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Legal22 aprilie, 2024

Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024 to Explore Critical Developments in International Arbitration

The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with Wolters Kluwer Romania, proudly presents the 5th edition of Bucharest Arbitration Days (BArD), scheduled for June 6-7, 2024, in Bucharest. This year’s edition of Bucharest Arbitration Days (BArD), the premier conference in Romania dedicated to international commercial arbitration, promises to delve into the critical developments shaping the landscape of international arbitration.

| Central Theme
Under the theme “Critical Developments in International Arbitration”, BArD 2024 will spotlight the ongoing debate surrounding the legitimacy of international arbitration as a prime mechanism for resolving commercial disputes.
BArD 2024 is organized with the support of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL) / Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), and Young Romanian Arbitration Practitioners (YRAP).

| Primary Topics
Key topics slated for discussion include:
•    Ethics and conflicts in international arbitration;
•    The evolving relationship between arbitration and courts;
•    Diversity in arbitration, focusing on diversity of seats and arbitration institutions;
•    The impact of technology on evidence in arbitration;
•    Disputes involving foreign investments, with a spotlight on regulatory spaces of states in the context of transitioning to clean energy and international commitments on climate change.

| Invited Legal Luminaries
The event will feature over 40 experts in international arbitration from 12 countries and three continents, including representatives from arbitration institutions, arbitrators, in-house and external counsel, and legal practitioners.

The keynote speakers of the 2024 edition are Prof. Julian DM Lew KC, International Arbitrator, Twenty Essex, and Head of the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, and Prof. Maria Chiara Malaguti, President of UNIDROIT, of counsel at PedersoliGattai, and Professor of International Law at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milan/Rome, Italy).

Their contributions promise to enrich the conference discussions and provide invaluable perspectives on the themes in debate. The full agenda can be viewed here.

| Emphasizing "Development" as the Keyword
The conference emphasizes "development" as the keyword, portraying a positive outlook on the changing landscape of international arbitration. It underscores the collective responsibility of stakeholders to ensure arbitration remains a preferred dispute resolution mechanism.

| Expected Attendees
BArD 2024 is tailored for a diverse audience, including judges, practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals, and academics from around the world. Whether you are seeking insights into recent developments in international arbitration, networking opportunities with leading practitioners, or updates on best practices in dispute resolution, BArD offers a platform for robust discussion and knowledge exchange. With sessions designed to cater to both seasoned professionals and those new to the field, BArD provides valuable insights and perspectives for all attendees.

| Conference Enrollment
Registration is now open and can be completed online via the official website of Bucharest Arbitration Days 2024. The event offers free registration with on-site options available at the Grand Hotel Bucharest, Sala Ronda, and unlimited virtual seats for online participants.

Venue address: Grand Hotel Bucharest, Sala Ronda, 4 Nicolae Balcescu Boulevard, Bucharest 010051 Romania  

You are cordially invited to join us virtually via Sintact Legal Research Software. Further information will be provided in due course.

Complimentary Registration
Grand Hotel Bucharest, Sala Ronda, and Sintact (Online)
BArD 2024 is proudly sponsored by Clifford Chance Badea, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, Dragne & Asociații, Filip & Company, Leaua Damcali Deaconu Păunescu, Mușat & Asociații, Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații, NNDKP, Schoenherr, Stoica & Asociații, Suciu Popa, Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații, and Zamfirescu Racoți Vasile & Partners.

Media Partners
Media partners for BArD 2024 include Bizlawyer and

About Bucharest Arbitration Days (BArD)
BArD is the premier conference in Romania dedicated to international commercial arbitration. Now in its 5th edition, the event brings together commercial arbitration practitioners, academics, and anyone interested in alternative dispute resolution to discuss and debate the latest legal and practical issues in arbitration.

About The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
The Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania is the oldest commercial arbitration institution in Romania, being established in 1953. With over 60 years of active service, it offers an alternative jurisdiction to state courts of law for settling domestic and international disputes.

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