The administrative secretary – A necessity? Legal and ethical concerns?

Time20 October 5 p.m. CET

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

On 20 October 2015, the Swedish Arbitration Association will organize a seminar on the topic ”The administrative secretary – A necessity? Legal and ethical concerns?”. Some of the issues that will be discussed are the suitability of engaging an administrative secretary, to what extent the administrative secretary should participate in the proceedings, and if an administrative secretary’s prior dealings with the parties in the dispute should be taken into consideration when choosing a secretary. The seminar will be conducted in the form of a moderated discussion among a panel of distinguished arbitration practitioners: Johnny Herre, Justice of the Swedish Supreme Court Justice, Stockholm, Dominic Pellew, Partner at Dentons, London, and Mélanie van Leeuwen, Partner at Derains & Gharavi International, Paris. The panellists have been chosen to reflect differing legal traditions in Europe.


Mattias Göransson, Partner at Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, will act as moderator.


Participants are encouraged to take active part in the seminar and ask questions to the panellists.

Should any participant wish to submit questions beforehand to the moderator, they can be sent to


The seminar will take place at Storgatan 19, Stockholm, and will start at 5 pm. 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 13 October 2015. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.