ICC Germany Arbitration Forum

04 Jun 2024

Frankfurt English
Start: 15:00 (Frankfurt) || End: 18:00 (Frankfurt)

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We are pleased to invite you to an exchange with Claudia Salomon, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, as well as with arbitration experts and practitioners from companies, on the occasion of this year's ICC Germany Arbitration Forum on June 4, 2024 from 15:00 to 18:00 o'clock at the Schlosshotel Kronberg near Frankfurt am Main.

The ICC International Court of Arbitration plays a leading role in preventing and resolving cross-border disputes. With innovative approaches and the further development of best practices and standards, it adapts to the changing needs of companies and markets.

The 2024 edition of the ICC Germany Arbitration Forum will feature panels with the following topics:

  • Effective conflict management in the company
  • Litigation risk analysis to assess costs and prospects of success 
  • Alternative conflict resolution mechanisms
  • Measures to promote settlements

More information about the programme will be announced soon.

(Frankfurt Time Zone)

15:00 - 15:05

Welcome remarks

  • Oliver Wieck, Secretary-General, ICC Germany, Frankfurt

15:05 - 15:25

Keynote

  • Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

15:25 - 15:30

Introduction

  • Dr. Anke Sessler, Partner, Litigation and International Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

15:30 - 16:10

Proactive conflict management – dispute avoidance and de-escalation through internal policies and ADR champions? 

  • Dr. Jan-Michael Ahrens, Principal Counsel, Siemens AG, Munich
  • Tom Thormeyer, Vice President Legal, Dispute Resolution, BioNTech SE, Frankfurt

Moderator

  • Dr. Anke Sessler, Partner, Litigation and International Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

16:10 - 16:50

Risk analysis through decision trees: real added value or pseudo-science?

  • Dr. Karsten Grillitsch, Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart
  • Dr. Thomas Riehm, Chair of German and European Private Law, Civil Procedure Law and Legal Theory, University of Passau, Passau

Moderator

  • Max Stein, Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

16:50 - 17:15

The variety of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

  • Greg Lourie, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

17:15 - 17:55

Settlements in arbitration – the parties‘ or the arbitrators‘ task? Debate on the topics of (i) early case assessment, (ii) mediation in parallel to arbitration (iii) incentivisation of arbitrators through settlement fees?

  • Dr. Nathalie Lengert, Lead Counsel Commercial Litigation EMEA & APAC, Nokia, Munich
  • Dr. Andrea Meier, Partner, Walder Wyss, Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Rolf Trittmann, Partner, Rothorn Legal, Frankfurt; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

17:55 - 18:00 

Key Takeaways

  • Max Stein, Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

18:00

Closing remarks followed by reception

  • Oliver Wieck, Secretary-General, ICC Germany, Frankfurt

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Dr. Jan-Michael Ahrens

Principal Counsel, Siemens AG, Munich

Dr. Karsten Grillitsch

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart

Dr. Nathalie Lengert

Lead Counsel Commercial Litigation EMEA & APAC, Nokia, Munich

Greg Lourie

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Dr. Andrea Meier

Partner, Walder Wyss, Zurich

Thomas Riehm

Chair of German and European Private Law, Civil Procedure Law and Legal Theory, University of Passau, Passau

Dr. Anke Sessler

Partner, Litigation and International Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

Max Stein

Counsel, International Litigation and Arbitration, Skadden, Frankfurt

Tom Thormeyer

Vice President Legal, Dispute Resolution, BioNTech SE, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. Rolf Trittmann

Partner, Rothorn Legal, Frankfurt; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Oliver Wieck

Secretary-General, ICC Germany, Frankfurt 

Venue

Hotel Schlosshotel Kronberg
Hainstraße 25, 61476 Kronberg im Taunus, Germany

Working language English
Registration
  • ICC Germany members: free of charge
  • Company representatives: free of charge
  • For other participants (non-ICC Germany members and non-company representatives): 90 euros (plus VAT)

For further information, please contact:

Dana Milena Enss

Policy Manager, ICC Germany

dana.enss@iccgermany.de

Organiser

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