The competition is moving forward with seven teams registered within two weeks after the registration was open. Who will be judging the submissions?
Five experts within international law, economics and climate science have joined the jury for the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize:
David Rivkin is a chair of Debevoise & Plimpton’s International Dispute Resolution Group and the past president of the International Bar Association. He is consistently ranked as one of the top international dispute resolutions in the world.
Per Klevnäs is partner of Material Economics in Stockholm. He has extensive international and Swedish consulting experience within energy, environment and climate.
Annette Magnusson is SCC Secretary General and General Counsel of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. She is a frequent speaker on international arbitration and the development of legal services on a global level.
Michael Lazarus is the Director of the U.S Center of the Stockholm Environment Institute. He brings over 20 years in professional experience in energy and environmental analysis.
M Sornarajah is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore. He was previously the head of the University of Tasmania with extensive experience in international law.
The Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize is expected to attract multi-disciplinary teams from all over the globe. The teams will compete in drafting a model treaty with the greatest potential to increase green investments. The winning solution will be presented in a high-level forum on a global level.
SCC in Minsk: Innovations in 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules
The SCC in cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Minsk and the Eastern European Dispute Resolution Forum is organizing an international seminar in Minsk on 21 September 2017. On the agenda is the innovations in the 2017 SCC Arbitration Rules.
On 1 January 2017 a new version of the SCC Arbitration Rules entered into force. While maintaining continuity of what could be described as the essence of an SCC arbitration, the new SCC Arbitration Rules introduce a number of noteworthy improvements aimed at efficiency of arbitral proceedings, including summary procedure, joinder of third parties and handling of multiple claims in a single arbitration.
The seminar provides an opportunity for the participants to acquaint themselves and to discuss the details of the SCC’s innovative procedures as well as to attend a mock session featuring the SCC emergency procedure. Among the speakers are experts in international arbitration based in Stockholm, Minsk, London and Moscow.
The seminar will conclude with a Minsk premier of the film The Quiet Triumph: How Arbitration Changed the World.
Survey open: Arbitration – Mediation – Arbitrator by same individual
Practitioners in international arbitration and mediation are welcomed to to take part in a survey under the auspices of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The survey concerns use of Arb/Med/Arb in international commercial arbitration where the same person serves in all three stages of the Arb/Med/Arb process.
Arb-Med-Arb as used in this questionnaire means as follows: the parties first commence an arbitration with an individual appointed as Arbitrator. Then, this arbitration is suspended in order to proceed to facilitative mediation with the same individual serving as Mediator. If this mediation is successful, the parties’ dispute is settled. If this mediation fails, the arbitration resumes with the same individual reprising the role as Arbitrator.
The survey aims to investigate among others whether this mechanism is much used and whether there is a potential conflict of interest.