ASA Conference & General Meeting
4 October 2013 - Confidential and Restricted Information in International Arbitration: Questions of Principle, Answers in Practice - BernAdd to your calendar (.ics)
The confidential nature of certain documents and information has become a frequent issue in international arbitration – both for parties wishing to rely on such confidential information to prove their case and for those resisting requests for the production of confidential documents. Similar issues arise when the revelation of certain data is restricted by regulations in fields such as data protection, anti-trust law or defence secrets. This conference will address the manifold and complex questions raised by these issues. The first panel will deal with matters of principle, considering the reasons why certain data may be confidential or restricted, and then moving to the questions of due process and burden of proof that can arise when a party is prevented from producing or accessing data in arbitral proceedings. The second panel will explore how arbitral practice deals with these issues, be it in the course of the proceedings or in the award itself. Finally, the third panel will broaden the debate, by exploring possible differences in the treatment of confidential and restricted information between (confidential) commercial arbitration and (potentially transparent) investment treaty arbitration. The speakers are all seasoned arbitration practitioners, whose wealth of experience will be of great value for the conference participants.
|Place:||Bellevue Palace Hotel, Bern|