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Next ICC Conference on Arbitration & ADR

Enforcement, Setting Aside and Related Treaty Claims: A View From Europe

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This Conference, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ICC, is a “must attend” for arbitration practitioners and more generally dispute resolution professionals, who want to keep up to date with the latest developments and increasing challenges when it comes to enforcement and setting aside of arbitral awards.


With a highly interactive format and dynamic presentations from real thought leaders in arbitration, this premier event of its kind in Switzerland will bring together panelists (arbitration counsel, arbitrators, and academics) from all over Europe to discuss recent trends and decisions in relation to the setting aside and enforcement of arbitral awards, and the circumstances under which the violation of the New York Convention could amount to a violation of investment protection standards.







Zurich, 15 April 2019 ICC Chairman's Lunch

Framework Agreement, EU membership or going it alone?

Speaker: State Secretary Roberto Balzaretti

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The bilateral relations between Switzerland and the European Union are approaching a crossroad. The Federal Council submitted the draft text for an institutional framework agreement (INSTA) between Switzerland and the EU to a broad consultation. The EU declared such an agreement as precondition to develop the bilateral economic relations further. In such a situation, the conclusion of an institutional or framework agreement might become the only alternative to a full adhesion to the EU.


ICC Switzerland regularly offers opportunities to discuss topics of current business interest. Our last Chairman's Lunch in Zurich focused on these Swiss-EU relations. We had the opportunity to learn more about the context when State Secretary Roberto Balzaretti shared his thoughts. As it is known from various public statements, the largest number of participants in the consultation process were in general in favor of an institutional framework agreement but raised various concerns and requested “clarifications” or even “re-negotiations”. In the discussions some possible ways forward have been touched. It became apparent that Switzerland obtained substantial improvements during the negotiations. It would be important to take more a strategic view instead of focusing on single eventually problematic facts. The political process will take quite some time in any case. This gives room to search for clarifications in parallel. Therefore, a quick positive reaction by Switzerland to the European Union would be helpful to deblock the relations. 


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Next Seminar - New ICC Note to Parties & Tribunals

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ICC Switzerland's Commission on Arbitration and the Section of Lawyers from Foreign Bars of the Geneva Bar Association (SABE) co-organize a seminar on the "Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration of 1 January 2019". This event will take place on 11th April 2019, 17:30 - 19:00 at Lenz & Staehelin in Geneva.


This event will provide information on important aspects of the Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals, notably on disclosure requirements for arbitrators, new transparency provisions and data protection. This event is aimed at Arbitration practitioners, in-house counsel, academics and students with an interest in ICC arbitration.


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Invitation to the "Mascotte Talk" - Workshop on the ICC Code on Marketing and Advertising

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ICC Switzerland and ks/cs organize a workshop on the updated standards and principles which apply to the communications industry in Switzerland since 1 January 2019. The new standards take into account new practices and new technologies. The background, the most important changes as well as the consequences of the code will be discussed and you can learn more of the opportunities to get involved in the making of the rules.





Zurich, 20 March 2019

News in Dispute Resolution

ICC Switzerland has organized a seminar on the new «Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration” and on the new organization of the Swiss Commission of Arbitration and ADR.


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Register now for the 11th World Chambers Congress

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    • Organised by the ICC World Chambers Federation, the World Chambers Congress is the only international forum for chamber leaders and professionals to share best-practices, exchange real-word ideas and inspire new thinking around the most pressing issues affecting business today. Co-organised with the Brazilian Confederation of Trade and Business Associations, the 11th edition of the event will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 12-14 June 2019.


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