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.

“We’d better take a lawyer for that!” Conflict Management Study by Bucerius and Taylor Wessing

Taylor Wessing and the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession of Bucerius Law School have jointly conducted a study on what in-house lawyers in Germany expect of their external lawyers in conflict management. On Taylor Wessing’s part, my Hamburg partner Axel Bösch had the lead on this project. If you would like to receive a copy of the study, please let Axel or me know. Continue reading

“What do Corporate Counsel think of Mediation?” A CEDR Survey

CEDR, the London-based ADR organisation, is running a survey: “What do Corporate Counsel think of Mediation?” Here’s CEDR’s description of the survey:

“The questionnaire – which is for in-house counsel in both the private and public sectors – includes questions about your personal experience of mediation, as well as your views on the outsourcing of cases and opportunities for collaborative working within dispute resolution. Your responses will be collated with others and will be made available in the early spring.”

As it happens, my partner Axel Bösch is working on a joint project with Bucerius Law School in Hamburg with a similar focus, for which they conducted extensive interviews with in-house counsel across Germany. First findings were presented at Bucerius’ 2012 Conflict Management Coference.