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Online Workshop on Commercial and Investment Arbitration

On 30 June 2021, the IILCC partnered with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to host an online workshop on practical insights into commercial and investment arbitration.

As introduction, Dr Roman Mallmann (Managing Partner in Düsseldorf) and Brian Samuel Oiwoh (Associate in Vienna) presented the main features of international arbitration. They explained the differences compared to ordinary jurisdiction and discussed the advantages and disadvantages relevant in practice. Mr. Oiwoh then went into the specifics of investor-state dispute settlement and gave an overview of the particularities of ICSID arbitration. Dr Mallmann then outlined the course of a typical arbitration and explained the different procedural phases. Both speakers then discussed the practical challenges of holding a digital arbitration hearing during the pandemic.

Afterwards, all participants had the opportunity to get to know the law firm better in small groups and to ask individual questions about the legal practice. The programme (in German) is available here.