
    • 12:00 pm - 12:20 pm
    • Bruce COLLINS
  • 5. Natalia Jodłowska

    “Arbitral tribunal’s discretion on the admission of evidence”

    Natalia JODLOWSKA
    • 12:20 pm - 12:40 pm
    • Natalia JODLOWSKA
  • 6. Laura Hardin

    “Role of experts for arbitrator”

    Laura HARDIN
    • 12:40 pm - 1:00 pm
    • Laura HARDIN
  • LUNCH

    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Section 2: State Courts

    Moderator: (in the process)

    • 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm
  • 1. Ramunas Audzevičius

    “State court assistance in taking of evidence: grounds for application and limitation of jurisdiction (experience of Lithuania)”

    Ramūnas AUDZEVIČIUS
    • 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Ramūnas AUDZEVIČIUS
  • 2. Alexander Trushkov

    “Establishment of foreign law content in litigation (experience of Russia)”

    Alexander TRUSHKOV
    • 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Alexander TRUSHKOV
  • 3. Valikhan Shaikenov

    «Proving proper service of documents at the stage of foreign arbitral award recognition and enforcement (experience of Kazakhstan)»

    Valikhan  SHAIKENOV
    • 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
    • Valikhan SHAIKENOV
  • 4. Irina Suspitcyna

    “Use of modern means of communication as evidence in court (the internet, emails, messengers and etc.)”

    Irina SUSPITCYNA
    • 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
    • Irina SUSPITCYNA
  • LEGAL CAFÉ

    • 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Section 3: «East vs West»

    Section report:
    AGIS GEORGIADES - “Different Perceptions in the Taking of Evidence – East and West”        

    Topics for discussion:
    1. “Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them”
    2. “Admissibility of Illegally Obtained Evidence”
    3. “Tribunal’s involvement in fostering settlement negotiations”
    ...

    Agis GEORGIADES
    • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Agis GEORGIADES
  • Speakers:

    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • 1. Stepan Guzey

    Stepan GUZEY
    • 6:10 pm - 6:20 pm
    • Stepan GUZEY
  • 2. Dr. Johannes Koepp

    Dr. Johannes KOEPP
    • 6:20 pm - 6:40 pm
    • Dr. Johannes KOEPP
  • 3. Oliver Loksa

    Oliver LOKSA
    • 6:40 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Oliver LOKSA
  • 4. Joe Tirado

    Joe TIRADO
    • 7:00 pm - 7:20 pm
    • Joe TIRADO
  • 5. Nata Ghibradze

    Nata GHIBRADZE
    • 7:20 pm - 7:40 pm
    • Nata GHIBRADZE
  • 6. ТВС

    • 7:40 pm - 8:00 pm
  • COCKTAIL DINNER

    • 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
SEPTEMBER 23 - Cultural programme
  • Cultural activities specially organized for participants and guests of the Forum.

    More information you can find in the section "Cultural program"

    • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration and payment


Participant

€240Until 20 August 2017

€360until 20 September 2017

  • Attendance of all sections of the conference
  • Legal coffee
  • Lunch
  • Cocktail Dinner
  • Forum materials
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Academic

€120Until 20 August 2017

€220until 20 September 2017

  • Attendance of all sections of the conference
  • Legal coffee
  • Lunch
  • Cocktail Dinner
  • Forum materials
buy

Governmental official

€120Until 20 August 2017

€220until 20 September 2017

  • Attendance of all sections of the conference
  • Legal coffee
  • Lunch
  • Cocktail Dinner
  • Forum materials
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Student

€50Until 20 August 2017

€50until 20 September 20167

  • Attendance of all sections of the conference
  • Legal coffee
  • Lunch
  • Cocktail Dinner
  • Forum materials
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Partners

ORGANIZATIONAL PARTNER

General partner

Forum Partners

plenary session partner

Section partner

Media partners

Accommodation

For participants of Forum special rates are offered in the hotels of Premium and Business classes.

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News

24 Jul

Two free events-satellites!

Dear colleagues,

Organizational partner of the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum [+]

14 Jul

Forum partner - Alvarez & Marsal!

Dear colleagues, the next partner of EEDRF-2017 we want to present is an international firm Alvarez &...[+]

07 Jul

Forum partner - Trubor Law Firm!

Dear colleagues, we continue to introduce you with the partners of EEDRF-2017. Trubor Law Firm was...[+]