German Institution of Arbitration: Model Arbitration Clause for ISDA Master Agreement

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dis-logoThe German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) has issued a model arbitration clause specifically tailored for use with the 2002 ISDA Master Agreement, the financial industry standard service agreement for OTC derivatives transactions. DIS views this as “yet another step in broadening the DIS’s portfolio for different industry sectors and attracting new domestic and international users.” Here’s a closer look: Continue reading

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Public International Law in International Arbitration: 3rd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture, Berlin, September 22, 2015

Berlin_Große_Orangerie_1987_01On September 22, 2105, Professor Bruno Simma, University of Munich and University of Michigan, will deliver the 3rd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture, organized by the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, DIS) and named after its Honorary Chairman, Professor Böckstiegel. The first lectures had been held in Bergisch-Gladbach, but this year, the date and location have been chosen to link into the DIS Autumn Meeting the following day in Berlin. The Autumn Meeting discusses Power Imbalances in International Arbitration.

The photo shows the venue of the lecture, the Orangery of Schloss Charlottenburg. Copyright Frank Schwichtenberg via Wikipedia

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13th Petersberg Arbitration Days: Arbitrating Corporate Disputes, Bonn, February 27/28, 2015

On February 27/28, 2015, large parts of the German-speaking arbitration community will meet at Petersberg, near Bonn, for the annual arbitration days, the Petersberger Schiedstage. This year, the conference will discuss arbitrating corporate disputes, with a focus on international joint ventures. Click here for the programme. See you there!

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Update: Should the Setting Aside of the Arbitral Award be Abolished?

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg dealt with this rather provocative question when he delivered the 2nd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture on the topic on September 13, 2013. The lecture has since been published, and made available on video tape. In his lecture, Professor van den Berg undertook a tour d’horizon of the legal issues that setting aside procedures create – it is well worth reading, but for all those of you you can not deal with the uncertainty of not knowing the answer, I am going to give away his conclusion: Continue reading

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