SAA’s Annual General Meeting and Seminar on “Bad faith claims in challenge proceedings and counsel’s liability for costs”
Time13 May 2014, 18.00 - 20.00
PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm
The SAA hereby invites its members to an evening seminar followed by a cocktail reception on the subject of Bad faith claims in challenge proceedings and counsel’s liability for costs.
There appears to be an increasing tendency to challenge arbitral awards. At the same time very few challenges are successful and many challenges are brought on very weak grounds by parties being dissatisfied with the substantive outcome rather than with any errors in procedure or form by the arbitrators. This tendency to bring, more or less, unmeritorious challenges does not only create a heavy burden for the courts, but may also cause frustration to winning parties facing unnecessary uncertainty, delay and cost whilst challenges are pending.
The seminar will deal with the issue of how unmeritorious challenges to awards are dealt with in Sweden, England and Switzerland respectively, focusing particularly on the way in which the courts tries to deal with such claims, balancing the interests of due process and efficiency, including the potential to hold counsel liable for costs or imposing other types of sanctions.
The seminar will be led by Mr Nicholas Peacock from Herbert Smith Freehills in London, Mr Alexandre Mazuranic, from Schellenberg Wittmer in Geneva and Mr Claes Lundblad from Lundblad & Zettermarck in Stockholm.
Mr Robin Oldenstam from Mannheimer Swartling in Stockholm will moderate the seminar.
The SAA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 18.00 immediately before the seminar.
The AGM and the seminar will be followed by a cocktail reception starting at around 20.00.
If you wish to attend please use the form below to register no later than by 8 May 2014. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.