DIS40Nord-YAC-YAPN Invitation

The German Initiative of Young Arbitrators Nord (DIS40 Nord), Young Arbitration Practitioners Norway (YAPN) and the Young Arbitrators Copenhagen (YAC) are pleased to invite our members to a joint event held on 7-8 September 2018 in Copenhagen.

The two-day seminar will kick-off with an interactive workshop followed by a social event on Friday and continue with workshops on hot topics in international arbitration on Saturday.


For YAC: Kristine Gundersen and Henrik Gisløv

For DIS40 Nord: Donata von Enzberg and Jörn Hombeck

For YAPN: Mikal Brøndmo




Friday, 7 September

Gorrissen Federspiel, Axeltorv 2, 1609 Copenhagen

16.00   ‘The Perfect and Imperfect Arbitration Agreement’ – how to interpret pathological (defective) commercial arbitration clauses, words of introduction by Dr Morten Frank (Gorrissen Federspiel). Followed by an interactive panel discussion with Dr. Jennifer Bryant (Noerr), Hendrik Puschmann (Farrer & Co) and Yuliya Chernykh (University of Oslo).

18.00   Light dinner and drinks at Gorrissen Federspiel.

After the event, there will be opportunity to head to Tivoli Gardens, located right next to Gorrissen Federspiel.


Saturday, 8 September
The Danish Institute of Arbitration, Kronprinsessegade 28, 3rd floor, 1306 Copenhagen K

9.00   Registration and coffee

9.30   Introduction

10.00  Workshop 1: Expedited arbitration – what are the experiences so far?
Jörn Hombeck (Hanefeld)
Lotta Knapp (Vinge)

Workshop 2: Prague vs IBA Rules. What are the key differences and is one better than the other?
Nina Lauber-Thommesen (Levy Kaufmann-Kohler) Donata v. Enzberg (Taylor Wessing)

Workshop 3: Third-Party Funding. The ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force recently published a 250 page long report on TPF and TPF is perhaps one of the most talked about subjects in arbitration, but how is the world of TPF outside of conferences and seminars?
Jimmy Skjold Hansen (Plesner)
Dr. Felix Dörfelt (Latham & Watkins)

Workshop 4: Arbitrators – who to choose? The use of fulltime arbitrators, judges, professors and attorneys in Denmark, Germany and Norway.
Dr. Martin Lögering (Lebuhn & Puchta)
Rikke Silke Kjeldsen (Plesner) & Johan Tufte Kristensen (University of Copenhagen)

Workshop 5: Ad hoc or administrated/institutional arbitration. When do you choose the one or the other?
Mikal Brøndmo (Haavind)
Jonas Pust (Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek)
Each workshop will last 30 minutes and the delegates will participate in each workshop.

12.30  Coffee break

13.30  Presentations of the main results of the workshops by the moderators and questions


There is no participation fee.
Please register for this event with Maria Kaas-Petersen: mkp@voldgiftsinstituttet.dk



All of the events will take place in the city centre, in walking distance of Copenhagen City Hall and Central Station. We recommend booking accommodation in this area, e.g.:

– Hotel Alexandra: H.C. Andersens Boulevard 8
– Hotel Astoria: Banegaardspladsen 4
– Comfort Hotel Vesterbro: Vesterbrogade 23

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