Jurisdiction &
Dispute Resolution
in the Internet Era:

Governance and Good Practices


International Conference
organised by the
Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
in cooperation with
Geneva Internet Platform
 the CIDS - Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement

Day one: June 17, 2015
Day two: June 18, 2015


Day one: June 17, 2015

9:00 Welcome adress and introduction

Prof. Yves Flückiger, Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva
Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Session 1

Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide
Internet-related disputes?

Chair: Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, University of Malta
Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and Malta's ambassador to the WTO

9:15 Jurisdiction in Internet-related contractual disputes

Prof. Gian Paolo Romano, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

9:45 Jurisdiction in Internet-related intellectual property disputes

Prof. Edouard Treppoz, University of Lyon III, France

10:15 Discussion / coffee break
10:45 Jurisdiction in Internet-related privacy/defamation disputes

Dr. Michel Reymond, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

11:15 Panel discussion

with the speakers and

Dr. Eun-Joo Min, Senior Legal Counsellor, Policy and Cooperation, Building
Respect for IP Division, World Intellectual Property Organization

Dr. Marta Pertegás, First Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law

Session 2

What alternative resolution systems for Internet-related disputes today and tomorrow?

Chair: Prof. Urs Gasser, Harvard Law School/Berkman Center for Internet and Society

14:00 The implementation of the right to be forgotten by Google: issues and challenges of massive online micro-justice

Prof. Alain Strowel, Université Catholique de Louvain/Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium

14:30 The protection of the rights to be forgotten: lessons and perspectives from Open Data

Prof. Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin/Nexa Center for Internet and Society

15:00 Discussion / coffee break

15:30 ADR mechanisms for Internet domain name disputes: a model to be generalized?

Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

16:00 Panel discussion

with the speakers and

Bertrand de la Chapelle, Director,Internet & Jurisdiction Project

Prof. Peggy Valcke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Member of the Google Advisory Committee on the right to be forgotten

Ms. Špela Košak, Manager, International Chamber of Commerce, International Centre for ADR, France (by visio-conference)

17:30 Cocktail Reception hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society

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Day two: June 18, 2015

Session 3

What mechanisms for solving disputes in the ICT industries? The case of the licensing
of Standard Essential Patents (SEP) under Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory
(FRAND) terms

Chair: Pierre Véron, attorney-at-law, Paris, Honorary President EPLaw (European Patent Lawyers Association)

9:00 The perspective of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Antoine Dore, Senior Legal Officer, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

9:30 The perspective of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute

Maïssa Bahsoun, Legal Advisor, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)

10:00 Discussion / coffee break

10:30 The perspective of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Dr. Heike Wollgast, Senior Legal Officer,  WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

11:00 Panel discussion

with the speakers and

Dr. Michael Fröhlich, Senior Director of EU Intellectual Property & Strategy at BlackBerry, Chairman of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Standards and Patents

Nicolas Schifano, Director, standards and interoperability policy, EMEA, Microsoft

Session 4

How shall jurisdictional immunity and inviolability apply in the Internet Era?

Chair: Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

14:00 Immunity in the Internet Era: lessons and perspectives from public international law

Dr. Mamadou Hébié, Lecturer, Master of International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Geneva

14:30 Immunity and inviolability of the Internet root zone

Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, founder of Diplo Foundation, Head of the Geneva Internet Platform

15:00 Discussion / coffee break

15:30 Panel discussion

with the speakers and

Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel, World Intellectual Property Organization

Dražen Petrović, Registrar, Administrative Tribunal,International Labor Organization

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