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CEPANI40 Lunch debate with Dr. Michael W. Bühler, Jones Day Paris, on "Security for costs"

Thursday 25 January 2018
FEB-VBO, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels

CEPANI40 has the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Michael W. Bühler, Partner at Jones Day, Paris, as speaker for our upcoming lunch debate on January 25, 2018 at 12:00 on the topic of  "Security for costs".

Michael Bühler focuses on international dispute resolution in complex arbitrations. He has represented major corporations and state-owned entities in more than 100 arbitrations. Michael acts as chairman, sole arbitrator, and party-appointed arbitrator in arbitrations worldwide.

Michael represents clients in dispute resolutions prior to arbitration (including DABs, expert adjudications, and mediations) and acts as lead or co-counsel in arbitrations under the ICC Rules and those of the arbitration associations of Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Switzerland, and the U.S. and under the UNCITRAL Rules, ICSID, WIPO (Geneva), and the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Lausanne). He conducts arbitrations throughout Europe, North America, the Middle East, and the Asia-Pacific region in the following fields: civil construction, engineering, supply of industrial equipment, and industrial or power plants (often involving the application of the FIDIC Conditions of Contract, in common, civil, and Islamic law); oil and gas projects; hotel development projects and hotel management contracts; and distribution and license agreements in various sectors, including the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, liquor, and luxury goods industries.

Michael started his career as counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, of which he was the German member (1997-2009). He is co-chair of the Task Force of the ICC Commission on Arbitration on the Revision of the ICC Arbitration Rules (2008-2011), a member of the ICC Commission on International Arbitration, the IBA, and of various arbitration institutions. Michael is coauthor of the Handbook of ICC Arbitration (3rd edition, 2014, Thomson, Sweet & Maxwell).

On the 25th January 2017, Michael Bülher will speak about the legal concept of “security for costs », and its use in International Arbitration. Security for costs is an interim measure that allows an applicant (usually the respondent) to secure an amount representing its arbitration costs. Since the security for costs is a common law concept, many civil law practitioners remain not familiar with it. Yet, security for costs in international arbitration raises numerous practical questions. The latest developments will be exposed and discussed with Michael Bulher during our lunch debate.

The event will be held in English. 

Price: CEPANI40 & CEPANI members: € 60,00 VAT excl.  (€ 72,60 VAT incl.)

Non-members: €75,00 VAT excl. ( € 90,75VAT incl.)

Since places are limited, we kindly ask you to register by sending an e-mail to the following address: ago [at] cepani [dot] be.

All registrations will be confirmed prior to the event and the invoice will be sent shortly after confirmation of your registration.

We look forward to welcoming you!

NB: Only written cancellations addressed to the CEPANI secretariat three days in advance are taken into account.