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Annual Conferences Overview

Below you will find the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Archive with the information about our past Annual Conferences. You will be able to see the panels and topics, conference programmes, speakers' presentations, videos, pictures and more.

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Sixth Annual Conference 2017

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To access the page of the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference of 2017, click here.

Opening Proceedings

Ingrid van Engelshoven's welcome speech See here
Dr. Steven Maijoor's keynote speech See here

The Reality of Brexit

Prof. Dr. Baudenbacher's presentation See here
Habib Motani's presentation See here
Prof. René Smits' presentation and notes See here and here

Lehman: the Beat Goes on

Judge Peck's presentation See here

Fundamentals of Valuation and Damage Calculations

Jonathan Ross' presentation See here
Joseph Bauman's presentation See here
Rick Grove's presentation  See here
Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska's presentation  See here

Views from the Bench: A Judicial Roundtable

Sir David Baragwanath's presentation See here
Justice Arthur Emmett's notes See here

A Year in Case Law: Decisions affecting Financial Contracts

Pedro Cardigos' presentation See here
Massimiliano Danusso's presentation See here
Dr. Hendrik Haag's presentation See here
Prof. Pim Rank's presentation See here
Prof. Akihiro Wani's presentation See here

Credit Markets: Change in the Works?

Walter Gontarek's presentation See here
John William's presentation See here

The Art of the New: Fintech and Legal Tech

Robert Pickel's presentation See here
Mark Brickell's presentation See here
Prof. Tetsuo Morishita's presentation See here
Dr. Marten Voulon's presentation See here

Financial Market Regulation: Ever-Evolving and Ever-Present

Antoine Maffei's presentation See here

Beyond LIBOR: New Benchmarks and New Issues Affecting Benchmarks

Dr. Thomas Werlen's presentation See here
Dr. George Handjinicolaou's presentation See here
Edward Murray's presentation See here
Dr. Joanna Perkins' presentation See here

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fifth Annual Conference 2016

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Keynote Speech

Keynote Speech by Timothy Massad See here

The relevance of expanding the toolkit in global financial disputes

Session Chair: The Rt Hon The Lord Woolf of Barnes, CH

Speakers: The Hon. Judge James M. Peck, The Rt Hon The Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, KG, PC, Philip Wood QC, CBE, Tony Willis

Philip Wood QC's presentation See here

Benchmarks: current state of reform and related legal issues

Session Chair: Joanna Perkins

Speakers: Professor Darrell Duffie

Presentations:

Sovereign debt: restructuring and the relevance of dispute resolution to it

Session Co-Chairs: Eli Whitney Debevoise II, The Hon. Judge Francisco Orrego Vicuña

Speakers: Peter Calamari, Carolyn B. Lamm, Edward Murray

Peter Calamari's presentation See here
Carolyn Lamm's presentation See here

Judiciary Session – generalist vs specialist courts

Keynote: Sir Robin Knowles, CBE

Session Chair: The Hon. Judge Elizabeth S. Stong

Speakers: H.E. the Hon. Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, QC, Michael Brindle QC, Dame Vivien Rose, DBE

Sir David Baragwanath's presentation See here

Lessons from Lehman: close out mechanics, market quotation and loss

Session Chair: Robin Dicker QC

Speakers: Simon Firth, Schuyler Henderson, Jay Tambe

Simon Firth's presentation See here
Schuyler Henderson's presentation See here

Litigation in the US and Europe: FX speculation, bank duties to customers and Libor claims

Session Chair: Daniel P. Cunningham

Speakers: Zoltan Lengyel, Antoine Maffei, Walter H. White Jr, Antony Zacaroli QC

Zoltan Lengyel's presentation See here

The role of experts in the complex financial cases

Session Chair: Jonathan Ross

Speakers: Andy Brindle, Rick Grove, Thomas Werlen

Thomas Werlen's presentation See here

Bankers – under pressure

Session Chair:  Duncan E. Goldie-Morrison

Speakers: Mark Brickell, Carolyn Jackson, Professor Pim Rank

Carolyn Jackson's presentation See here
Duncan E. Goldie-Morrison's presentation See here

Asia, Russia, and the Middle East: The use of ADR / litigation in resolving international financial disputes

Session Chair:  Peter Werner

Speakers: Professor Laldin, Vladimir Khrenov, Habib Motani, Professor Akihiro Wani

Akihiro Wani's presentation See here

The evolving global regulatory framework: a new role for P.R.I.M.E. Finance?

Session Chair:  Robert G. Pickel

Speakers: Professor Georges Affaki, Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska, Professor Cally Jordan, Hubert de Vauplane

Professor Georges Affaki's presentation See here
Dr. Sharon Brown-Hruska's presentation See here
Professor Cally Jordan's presentation See here
Robert G. Pickel's presentation See here

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fourth Annual Conference 2015

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Conference 2015 Programme:

Programme P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference 2015

Speeches given at the conference:

Word of welcome by Deputy Mayor  of The Hague, Ingrid van Engelshoven.

Panels’ presentations

Benchmarks and benchmark transition: the legal issues and the role of experts in assessing them

Session Chair: Dr Joanna Perkins

Speakers: Mark Brickell, Richard E. Grove Jr., Tom Jasper, Professor Akihiro Wani

Dr Joanna Perkins's presentation See here
Professor Akihiro Wani's presentation See here
Tom Jasper's presentation See here

Is there a role for P.R.I.M.E. Finance Experts in regulatory actions?

Session Chair: Robert G. Pickel

Speakers: Gerben Everts, Sharon Brown-Hruska, Habib Motani, Tony Willis,

Regulatory Approaches to ADR  See here

Sovereign debt: restructuring and the relevance of dispute resolution to it

Session Chair: Eli Whitney Debevoise II

Speakers: Leland Goss, Sean Hagan, Antoine Maffei

Presentations: –

Integrating ADR and court processes

Session Chair: The Hon. Judge Elizabeth Stong

Speakers: H.E. the Hon. Sir David Baragwanath KNZM, QC, The Hon. Justice Arthur R. Emmett, The Rt. Hon. the Lord Woolf

Justice Arthur R. Emmett's presentation See here

Financial arbitration: the unfolding story

Session Chair: Georges Affaki, Carolyn B. Lamm

Speakers: Michael Brindle QC, Simon Firth, Lord Goldsmith QC, PC, The Hon. Judge Francisco Orrego Vicuña

Presentations: Carolyn B. Lamm

Carolyn B. Lamm's presentation See here

Complex finance in the courts: recent jurisprudence

Session Chair: Edward Murray

Speakers: Lisa Curran, Vladimir Khrenov, Jay Tambe

Presentations: –

Making dispute resolution more appropriate: case studies from commodities and emerging markets

Session Chair: Dr. Peter Werner

Speakers: Hubert de Vauplane, Salahuddin Manzoor, Walter H. White, Jr

Hubert de Vauplane's presentation See here
Salahuddin Manzoor's presentation See here

Issues roundtable

Session Chair:  The Hon. Judge Andrés Rigo Sureda

Speakers: Don Scott De Amicis, Jonathan Ross, Dr. Thomas Werlen

Jonathan Ross's presentation See here

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Third Annual Conference 2014

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The 2014 Annual Conference of P.R.I.M.E. Finance took place on the 27th and 28th of January 2014 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. For the full program of the 2014 P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference, please click here. For the text of some of the speeches given at the conference, please follow the links below.

  • Opening of the conference by Dr. Geert J.M. Corstens, President, Supreme Court of the Netherlands
  • Welcome by the Minister of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, Ivo Opstelten
  • Welcome by the Mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen
  • Summary of Remarks by The Hon. Charles N. Brower, Judge, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
  • Summary of Remarks by The Hon. Justice Henry duPont Ridgely, Justice, Delaware Supreme Court

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Second Annual Conference 2013

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The Annual Conference 2013 took place on the 28th and 29th of January 2013. It was followed by the P.R.I.M.E. Finance Seminars on Dispute Resolution in the Financial Markets conducted by our Board Members and Experts. For the program of the 2013 P.R.I.M.E. Finance Annual Conference, please click here.

P.R.I.M.E. Finance Opening Annual Conference 2012

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The Opening Conference of P.R.I.M.E. Finance took place on 16 January 2012 at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Lord Woolf of Barnes, Chairman of the Advisory Board and Professor Jeffrey Golden, Chairman of the Board were joined by the then Dutch Minister of Finance, Mr. Jan Kees de Jager, in formally opening the P.R.I.M.E. Finance foundation. The Opening Conference included two sessions highlighting private and public perspectives on dispute resolution in financial markets and the innovative role of P.R.I.M.E. Finance in this area. The Opening Conference of P.R.I.M.E. Finance was followed the next day by Seminars on Dispute Resolution in the Financial Markets. It was conducted by our Board Members and Experts, with sessions on mediation and arbitration as well as a reporting out session on recent financial market cases and related legal issues. For the full program of the 2012 P.R.I.M.E. Finance Opening Conference, please click here.