“Africa in the Moot” and the Spirit of the Vis Moot

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At the Willem C. Vis Moot, “the” moot competition in international commercial arbitration, the Michael L. Sher Award for the Spirit of the Willem C. Vis Moot is “awarded to a team or an individual student for its dedication and commitment to the Spirit of the Vis Moot.” This year, the award went to the University Eduardo Mondlane’s team from Maputo, Mozambique. Continue reading

Spain and Germany as Seat of Arbitration: Virtual Event, 4 May 2021

On 4 May 2021, the Madrid International Arbitration Center and the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) are co-hosting a virtual event on Span and Germany as the seat of arbitration. Here’s from MIAC’s president, José Antonio Caínzos:

“The event will focus on the jurisdictions of Spain and Germany, their relationship with international arbitration, as well as their characteristics when being seats of arbitration. The event will start with an introduction by Dr. Herbert Kronke (Chairman of the DIS Board of Directors) following with my presentation of MIAC, as President. Continue reading

Frankfurt Court of Appeals: Award Can be Based on Tribunal’s Own Internet Research

In a decision published on 26 March 2021, the Frankfurt Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) held that in arbitral proceedings, the arbitral tribunal is entitled to base its award on the results of its own internet research. On that basis, the Frankfurt Court of Appeals declared an arbitral award between two pharmaceutical companies for approx. EUR 140 million enforceable. Continue reading

Hamburg International Arbitration Days, 22 – 24 March 2021

From 22 to 24 March 2021, the 5th Hamburg International Arbitration Days will take place online – Hamburg has never been closer: wherever you are, it is only a click away! The main event on 23 March 2021 is organised by the Center for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School and will focus on selected issues of multi-party arbitrations. Continue reading