The German Institution for Arbitration’s Autumn Conference is coming up soon, on September 28, 2016, in Berlin. DIS 40, the German Young Arbitrators’ Club for those under 40 or prepared to lie about their age, is hosting its event the day before, on Art and Dispute Resolution. Continue reading
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Humboldt University, Berlin: Graduate Program on International Dispute Resolution
Combine an exiting city and an exiting area of law: The Law Faculty of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin offers a one-year full-time graduate degree program in International Dispute Resolution (IDR), with a strong emphasis on international commercial arbitration. Professor Gerhard Wagner is the master mind behind this degree, which, as far as I can see, is unique in Germany. The program is open to law graduates from jurisdictions around the world. The language of instruction is English. The application deadline for the 2016/2017 program is March 31, 2016. Early submissions are encouraged. More information regarding the program can be found here.
ICC Guide for In-House Counsel on Effective Management of Arbitration Guide
The ICC’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR launched its Guide for In-House Counsel and Other Party Representatives on Effective Management of Arbitration in June 2014. The guide is designed “to provide in-house counsel and other party representatives, such as managers and government officials, with a practical toolkit for making decisions on how to conduct an arbitration in a time- and cost-effective manner, having regard to the complexity and value of the dispute.”
Frankfurt Court of Appeals on Conciliation Requirement Before Starting Litigation – Suhrkamp
This court decision is part of an on-going litigation battle between the shareholders of Suhrkamp Verlag, one of Germany’s best known publishing houses, with authors such as Hermann Hesse, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, James Joyce, Peter Handke, Jürgen Habermas or Uwe Johnson to its name, to name just a random few.