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Swedish Arbitration Days 2014

Experts in International Arbitration

The role of expert evidence has become essential in today’s complex international arbitrations, with the outcome of many proceedings turning on a “battle of experts”. Concurrently, a professional class of experienced experts focusing on international arbitrations has emerged, in turn giving rise to thorny issues respecting impartiality and independence, duties owed to the tribunal, conflicts of interest and confidentiality. In view of these developments, various conceptual and practical questions related to the role and conduct of experts in arbitration are becoming of crucial importance for counsel, arbitrators, the courts and participating experts themselves.

 

This year, the Swedish Arbitration Days will bring together some of the most renowned and prominent arbitration practitioners and experts from around the world to discuss some of the key issues arising in relation to the use of experts in international arbitration.

 

Organizing Committee:

Robin Oldenstam, Gisela Knuts, Domitille Baizeau, Sophie Nappert, Richard Kreindler, Matthew Weiniger, James Hope, Anders Reldén, Tore Wiwen-Nilsson, Jean-Claude Najar and Pontus Ewerlöf

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Afternoon reception with buffet in connection with the Swedish Arbitration Days

 

Fee: Early bird rate of SEK 6 000 (approximately euro 700) for registrations made before 30 June 2014. Ordinary rate thereafter of SEK 7 000 (euro 800). The registration fee includes attendance at the conference at the Grand Hôtel, documentation, refreshments during breaks, lunch on the first day of the conference, and the reception and dinner on the first day of the conference.

 

Accommodation is not included. Participants are asked to make their own hotel arrangements. Preferred hotel partner for the Swedish Arbitration Days is Grand Hôtel in Stockholm. It is a five star hotel and also the conference venue. Preferred rates will be available until 4 August 2014 and reservations should be made online at https://www.yourreservation.net.

Alternatively, you may choose Scandic Hotel Anglais at Humlegårdsgatan 23 in Stockholm. It is a four star hotel and preferred rates will be available. Reservations should be made online at www.scandichotels.se with reference to code No BSAA140914.

 

Time4-5 September 2014

PlaceGrand Hôtel, Stockholm

SAA Seminar: Managing Dissent

The SAA invites its members to an evening seminar on 14 November 2017 on the subject of “Managing Dissent”.
 
A panel composed of leading international arbitration practitioners will address the various forms in which dissent occurs within arbitral tribunals and how such dissenting views may impact the conduct and outcome of the proceedings. Can dissenting opinions raise the standards for drafting awards in general? How far should an arbitral tribunal go to find consensus at various stages of an arbitration and when has it made too many compromises? Are dissenting opinions appropriate when issuing procedural orders? Is it possible for the parties to identify dissent during the proceedings and use it to their advantage? In ICC arbitrations, what impact can dissenting opinions have on the scrutiny process? And what do dissenting opinions signify to the parties: a consolation prize, a tool for challenging the final award, or a sign of a job properly done by the arbitral tribunal?
 
These amongst other issues will be addressed at the seminar by:
 
- Ms. Jennifer Kirby, Partner, Kirby, Paris;
- Ms. Wendy J. Miles QC, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, London; and
- Mr. Bo G. H. Nilsson, Partner, Lindahl, Stockholm
 
The discussion will be moderated by the President of the SAA Mr. Johan Sidklev (Partner, Roschier, Stockholm).
 
Registration
 
Please register for the event by using the link included in your personal invitation to the seminar (circulated by e-mail to all SAA members). Should you not have received the invitation or have any other questions, please contact us at info@swedisharbitration.se.
 

Time14 November 2017, 6 pm (CET)

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Annual general meeting and seminar on recent ICC reforms

The President of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre, will visit the annual general meeting of
the Swedish Arbitration Association, to be held on 17 May at 4 pm (please note the time).
 
Mr Mourre will provide an overview of recent ICC reforms and then answer questions from the
audience. The topics will include the new ICC rules on expedited arbitration, transparency (publication
of arbitrators’ names; reasoning of Court´s decisions), ethics (guidance note on disclosure; rules on
conduct in the arbitration), efficiency (sanctions for delays; streamlining signature process for the
Terms of Reference), and additional services (including sealed offers).
 
After the seminar a light meal and drinks will be served.
 
The SAA’s annual general meeting will be held at 16.00, immediately before the seminar.
 
If you wish to attend please register by e-mail to info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 11 May 2017. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

Time16.00-20.00 on Wednesday 17 May 2017

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Document production in commercial arbitration

The topic of the next SAA seminar, to be held at 6 pm on 16 February, is document production in
commercial arbitration, primarily international arbitration. The seminar will take the form of a
moderated discussion between supreme court justice Johnny Herre, Patrik Lindfors of Lindfors &
Co, Helsinki, and James Hope of Vinge. The discussion will be moderated by SAA president
Christer Danielsson. Specifically, the panel plans to discuss inter alia the following questions:
 
Pros and cons with the use of Redfern schedules.
 
Does the tribunal´s decision on production requests need to be motivated? How should the tribunal
act when the request is too broad but it seems clear that certain documents falling within the request
are relevant and should be produced?
 
Production issues often come up in the early phase of proceedings. How should the tribunal go about
deciding if a requested document is relevant and material?
 
What do we mean when saying that a request is a ”fishing expedition” and why shall ”fishing
expeditions” not be allowed?
 
Is it meaningful for a party to argue on the basis of the rules concerning ”edition” in the Code of
Judicial Procedure in Swedish seated international arbitration? In domestic arbitration, should the
rules in the Code of Judicial Procedure be applied in the same manner as in a court case?
 
How to deal with claims that a specific document cannot be produced because it contains business
secrets or that it cannot be produced due to legal privilege?
 
Could refusal by the tribunal to grant a production request ever lead to the award being vacated after
challenge?
 
Does refusal to produce a document risk creating an image problem for the refusing party among the
arbitrators and under what circumstances are negative inferences motivated?
 
The seminar will take place at Storgatan 19, Stockholm, and will start at 6 pm. After the seminar, a
light meal and drinks will be served. If you wish to attend please register by e-mail to
info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 10 February 2017. Participation is free of charge for SAA
members.

Time18.00–21.00 on Thursday 16 February 2017

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Third-party-funding (TPF) and After-the-event-insurance (ATE)

TPF is an institutionalized form of financing commercial disputes by investors specializing in litigation
and arbitration funding. ATE insurance is a custom-made insurance product covering litigation costs
and third-party risks in pending disputes (the policies are taken out after the dispute has arisen).
 
TPF and ATE insurances have for many years been commonly used tools to fund commercial
litigation and arbitration and to cover litigation risks in the Anglo-Saxon legal community and in some
other jurisdictions. These tools have been used both as means to secure funding of disputes (“poor
man’s right to justice” and “levelling the playing field”) and to spread risk and reward in commercial
disputes, for instance by companies wishing to share risk/reward and to take litigation costs offbalance
(“disputes as regular investment objects”). Another financial service that is offered is
“monetization” of late stage claims or awards/judgements.
 
In Sweden and in the Nordics, TPF and ATE insurance have in its institutionalized form until lately
been practically unknown phenomena on the dispute resolution scene, but this is likely about to
change. Foreign funders and ATE insurers are looking at Sweden and the Nordics with keen interest.
Sweden and the Nordics have a business environment that creates relatively large disputes by the
numbers and it has a sound and transparent legal culture with reliable courts and commercial
arbitration.
 
In order to spread some information about TPF and ATE insurance and the impact it may have on the
dispute resolution scene, SAA is inviting to a seminar on the topics TPF and ATE insurance.
The seminar will briefly cover the Swedish legal aspects of TPF and ATE insurance and speakers
representing different sectors of the TPF and ATE insurance industry will give presentations followed
by a panel discussion.
 
Speakers at the seminar will be Christian Stuerwald, Head of Case Assessment, Calunius Capital,
London, James Blick, Director, The Judge Group, London, and Thomas Hopp, General Counsel,
AREAM GmbH, Düsseldorf. The seminar will be moderated and introduced by advokat Harry
Bergman, Wistrand Advokatbyrå.
 
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
info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 10 November 2016. Participation is free of charge for SAA
members.
 

Time17.00–20.00 on Tuesday 15 November 2016

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

8-9 September 2016: Swedish Arbitration Days

PlaceGrand Hôtel, Stockholm

Annual general meeting and seminar: Best Practice in International Arbitration

Domestic arbitration will often mimic the practices at the local courts of the seat. International arbitration is different. Over time it has become increasingly delocalised, with seasoned international practitioners expecting to apply certain procedures more or less regardless of where an arbitration takes place.

With a particular emphasis on commercial arbitrations seated in Sweden, the seminar will address issues such as:

  • Is it important to make a distinction between domestic and international arbitration?
  • What are the sources of  international best practice?
  • What are some of the main features of international best practice when it comes to
    - commencing arbitration,
    - the written and oral submissions, and
    - the taking, presentation and production of evidence, including the hearing of witnesses?
  • What may we expect in terms of development of best practices going forward?

The seminar will be led by Robin Oldenstam and Kristoffer Löf, Mannheimer Swartling, based on their recent article Best Practice in International Arbitration, published in Avtalt prosess – Voldgift i praksis (Universitetforlaget, Oslo 2015).

 

Time11 May 2016 5 p.m.

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

16 March 2016: SAA Seminar: Expedited arbitration – pros and cons. Mika Savola, Magnus Bernro and Christer Danielsson

On 16 March 2016 the SAA organises a seminar on fast track arbitration. The topic of the seminar is the SCC´s and the Finland Arbitration Institute´s rules on expedited arbitration and their application. When should the rules be used and when should they not? When are they used? What are the pros and cons of fast track arbitration? These are some of the issues that will be addressed by a panel consisting of the chairman of the Finland Arbitration Institute Mika Savola,  the chairman of the Arbitration Association for Southern Sweden Magnus Bernro and SAA chairman Christer Danielsson. In addition, the SCC rules revision committee´s proposed amendments to the Swedish rules of expedited arbitration will be presented.

The seminar takes place at Vasagatan 7A and starts at 5 pm on 16 March.

Time5 pm

PlaceVasagatan 7A

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

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 mgn@msa.se.

 

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 info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 13 October 2015. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

 

Time20 October 5 p.m. CET

PlaceNäringslivets hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Annual meeting and seminar “Ethics in arbitration”

COUNSEL ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

 

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.

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

 

 

Time27 May 2015, 17.00 - 20.00

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

The role as chairman in arbitration proceedings

”The Role as Chairman in Arbitration Proceedings” will be the topic of the next seminar organized by the Swedish Arbitration Association. The seminar will be a moderated discussion among a panel of distinguished arbitration practitioners: Christopher Symons QC, London, Juan Fernández-Armesto, Armesto & Asociados, Madrid, and Lars Edlund, Justice of the Swedish Supreme Court.

 

Christer Danielsson, chairman of the SAA Executive Committee, will act as moderator. The panelists have been chosen with a view to reflect differing legal traditions in Europe.

 

Participants are encouraged to take active part in the seminar. The organizers also welcome input in advance of the seminar on issues of particular interest. In that regard, please contact christer.danielsson@frank.se.

 

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 info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 18 March 2015. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

 

 

 

Time25 March 2015, 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Revision of the Swedish Arbitration Act

On 18 November, the Swedish Arbitration Association will organize a seminar in Stockholm with the participation of the former chief justice of the Swedish Supreme Court Johan Munck whom the Swedish government has tasked with proposing amendments to the 1999 Swedish Arbitration Act. At the seminar Justice Munck will outline the committee ́s current thinking on what amendments to propose. Among the topics addressed will be (i) whether to introduce into the act provisions how to establish the substantive law of the dispute, (ii) whether to amend the grounds for challenging awards, (iii) if the time frame within which challenge procedures must be brought shall be shortened, and (iv) whether to change the rules governing the challenge procedure, including if and to what extent the English language may be used in such proceedings.

 

In addition to the topics he has been specifically instructed to address, Justice Munck has an open mandate to propose amendments also in other respects. Participants can expect him to share the committee ́s current thinking also in these regards.

 

Claes Lundblad, who is one of the experts advising Justice Munck, will participate as speaker alongside him.

 

In addition, in order to add an international perspective, Austrian lawyer Franz Schwarz of WilmerHale will contribute with experiences from the major revisions of the Austrian Arbitration Act that was made in 2006 and, with regard to the challenge procedure, in 2014.

 

Following the presentations, there will be a Q&A session moderated by Anders Reldén of White & Case. During the Q&A session participants will be given the opportunity to raise proposed amendments and receive an immediate feedback from the panel.

 

The seminar will take place at Vasagatan 7, Stockholm, and will start at 5 pm. After the seminar drinks and snacks will be served.If you wish to attend please register by e-mail to info@swedisharbitration.se no later than 11 November 2014. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

Revision of the Swedish Arbitration Act

Time18 November 2014, 17.00 - 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm

SAA’s Annual General Meeting and Seminar on “Bad faith claims in challenge proceedings and counsel’s liability for costs”

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.

 

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Time13 May 2014, 18.00 - 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Vasagatan 7, Stockholm

Seminar on “Defaulting Respondents”

The SAA hereby invites its members to an evening seminar on this multi-faceted and highly topical subject. The seminar will focus on different approaches to default in arbitral rules and legislation, options available to claimants in the case of default, possible approaches on the part of the arbitral tribunal, and recent case law in Sweden and elsewhere relevant to the issue from the standpoint of enforceability of a default award.

The seminar will be led by:

  • Richard Kreindler, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Frankfurt
  • Charlotta Falkman, Gernandt & Danielsson, Stockholm
  • Christer Danielsson, Frank, Stockholm
  • Anders Reldén, White & Case, Stockholm, who will act as moderator

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception starting at 20.00.

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If you wish to attend please use the form below to register no later than by 15 November 2013. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

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Time25 November 2013, 18.00 – 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Strandvägen 7a, Stockholm

SAA’s Annual General Meeting and Seminar on “Arbitration and mediation – should they be mixed?”

The SAA hereby invites its members to an evening seminar followed by a cocktail reception on the subject of Arbitration and mediation – should they be mixed?

 

The seminar will be in the form of a debate between Mr. Matthew Weiniger, partner at Herbert Smith Freehills in London, who will take the position against mixing, and Professor Erik Runesson, partner at Sandart & Partners in Stockholm, who will take the position in favor. The seminar will be moderated by Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy, University of Stockholm School of Law.

 

The SAA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at 17.30 immediately before the seminar.

If you wish to attend please use the form below to register no later than by 17 May 2013. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

 

If you are experiencing problems with our online registration service, we kindly ask you to instead register (submitting the same information as requested below) by e-mail to info@swedisharbitration.se.

 

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Time23 May 2013, 17.30 – 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Strandvägen 7a, Stockholm

Seminar on ”the Liability of Arbitrators”

The SAA hereby invites its members to an evening seminar on the liability of arbitrators. The seminar will focus on the liability of arbitrators in Sweden and other major arbitral venues; limitations of liability foreseen in institutional rules and arbitration laws; and the opportunities available to arbitrators in connection with potential liability.

The seminar will be lead by:

  • Claes Zettermarck, Of Counsel, White & Case, Stockholm
  • Jean Claude Najar, International Counsel, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Paris
  • Henrik Rydén, VD JLT Risk Solutions, Stockholm
  • Robin Oldenstam, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, who will act as moderator

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If you wish to attend please use the form below to register by 8 March 2013. Participation is free of charge for SAA members.

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Time21 March 2013, 18.00 – 20.00

PlaceStockholm International Hearing Centre, Strandvägen 7a, Stockholm

Swedish Arbitration Days 2012

THE CHALLENGE OF TAKING EVIDENCE IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION 

The taking of evidence is at the heart of essentially every international arbitration. Yet it remains a challenge for both arbitrators and counsel, having to deal with the diversity of legal cultures, the lack of universally accepted principles, the ever increasing technological possibilities and, in each case, the adverse interests of the parties.

This year, the Swedish Arbitration Days will bring together some of the most renowned arbitration practitioners from around the world to debate the many issues arising out of the taking of evidence in international arbitration.

 

Programme and speakers

Time13-14 September 2012

PlaceGrand Hôtel, Stockholm

Seminar on “Emergency Arbitration – a valuable addition to the tool box or just another marketing trick?”

On 29 May 2012, starting at 17.30 CET, the SAA will arrange its Annual General Meeting and a seminar on “Emergency Arbitration – a valuable addition to the tool box or just another marketing trick?”

Numerous arbitration institutes have added Emergency Arbitration rules to their toolkit over the last decade. The rules look good on paper – but how do they work in practice? What opportunities and challenges are parties, emergency arbitrators and institutions faced with when applying the rules? Do the rules give applicants real tactical advantages over the respondent? Do the rules provide appropriate safeguards for the defendant? And how do you as an emergency arbitrator go about your task?  The seminar will address these questions and take a critical look at the practical application of the emergency arbitration rules of the SCC, ICDR and ICC.

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Time29 May 2012, 17.30 CET

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm, Sweden

Seminar on “Innovation in Arbitration”

 

The continued success of international arbitration in the 21st century will rely on our ability to develop innovative and visionary techniques to meet the challenges of the future. With this in mind, the Swedish Arbitration Association (SAA), Young Arbitrators Stockholm (YAS) and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) are proud to invite you to this half-day event entirely devoted to Innovation in Arbitration.

  

  • Technology in Arbitration
  • Innovation: Clients and Counsel
  • A Client’s Wishlist – Does Modern Arbitration Meet The Clients’ Expectations?

Please register via SCC Institute by 1 march 2012 at the latest.
Fee: € 95. Fee includes: Written course materials, refreshments and the guided Nobel Tour.

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TimeThursday 8 March 2012, 13:00-17:00

PlaceStockholms Konserthus, Grünewaldsalen, Hötorget 8, Stockholm, Sweden

Seminar on the topic of “What legal and other sources are applied in arbitration in Sweden?”

What legal and other sources are applied in arbitration in Sweden?

Arbitration in Sweden takes place in an environment with a multitude of potential sources, some of a mandatory nature and some offering guidance. Such sources include not only Swedish lex arbitri, being the Swedish Arbitration Act of 1999 and Swedish court cases, but may include various rules and guidelines from bodies such as the IBA and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, writings by legal scholars and arbitration practitioners, international arbitral awards, rulings by foreign courts, and inferences drawn from Swedish domestic court procedure.
During the seminar we will debate these sources, their inner ranking and appropriateness in domestic and international arbitral proceedings from the perspective of counsel, arbitrators and legal scholars.

The seminar will be led by:

  • Johnny Herre, Justice of the Swedish Supreme Court, who will act as seminar moderator;
  • James Hope, Partner of Vinge, Stockholm;
  • Christina Ramberg, Professor at Stockholm University;
  • Johan Sidklev, Partner of Setterwalls, Stockholm.

The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception and launch party for the new book Arbitration in Sweden.

Seminar fee (to cover costs for catering and conference facilities): SEK 500

Please register by e-mail to info@swedisharbitration.se by 16 November 2011. Registration is binding. Payment instructions for the seminar fee will be sent by e-mail.

Time23 November 2011, 18.00-20.00 CET

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Seminar on “The Revised ICC Rules”

 The seminar will focus on the main revisions concerning:

  • emergency arbitrator
  • prima facie determination of jurisdiction
  • multiparty and multicontract provisions
  • joinder of additional parties and consolidation
  • confidentiality
  • case management techniques Read more…

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Time27 September 2011, 18.00-20.00 CET

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

SAA Annual Meeting and seminar on “Legal Reforms in France and Switzerland – What can we learn?”

Speakers:

  • Domitille Baizeau, Lalive
  • Philippe Pinsolle, Shearman & Sterling
  • Finn Madsen, Vinge
  • Moderator: Hans Bagner, Frank Advokatbyrå

Time31 May 2011

Seminar on “The Revised IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence”

Speakers:

  • Richard H Kreindler, Shearman & Sterling
  • Stefan Brocker, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Moderator: Hans Bagner, Frank Advokatbyrå

Time27 January 2011

The Swedish Arbitration Days 2010

Damages and other relief in International Arbitration

The Swedish Arbitration Days 2010 will bring together leading international arbitration practitioners, well-known arbitrators, scholars, forensic evaluation experts and accounting experts in the appraisal of damages, among others, to discuss the issues of damages and other relief in international arbitration, including:

  • What should counsel think about and what are arbitrators to do?
  • Evaluation of compensation
  • Burden and standard of proof
  • Does the relief differ depending on the judicial context?
  • Specific performance and other forms of relief

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About the conference

Time16-17 September 2010, 18.00-20.00 CET

PlaceNäringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

Seminar on “Non-participating parties in arbitration – What do you do?”

Speakers:

  • Hans Danelius, independent arbitrator
  • Johan Gernandt, Vinge
  • Bo G.H. Nilsson, Lindahl
  • Christer Söderlund, Vinge
  • Moderator: Robin Oldenstam, Mannheimer Swartling

Time3 June 2010

PlaceStockholm

ASA-SAA Practice Building Seminar

Speakers:

  • Michael E. Schneider, Lalive, President of the ASA
  • Bo G.H. Nilsson, Lindahl, Chairman of the SAA
  • Marc Blessing, Bär & Karrer
  • Phillip Capper, White & Case
  • Peter Leaver QC, One Essex Court
  • Alexis Mourre, Castaldi Mourre & Partners
  • Jan Ramberg, Intralaw
  • Laurence Shore, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
  • Eric A. Schwartz, King & Spalding
  • Carita Wallgren-Lindholm, Lindholm Wallgren

Time12-14 February 2010

Seminar on “Institutional Arbitration – Future Challenges and Trends”

Speakers:

  • Annette Magnusson, Mannheimer Swartling, Secretary General-elect of the SCC
  • Bo G.H. Nilsson, Lindahl
  • James Hope, Vinge
  • Moderator: Hans Bagner, Vinge

Time3 December 2009

Seminar on “Opportunities and Challenges relating to Electronic Document Production in International Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Stephen Bond, Covington & Burling
  • Lars Heuman, Stockholm University
  • Daniel Hochstrasser, Bär & Karrer
  • Lars Perhard, Wersén & Partners
  • Ulf Sandlund, PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Patricia Shaughnessy, Stockholm University

Time17 September 2009

The SAA’s Annual General Meeting and seminar on “10 years with the Swedish Arbitration Act 1999 – time for a revision?”

Speakers:

  • Linn Bergman, SCC
  • Johnny Herre, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Claes Lundblad, Roschier

Time25 May 2009

Seminar on “Arbitration in the Baltic Region”

Speakers:

  • Gediminas Dominas, Glimstedt, Lithuania
  • Maciej Gawronski, Bird & Bird, Poland
  • Girts Lejins, Raidla Lejins & Norcous, Latvia
  • Robert Mattson, Attorney at Law, Finland
  • Vilija Vaitkutė Pavan, Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai LAWIN, Lithuania
  • Asko Pohla, Pohla & Hallmägi, Estonia
  • Marie Öhrström, Assistant General Secretary of the SCC, Sweden

Moderators:

  • Carita Wallgren-Lindholm, Attorney at Law, Finland
  • Hans Bagner, Vinge, Sweden

Time23 April 2009

Seminar on “Introducing the International Centre for Dispute Resolution”

Speakers:

  • Mark Appel, ICDR
  • Tore Wiwen-Nilsson, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Hans Bagner, Vinge
  • Moderator: Patricia Shaughnessy, Stockholm University

Time9 December 2008

The Swedish Arbitration Days 2008

Public Policy in International Arbitration

The Swedish Arbitration Days 2008 will bring together leading international arbitrators, scholars and practitioners to discuss issues relating to the growing importance of public policy in international arbitration, including:

  • public policy in relation to investment treaty arbitration;
  • public policy as applied by the arbitral forum;
  • substantive and procedural public policy;
  • scope of review in annulment proceedings;
  • public policy as a bar to recognition and enforcement of a foreign award under the New York Convention; and
  • public policy and the UNCITRAL Model Law.

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Programme and speakers

Time4-5 September 2008

PlaceClarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm

Seminar on “Arbitration and EC Competition Law”

Speakers:

  • Gordon Blanke, SJ Berwin
  • Diederik De Groot, DLA Piper
  • Karl Johan Dhunér, Dhunér Järvengren
  • Ulf Franke, SCC
  • Pierre Heitzmann, Jones Day
  • Bo G.H. Nilsson, RydinCarlsten
  • Carl Nisser, SJ Berwin
  • Carl Wetter, Vinge

Time22 May 2008

Seminar on “Att utse skiljeman”

(Eng. Appointment of Arbitrator)

Speakers:

  • Karl-Erik Danielsson, Gernandt & Danielsson
  • Ulf Franke, SCC
  • Elisabet Wenzlaff, Volvo Car Corporation
  • Moderator: Bo G.H. Nilsson, RydinCarlsten

Time28 February 2008

Seminar on ”Tvistlösningsklausuler i internationella affärskontrakt – Drafting the Midnight Clause”

(Eng. Dispute Resolution Clauses in International Commercial Contracts – Drafting the Midnight Clause)

Speakers:

  • Åke J Fors, Setterwalls
  • Håkan Matz, Ericsson
  • Robin Oldenstam, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Moderator: Hans Bagner, Vinge

Time11 December 2007

Seminar on “Interim Measures in International Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Daniel Hochstrasser, Bär & Karrer
  • Toby Landau, Essex Court Chambers
  • Tomas Lindholm, Roschier
  • Moderator: Bo G.H. Nilsson, RydinCarlsten

Time4 October 2007

Seminar on “Revision of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules”

Speakers:

  • Renaud Sorieul, UNCITRAL
  • Georgios Petrochilos, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Lars Edlund, Grönberg
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time31 May 2007

Seminar on “Jurisdictional Issues in International Investment Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Nigel Blackaby, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Jeffrey M. Hertzfeld, Salans
  • Kaj Hobér, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time28 November 2006

Seminar on “The IBA Rules of Evidence – Theory and Practice”

Speakers:

  • Bernard Hanotiau, Hanotiau & van den Berg
  • Patrik Lindfors, Hannes Snellman
  • Moderator: Bo G.H. Nilsson, RydinCarlsten

Time23 October 2006

Seminar on “Legislative Reform in Support of Sweden as Venue for International Arbitration“

Speakers:

  • Ulf Franke, SCC
  • David St John Sutton, 20 Essex Street Chambers
  • Martin Wallin, Linklaters
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time13 June 2006

Seminar on “Practice and Procedure at the London Court of International Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Jan Paulsson, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Jan Ramberg
  • Adrian Winstanley, LCIA
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time2 May 2006

Seminar on “Bifurcation of Arbitration Proceedings”

Speakers:

  • Olle Flygt, Vinge
  • Finn Madsen, Vinge
  • Per Runeland, SJ Berwin
  • Moderator: Bo G.H. Nilsson, RydinCarlsten

Time17 November 2005

Seminar on “Some Evidentiary Issues in International Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Jeffrey M. Hertzfeld, Salans
  • Peter Heckel, Hengeler Mueller
  • Stefan Brocker, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time20 October 2005

Seminar on “Arbitration under the ICC Rules”

Speakers:

  • Anne-Marie Whitesell, ICC
  • Tell Hermansson, ICC Sweden
  • Hans Bagner, Vinge
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time10 May 2005

Seminar on “Ensuring Impartiality of Arbitrators in International Arbitration”

Speakers:

  • Claes Zettermarck, White & Case
  • Annette Magnusson, Baker McKenzie
  • Martin Wallin, Linklaters
  • Moderator: Claes Lundblad, Mannheimer Swartling

Time7 April 2005