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On 26th of October 2010 in Warsaw Court of Arbitration at Polish Confederation of Private Employers Lewiatan and the State Treasury Solicitors’ Office organized a conference International investment arbitration - the need of change of legal regulations.

The conference was opened by remarks from Professor Andrzej Szumański, President of the Court of Arbitration at PCPE Lewiatan and Marcin Dziurda, Ph.D., President of the State Treasury Solicitors’ Office.

Then, the speakers discussed specific issues within three panels:

Panel I
Sources of legal regulation in investment arbitration – starting

moderator: Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Ph.D. – Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration at PCPE Lewiatan, Managing Partner of GESSEL law firm

panelists:

Marek Świątkowski, Ph.D. – Domański, Zakrzewski, Palinka The structure of the bilateral investment treaty (BIT)
Director Maria Szymańska – Ministry of Economy Review of BITs concluded by the Republic of Poland
Bartosz Krużewski, advocate – Clifford Chance Energy Charter TreatyAndrzej W. Wiśniewski, Ph.D. – Court of Arbitration at the PCPE Lewiatan The Washington Convention
Maciej Jamka, Ph.D. – K&L Gates Umbrella clause

Panel II
The Need of Change of UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with Regard to Investment Disputes

moderator: Paweł Pietkiewicz, advocate – President of Nominating Committee of the Court of Arbitration at PCPE Lewiatan

panelists:

Wojciech Sadowski, Ph.D. – K&L Gates UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and other rules applied in investment arbitration
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Wojciech Jaworski, advocate – Allen & Overy Confidentiality or transparency of investment arbitration
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Katarzyna Michałowska, Ph.D. – University of Warsaw Amici curiae in investment arbitration
Andrzej Dąbek, legal advisor – State Treasury Solicitor’s Office Confidentiality or transparenty of investment arbitration – the State Treasury Solicitor’s Office opinion

Panel III
Influence of the European Union Law on Investment Arbitration

moderator: Sylwester Pieckowski, advocate – The First Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration at PCPE Lewiatan

panelists:

Maciej Szpunar, Ph.D. – Ministry of Foreign Affairs Changes introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon
Professor Stanisław Sołtysiński – Sołtysiński, Kawecki, Szlęzak Influence of the European Union Law on the BIT
Professor Grzegorz Domański – Domański, Zakrzewski, Palinka Most Favoured Nation clause in investment arbitration
Maciej Łaszczuk, advocate, Justyna Szpara, advocate – Łaszczuk i Wspólnicy Recognition and Enforcement of investment arbitration awards
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Joanna Jackowska-Majeranowska, legal advisor – Representative of the State Treasury Solicitors’ Office Current status of works on BIT at the European forum

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