Working Session 9

State Court Participation in Arbitration – Help or Hindrance?

International commercial arbitration: Some would say it’s the savvy litigant’s escape from slow, traditional, antiquated, overly- formalistic and, in some instances, partial, or even corrupt, national court systems. State courts are best avoided in international trade and business; we don’t need them anymore. As with most things, the truth is not that simple. Arbitral tribunals, irrespective of their seats and the arbitration institution standing behind them, lack the competence and power to preserve the full spectrum of a party’s rights in commercial disputes. Procedural aspects of commercial disputes are as diverse as their subject matter and, as the case may be, may require the participation of state courts before or during arbitration. This Working Session addresses a selection of highly interesting topics, where arbitral proceedings and state court proceedings – for better or for worse – co-exist and form part of the broader global dispute resolution system. This Working Session which focuses on the pre-arbitral and arbitration phases, will help practitioners identify possible risks in international arbitrations and will also highlight certain tools and instruments in various jurisdictions that may help a party win its case.

 

Session Schedule:

09.00 – 12.00 on Friday 4 September

 

Speakers:

Moderators:

Silvia Dahlberg, Advokatfirman Vinge KB (Sweden)
Arnoldo Lacayo, Astigarraga Davis (USA)
Gunnar Pickl, DORDA BRUGGER JORDIS Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)

Panelists:

Matthew Bunting, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (United Kingdom)
Derrick Dale, Fountain Court Chambers (United Kingdom)
Clive O’Connell, Goldberg Segalla (United Kingdom)
Colin R.P. Delayne, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (USA)
Eduardo J. De la Peña, Astigarraga Davis (USA)
Ricardo H. Safini Gama, Veirano Advogados (Brazil)
Alfred Siwy, Zeiler Partners Rechtsanwälte GmbH (Austria)
Damien Devot, Meyer Fabre Avocats (France)
Lukas Rusch, Pestalozzi Attorneys at Law Ltd (Switzerland)
Matthias Gstoehl, Nater Dallafior (Switzerland)

COMMISSIONS: International Arbitration / Litigation

GENERAL REPORTERS

Silvia Dahlberg, Arbitration_Litigation

Silvia Dahlberg

Arnoldo Lacayo, Arbitration_Litigation

Arnoldo Lacayo

Gunnar Pickl, Arbitration_Litigation

Gunnar Pickl

 

SESSION DOCUMENTS

General_Report

 

National Reports:

Argentina

Austria

Belgium

Brazil

Canada

Finland

France

Germany

Italy

Latvia

Mexico

Netherlands

Nigeria

Peru

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

UK

United States of America