European Institute for Asian Studies
International Arbitration: European and Asian Perspectives
  • Start11:00 AM - Apr 28 2016
  • End01:00 PM - Apr 28 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

10:30-11:00 Registration
11:00-11:05 Word of Welcome
Mr Axel Goethals, CEO, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS
11:05-11:10 Introduction by the Chair
Prof. Em. Sylvain Plasschaert, Senior Advisor, European Institute for Asian Studies
11:10-11:30 Keynote Address
Prof. Em Jacques Herbots, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL)
11:30-12:10 Panel Discussion
Mr Dirk De Meulemeester, Chairman, CEPANI
Mr Bernard Dewit
, Dewit Law Office
Ms Francoise Lefèvre, Partner, Linklaters
Representative from Brussels Government/Invest & Export Brussel (tbc)
12:10-12.30 Q&A
12:30-13.00 Cocktail reception

International Arbitration: European and Asian perspectives

The 21st century is witnessing an expansion of initiatives that are to enhance global connectivity. The European Fund for Strategic Investment in Europe, and the Belt and Road Initiative in China are exemplary and aim to tackle unemployment and infrastructure needs whilst enhancing trade and investment flows between various parts of the world. Likewise, we are now witnessing a proliferation of attempts to sign gargantuan trade deals that resonate through their euphonious acronyms.

The naked truth is that increased trade and investment flows are likely to lead to a higher number of trade and investment disputes. However, in an age where time is money – and money is time, there is an inexorable need to solve disputes in a faster and more efficient manner, compared to the traditional, but often time-consuming method of going to court. More and more parties are therefore looking into arbitration as a means of dispute resolution. It has now become the predominant method of international dispute resolution, both in a private commercial context and in matters involving private entities and states.

This seminar seeks to showcase the different approaches on arbitration in Asia and Europe while simultaneously discussing the advantages of arbitration over the more traditional recipes of solving disputes. The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) is honored to welcome Prof. Dr. Jacques Herbots to deliver a keynote speech illuminating on the differences between Asian and European arbitration procedures. In addition, various stakeholders from the business community and legal corridors of Brussels will complement this seminar in an attempt to highlight issues of pertinence to international arbitration.


This seminar seeks to showcase the different approaches on arbitration in Asia and Europe while simultaneously discussing the advantages of arbitration over the more traditional recipes of solving disputes. Various stakeholders from the business community and legal corridors of Brussels will join this seminar in an attempt to highlight issues of pertinence to international arbitration.

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