IBA Annual Litigation Forum: Challenges of Corporate Litigation in a Global Economy, Paris, April 15-17, 2015

This year’s IBA Litigation Forum will be held at the Maison du Barreau in Paris on April 15-17, 2015.  The early registration discount expires on March 6, 2015. I plan to be there, and hope to meet some readers as well! The topics will include: Continue reading

Sports Arbitration: Pechstein/CAS Update – English Translation of Munich Judgment

Last month, the judgment of the Munich Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) that held the arbitral award of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Claudia Pechstein’s doping case to be unenforceable has attracted a lot of attention internationally. It has been called  “ground-breaking”, “earth-shaking” and “revolutionary”. Antoine Duval of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut has done a great job and produced an English translation of the judgment, available at SSRN. I am sure that the translation is of great interest to large parts of the international arbitration community. I also hope that it helps to dispel some misconceptions about the judgment’s percieved hostility to sports arbitration. Here is Antoine’s take on the judgment: Continue reading

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!

Germany’s Best Law Blogs 2015 – Call for Nominations

Johannes Zöttl, editor of kartellblog.de and a Jones Day anti-trust partner in his day job, is again looking for Germany’s Best Law Blogs. Here is the link to his call for nominations. Have a look: The nominations provide an interesting overview of the German jurablog (German for blawgs) ecosystem, so check out the website! This blog has already been nominated in the litigation/mediation category. It came second last year. This year, I expect strong competition from the new kid on the block, zpoblog.de, so please keep me in mind and vote when the poll is open!