Disputes in the Time of Corona: ADR as a Fast and Flexible Way Forward

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SARS-CoV-2_49534865371The disruption to business caused by the corona virus will inevitably leads to disputes. Examples that come to mind are the late supply or the failure to deliver critical supplies in an international supply chain, and the allocation of unforeseen risks and costs. Other questions might concern material adverse change (MAC) or force majeure provisions  and insurance coverage for Corona-related issues. In most cases, going to court is not really an option, given the urgency involved in finding a solution.  Continue reading

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Goethe University, Frankfurt: German & International Arbitration Curriculum, Summer Term 2020

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1200px-Goethe-Logo_svgGoethe Universtity’s Law School has just announced the details for this year’s course in German and International Arbitration:

“Wanting to learn more about commercial arbitration? This Goethe University curriculum provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of German and international commercial arbitration. Continue reading

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4th Hamburg International Arbitration Day, 31 March 2020: Experts in Arbitration – Use, Obligations and Challenges

Rechtsstandort HamburgOur friends up north invite you to join them for the 4th Hamburg International Arbitration Day. Here’s from the organizers:

“In most international arbitrations experts play a crucial role for the outcome of the dispute. At the same time, there is little regulation as to their participation in the proceedings, the standards of independence required or possible challenges. Depending on their background parties and arbitrators often have different expectations as to the role of the experts, in particular when they are party appointed experts and not tribunal appointed experts.”

The event is organized by the Center for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School, CAM-CCBC, HAC and Rechtsstandort Hamburg e.V. Click here for details.

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2020: German Arbitration Institute’s Centennial

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On the first business day of the New Year, here comes a Save the Date, marking an important milestone for the German dispute resolution community:

On 24 April 2020, the German Arbitration Institute (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit; DIS) will celebrate its 100th anniversary in Bonn. It was established on 21 April 1920 as the Deutsche Ausschuss für das Schiedsgerichtswesen (DAS).

Today’s modern DIS originates from the 1992 merger of DAS and Deutschen Institut für Schiedsgerichtswesen established in 1974.

The current arbitration rules of DIS came into force on 1 March 2018 – see here for my take on them.

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