The Global Arbitration Review and the Russian Arbitration Association, would like to invite you to the 2nd Annual GAR Live Stockholm Conference which is taking place on Thursday, 27 April 2017 at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.
This event, chaired by Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling and James Hope, Vinge, will bring together leading private practitioners and general counsel to discuss topical issues at the forefront of international arbitration law.
As a member of the Russian Arbitration Association, you may secure tickets at the discounted rate of £765 here.
Separated by numerous networking and refreshment breaks, conference topics will include:
Session one: Opening statements – a missed opportunity? Moderated by Sophie Lamb, Latham & Watkins
Arbitration hearings almost invariably start with opening statements, but how are these best delivered? Do counsel make the most of the opportunity they present? Questions the panel are expected to discuss include:
- Short summaries vs detail – do summaries suffice, on the basis that the arbitrators have read all of the documents? Or should statements present the written evidence in the case?
- “Skeleton arguments” – always a necessary addition?
- Best practice – in terms of using PowerPoint slides, core bundles, etc.
Pontus Ewerlöf, MAQS
Fredrik Norburg, Norburg & Scherp
Huawei Sun, Zhong Lun Law Firm
Nils Eliasson, Shearman & Sterling
Session two: The GAR Live symposium – Moderated by Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling and James Hope, Vinge
Our espresso version of the famous Tylney Hall format.
Lunchtime address - Phillip Capper, White & Case
Session three: What makes a good arbitrator? Moderated by George Bermann, Columbia Law School
Arbitrators frequently comment on how counsel should improve, yet rarely is there an opportunity for constructive feedback in the other direction. Here is your chance to see the shoe on the other foot. What do arbitrators do well, what could they do better, and what qualities make an arbitrator truly stand out?
Drawing on their collective “war stories, the panel will come up with a list of helpful pointers for arbitrators to bear in mind.
Rikard Wikström, Roschier
Anna-Maria Tamminen, Hannes Snellman
Hilary Heilbron QC, Brick Court Chambers
Iain McKenny, Vannin Capital
Session four: The GAR Live Debate – Moderated by Patricia Shaughnessy, Stockholm University
Motion: “This house believes that the new SCC rule on summary procedure will promote efficiency”
Laurence Shore, Herbert Smith Freehills
Patrick Taylor, Debevoise & Plimpton
Penny Madden, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Daniel Busse, Allen & Overy
Fredrik Andersson, Mannheimer Swartling
Mattias Rosengren, Vinge
Charlotta Falkman, Gernandt & Danielsson
Close of conference: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception at the SCC.
Further information, including updates to the speaker list and programme can be found here.