AIA Activities



European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

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Arbitration in CIS Countries. Current issues

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The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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A Selection of Pitfalls under Chinese Arbitration

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"The new EU Directive on Mediation - First Insights"

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"Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations"

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"Interim measures in international commercial arbitration"

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"Colloque sur le Livre Vert de la Commission européenne sur les modes alternatifs de résolution des conflits relevant du droit civil et commercial"

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AIA Conference

Arbitration and Mediation in the Natural Resources and Energy Sector.
The AIA and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) are proud to announce a new conference in Brussels on May 13, 2009.
This conference will deal with arbitration and mediation in the natural resources and energy sector.
The aim of this conference is to inform and to update companies active in the sector of mining, gas, electricity, oil, etc. of the specific advantages and possibilities of these forms of ADR and to introduce them to the existing arbitration and mediation rules and bodies. The public will also contain academics, arbitrators and mediators .
Date: May 13, 2009
Place: GDF Suez, 1 Place du TrĂ´ne - Troonplein 1, 1000 Brussels
Time: 9:30 am until 4:00 pm(registration at 9:00 am)
  • Introductory remarks by Johan Billiet, President of AIA.

  • The role of Arbitration and the Change in the Price of Energy: Adjustment Clause, Indexation, Hardship Clause and Force Majeure in the Energy Contract
    by Guy Block, Partner and Head of the Energy Department at Janson Baugniet.

  • Energy Charter Treaty: A Brief Introduction to its Scope and Initial Arbitral Awards
    by Matthew D. Slater, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

  • Potential EU Competence on Investment: Challenges for Investment Arbitration,
    by Sophie Nappert, Arbitrator, Gray's Inn London.

  • Dealing with Sovereigns in the Energy Sector: Some Salient Issues,
    by Johannes Koepp, Baker Botts (UK) LLP.

  • Arbitration of Energy Disputes. Practitioners' Views from London and Paris,
    by Paul Oxnard, Partner, Head of Commercial & Dispute Resolution Hammonds LLP London and Benoit Le Bars, Partner at Hammonds Hausmann Paris.

  • Alternative Modes of Dispute Resolution in the Belgian Energy Sector
    by David Haverbeke, Head of Energy & Utilities Practice at Lydian Lawyers.

  • The Concept of Soft Law in Investment Arbitration,
    by Aloysius Gng, PhD Candidate, CEPMLP, University of Dundee (UK).
Remarks: A book will be published and distributed to all participants free of charge. The organizers of this conference welcome papers that can be published in the new book by email at deadline for submitting a paper is April 23, 2009.

For related information, please consult:
the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers at
The Book resulting from the Conference can be ordered here.
Learning points: The conference was accredited with 6 continuous learning points (Permanent education Belgian Bar).