International Arbitration Conference: Things to Know


Welcome to the second edition of the International Arbitration Conference, "Smart Solution for Dispute Resolution between Professionals," hosted by the Chisinau International Court of Commercial Arbitration. This conference is a cornerstone event for the business community and the legal sector in the Republic of Moldova.


This conference will become a pivotal gathering of legal professionals and business leaders, where we delve deep into the intricacies of national and international commercial arbitration. Whether you are an experienced arbitrator, a legal practitioner, a corporate lawyer, or an academic, this event promises a wealth of insights and opportunities.


At the International Arbitration Conference, you'll gain unparalleled insights into the evolving dispute resolution landscape. Engage with top-tier professionals, exchange ideas, and forge valuable connections.


Mark your calendars for this unmissable event in the Republic of Moldova. Join us for a day of thought-provoking discussions, innovation, and professional growth. Stay tuned for updates, speakers, and registration details. We can't wait to welcome you to this remarkable conference!


Take a moment to explore our comprehensive conference agenda, your roadmap to a day filled with knowledge, connections, and inspiration!


Welcome Coffee

Welcome! Join us for a cup of coffee as we kick off this conference, setting the tone for an engaging and insightful experience ahead.


Welcome Remarks

H.E. Kent Doyle LOGSDON | U.S. Ambassador to Moldova  Roger GLADEI | Conference Moderator | Managing Partner, Gladei & Partners, President of the CACIC Steering Committee Olesea STAMATE | Member of Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, Chair of the Committee for Legal Affairs, Immunities and Appointments Eduard SERBENCO | State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice Victor BACIU | Policy Manager, Legal Committee Coordinator,  AmCham Moldova | Secretary General, CACIC


National Commercial Arbitration Panel

Study on the Evaluation of the Legislation and Arbitration Practice in the Republic of Moldova - Findings and Conclusions Valeriu CERNEI | Senior Associate, Gladei & Partners Legal and Ethical Aspects of Interaction in Arbitration Procedure Ion CĂPĂȚÎNĂ | Associate, Vernon I David The Impact of Insolvency on Arbitration Procedure Alexandru ARHIP | Acting Vice-President of the Chisinau Court The Impact of Insolvency on Arbitration Procedure Ion CREȚU | Lawyer, CACIC Arbitrator Energy Arbitrations Sorin DOLEA | Founding lawyer, Dolea & Co lawyers

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

Time for coffee and network! 

12:00- 13:30

International Commercial Arbitration Panel

Participants from the Republic of Moldova in International Arbitration Proceedings. Practical Problems  Serghei COVALI | Managing Partner, Covali Litigation & Arbitration Global International Arbitration Damages Survey Katerina  SKRYJOVA | Director at PWC Dispute Advisory Centre of Excellence Fraud and Corruption in International Arbitration Cătălin ALEXANDRU | Partner, Filip & Company Interim and Emergency Measures in International Arbitration Evgenia PEIFFER | Counsel in the dispute resolution team, CMS Munich Natalia BALABAN | Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner| Balaban & Partners

13:30 - 14:30

Lunch & Networking

Meet Welcome Remarks Speakers

H.E. Kent Doyle LOGSDON

U.S. Ambassador to Moldova


Conference Moderator | Managing Partner, Gladei & Partners, President of the CACIC Steering Committee


Deputat - Președintele comisiei parlamentare juridice, numiri și imunități


Secretar de stat, Ministerul Justiției al Republicii Moldova

Victor BACIU

Policy Manager, Legal Committee Coordinator, AmCham Moldova | Secretary General, CACIC

Meet the Conference Speakers

Our team Get to know our exceptional speakers of the Second Edition of the International Arbitration Conference,are our greatest asset.

Valeriu CERNEI

Senior Associate, Gladei & Partners


Associate, Vernon I David


Lawyer, CACIC Arbitrator


Founding lawyer, Dolea & Co lawyers

Dr. Sorin Dolea the managing attorney at Dolea & Co and the co-founder of the Moldovan Arbitration Association. He is a Doctor of Law, and is currently an assistant professor within the International and European Law Department, Law Faculty, Moldova State University. He holds an LLM in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from Geneva Law School and Graduate Institute of International Studies. Sorin has practiced arbitration in Geneva, Vienna and Frankfurt am Main. He has been involved in ICSID investment arbitrations based on the ECT and BITs as well as commercial arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, VIAC, and UNCITRAL rules. He is qualified in the Republic of Moldova.

Serghei COVALI

Managing Partner, Covali Litigation & Arbitration

Mr. Serghei Covali is the Managing Partner at COVALI | Litigation & Arbitration. He is an arbitration lawyer specialized in complex construction & infrastructure projects: roads & highways, buildings, stadiums, etc.   Mr. Covali has been involved and won in arbitral proceedings under various rules with their seats in The Hague, Paris, London, Chisinau, etc. His advocacy stile, be it written or oral, is a good combination of common law and civil law abilities. Serghei assisted clients (through US qualified lawyers) before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Serghei is one of the few professionals in the region, who feels comfortable in representing clients as a lead counsel in international arbitration (be it under ICC, SCC, LCIA or UNCITRAL arbitration rules). He is teaching international commercial arbitration to the LLM students at the Moldova State University.


Director at PWC Dispute Advisory Centre of Excellence


Partner, Filip & Company


Counsel in the dispute resolution team, CMS Munich

Evgenia Peiffer is counsel in the dispute resolution team of CMS Munich with over ten years of experience in avoiding and resolving international commercial disputes. Evgenia is experienced in appearing before arbitral tribunals and state courts and also acts as arbitrator. Her practice focuses on infrastructure and energy projects as well as controversies arising in connection with M&A, distribution, supply, service and licensing agreements. With Eastern European roots and language skills, Evgenia Peiffer has extensive experience in handling disputes related to the region. She has proven expertise in private international law and procedural law and regularly publishes on current topics in cross-border dispute resolution. Evgenia Peiffer is the co-chair of the DIS40, the below40 organisation of the German Arbitration Institute (DIS). In this function, she is responsible for the organisation of semi-annual conferences for the over 2,000 members of the DIS40 and the coordination of events by the eight regional groups of the DIS40 in Germany, Switzerland and UK. Evgenia Peiffer is listed in Best Lawyers Germany 2023 (in cooperation with Handelsblatt) in the categories "International Arbitration", "Conflict Resolution" and "Arbitration/Dispute Resolution/Mediation".


Attorney-at-Law, Managing Partner| Balaban & Partners

International Arbitration Conference

Smart Solution for Dispute Resolution between Professionals

30.11.2023 | 9:00AM

Courtyard by Marriott Chisinau

November 30, Thursday

9:00 AM (Chisinau Time)

Courtyard by Marriott, 21/A Arborilor Str., Chisinau