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Day 1 June 2, 2022

Session 1:

(ADRESS: 4, rue Ravenstein, 1000 Brussels)

17:00 - 19:30

Keynote Speech of Prof. O. Caprasse on "Silence and Arbitration" (on the occasion and following CEPANI's General Assembly)

Followed by a cocktail


N.B. This event is not part of the CCC-Conference but all participants to the Conference are welcome to join!

Session 2:
Kick-off Walking Dinner on Thursday Evening (@Freshfields)

(ADRESS: 5, place du Champ de Mars, 1000 Brussels)

19:00 - 22:00

Kick-off event on the 24th floor rooftop terrace of Freshfields! Please note that this event is sold out. If you wish to be on the waiting list please contact

Day 2 June 3, 2022

Session 3:

(Address : Rue Ravenstein, 4, 1000 Brussels)

08:30 - 09:00
Breakfast registration
09:00 - 09:15

Welcome speech and Introduction
by Sophie Goldman and Sigrid Van Rompaey, CEPANI40 Co-Chairs

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote speech by Prof. Bernard Hanotiau
Setting the Scene - What is legitimacy in an arbitration context?

09:45 - 11:00

Legitimacy of Arbitration
Challenges to resolving disputes through arbitration in times of geopolitical turmoil, protectionism and national states

Speakers: Maude Lebois, Diana Paraguacuto-Maheo and Olivier van der Haegen

Moderator: Jonathan Lim

11:00 - 11:15
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:30

Legitimacy in Arbitration
Issues of legitimacy surrounding the taking of and weight of evidence

Speakers: Michelle Bock, Niek Peters and Dorothée Vermeiren

Moderator: Raphaël Kaminsky

12:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:15

Interactive Sessions

Choice to be made in advance by the participant :


1. Gaining Ground - How to gain legitimacy in the International Arbitration community as a young practitioner (both as counsel and as arbitrator)?
Speakers: Victor Bonnin Reynes, Clément Fouchard, Anya George and Catherine Anne Kunz
Moderator: Guillaume Croisant
2. Overcoming Obstacles – What are legitimate responses when facing guerrilla tactics (both as counsel and as arbitrator)
Speakers: Ander Forss, Giulio Palermo, Jan Erik Spangenberg and Gallina Zukova
Moderator: Vanessa Foncke
3. Arbitral Institutions - What do we expect from them in order to improve the legitimacy of arbitration?
Speakers: Laura Alakija, Thomas Granier, Melanie Riofrio Piché and Gabriele Ruscalla
Moderator: Saadia Batthy
16:15 - 16:45
Coffee Break
16:45 - 17:15


Report on the interactive sessions

Reporters: Ulrich Kopetzki, Evelina T. Wahlström and David Zygas



17:15 - 17:45
Humoristic wrap-up of the Conference
by Die Affirmative (improvisation theatre)

17:45 - 18:00
Closing Remarks
Session 4:

(Address : Chemin du Croquet, 1, 1000 Brussels)

18:30 - 02:00
Cocktail, Dinner and Party
@ Les Jeux d'Hiver

Day 3 June 4, 2022

Session 5:

(Sentier de l'embarcadère, 1, 1000 Brussels)

11:30 - 15:00

Brunch @Chalet Robinson
Possibility to rent rowboat/pedalo

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