Best German Blawgs 2015 – Voting Now Open!

Johannes Zöttl, the editor of Kartellblog, is looking for Germany’s Best Blawgs 2015, or, as we say in German, for  the Beste Jurablog. Voting is open until March 11, 2015. This blog has been nominated in the litigation category. Have a look at the nominated blawgs, it is a great overview of the German legal blogging community. And if you like this blog, please cast your vote in the Blawg Poll 2015.

 

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Goethe Universität Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration, Summer Term 2015

Goethe University’s law school again offers a Summer Programme on German and International Arbitration. Here is from the course description:

“Trying to find out about commercial arbitration, but didn’t know how? This Goethe University Curriculum provides you with a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of German and international commercial arbitration. Some of the most eminent arbitration specialists from major international law firms offer their profound knowledge and experience in a lecture series in German and English. One semester, every week, in the early evening hours, for a maximum of 30 highly motivated participants.” Continue reading

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Sports Arbitration – Bremen Court of Appeals Grants Access to Courts, Finds FIFA Compensation Rules Illegal

The Pechstein decision of the Munich Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) of January 15, 2015 has made headlines. The Munich court refused to recognize an arbitral award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), since it held the underlying arbitration agreement between Claudia Pechstein, the speed skater, and her sport’s governing body to be invalid. Just two weeks earlier, another German Court of Appeals also had held a CAS award to be unenforceable. The Bremen Court of Appeals on December 30, 2014 found in favour of SV Wilhelmshaven, a northern German amateur football club, in its dispute with FIFA and the German Football Association, DFB. Continue reading

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IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration: Revised Version 2014

At its session in Tokyo on October 23, 2014, the IBA Council has approved the new version of the IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration. This version updates and clarifies the original IBA Guidelines, which were approved by the IBA Council on May 22, 2004. According to the IBA, “the Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest represent the most comprehensive work to date defining the framework by which the impartiality of arbitration in the international arena can be most effectively assured.” Continue reading

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