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States and state entities in international arbitration / 16th october 2015, Bucharest

The Law School of Bucharest University with the support of the ICC Young Arbitration Forum is organizing the conference

States and state entities in international arbitration

Bucharest, The Law School of the Bucharest University, Constantin Stoicescu Room

16th October 2015

The Law School of Bucharest University with the support of the ICC Young Arbitration Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing its Second International Arbitration LLM Alumni Meets Practitioners conference on “States and Entities in International Arbitration”.

The conference will take place in Bucharest, on October 16, 2015, from 9:00 to 17:00 at the Law School of the Bucharest University, in Constantin Stoicescu Room.


9:00–9:30 Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome speeches
• Associate Professor Flavius-Antoniu BAIAS, Ph.D. Dean, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
• Professor Dragoş Alexandru SITARU, Ph.D., Director, International Arbitration LLM Program, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest
Session 1: Practitioners in Arbitration (I)
Moderator: Professor Dragoş Alexandru SITARU, Ph.D.
09:40-10:00 Alina LEOVEANU, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration: „States in ICC Arbitration”
10:00–10:20 Crenguța LEAUA, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Partner – LEAUA & Asociatii (Romania), Vice-president, ICC Paris: “Particularities of appointment of arbitrators and selection of counsel in arbitration involving states and state entities”
10:20-10:40 Beata GESSEL–KALINOWSKA VEL KALISZ, Ph.D., Partner – GESSEL (Poland), member – ICC Court: ”M&A arbitration involving states and state entities”
10:40–11:00 Laura HALONEN, Counsel – LALIVE (Switzerland): “Counterclaims in investment arbitration”.
11:00–11:10 Discussions
11:10-11:30 Coffee break
Session 2: Practitioners in Arbitration (II)
Moderator: Associate Professor Crenguța LEAUA, Ph.D.
11:30–11:50 Patricia SAIZ, Associate Professor and Director of International Relations, ESADE Business & Law School (Spain): “Issues of Compensation in the Most Recent Investor State Awards”
11:50-12:10 Cristiana I. STOICA, Ph.D., Associate professor, Law Faculty, University of Bucharest; Founding Partner, STOICA & Asociatii (Romania), World Link for Law Arbitration Group: „The Plea of non-constitutionality in the arbitration of the privatization agreements”
12:10-12:30 Stephen ROSEN, Partener – COLLYER BRISTOW LLP (UK), World Link for Law Arbitration Group: „When is a financial product an investment under the BIT and the ICSID Convention?”
12:30–12:50 Peter VAN DER VELDEN, Partner – KIVELD (Netherlands), World Link for Law Arbitration Group: „State participation in Dutch arbitration”
12:50–13:00 Discussions
13:00-14:00 Buffet – Lunch
Session 3 Presentations of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni
• 14:00-15:30 Investment Arbitration under ICSID Rules
Moderator: Asoc. Prof. Claudiu BUGLEA, Ph.D.
o Valentin CALCIU ( Alumni 2015): “ICSID jurisdiction”
o Aleksandra VONICA (Alumni 2015): “The Pristine Logic of ICSID Mechanism – A Pragmatic View”
o Oana TODEILA (Alumni 2015): “The Interpretation of the MFN Clause and Jurisdiction Issues in ICSID arbitration”
o Lucian EPURE ( Alumni 2015): “The Abuse of Process in ICSID Arbitration”
o Aleksandra VONICA (Alumni 2015): “The Pristine Logic of ICSID Mechanism – A Pragmatic View”
o Q & A
• 15:30-15:45 Coffee break
Session 4 Presentation of Bucharest University International Arbitration LL.M. Alumni (Cntd’)
• 15:45-17:15 Particular Features related to Arbitration involving States
Moderator : Cristiana STOICA, Ph.D.
o Sorina Marilena HAPCA (Alumni 2015): “The Evolution of the Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Investment Law”
o Florin Iulian SANDU (Alumni 2015): “Arbitration Agreement in Arbitration involving States and State Entities”
o Sabina FUGARU (Alumni 2015) and Iuliana PETRUSCHEVICI ( Alumni 2015) “Public Policy issues in Arbitration involving States and State Entities”
o Constantina Mădălina DUTULEASA (Alumni 2015): „Challenges to Investment Arbitration related to Intra – EU Claims. The E.U. Commission Position“
o Alexandru STĂNESCU (Alumni 2014): “Sovereign Immunity to Execution – Cases of its Relativity in National Courts”
o Q & A
• 17:15-17:30 Alina LEOVEANU, Head of ICC YAF Europe and Russia Chapter – presentation of ICC YAF activities
• 17:30 Closing Remarks


• Registration: Please confirm your participation at the following email address: cristina.pana@drept.unibuc.ro. Confirmation deadline : 12th October 2015
• Participation at the conference is free. However, there are a limited number of places. Early registration is strongly recommended
• Language: English (no translation provided)
• Conference venue: Law Faculty, Bucharest University, Constantin Stoicescu Hall, Mihail Kogalniceanu Bldv. No. 36-46, sector 5, Bucharest, Romania
• For more details, please, email to: cristina.pana@drept.unibuc.ro

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