On June 21, 2013, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the German Bar Association’s International Section are hosting a seminar in Hamburg which might be of interest to readers. One session is looking at arbitration in the two jurisdictions:
“International arbitration continues to enjoy growing popularity around the world. The number of arbitration centres is growing apace. How are Germany and England faring in this international contest? How are each jurisdiction’s arbitral institutions developing – what are their strengths and weaknesses? How are specialist sectors catered for? This session will compare and contrast the two approaches to arbitrations, in terms of both legal and other aspects and look at what we can learn from each other.”
The other sessions look at proceedings before the European Court and at current developments in EU financial services law. Here is the full programme. The semiar is offered free of charge and hosted by my firm’s Hamburg office.