Public International Law in International Arbitration: 3rd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture, Berlin, September 22, 2015

Berlin_Große_Orangerie_1987_01On September 22, 2105, Professor Bruno Simma, University of Munich and University of Michigan, will deliver the 3rd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture, organized by the German Institution of Arbitration (Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit, DIS) and named after its Honorary Chairman, Professor Böckstiegel. The first lectures had been held in Bergisch-Gladbach, but this year, the date and location have been chosen to link into the DIS Autumn Meeting the following day in Berlin. The Autumn Meeting discusses Power Imbalances in International Arbitration.

The photo shows the venue of the lecture, the Orangery of Schloss Charlottenburg. Copyright Frank Schwichtenberg via Wikipedia

Getting Ready For the World Cup: Arbitration and Football, Heidelberg, June 6, 2104

Jogi Löw has named his squad for the World Cup in Brazil. And while the German players will be sweating in their training camp, University of Heidelberg, the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) and DAV’s Sports Law Section are running a joint training camp of their own for lawyers to get them ready for the World Cup.

A one day conference on June 6, 2014, looks at the World Cup from various legal angles, primarily – but not exclusively – from an arbitration perspective. One session sounds particularly exiting: It brings together counsel for both parties in the Pechstein case, in which the District Court (Landgericht) München has recently issued a controversial judgment on the role of arbitration in sport, when it held an arbitration clause used by a sports in an athlete’s agreement federations to be invalid.

Should the Setting Aside of an Arbitral Award Be Abolished?

A rather provocative question – to which I do not pretend to have the answer. But ist appears that Professor Albert Jan van den Berg may have it. He will deliver the 2nd Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel Lecture on that topic. The lecture is organized by the German Institution for Arbitration in honour of Karl-Heinz-Böckstiegel, its long-time president and current honorary president. It will be held on September 13, 2013 at Grandhotel Schloss Bensberg, Bergisch Gladbach, near Cologne. Continue reading

DIS Autumn Conference – DIS ADR Services, Berlin, October 16 – 17, 2013

The traditional autumn conference of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) this year is devoted to the discussion of ADR procedures and methods, which a focus on the ADR Services that DIS itself offers. We have reported on DIS suite of ADR rules and regulations in early 2012 when they were released in English. Continue reading