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!

Update: Should the Setting Aside of the Arbitral Award be Abolished?

Professor Albert Jan van den Berg dealt with this rather provocative question when he delivered the 2nd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture on the topic on September 13, 2013. The lecture has since been published, and made available on video tape. In his lecture, Professor van den Berg undertook a tour d’horizon of the legal issues that setting aside procedures create – it is well worth reading, but for all those of you you can not deal with the uncertainty of not knowing the answer, I am going to give away his conclusion: Continue reading

12th Petersberg Arbitration Days, February 21/22, 2014

The Petersberg Arbitration Days (Petersberger Schiedstage) are a regular annual event for many in the German arbitration community. This year, the conference agenda comprises corruption, money laundering and compliance from an international arbitration perspective (Korruption, Geldwäsche und Compliance im Blickpunkt der internationalen Schiedspraxis). The conference is held at the Petersberg Hotel in Königswinter near Bonn.

Frankfurt Conference on Recent Developments in Investment Arbitration, October 24, 2013

On October 24, 2013, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) is hosting a half-day conference on “Recent Developments in Investment Arbitration”. The venue is the Frankfurt International Arbitration Center (FIAC) at the Frankfurt Chamber of Commerce and Industry (see here for the full programme). The conference commences at 9:00 am with an address by the Minister of Justice in the Federal State of Hesse, Jörg Uwe Hahn, ending at noon with a lunch reception. One of the hot topics will of course be the Eureko v. Slovak Republic case, in which the Frankfurt Court of Appeals (Oberlandesgericht) had upheld a BIT arbitration clause and found against the Slovak Republic – the matter is currently pending before the Federal Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) – and the approach by the European Union to BIT Arbitration more generally.