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Abashidze, Aslan
Theoretical Considerations of the Interaction of International Arbitrations and Courts in International Law

Prof. Aslan Abashidze is Doctor of legal sciences programme, Professor of International Law; Head of the Department of International Law, Law Faculty, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia; Professor, International Law Department, Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia; Member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; Author of more than 350 papers in international law, published in Russia, Belgium, Georgia, Greece, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Italy, Serbia, Switzerland, UK, USA, Uzbekistan, Armenia, etc.

e-mail: abashidze.rudn@gmail.com 

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Bělohlávek, Alexander J.
Seat of Arbitration and Supporting and Supervising Function of Courts

Univ. Professor, Dr.iur., Mgr., Dipl. Ing. oec/MB, Dr.h.c. Lawyer admitted and practising in Prague/CZE (Branch N.J./US), Senior Partner of the Law Offices Bělohlávek, Dept. of Law, Faculty of Economics, Ostrava, CZE, Dept. of Int. and European Law, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno, CZE (visiting), Chairman of the Commission on Arbitration ICC National Committee CZE, Arbitrator in Prague, Vienna, Kiev etc. Member of ASA, DIS, Austrian Arb. Association. The President of the WJA – the World Jurist Association, Washington D.C./USA.

e-mail: office@ablegal.cz

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Čeladník, Filip
The English approach to Challenges at The Seat: Should Courts Stay Away from the Challenges on the Merits as the Model Laws Provides?

Mgr. Filip Čeladník LL.M. is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Czech Bar Association, practising both in London and Prague. He graduated from King’s College London with Merits and is completing an LLM at Melbourne Law School in Australia and a PhD at Charles University in Prague. Further information is available on www.celadnik.com.

e-mail: filip@celadnik.com

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Dunmore, Michael
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards: The Role of Courts at the Seat

Michael Dunmore is an associate in the Dispute Resolution group at Baker & McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) in Tokyo. His practice focuses on international arbitration.

He completed his LL.M. in International Commercial Arbitration Law at Stockholm University, as well as his LL.B. at the University of Sydney; Master of Criminology at the University of Sydney and B.A.(H) at the University of Windsor.

Michael is a dual qualified solicitor admitted to practice in England and Wales and in New South Wales, Australia. He has worked at numerous arbitration centres across Asia and in the international arbitration practice group of an international law firm in London. Michael has published various articles on international commercial arbitration.

e-mail: michael.dunmore@bakermckenzie.com

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Florescu, Cristina Ioana
Excessive Judicialization – an Obstacle to Efficiency in Arbitration

Dr. Cristina Florescu is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law and Public Administration, Spiru Haret University, Bucharest, Romania and a lawyer with her own commercial and arbitration law practice (Bucharest Bar). She is also an arbitrator at the International Court of Commercial Arbitration (Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania), Bucharest and at the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC). She participates regularly as an international arbitrator (member of the jury) to W.C. Vis Moot, Vienna and FDI Moot. A PhD graduate, with a doctoral thesis in the field of commercial arbitration published in Romania, she is a participant and speaker at numerous scientific sessions and seminars/webinars, international and domestic conferences in arbitration and commercial law fields. She has publications in several specialized journals, reviews, collections of essays, books, courses in commercial law, mediation and arbitration field.

e-mail: crisflorescu@gmail.com

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Fonseca, Elena Zucconi Galli
Arbitrator vs. Judge

Elena Zucconi Galli Fonseca is a full professor of Civil Procedural Law. She teaches Civil Procedural Law and International and Domestic Arbitration Law at the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, School of Law. She has written more than seventy books, articles and essays. Her research interests include arbitration, with particular reference to the arbitral convention, arbitration and company law, arbitral award; res iudicata, objective and subjective limits, connections between rights and collateral estoppel. Among her books are La convenzione arbitrale rituale nei confronti dei terzi (Arbitral convention and third person) Milan, 2006 and Pregiudizialità e rinvio. Contributo allo studio dei limiti soggettivi dell’accertamento (Contribute to doctrine of res judicata and third person), Bologna, 2011. She is a member of the Italian Association of Civil Procedure Law, and of the International Association of Procedural Law. She also practices civil and commercial law in Bologna. Her address is the: Università di Bologna, Scuola di giurisprudenza, via Zamboni n. 22, Bologna, Italy.

e-mail: elena.zucconigallifonseca@unibo.it.

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Grygar, Jiří
The Interaction of Arbitration and Mediation in Relation to Justice

JUDr. Jiří Grygar, Ph.D. (36), is a judge of the District Court of Prague - East (7 years), civil section, specializing in international and EU law. Previously he worked at the Law Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc and also lectured at the Judicial Academy in Kromeříž (theory of law). In 2006-2008, he served as a legislative advisor to the Minister of Justice. He co-authored the amendments to the civil procedural law and authored or co-authored books on the theory of law and the philosophy of law, protection of fundamental rights in the EU, comments on the Mediation Act, the Private International Law Act and other books and publications in legal journals.

e-mail: GrygarJiri@seznam.cz

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Kubas, Andrzej
Two examples of Interaction between State Courts and Arbitration: Ruling on the Competence of an Arbitral Tribunal to Adjudicate and Injunctive Relief in Arbitral Proceedings

Professor Andrzej Kubas is an attorney, a former lecturer at Jagiellonian University of Kraków and the former head of the Chair of Civil Law. He is presently the Senior Partner at the Polish law firm of KKG Kubas, Kos, Gaertner. He is an expert in civil and commercial law, international commercial arbitration and litigation. Professor Kubas has also acted as arbitrator in numerous domestic and international proceedings. Formerly, he was a member of the Legislative Council of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland and vice-president of the Polish Bar Association. He is also an author of many books and articles.

e-mail: andrzej.kubas@kkg.pl

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Lazaroiu, Petre
Interaction of Arbitration and Constitutional Courts

Petre Lazaroiu – currently holds the office of Judge of the Constitutional Court of Romania, an office he was appointed to in 2008. He is also Lecturer at the ‘Dimitrie Cantemir’ Christian University of Bucharest, where he is Coordinator of the Financial and Fiscal Law Course and the Banking and Financial Law Course.

e-mail: petre.lazaroiu@ccr.ro

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Potocnik, Corinna
Can Arbitral Tribunals Seek the Support of National Courts to Obtain a Preliminary Ruling by the CJEU in Matters Involving EU Competition Law?

Mag. Corinna Potocnik is an Associate with Willheim Müller Attorneys at Law in Vienna and specializes in EU competition law and international arbitration. Before joining Willheim Müller in 2012, she worked at an Austrian boutique law firm specialized in international arbitration as well as at the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations in Vienna. Corinna graduated from the University of Vienna with a focus on International Law.

e-mail: c.potocnik@wmlaw.at

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Rasia, Carlo
Arbitrator vs. Judge

Carlo Rasia is a researcher of Civil Procedural Law and a professor of European Procedural Law at the School of Law of the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna. His main research areas are focused on European Procedural Law and on National and International Arbitration. Among his works is the book Tutela giudiziale europea e arbitrato (European judicial protection and arbitration), Bologna, 2010. He participated in national and international research projects, as the European Commission project ‘European civil procedure and e-Justice implementation within the European Union’ (2010-2011). He is a member of the Italian Association of Civil Procedure Law. Since 2004 he has also practiced civil and commercial law in Bologna. His address is: Università di Bologna, Scuola di giurisprudenza, via Zamboni n. 22, Bologna, Italy.

e-mail: carlo.rasia@unibo.it.

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Safta, Marieta
Interaction of Arbitration and Constitutional Courts

Marieta Safta – is currently the First Assistant Magistrate of the Constitutional Court of Romania, an institution where she has been employed since 2003. Marieta Safta is also Lecturer within the ‘Titu Maiorescu’ University of Bucharest, where she is Coordinator of the Constitutional Law Course and the Political Institutions Course.

e-mail: marietasafta@yahoo.com

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Sergeev, Alexander
The Interaction of Arbitration and State Courts: A Growing Confrontation or a Peaceful Coexistence?

Alexander P. Sergeev, Doctor of Law, professor of the Civil Law Department at the Law Faculty of St.Petersburg State Economical University, counsel with DLA Piper, Russian Government Prize laureate, President of Arbitration Court ‘IUS’, arbitrator of Arbitration Court of St. Petersburg CIC, expert in international disputes on Corporate, Contract, Intellectual Property Law, author and co-editor of more than 100 articles, works on Russian /English.

e-mail: apsergeev2004@mail.ru

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Sippel, Harald
Can Arbitral Tribunals Seek the Support of National Courts to Obtain a Preliminary Ruling by the CJEU in Matters Involving EU Competition Law?

Harald Sippel works for the Viennese law firm Willheim Müller where he acts as counsel and arbitrator in international ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. Harald obtained a Master in Law and PhD in law (summa cum laude) degree from the University Linz (Austria), as well as an MBA degree from Seoul National University (Korea) and a postgraduate diploma in arbitration from Queen Mary, University of London (U.K.). Harald is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

e-mail: h.sippel@wmlaw.at

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Smbatyan, Anait
Theoretical Considerations of the Interaction of International Arbitrations and Courts in International Law

Anait Smbatyan, PhD in Law, Head of Trade Law and Foreign-Economic Activity Department, the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, author of over 50 publications on international trade law and international justice.

e-mail: anait_smbatyan@mail.ru

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Svatoš, Martin
The Mediator-Judge Interaction: Does the Win-Win Approach Apply?

Dr. Martin Svatoš is a mediator and arbitrator based in Prague, Czech Republic. He has gained experience around the globe, having studied at the University of Sorbonne in Paris, at Charles University in Prague and at Cornell University. He has worked at the ICC and at the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan. He has participated in several international cases both in mediation and arbitration, especially in the central and eastern European region. He is a lecturer at the Banking Institute/College of Banking in Prague and at the Seminar of European and Comparative Law in Urbino.

e-mail: svatosmartin@forarb.com

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Tereshchenko, Tatiana
The Interaction of Arbitration and State Courts: A Growing Confrontation or a Peaceful Coexistence?

Tatiana A. Tereshchenko has a Ph.D. in Law. She is an associate professor of the Civil Law Department at the Law Faculty of St. Petersburg State Economical University,. She is also an advocate with the Law Firm ‘Prime Advice Saint-Petersburg’, FCIArb, and an arbitrator in the Arbitration Court ‘IUS’ specializing in international disputes on Corporate, Contract, Intellectual Property Law. She is the author of more than 35 articles in both Russian and English.

e-mail: t.tereshchenko@hlbprime.com, t_t.06@mail.ru

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Trzaska, Agnieszka
Two examples of Interaction between State Courts and Arbitration: Ruling on the Competence of an Arbitral Tribunal to Adjudicate and Injunctive Relief in Arbitral Proceedings

Agnieszka Trzaska is an attorney at law at the Polish law firm of Kubas Kos Gałkowski – Adwokaci. She has experience in international commercial arbitration and economic matters, including disputes between company shareholders. Ms. Trzaska has extensive experience in the preparation of opinions in the scope of civil law and commercial law. She has participated in projects related to bankruptcy proceedings and she has also worked on the team ensuring the provision of comprehensive legal services for one of the leading banks in Poland.

Email: agnieszka.trzaska@kkg.pl 

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Willheim, Johannes
Can Arbitral Tribunals Seek the Support of National Courts to Obtain a Preliminary Ruling by the CJEU in Matters Involving EU Competition Law?

Dr. Johannes Willheim, M.B.L.-HSG, LL.M. (Chicago) is a founding partner of Willheim Müller Attorneys at Law. Johannes was trained internationally in corporate and commercial law, with a strong focus on EU and US antitrust law and economics. He has served as party representative as well as arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings. Johannes has acted as party representative in numerous arbitrations whose outcome depended on EU competition law. Johannes regularly teaches international dispute resolution courses and seminars.

e-mail: j.willheim@wmlaw.at

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Wyraz, Ewelina
Res judicata: Differences between International Arbitration and Litigation

Ewelina Wyraz – Polish Masters Degree in Law, Ph.D. candidate at the Faculty of Law, University of Silesia in Katowice, Intern at the Notarial Office of Jacek Wieczorek in Tarnowskie Gory, participant of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. She is interested in the international law of succession, particularly in a new European Certificate of Succession.

E-mail address: ewelinawyraz@gmail.com

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Zaccaria, Márton Leó
Equal Employment Disputes: ADR and the Role of the Equal Treatment Authority

Dr. Márton Leó Zaccaria (Assistant Lecturer, University of Debrecen, Faculty of Law, Department of Agricultural Law, Environmental Law and Labour Law) graduated from the University of Debrecen Faculty of Law in 2010 as a jurist. After his studies he immediately started work at the Faculty of Law in Debrecen as a full-time PhD student in the field of labour law. He has already published several independent publications in Hungarian and in English mostly in connection with equal employment but in connection with other topics as well. Since 1st September he has worked as an assistant lecturer. He became a member of the Hungarian EU OSH (occupational safety and workplace health) research group this April, and he is also member of the Hungarian Labour Law Association.

e-mail: zaccaria.marton@law.unideb.hu

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Zámožík, Jozef
Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards in the Slovak Republic: Searching for a New Balance between Arbitration and Courts

Jozef Zámožík is a senior lecturer at Trnava University in Trnava, Faculty of Law. He teaches Civil Procedural Law and Arbitration Law. In his research, he primarily focuses on domestic and international arbitration, European and international procedural law and theory of law of civil procedure. He also practices civil and commercial law as an attorney at law in Trnava and Bratislava.

e-mail: jozef.zamozik@gmail.com

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