Sovereign & States Disputes and Enforcement Summit 2024

Uniquely bringing the Sovereign Disputes and FIRE communities together

to address the latest in Sovereign and States Disputes and Enforcement.

In-person

6 & 7 February 2024 | The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London

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Agenda

Registration
09.30am

Chairperson's Opening Remarks
10:00am

Jon Felce, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Baiju Vasani, Arbitrator
Twenty Essex

Keynote: Tim Marshall - New York Times Best Selling Author of 'Prisoners of Geography'
10.10am

Tim Marshall, New York Times Bestselling Author of 'Prisoners of Geography'

Recent Attempts to deal with Achmea (Part 1)
10:50am

  • Steps Within and Outside of the EU
  • Claims to Sovereign Immunity
  • Exploring Anti-Enforcement Injunctions

Jon Felce, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Alberto Fortún, Partner
Cuatrecasas (Spain)

Marco Eliëns, Attorney-at-Law / Partner
Lemstra Van Der Korst

Ankita Ritwik, Of Counsel
Gibson Dunn

Olivier Marquais, Senior Associate
Loyens Loeff

Nicolae Reutoi, Associate Director - Disputes
Alaco

Networking & Refreshment Break
11:50am

Disputes with the Additional Element of Sanctions
12:10pm

  • Perspectives from Around the World
  • Pursuing the Underlying Litigation or Arbitration
  • Enforcement of Awards and Judgements

Baiju Vasani, Arbitrator
Twenty Essex

Mikhail Vishnyakov, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Elena Fedorova, Lawyer - Of Counsel
Bonifassi Avocats (France)

Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez, Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)

Kian Meshkat, Principal Attorney
Meshkat Law, P.C. (US)

Around the World: Latest Disputes' Developments From:
12:55pm

  • Africa
  • LATAM
  • Asia
  • Middle East

Baiju Vasani, Arbitrator
Twenty Essex

Dr. Alia Al-Gazzar, Senior Associate
Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)

Solomon Ebere, Partner
DWF Law LLP

Jean-Paul Dechamps, Founding Partner
Dechamps International Law (Argentina)

Apoorva Patel, Counsel
Alston & Bird (US)

Networking & Lunch Break
1:40pm

The ECT Running Out of Energy
2:40pm

  • The Impact of Claims Involving EU States
  • Use of Court Systems Instead of Arbitration
  • What the Future Holds for the ECT

Samantha J. Rowe, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Dániel Dózsa, Partner
Queritius (Hungary)

Marija Šobat, Associate
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes (France)

Tomas Vail, Founder & Principal
Vail Dispute Resolution

Stephanie Collins, Associate Attorney
Gibson Dunn

The Fall Out from the Collapse of Credit Suisse
3.25pm

  • Exploring the Different Rights and Remedies Available
  • The Pursuit of Different Strategies

Nikos Asimakopoulos, Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

Natasha Harrison, Founder & Managing Partner
Pallas Partners LLP

Anya George, Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (Switzerland)

Dirk Schütz, Editor-In-Chief
BILANZ

Networking & Refreshment Break
4.10pm

Recent attempts to deal with Achmea (Part 2)
4:20pm

  • Attempts to Downgrade Credit Ratings
  • Attempts to Cause a Sovereign Debt Default
  • Other Out of Court Strategies

Jon Felce, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Nick Cherryman, Partner
Kobre & Kim

Steven Friel, Chief Executive Officer
Woodsford

Maria-Clara Van den Bossche, Senior Associate - Attorney at Law
Loyens & Loeff (Belgium)

Tim Rauschning, Partner
Luther

Ginta Ahrel, Partner
Westerberg & Partners

Chairpersons Closing Remarks
5.20pm

Samantha J. Rowe, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Emmanuel Kaspereit, Partner
Archipel (France)

Baiju Vasani, Arbitrator
Twenty Essex

Drinks Reception and End of Day 1
5:30pm

Welcome Refreshments
10:00am

Chairpersons Opening Remarks
10:20am

Emmanuel Kaspereit, Partner
Archipel (France)

Nikos Asimakopoulos, Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

Baiju Vasani, Arbitrator
Twenty Essex

Billion Dollar Whales: Recent Issues in Claims For and Against States
10:30am

  • Malaysia: 1MDB and The Sultan of Sulu
  • Mozambique: The Tuna Bond Scandal
  • Nigeria: The PID Case

Nikos Asimakopoulos, Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)

James Ramsden KC, Barrister
Astraea Group

Lim Wei Lee, Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)

Thomas Eymond-Laritaz, Founder & CEO
Highgate

Raphael Kaminsky, Partner
Teynier Pic

Andrew Short, Partner
Mishcon de Reya LLP

Networking & Refreshment Break
11:20am

The Inside Track - Views from Within a State
11:40am

  • Bringing Claims to Light and Defending Claims
  • Legal, Domestic and International Political Perspectives
  • Broader Perspectives Outside of The Legal Lense

Samantha J. Rowe, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Daniele Geronzi, Partner
Legance (Milan, Italy)

Axel Ben Herzberg, Partner
BODENHEIMER (Germany)

Jennifer Younan, Partner
Shearman & Sterling LLP

Robert Heuchling, Director of Investigations
Alaco

Exploring International Claims Tribunals
12:30pm

  • Iran-US Claims Tribunal
  • Ukraine-Russia: What Does the Future Hold?

Samantha J. Rowe, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Barbara Concolino, Partner
BonelliErede (Italy)

Dmytro Marchukov, Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation
INTEGRITES (Ukraine)

Antreas Koualis, Partner
Erotocritou

Networking & Lunch Break
1:20pm

Developing in Sovereign Immunity: Worldwide Perspectives
2:20pm

  • Australia (CCDM Holdings v India)
  • UK: State Hacking, Terrorist Funding and Enforcement Action
  • US: Central Bank Immunity

Emmanuel Kaspereit, Partner
Archipel (France)

Paul Austin, Senior Vice President
Highgate

Fabio Trevisan , Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)

Trevor Withane, Partner
Ironbridge Legal (Australia)

Worldwide Developments in Enforcement
3:10pm

  • Asset Discovery
  • Use of RICO
  • Claims Against State Agents

Prosha Dehghani, Partner
Archipel

Maureen Ward, Partner
Bennett Jones (Canada)

Robert K. Kry, Founding Partner
MoloLamken LLP (US)

Antreas Koualis, Partner
Erotocritou

Daniel Rubel, Partner
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP (US)

Networking & Refreshment Break
4:00pm

Sovereign State Horizon Scanning for 2024: Anticipating Future Disputes and Geopolitical Issues
4:20pm

  • Forecasting Predictions Based on Geopolitical Trends and Upcoming Government Elections

Jon Felce, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Robert Amsterdam, Partner
Amsterdam & Partners

Conway Blake, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton

Peter Griffin, Director
Slaney Advisors

Anastasia Bondarenko, Senior Vice President
Fortress Investment Group

Chairperson's Closing Remarks
5:10pm

Samantha J. Rowe, Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Jon Felce, Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan

Close of Conference
5:20pm

09.30am
Registration
10:00am
Chairperson's Opening Remarks
Jon Felce - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Baiju Vasani - Arbitrator - Twenty Essex
10.10am
Keynote: Tim Marshall - New York Times Best Selling Author of 'Prisoners of Geography'
Tim Marshall - New York Times Bestselling Author of 'Prisoners of Geography' -
10:50am
Recent Attempts to deal with Achmea (Part 1)
  • Steps Within and Outside of the EU
  • Claims to Sovereign Immunity
  • Exploring Anti-Enforcement Injunctions
Jon Felce - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Alberto Fortún - Partner - Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Marco Eliëns - Attorney-at-Law / Partner - Lemstra Van Der Korst
Ankita Ritwik - Of Counsel - Gibson Dunn
Olivier Marquais - Senior Associate - Loyens Loeff
Nicolae Reutoi - Associate Director - Disputes - Alaco
11:50am
Networking & Refreshment Break
12:10pm
Disputes with the Additional Element of Sanctions
  • Perspectives from Around the World
  • Pursuing the Underlying Litigation or Arbitration
  • Enforcement of Awards and Judgements
Baiju Vasani - Arbitrator - Twenty Essex
Mikhail Vishnyakov - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Elena Fedorova - Lawyer - Of Counsel - Bonifassi Avocats (France)
Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez - Partner - BSP (Luxembourg)
Kian Meshkat - Principal Attorney - Meshkat Law, P.C. (US)
12:55pm
Around the World: Latest Disputes' Developments From:
  • Africa
  • LATAM
  • Asia
  • Middle East
Baiju Vasani - Arbitrator - Twenty Essex
Dr. Alia Al-Gazzar - Senior Associate - Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)
Solomon Ebere - Partner - DWF Law LLP
Jean-Paul Dechamps - Founding Partner - Dechamps International Law (Argentina)
Apoorva Patel - Counsel - Alston & Bird (US)
1:40pm
Networking & Lunch Break
2:40pm
The ECT Running Out of Energy
  • The Impact of Claims Involving EU States
  • Use of Court Systems Instead of Arbitration
  • What the Future Holds for the ECT
Samantha J. Rowe - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)
Dániel Dózsa - Partner - Queritius (Hungary)
Marija Šobat - Associate - Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes (France)
Tomas Vail - Founder & Principal - Vail Dispute Resolution
Stephanie Collins - Associate Attorney - Gibson Dunn
3.25pm
The Fall Out from the Collapse of Credit Suisse
  • Exploring the Different Rights and Remedies Available
  • The Pursuit of Different Strategies
Nikos Asimakopoulos - Director - Disputes - Alaco (UK)
Natasha Harrison - Founder & Managing Partner - Pallas Partners LLP
Anya George - Partner - Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (Switzerland)
Dirk Schütz - Editor-In-Chief - BILANZ
4.10pm
Networking & Refreshment Break
4:20pm
Recent attempts to deal with Achmea (Part 2)
  • Attempts to Downgrade Credit Ratings
  • Attempts to Cause a Sovereign Debt Default
  • Other Out of Court Strategies
Jon Felce - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Nick Cherryman - Partner - Kobre & Kim
Steven Friel - Chief Executive Officer - Woodsford
Maria-Clara Van den Bossche - Senior Associate - Attorney at Law - Loyens & Loeff (Belgium)
Tim Rauschning - Partner - Luther
Ginta Ahrel - Partner - Westerberg & Partners
5.20pm
Chairpersons Closing Remarks
Samantha J. Rowe - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)
Emmanuel Kaspereit - Partner - Archipel (France)
Baiju Vasani - Arbitrator - Twenty Essex
5:30pm
Drinks Reception and End of Day 1
10:00am
Welcome Refreshments
10:20am
Chairpersons Opening Remarks
Emmanuel Kaspereit - Partner - Archipel (France)
Nikos Asimakopoulos - Director - Disputes - Alaco (UK)
Baiju Vasani - Arbitrator - Twenty Essex
10:30am
Billion Dollar Whales: Recent Issues in Claims For and Against States
  • Malaysia: 1MDB and The Sultan of Sulu
  • Mozambique: The Tuna Bond Scandal
  • Nigeria: The PID Case
Nikos Asimakopoulos - Director - Disputes - Alaco (UK)
James Ramsden KC - Barrister - Astraea Group
Lim Wei Lee - Partner - Wong Partnership (Singapore)
Thomas Eymond-Laritaz - Founder & CEO - Highgate
Raphael Kaminsky - Partner - Teynier Pic
Andrew Short - Partner - Mishcon de Reya LLP
11:20am
Networking & Refreshment Break
11:40am
The Inside Track - Views from Within a State
  • Bringing Claims to Light and Defending Claims
  • Legal, Domestic and International Political Perspectives
  • Broader Perspectives Outside of The Legal Lense
Samantha J. Rowe - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)
Daniele Geronzi - Partner - Legance (Milan, Italy)
Axel Ben Herzberg - Partner - BODENHEIMER (Germany)
Jennifer Younan - Partner - Shearman & Sterling LLP
Robert Heuchling - Director of Investigations - Alaco
12:30pm
Exploring International Claims Tribunals
  • Iran-US Claims Tribunal
  • Ukraine-Russia: What Does the Future Hold?
Samantha J. Rowe - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)
Barbara Concolino - Partner - BonelliErede (Italy)
Dmytro Marchukov - Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation - INTEGRITES (Ukraine)
Antreas Koualis - Partner - Erotocritou
1:20pm
Networking & Lunch Break
2:20pm
Developing in Sovereign Immunity: Worldwide Perspectives
  • Australia (CCDM Holdings v India)
  • UK: State Hacking, Terrorist Funding and Enforcement Action
  • US: Central Bank Immunity
Emmanuel Kaspereit - Partner - Archipel (France)
Paul Austin - Senior Vice President - Highgate
Fabio Trevisan - Partner - BSP (Luxembourg)
Trevor Withane - Partner - Ironbridge Legal (Australia)
3:10pm
Worldwide Developments in Enforcement
  • Asset Discovery
  • Use of RICO
  • Claims Against State Agents
Prosha Dehghani - Partner - Archipel
Maureen Ward - Partner - Bennett Jones (Canada)
Robert K. Kry - Founding Partner - MoloLamken LLP (US)
Antreas Koualis - Partner - Erotocritou
Daniel Rubel - Partner - Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP (US)
4:00pm
Networking & Refreshment Break
4:20pm
Sovereign State Horizon Scanning for 2024: Anticipating Future Disputes and Geopolitical Issues
  • Forecasting Predictions Based on Geopolitical Trends and Upcoming Government Elections
Jon Felce - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
Robert Amsterdam - Partner - Amsterdam & Partners
Conway Blake - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton
Peter Griffin - Director - Slaney Advisors
Anastasia Bondarenko - Senior Vice President - Fortress Investment Group
5:10pm
Chairperson's Closing Remarks
Samantha J. Rowe - Partner - Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)
Jon Felce - Partner - Cooke, Young & Keidan
5:20pm
Close of Conference

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