Conclusions and recordings from SCC Online Seminars, Spring 2020
The SCC Online Seminars Serie has come to an end – for this season. Given the success of this initiative, the initiative will continue already this Fall.
The sessions were initiated as an effort to maintain dialogue with the international arbitration community, when we for different reason could not meet in person and has become a valuable channel to meet and discuss, regardless of circumstance. The interest for the seminar series far outdid the initial expectations and as the last session recording for this season is published, the conclusion is that this channel of communication is a great compliment to the live discussions and interactions we are used to. With thousands of community members signed up to join the sessions, the conversation is every bit as active and lively as pre-corona, albeit in a different shape. In addition to this, we note with great pleasure that the participants in the sessions includes guests that comes from parts of the world we might otherwise not easily reach. When the travel bans and lockdowns has made it harder for us all to meet, it has also allowed everyone to be equally close - just one click away from each other.
The digitalization has allowed us to be apart not just in space but also in time, all recordings from the sessions are now available for streaming. The seminars and panels held in Swedish, English or Russian had a wide range of topics. Below is a list of the sessions with a short description and a link to the videos.
The SCC is planning the next set of sessions and invite input on new topics that may be of interest. Don’t hesitate to reach out to head of business development Lise Alm (email@example.com) with proposals for topics or comments and feedback on the sessions so far.
It is also possible to arrange a separate seminar for individual teams on a relevant topic. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information.
What is the connection and how can international arbitration contribute to climate change efforts? Annette Magnusson shares information, inspiration and ideas for change, including some of the proposals from the Stockholm Treaty Lab teams.
Speaker: Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, SCC
Arbitration and technology
Automation in Arbitration
This seminar addresses the questions:
- Can databases remove the need for arbitral institutions?
- Can AI remove the need for judges?
- Can blockchain remove the need for the NY convention?
- Can the digitalized court of public opinion remove the need for the judicial process?
Speaker: Lise Alm, Head of Business development, SCC
This seminar provides insights into the digitalisation trends in international dispute resolution, as well as a demonstration of the SCC Platform.
Speaker: Kristin Campbell-Wilson, Deputy Secretary General, SCC
Online hearings when the parties cannot agree (panel)
This popular online panel session addressed if and how to organize an online hearing when the parties cannot agree on using a digital solution or not. Kluwer blog has provided write ups of the session for those preferring the written word.
Introduction: Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, SCC
Moderator: Patricia Shaughnessy, Professor, Stockholm University
Panellists: Maxi Scherer (Professor, Dr, Special counsel, Wilmer Hale), Michael Mcilwrath (Global Litigation Counsel, Baker Hughes), Wendy Miles (Partner, Debevoise and Plimpton), Paul Cohen (International lawyer, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square)
Online hearings from a Swedish perspective (panel, Swedish)
In a co-organized online panel by SCC and Swedish Arbitration Association, the panel address if, when and how to organize an online hearing, with focus on Swedish conditions.Kluwer blog has provided write ups of the session.
Introduction: Annette Magnusson (Secretary General, SCC)
Moderator: Patricia Shaughnessy (Professor, Stockholm University)
Panellists: Kristoffer Löf (Partner, Mannheimer Swartling), Polina Permyakova (Counsel, WilmerHale), Fanny Gleiss Wilborg (Partner, Lundberg & Gleiss).
Online services in arbitration (Russian)
In a co-organized seminar with the Russian Arbitration Association, the panellists address the questions of when it is possible to conduct the hearing online, what the law says, and which technical solutions that are available.
Speakers: Roman Zykov (Secretary General, Russian Arbitration association; Partner, Mansors law firm), Fredrik Ringquist (Partner, Mannheimer Swartling), Natalia Petrik (Legal counsel, SCC).
Arbitration in practice
Arbitration at the SCC
A presentation of the key features of SCC arbitration, its practices and procedures, including recent developments and statistics.
Speaker: Natalia Petrik, Legal Counsel SCC
Negotiating a dispute resolution clause
This seminar provides insight and arguments for different dispute resolution options together with key aspects to consider. During the session, each component of the arbitration clause is discussed, such as choice of court or arbitration, of seat, of institution, etc. The seminar is aimed at lawyers or others who are not necessarily specialized in litigation, but still finding themselves negotiating dispute resolution clauses. It provides the listener with a practical guide on how to negotiate that final clause in the contract.
Speakers: Lise Alm, Head of Business development, SCC and Matilde Matsgård, Legal Counsel (Hannes Snellman)
Negotiating a dispute resolution clause (Russian)
This seminar provides insight and arguments for different dispute resolution options together with key aspects to consider. The seminar is aimed at Russian speaking lawyers or others who are not necessarily specialized in litigation, but still finding themselves negotiating dispute resolution clauses. It provides the listener with a practical guide on how to negotiate that final clause in the contract.
Speaker: Natalia Petrik, Legel Counsel, SCC