Mediation seminar with Antonio Piazza and Frank Vecella
What obstacles typically get in the way of direct negotiations between the parties to a dispute? How does this dynamic change during mediation? These are some of the questions that will be addressed in Stockholm 28 May.
The afternoon seminar is titled “Enhancing the Speed and Productivity of Negotiations through Mediation”, and will take place at the SCC premises in Stockholm.
The speakers are leading experts in the field, and will deconstruct a mediation process that has been applied to resolve thousands of complex business disputes. They will extract and discuss a few general principles that inform and facilitate dispute resolution in the commercial context and beyond.
Speakers: Antonio Piazza is recognized as one of the world’s leading mediators. Since 1980, he has successfully mediated the resolution of more than 4,000 disputes, including high-profile cases involving leading companies, business leaders, and law firms.
Frank Vecella is a partner in the U.S. law firm of McKool Smith, where his practice focuses on commercial and intellectual property litigation. He previously spent 16 years in the in-house legal department of Ericsson, where he was responsible for managing the company’s litigation. Mr. Vecella has tried dozens of jury and bench trials and participated as counsel in well over 500 mediations.
Nordic Summit in Stockholm: Commercial Dispute Resolution in China
Join us when arbitration experts from China and the Nordic countries gather in Stockholm 18 June to discuss various aspects related to commercial arbitration in China.
It will be the first time the annual Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China is held in the Nordics. Since 2013, the Beijing Arbitration Commission/Beijing International Arbitration Center (BAC/BIAC), has successfully hosted a series of Summits in London, Paris, Zurich, Vienna, Hong Kong, and other cities. The collaboration between BAC/BIAC and the prominent arbitration institutions in the Nordic region brings together expertise not only from Sweden and China, but also from Norway, Denmark and Finland.
Topics The Summit is a full day event, based on the report “Commercial Dispute Resolution in China: An Annual Review and Preview” (2018). Topics will include commercial arbitration and third party funding, commercial mediation, energy dispute resolution, construction dispute resolution, investment and finance dispute resolution. The speakers are representatives from both Chinese and Nordic law firms, arbitration institutions, and in-house counsel.
New materials uploaded to web-section for parties from Russia and CIS
The SCC has uploaded new materials to the web-section for parties from Russia and CIS. The materials reveal that awards of the SCC continue to be successfully enforced in Russia.
The published materials include three decisions from 2016-2017, in which Russian courts recognized SCC arbitral awards as enforceable on the territory of the Russian Federation. In these three cases, the debtors had claimed that the awards were unenforceable because they were contrary to public policy, and due to improper notification of the proceedings and invalidity of the arbitration clause. Summaries of these cases are also among the published materials.
The newly published materials are available here (in Russian).