The SCC will be in Berlin on 19 -20 September 2017 to participate at the DIS autumn conference and a seminar with three other arbitral institutions.
The German Institution of Arbitration (DIS) autumn conference this year takes the theme of Evolution – Innovation – Disruption: Changes in the field of international dispute resolution. SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will speak in a panel which will address “How do innovators solve dispute today?” together with representatives from the industry on 20 September.
The day before, Ms Magnusson will also speak at a seminar as an additional event to this conference, which is a collaboration between the SCC, DIS, Milan Chamber of Arbitration (CAM) and Vienna International Arbitration Center (VIAC). The seminar will discuss issues that may arise in arbitration that are not covered in arbitration rules. In May, the four arbitral institutions organized similar event in Vienna.
A public screening of The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World will follow at the same day.
Just published: The powers and duties of arbitrators
A book on a well-discussed but inadequately studied subject - an arbitrator's powers and duties has recently been published in honor of Dr. Pierre A. Karrer. The book shows how well an arbitration process can be in the hands of a master.
The Powers and Duties of an Arbitrator consider questions such as the following:
What are the limits of an arbitrator’s power?
Should arbitrators have a role in encouraging settlement?
What are the duties and liabilities of arbitrators?
To what extent may arbitrators delegate tasks and use tribunal secretaries?
Dr. Karrer has more than 40 years of experience in international arbitration and has previously served as Vice President of SCC. The book has been edited by SCC's current vice president, Patricia Shaughnessy and Sherlin Tung.