Call for Papers: 2019 Taipei International Conference

2019 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation

The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei (CAA) and the Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy, College of Law, National Taiwan University (ACWH) are to jointly host the “2019 Taipei International Conference on Arbitration and Mediation” on August 15 & 16, 2019 in Taipei, Taiwan. The conference theme is “A New Wave of Reflections and Reforms in International Arbitration and Mediation”. Arbitration experts and scholars are welcome to provide unpublished academic papers and case studies on any one of the following topics:

1. Reform initiatives in international commercial arbitration (such as the Prague Rules comparing to the IBA Rules in the area of evidence taking).
2. Possible reforms of the ICSID Rules.
3. The blurring distinction between international investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration (such as the trend of commercial arbitration centers handling investor-State disputes).
4. The new Convention on the Enforcement of International Settlement Agreements and its corresponding UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, 2018.

I. Important Dates (based on Taipei time)

1. Abstract submission deadline: April 10, 2019
2. Abstract acceptance notification: April 20, 2019
3. Full paper submission deadline: May 20, 2019
4. Full paper acceptance notification: June 10, 2019
5. Conference dates: August 15 & 16, 2019

II. Review process

1. The review process will be divided into two stages: the initial stage of review and the final stage of review. “Articles passing the review process” refer to the submitted abstracts/articles that have passed both the initial and final stage of review.
2. The initial stage of review: Applicants will need to submit their abstracts of the papers before the abstract submission deadline. He/she will be informed of the result of initial review on April 20, 2019. The applicants whose abstracts pass the initial stage of review will need to submit their full papers before the full paper submission deadline.
3. The final stage of review: Applicants whose full papers pass the final review process will be invited to present at the conference. They will also be encouraged to submit their papers to the Contemporary Asia Arbitration Journal (CAAJ) for a peer-review process seeking possible publication.
4. Details pertaining to a peer-review process and submission policy of CAAJ can be found at the ACWH website at

III. ​Award

The best paper selected by the Review Committee will be granted an award of USD 500 for his/her airfare to travel to Taipei for the Conference and a certificate jointly issued by the CAA and the ACWH. The author has to present his/her paper at the Conference so as to be qualified for this USD 500 reimbursement. The host will provide local accommodations during the conference. In the case of co-authors, please note that they will share the USD 500 reimbursement and only one author will be provided with the local accommodation.

IV. Conference/Paper Language

All the papers need to be written and presented in English.

V. Guidelines for Abstract / Paper Submission

1. Abstract: The total number of words in the content of an article for submission should be within 500 words.
2. Full paper: The total number of words in the content of an article for submission should be between 5,000 to 10,000 words. Authors are strongly encouraged to use blue book citation for their submissions.

VI. Abstract Submission Format

Prospective author is invited to submit your abstract submission and your curriculum vitae in the format of a Word file or PDF file to The abstract submission must include the following information:

1. Title
2. Author: Name, contact information, e-mail address
3. Abstracts: A maximum of 500 words
4. Keywords: A maximum of ten keywords

VII. Contact information

Sunny Guan Ye Li (Ms), Asian Center for WTO & International Health Law and Policy College of Law, National Taiwan University College of Law
(Official website:
Tel: +886-2-33663366 ext. 55234
Fax: +886-2-33668965

Pei-Jung Li (Ms), Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei
(Official Website:
Tel: +886-2-27078672 ext. 51
Fax: +886-2-27078642

Brussels, 23 February | CEA Third Annual Conference: The present and near future of new technologies in arbitration

The Club Español del Arbitraje (the “CEA”) is a Spanish non-profit organization constituted in 2005 with the purpose to promote arbitration as an alternative method of conflict resolution and the development of arbitration in Spanish and Portuguese or Latin-American component. The CEA counts with more than 1000 members of 40 countries and 28 international chapters in Europe, America and Asia.

The Third Annual Conference will take place on 23rd February 2018, STIBBE, Rue de Loxum 25 Loksumstraat, 1000 Bruxelles. Registration here.


Third Annual Conference Co-Chairs:

Alexander Hansebout – Partner, Altius, Brussels
Audrey Goessens – Case Manager, CEPANI, Brussels
Damien Geradin – Professor at Tilburg University (the Netherlands) and Visiting Professor, University College London; Partner, Euclid Law, Brussels
Dodo Chochitaichvili – Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer, Brussels
Edurne Navarro Varona – Partner, Uría Menéndez, Brussels
Emilio Paolo Villano – i3-law, Turin – Madrid – Brussels
Emma Van Campenhoudt – Secretary General, CEPANI, Brussels
Gautier Matray – Partner, Matray Matray & Hallet, Brussels
José Rafael Mata Dona – Arbitrator in independent practice and accredited mediator, Brussels
Maxime Berlingin – Of Counsel, Fieldfisher, Brussels, Lecturer at Saint-Louis University – Brussels
Niuscha Bassiri – Partner, Hanotiau & Van den Berg, Brussels
Yulia Selivanova – Independent Trade & Energy Regulatory Affairs Expert, Brussels


13:30 Registration of participants
14:00 Welcome Speeches
• Gautier Matray, Representative of the Capítulo Belga del CEA, Brussels
• Seguimundo Navarro, Secretary general of the CEA
• Nicolas Résimont / Benoît Kohl, Stibbe, Brussels
• Meloria Meschi, FTI Consulting, Paris
• Mathieu Maes, Secretary general of the ICC Belgium
• Emma Van Campenhoudt, Secretary General of CEPANI, Brussels
14:30 Keynote Speech
• Sophie Nappert, 3VB, Gray’s Inn, London
15:00 First Panel (moderated by Dodo Chochitaichvili and Maxime Berlingin)
• Consent to arbitrate given by digital means: validity and enforceability of the arbitration agreement. Erica Stein, Dechert LLP, Brussels
• Can leaked or hacked information and documents be used as evidence in arbitration? Matthew Buckle, Norton Rose Fulbright, London
• Confidentiality in arbitration at the age of emails and cloud computing. Franz Stirnimann Fuentes, Froriep, Geneva
• Access to cutting edge technology and equality of arms in arbitration. Alexander Fessas, Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Debate and Q&A
16:30 Coffee Break
17:00 Second Panel (moderated by Niuscha Bassiri and José Rafael Mata Dona)
• New technologies used today and 10 years from now in arbitration. Erik Schäfer, Cohausz & Florack, Düsseldorf
• Protection and acquisition of e-evidence. How to do it and risks of breaching privacy and privilege. Charles Raffin, Hardwicke, London
• How the increasing amount of available information and data can be used in arbitration cases. Meloria Meschi, FTI Consulting, Paris
• Are e-skills and on-line security standards to be considered while appointing an arbitrator? Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, Zulficar & Partners, Cairo
Debate and Q&A
18:30 Closing Remarks
• Benoît Kohl, Stibbe, Brussels – Professor at the University of Liège
• Carol Evrard, Stibbe, Brussels
Cocktail reception