After the Final Award – A new Battle on the Horizon?


15 June 2017 - 17 June 2017

Close to midsummer, at the most exciting time of the year, when the sun does not go to sleep for more than a blink of an eye, the AIJA International Arbitration Commission warmly invites you to Stockholm, one of the world’s traditional hubs for international arbitration and the home city of the Arbitration Institute of the SCC.
We all know that the arbitration ends with the rendering of a final and binding award. But is it really over at that moment? Often, the skills and experience of counsel, arbitrators, and arbitral institutions will be tested once again after the award has been rendered.  The famous Yukos saga is just an example of the very broad and manifold issues that may arise after the rendering of the final award. If you are curious to discuss these issues with your peers and get useful insights, on what strategies to adopt to successfully enforce an award, to set aside an award, or to avoid contradictory rulings, please join us at the 9th AIJA Annual Arbitration Conference in Stockholm.
  • During our conference we will address and discuss, also from a comparative perspective, the following issues:
  • What is the role of arbitrators and arbitral institutions in ensuring enforceability of an arbitral award? Should arbitrators consider international public policy of enforcement states?
  • What are the strategic choices, tricks, and keys to a successful enforcement of an arbitral award?
  • Correction, revision, interpretation, and additional arbitral awards – what are the requirements and what are the differences?
  • Functus officio: What are the tribunal’s duties, obligations and liabilities after the award has been rendered?
  • What are the grounds for annulment of arbitral awards in different jurisdictions?
  • Can and should state courts enforce arbitral awards set aside at the place of arbitration?
  • What does the principle of res iudicata stand for? What are the risks and benefits of parallel proceedings and contradictory awards?
  • And many more topics…

You will be surprised to learn about the variety of interesting issues that may arise on the horizon after the final award has been rendered! In addition to the scientific value of this conference, Stockholm offers interesting perspectives on a cultural and inspiring social program. Consistent to the longest days of the year, the AIJA nights promise to be the longest and intense nights ever!

The conference will be kicked off by a welcome reception in the evening on 15 June 2017, and the scientific program will start in the morning on 16 June 2017.

The OC is looking forward to welcoming you in Stockholm!

Event fees

+ VAT if applicable<= 2017-05-24> 2017-05-24

AIJA Member < 354220,00  SEK 4940,00  SEK
AIJA Member >= 354604,00  SEK 5323,00  SEK
Non Member < 355179,00  SEK 5898,00  SEK
Non Member >= 355659,00  SEK 6378,00  SEK
IN-HOUSE1439,00  SEK 1439,00  SEK
Speaker4220,00  SEK 4940,00  SEK

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Full programme

Thursday 15 June 2017

18:00 » 20:00
Registration and cocktail reception at Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Brunnsgatan 2, Stockholm

Friday 16 June 2017

08:00 » 09:00
Registration at Waterfront Hotel
09:00 » 09:30
Introduction to the conference
By the President of AIJA, Commission President and Organising Committee
09:30 » 10:00
Keynote speech 
Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC)
10:00 » 11:15
Panel 1: Ensuring Enforceability of the Arbitral Award – Role of Arbitrators and Institutions
Simone Hofbauer, Barandun von Graffenried AG, Switzerland
Catrice Gayer, Herbert Smith Freehills, Germany
Tero Kovanen, Borenius, Finland
Gunnar Pickl, Dorda, Austria
11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 2: Revision, Correction and Interpretation of Arbitral Awards
Eric Johnson, Cederquist, Sweden
Johan Strömbäck, Setterwalls, Sweden
Anna-Katharina Busolt, ICC, France
Stefanie Pfisterer, Homburger, Switzerland
Justus Jansen, GSK Stockmann  Kollegen, Germany
13:00 » 14:15
14:15 » 17:15
Workshops (participants choose two, all workshops are repeated twice)

Workshop A: Enforcement proceedings – Strategic choices
Andrey Panov, Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow
Marc Krestin, Linklaters, Netherlands

Workshop B: The Arbitral Tribunal's Function after the Final Award – Functus Officio
Anne-Karin Grill, Schoenherr, Austria
Florian Mohs, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
Natalia Petrik, SCC Sweden
Duncan Speller, WilmerHale, United Kingdom

Workshop C: Res Judicata – Parallel Proceedings and Contradictory Awards
Maria Gritsenko, Bryan Cave, UK
Hervé Le Lay, Brown Rudnick LLP, France
Patricia Shaughnessy, Stockholm University, Sweden
Michael Boesch, Thouvenin, Switzerland
17:15 » 17:45
Meeting of the AIJA Arbitration Commission
Boat Trip and Dinner at Restaurant Rökeriet at Fjäderholmarna Islands

Saturday 17 June 2017

10:00 » 11:15
Panel 3: Annulment of Awards on grounds of public policy – a review of the merits through the back door?
Silvia Dahlberg, Vinge, Sweden
Eduardo de la Pena, Reed Smith LLP, USA
Matthias Gstoehl, Lalive, Switzerland
Cédric de Pouzilhac, Aramis Law, France
Polina Permyakova, Delphi, Sweden

11:15 » 11:45
Coffee Break
11:45 » 13:00
Panel 4: Enforcement of Annulled Arbitral Awards – Is There an Afterlife?
Damien Devot, Meyer Fabre Avocats, France
Speakers :
Klara Håstad, Vinge, Sweden
Lukas Rusch, Pestalozzi, Switzerland
13:00 » 13:30
Concluding remarks
Optional Lunch
Optional Afternoon Social Program
Optional Dinner

Practical information


Not included in the registration fee and is at the participant’s expense.
We have secured a limited number of rooms at the:

Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm
Nils Ericsons Plan 4, 111 64 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +46 (8) 5050 6000
2,495 SEK Superior Room per room per night
Use the following link to complete the booking:
Deadline: 15 May 2017

Organizing Committee

Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

Damien DEVOT
Meyer Fabre Avocats (FRANCE)

Catrice GAYER
Herbert Smith Freehills Germany LLP (GERMANY)

Advokatfirman Vinge KB (SWEDEN)

Barandun von Graffenried AG (SWITZERLAND)

Eric Johnson
Advokatfirman Cederquist (SWEDEN)

Tero Kovanen
Attorneys at Law Borenius Ltd (FINLAND)

Advokatfirman Delphi (SWEDEN)

Gunnar PICKL
DORDA Rechtsanwälte GmbH (AUSTRIA)

Lukas Rusch
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Organizing Commissions

International Arbitration