18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day

18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day
ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A retrospective and a forecast of the future of
investment arbitration
26–27 February 2015 Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, USA
A conference presented by the IBA Arbitration Committee and the ICSID, supported by the IBA
North American Regional Forum
Sessions include:
• Retrospective: drafting the convention and ICSID’s early years
• In what way does investment arbitration fulfil (or not) the purposes of BITs?
• Procedural issues in investment arbitration
• The future of investment arbitration
Who should attend?
Lawyers in private practice, lawyers in government and public bodies, in-house counsels,
SME executives involved in international business activities, and academics.
UP TO 6 CPD HOURS AVAILABLE*
*As per the Solicitors Regulation Authority of England and Wales. The number of CPD points/hours
available may vary for other bar associations and law societies depending on their criteria.
Headline Conference Sponsors
Young Practitioners’ Symposium Thursday 26 February Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
A symposium co-presented by the IBA Arb40 Subcommittee, the Young International
Arbitration Group (YIAG) and the ICDR Y&I
The IBA Arb40, YIAG and ICDR Y&I will be holding a half-day symposium on the afternoon of 26 February 2015. This symposium
will be interactive and follow an open forum format.
Who should attend?
Young practitioners under the age of 40 (whether in-house or in private practice) and students who are interested in international arbitration.
Programme
18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day
ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A retrospective and a forecast of the future of
investment arbitration
Conference Co-Chairs
Paul Friedland White & Case, New York; Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee
Meg Kinnear Secretary General, ICSID, Washington DC
Organising Committee
Gonzalo Flores Senior Counsel, The World Bank, Washington DC
Anne Veronique Schlaepfer Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva; Senior Vice-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee
Eduardo Zuleta Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta Abogados, Bogota; Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee
Host Committee Co-Chairs
Jean E Kalicki Arnold & Porter, Washington DC
Mark Kantor Washington DC
Kenneth B Reisenfeld Patton Boggs, Washington DC
Thursday 26 February
Friday 27 February
1900 – 2100 Welcome reception
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037
0730 – 1800 Registration
Ronald Reagan Building
This reception is open to all delegates and registered guests. Please
indicate your attendance on the conference registration form or
when registering online.
0800 – 0845 IBA Mediation Committee breakfast
Ronald Reagan Building
Keynote speakers
Michael Ostrove Partner, DLA Piper; Co-Chair, IBA Investment
State Mediation Subcommittee
Lim Seok Hui Singapore International Arbitration Centre,
Singapore
US$50 per person
Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend.
Places at the breakfast are limited.
0900 – 0910 Welcome and opening remarks
Paul Friedland
Headline social event sponsors
Associate conference sponsor
Conference luncheon sponsors
Friday continued
0910 – 0930
1130 – 1300 SESSION TWO
A current perspective on ICSID
In what ways does investment arbitration fulfill
(or not) the purposes of BITs?
Meg Kinnear
0930 – 1100 SESSION ONE
Retrospective: drafting the convention and
ICSID’s early years
Moderators
Gonzalo Flores Eduardo Silva Romero Dechert, Paris; Chair, Recognition and
Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee, IBA Arbitration
Committee
• Drafting: what were the drafters’ concerns and how did they do?
• To what extent did the drafters anticipate the future?
Speaker
Christoph Schreuer Independent expert and arbitrator in
investment cases, Vienna
Commentators
Antonio R Parra Consultant, Corporate Secretariat, World Bank,
Washington DC
Christopher Thomas Arbitrator, Singapore
The early years: jurisdiction the old-fashioned
way; early annulments
Speaker
W Laurence Craig Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Paris
Commentators
Ahmed El-Kosheri Kosheri Rashed & Riad, Cairo
Jan Paulsson Three Crowns, Miami
1100 – 1130 Coffee/tea break
• Do arbitral awards increase predictability and stability of the
investment law regime? Is there a principle of soft precedent at
work?
• Does access to investment arbitration mitigate risk and thus
foster foreign investment?
Moderators
Meg Kinnear
Daniel Price Daniel M Price PLLC, Washington DC
Speakers
Marc Busch Georgetown University, Washington DC
David Butler Prof. Emeritus, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch
Zachary Douglas Matrix Chambers, London
Prabhash Ranjan Assistant Professor, Faculty of Legal Studies,
South Asian University, New Delhi
Jennifer Tobin Georgetown University, Washington DC
1300 – 1430 Lunch
1430 – 1440 Remarks
David W Rivkin Debevoise & Plimpton, New York; President, IBA
1440 – 1600 SESSION THREE
Procedural issues in investment arbitration
• Time and cost
•Annulment
• Arbitrator conflicts and challenges
• Parallel proceedings, lis pendens and treaty shopping
• Early dismissal on the merits
Moderators
Milanka Kostadinova ICSID Counsel, Washington DC
Alexis Mourre Castaldi Mourre & Partners, Paris
Speakers
David Caron King’s College, London
Donald Donovan Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
Andrea Menaker White & Case LLP, Washington DC
Janet Whittaker Simpson Thacher, Washington DC
1600 – 1630 Coffee/tea break
Conference refreshment break sponsor
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Kindly supported by
NY AC
New York
International Arbitration Center
OGEMID
Friday continued
1630 – 1800 SESSION FOUR
The future of investment arbitration
• What will be done to address criticism by the general public that
investment arbitration is elitist, non-transparent and biased?
• How will the trend of states taking back interpretive authority
from arbitration tribunals as to investment treaty provisions
affect substantive standards and dispute resolution?
• Will arbitrators increasingly take public interest in investment
arbitration into account and deliver justice in a broader sense?
• What is the prospect of a shift to a permanent investment court
and/or an appellate body for investment arbitration?
Moderators
Barton Legum Dentons, Paris
Martina Polasek ICSID Counsel, Washington DC
Speakers
Gabriel Bottini University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Lee M Caplan Arent Fox, Washington DC
Hans-Hermann Klare Foreign Editor, Stern Magazine, Hamburg
Céline Lévesque University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
1800 Closing Remarks
Anne-Véronique Schlaepfer
Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal
Education
For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the
International Bar Association will be pleased to provide a Conference
Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE
requirements, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in
your jurisdiction.
This conference has been accredited for CPD/CLE by the Solicitors
Regulation Authority of England and Wales. New York and Californian
attorneys may submit their certificates of attendance issued, and apply
this credit earned to their New York and Californian CLE requirement.
Delegates should ask staff at the registration desk for information as to
how to obtain the hours.
The organisers may at any time, with or without giving notice, in their
absolute discretion and without giving any reason, cancel or postpone the
conference, change its venue or any of the other published particulars, or
withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor
any of their officers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall
be liable for any loss, liability, damage or expense suffered or incurred by
any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in connection
with the conference unless they are satisfied not only that the money in
question remains under their control but also that the person who paid
it has been unfairly prejudiced (as to which, decision shall be in their sole
and unfettered discretion and, when announced, final and conclusive).
Continuing Professional Development/Continuing Legal Education
For delegates from countries where CPD/CLE is mandatory, the International Bar Association will
be pleased to provide a Conference Certificate of Attendance which, subject to the exact CPD/CLE
requirements, may be used to obtain the equivalent accreditation in your jurisdiction.
This conference has been accredited for CPD/CLE by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of
England and Wales, the New York State Bar and the State Bar of California. Delegates should
ask staff at the registration desk for information as to how to obtain the hours.
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giving any reason, cancel or postpone the conference, change its venue or any of the other published
particulars, or withdraw any invitation to attend. In any case, neither the organisers nor any of their
officers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be liable for any loss, liability, damage
or expense suffered or incurred by any person, nor will they return any money paid to them in
connection with the conference unless they are satisfied not only that the money in question remains
under their control but also that the person who paid it has been unfairly prejudiced (as to which,
decision shall be in their sole and unfettered discretion and, when announced, final and conclusive).
Information
Date
26–27 February 2015
Language
All working sessions and conference materials will be in English.
Venue
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
USA
How to register
Register online by 18 February at www.ibanet.org/conferences/conf596.
aspx and make payment by credit card to avail of the ten per cent online
registration discount or complete the attached registration form and return
it to Emily Ravenscroft at the IBA together with your payment. You should
receive emailed confirmation of your registration within five days; if you do
not then please contact Emily Ravenscroft at emily.ravenscroft@int-bar.org.
Fees
Online registrations received:
on or before
16 January
until
18 February
IBA member
US$700
US$845
If you would like to become a full or general member of the IBA, which
includes membership of one committee or more – and inclusion in and
access to our membership directory – we encourage you to do so now in
order to register for this conference at the member rate. Full details of how
to join can be found at www.ibanet.org.
Non-member*
US$915US$1,060
Young lawyers (under 30 years)
US$525
US$1,060
Academics/judges (full-time)
US$525
US$1,060
Senior lawyer**
US$525
US$1,060
Public lawyer
US$525
US$1,060
IBA Arb40 member
US$630
US$845
Corporate counsel
US$630
US$1,060
Guest fee
US$100
US$100
Mediation Committee breakfast
US$50
US$50
After 18 February registrations must be received in hard copy at the IBA office.
Hard copy registration forms and fees received:
on or before
16 January
after
16 January
IBA member
US$780
US$940
Non-member*
US$1,020US$1,180
Young lawyers (under 30 years)
US$585
US$1,180
Academics/judges (full-time)
US$585
US$1,180
Senior lawyer**
US$585
US$1,180
Public lawyer
US$585
US$1,180
IBA Arb40 member
US$700
US$940
Corporate counsel
US$700
US$1,180
Guest fee
US$100
US$100
Mediation Committee breakfast
US$50
US$50
* By paying the non-member fee, we welcome you as a delegate member
of the IBA for the year in which this conference is held, which entitles you to
the following benefits:
1) Password access to certain parts of the IBA website.
2) Receipt of IBA E-news and access to online versions of IBA Global Insight.
3) The member rate for any subsequent conference registrations for this
calendar year.
A reduced rate is offered to lawyers who are over the age of 65, have been
an IBA member for more than 20 years and are no longer practising law.
Full payment must be received in order to process your registration.
Fees include:
• Attendance at all working sessions
• Conference materials, including any available speakers’ papers submitted
to the IBA before 20 February.
• Access to the above conference working materials from the IBA website
(www.ibanet.org) approximately seven days prior to the conference
• Access to mobile delegate search application
• Lunch on 27 February
• Tea and coffee during breaks
• Invitation to Welcome reception on 26 February
Please note that registrations are not transferable.
Guest fee includes:
• Welcome reception on 26 February
A guest must NOT be a member of the legal profession or seek to use
the Conference as a business networking opportunity. Access to working
sessions is not permitted for guests. Checks are made to ensure members
of the legal profession are not registered as guests, if this is the case,
registration will be refused unless the guest registers as a full delegate for the
conference. Only registered guests (ie, those paying the guest fee) are
eligible to participate in the social programme.
List of participants
In order for your name to appear in the list of participants, which will be
distributed at the conference, your registration form must be received by
18 February at the latest.
Mobile delegate search application
All registered delegates will receive a printed list of participants at the
conference; however delegates are now also able to use the mobile delegate
search. This application has been developed to aid networking by giving
delegates instant access to an up-to-date list of their fellow attendees, and
comes with the added benefit of a built-in messaging service. All registered
delegates with an internet or Wi-Fi-enabled device will have access, using
their IBA username and password. Simply visit: m.ibanet.org/conf596.
**Criteria: 65 years or over, and a member of the IBA for 20 years or more,
and no longer engaged in private practice.
Registration confirmation
All documentation regarding your attendance at the conference can now
be obtained from the IBA website. Upon receipt of your payment for the
conference a confirmation email will be sent containing instructions on
how to download the documents. Registration confirmation will not be
distributed by post.
Promotional literature
Please note that no individual or organisation may display or distribute
publicity material or other printed matter during the conference, unless
by prior arrangement with the IBA. Organisations and companies wishing
to discuss promotional opportunities should contact the Sponsorship
department at the IBA (sponsorship@int-bar.org).
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Travel arrangements and visas
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.
It is recommended that you check your visa requirements with your local
embassy or consulate. We are unable to dispatch visa invitation letters to
support your visa application prior to receipt of your registration form and
full payment of registration fees.
Payment of registration fees
No Deductions or Withholdings
All fees payable to us by you in accordance with the terms contained in
this ‘Information’ section shall be paid free and clear of all deductions or
withholdings whatsoever.
US dollars: by cheque and drawn on a US bank and in favour of the
International Bar Association. Please send to: 4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street,
London EC4A 4AD, United Kingdom.
OR by bank transfer to the IBA account number: 01286498 (Sort Code
56-00-03) at the National Westminster Bank, St James’s & Piccadilly
Branch, 208 Piccadilly, London W1A 2DG, United Kingdom. SWIFT address
NWBKGB2L, IBAN GB55NWBK60730101286498. Please ensure that a
copy of the bank transfer details is attached to your registration form.
Pounds sterling: by cheque drawn on a UK bank and in favour of the
International Bar Association. Please send to: 4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street,
London EC4A 4AD, United Kingdom.
OR by bank transfer to the IBA account number: 13270222 (Sort Code
56-00-03) at the National Westminster Bank, St James’s & Piccadilly Branch,
208 Piccadilly, London W1A 2DG, United Kingdom or SWIFT address
NWBKGB2L, IBAN GB05NWBK56000313270222. Please ensure that a
copy of the bank transfer details is attached to your registration form. Use
the exchange rate prevailing at the time of registration.
Euro: by cheque or bank draft, drawn on a euro zone bank and converted
at the current rate of exchange and in favour of the International Bar
Association. Please send to: 4th Floor, 10 St Bride Street, London EC4A
4AD, United Kingdom.
OR by bank transfer to the IBA bank account number 550/00/06570631
(Sort Code 56-00-03) at the National Westminster Bank, St James’s &
Piccadilly Branch, 208 Piccadilly, London W1A 2DG, United Kingdom
or SWIFT address NWBKGB2L, IBAN GB58NWBK60721106570631.
Please ensure that a copy of the bank transfer details is attached to your
registration form. Use the exchange rate prevailing at the time of
registration.
Credit card payments: by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. No
other cards are accepted.
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APPEAR ON ANY TRANSFER OR DRAFT.
Hotel accommodation
A limited number of rooms have been reserved at the Willard
Intercontinental for the nights of 26-27 February:
Willard Intercontinental
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington DC 20004, USA
Deluxe Room
Premier Room
Willard Room Executive Suite
Single/Double Rate $219.00
Single/Double Rate $269.00
Single/Double Rate $319.00
Single/Double Rate $519.00
Reservations should be made directly to the hotel by either:
Phone at 888-424-6835 reference your Group Name or Group Code: SK1
Or via this link to the personalised webpage: http://tinyurl.com/WI-IBA
Please apply for your visa in good time.
If any deductions or withholdings are required by law to be made from any
fees payable to us by you under the terms contained in this ‘Information’
section you shall pay such sum as will, after the deduction or withholding
has been made, leave us with the same amount as we would have been
entitled to receive in the absence of any such requirement to make a
deduction or withholding.
If we obtain the benefit of any tax credit or other relief by reference to any
such deductions or withholdings, then we shall repay to you such amount
as, after such repayment has been made, will leave us in no worse position
than we would have been had no such deductions or withholdings been
required.
Conference sell-outs
The IBA places its conference in venues of a suitable size for the event;
however there are times when our conferences may sell out. Should this
happen, prospective delegates will be informed and a waiting list will
operate. The waiting list will function on a ‘first come, first served’ basis,
subject to receiving registered delegate cancellations. The IBA will not be
liable for any travel or accommodation expenses incurred by an individual
who travels to the conference without a confirmed place at the event.
Cancellation of registration
If cancellation is received in writing at the IBA office by 30 January 2015,
fees will be refunded less a 25 per cent administration charge. We regret
that no refunds can be made after this date. Registrations received after 30
January will not be eligible for any refund of registration fees.
Provided you have cancelled your registration to attend an IBA conference
in accordance with the terms of the ‘cancellation of registration’
clause included in the ‘Information’ section of the relevant conference
programme, you must then confirm to us in writing at the IBA office as
soon as possible but in no event later than one year (12 calendar months)
from the date of any such conference all necessary details to enable any
reimbursement owed to you to be paid. We regret that no refunds will be
made after the date that is one year (12 calendar months) after the date of
the relevant conference.
Cancellation and no-show policy
Rooms can be cancelled up until 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty.
Please note that in the event of any cancellations or no-shows after 48
hours before arrival date, the full cost of the rooms will be charged to the
individual guest’s credit card given at the time of booking.
Reservations made after 27 January 2015 will be subject to availability and
cannot be guaranteed at the special IBA rate. As a limited number of rooms
have been blocked at the hotel, availability cannot be guaranteed once the
room block is full.
Delegates are responsible for making accommodation reservations directly with
the hotel and entering into an agreement with the hotel regarding credit card
guarantees, cancellation terms and conditions, and room rates (should these
differ from the special IBA rate). The IBA cannot accept responsibility for hotel
accommodation disputes between a delegate and the hotel.
Disabled access
Both the Ronald Reagan Building and the Willard Intercontinental are
wheelchair accessible. Please notify us if you require special assistance.
Social programme
Thursday 26 February
1900 – 2100 Welcome reception
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037
This reception is open to all delegates and registered guests. Please indicate
your attendance on the conference registration form or when registering
online.
Registration form
18th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day
ICSID’s 50th Anniversary: A retrospective and a forecast of the future of investment arbitration
26–27 February 2015, Ronald Reagan Building, Washington DC, USA
Please read the ‘Information’ section before completing this form and return it together with your payment to
Emily Ravencroft at the address overleaf.
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PLEASE SEE ‘INFORMATION’ FOR FURTHER ONLINE REGISTRATION DETAILS.
Hard copy registration forms and fees received:
on or before
16 January
after
16 January
amount
payable
IBA member
US$780
US$940
US$
Non-member*
US$1,020US$1,180
US$
Young lawyers (under 30 years)
US$585
US$1,180
US$
Academics/judges (full time)
US$585
US$1,180
US$
Senior lawyer**
US$585
US$1,180
US$
Public lawyer
US$585
US$1,180
US$
IBA Arb40 member
US$700
US$940
US$
Corporate counsel
US$700
US$1,180
US$
Guest fee
US$100
US$100
US$
Social functions
Thursday 26 February
Welcome reception
Number of tickets__________ for registered delegate and registered guests only (maximum of 2)
Friday 27 February
Mediation Committee breakfast
@ US$50 TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE
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Young Practitioners’ Symposium
Thursday 26 February
As part of its contribution to the development of arbitration best practice, the IBA Arbitration Committee organises symposia for the younger members
of the arbitration community in co-operation with young practitioners’ groups. This event is co-hosted by the IBA Arb40 Subcommittee, Young
International Arbitration Group (YIAG) and the ICDR Y&I and will be co-chaired by the IBA Arb40 Co-Chairs Catherine Amirfar US State Department,
Washington DC and Julien Fouret Castaldi Mourre & Partners, Paris together with the YIAG Co-Chairs. The upper age limit for participation is 40.
This symposium will be interactive and follow an open forum format. Delegates will be requested to submit topics for discussion in advance.
The cost of the symposium is US$60 per person.
As there are a limited number of places at this symposium early registration is recommended.
Symposium venue
Georgetown University Law Centre
600 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington DC 20001
1300 – 1800 Registration
1400 – 1405 Welcome and introductions
Julien Fouret Castaldi Mourre & Partners, Paris; Co-Chair, IBA Arb40
Subcommittee
1405 – 1430 Keynote speech and Q&A – The conflicts of conflicts:
Rules, psychology and cultures
Eduardo Zuleta Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta Abogados, Bogota; Co-Chair, IBA
Arbitration Committee
1435 – 1605 Working session A –
Moderators
James Freeman Allen & Overy LLP, London; Co-Chair, YIAG
Samaa Haridi Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York; Executive Board
Member, ICDR Y&I
Patrick W Pearsall Office of the Legal Adviser, US State Department,
Washington DC; IBA Arb40 Steering Committee Member
Anna-Maria Tamminen Hannes Snellman Attorneys Ltd, Helsinki; Co-Chair,
YIAG
1605 – 1630 Refreshment break
1630 – 1800 Working session B –
Moderators
Ruth Byrne King & Spalding, London; Co-Chair, YIAG
Remy Gerbay Enyo Law LLP, London; Co-Chair, YIAG
Sarah Grimmer Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; IBA Arb40
Steering Committee Member
Baiju Vasani Jones Day, London; Executive Board Member, ICDR Y&I
1800 – 1805 Concluding remarks
Catherine Amirfar Office of the Legal Adviser, US State Department,
Washington DC; Co-Chair, IBA Arb40 Subcommittee
1900 – 2100 Welcome reception
United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC 20037
This reception is open to all delegates. Please indicate your attendance when
registering online.
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Register online before 18 February at www.ibanet.org/conferences/
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Washington DC
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LCIA Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration
Hosted by the LCIA North American Users’ Council
Saturday 28 February 2015
Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC
Introduction The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) is one of the world’s premier international arbitration institutions,
renowned not only for its arbitration administration services but also for its conferences and symposia.
Symposium format In the long established LCIA tradition, this symposium is designed to be interactive and to provide an opportunity for
delegates to share news and views on developments in the field of international commercial arbitration and ADR. Delegates will be
contacted before the symposium and invited to submit topics for discussion. On the day, delegates will be encouraged to participate in a free
flowing discussion of the topics submitted and current issues of key interest in the field, under the expert guidance of well-known co-Chairs.
Who should attend? Arbitrators, in-house counsel, practitioners, academics and members of the local and international business
community interested in, and affected by, current developments and best practice in the field of international arbitration.
If you require any further information, please contact the LCIA
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Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration
Saturday 28 February 2015 - Washington DC, USA
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RECEPTION AND DINNER – Saturday 28 February 2015
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EARLY BIRD FEE - IBA/LCIA Users’ Councils Member - delegate*
£495
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£595
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£570
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for any reason, the LCIA must be notified in writing. If written cancellation is received at the LCIA office by 7 February 2015, the registration fee will be
refunded less a 50% administration charge. We regret that no refunds can be made after this date.
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