Annual meeting and seminar “Ethics in arbitration”

Time27 May 2015, 17.00 - 20.00

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm



The SAA hereby invites its members to a seminar on the subject of Counsel Ethics in International Arbitration.


Advocacy is an art and, as an art, advocacy should be untouchable!


Or, are regulations on counsel ethics in fact necessary to protect the integrity of arbitration as such? What should such regulations address? Who should police the application and observance of such regulations?


Counsel ethics in international arbitration have recently been put in focus by the “IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration” and the “Annex to the LCIA Rules – Guidelines for the Parties’ Legal Representatives”. What are the contents of these regulations? Are these regulations necessary? Are they sufficient? The Swiss Arbitration Association has taken even a further step and launched the ASA initiative “Global Arbitration Ethics Council”. What is the aim with such council? Is such council necessary and/or warranted?


Counsel ethics raise several questions and certainly there are numerous ideas on how to address these within the arbitration community. It is a pleasure for the SAA to have two of the most prominent and well-informed advocates within the community to address these issues, namely Mr. Matthew Weiniger, QC, and partner at Herbert Smith Freehills, London, and Mr. Elliott Geisinger, partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva. The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Pontus Ewerlöf, partner at MAQS Law Firm, Stockholm.


The SAA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 17.00 immediately before the seminar.


After the seminar a light meal and drinks will be served.



If you wish to attend please register by e-mail to no later than 22 May 2015. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.