11th Annual Arbitration Conference

Zurich

27 - 29 June 2019


Towards greater efficiency in international arbitration

 

Welcome to Zurich, where lake, mountains and a quaint old town go hand in hand with a trendy cultural scene and a vibrant nightlife! The AIJA International Arbitration Commission is delighted to invite you to its 11th Annual Arbitration Conference to discuss efficiency, one of the most topical issues in international arbitration. Join us in Zurich, Switzerland on 27-29 June 2019!

It is often said that with its increasing popularity, international arbitration has also become less efficient. According to the 2018 International Arbitration Survey by Queen Mary and White & Case, costs are considered the "worst" feature of international arbitration. The survey also revealed that a majority of arbitration practitioner believed that increased efficiency, including through technology, is the factor that is most likely to have a significant impact on the future evolution of international arbitration. During the 11th Annual Arbitration Conference, we will discuss a wide range of issues concerning efficiency in international arbitration. What does efficiency mean in international arbitration – and what can be done to improve? What is the client's, the counsel's, and the institution's view on efficiency? How can technology assist to make arbitration proceedings more efficient? And how can the determination and allocation of costs impact the efficiency of arbitration proceedings?

In addition to the scientific value of the event, getting together will also create the opportunity to meet and see old and new friends, to enjoy some first-class entertainment in the evenings, and to get active during some athletic activities if you feel like it – breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps included!

The conference will be kicked off by a welcome reception in the evening of 27 June 2019. The scientific program will start in the morning of 28 June 2019.

The Organising Committee is looking forward to welcoming you in Zurich!


AIJA Commissions

  • International Arbitration

Organising Committee

Michael BOESCH
THOUVENIN Attorneys at Law (SWITZERLAND)

Pascale GOLA
Ruoss Vögele (SWITZERLAND)

Matthias GSTOEHL
LALIVE (SWITZERLAND)

Simone HOFBAUER
Barandun von Graffenried AG (SWITZERLAND)

Eric JOHNSON
Advokatfirman Cederquist (SWEDEN)

Elena KADELBURGER
Underwood & Co (UNITED KINGDOM)

Marc KRESTIN
Linklaters LLP (NETHERLANDS)

Stefan LEIMGRUBER
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Lukas RUSCH
Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (SWITZERLAND)

Nadia SMAHI
Bär & Karrer AG (SWITZERLAND)

Chloé TERRAPON
Walder Wyss Ltd. (SWITZERLAND)