Negotiating Arbitration Agreements Cost of Compromise


Negotiating a robust arbitration agreement is essential to efficiently resolving disputes, otherwise resources may be wasted on debating its terms, without even addressing the merits of the underlying dispute. So, what should you include in an arbitration agreement, and equally important, exclude? John will discuss the critical elements of arbitration agreements, including institutional model clauses and ad hoc (bespoke) agreements: what are the pitfalls, and what is best practice.

Negotiating Arbitration Agreements

John Gerard Zadkovich
Vinson & Elkins

John is a member of the International Dispute Resolution practice group. He is admitted in Western Australia, Victoria (Australia), Commonwealth of Australia, England and Wales, Hong Kong and before the Dubai International Financial Centre. His principal areas of practice are energy, oil and gas, natural resources, public international law, and finance.

John has acted as arbitration counsel and advocate in numerous international arbitrations, and has knowledge and experience of different legal systems, including European, CIS, Middle Eastern, African and Australian. He is also experienced with various institutional arbitration rules such as HKIAC, SIAC, ICC, LMAA, ACICA, GAFTA, LCIA, AAA, KLRCA and CIETAC.

Aside from arbitration, John has acted as both solicitor and counsel in proceedings before various Australian superior courts, Tribunals, Investigative Commissions, and in mediations

Thursday 15 February 2018
18.30 – 20.45 hrs
Asoke I Room, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit

(Sky train: Asoke Station Exit No. 5 or Subway: Sukhumvit Station Exit No. 3)
18.30 – 19.00     Registration & Drinks
19.00 – 20.30     Dinner and Presentation on
“Negotiating Arbitration Agreements: The Cost of Compromise”
by John Gerard Zadkovich
20.30 – 20.45    Questions and Answers
20.45                  Adjournment


  • ICC Thailand members
    THB 1,400 (VAT included)
  • Non members
    THB 1,800 (VAT included)
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