At the SWAN meeting on 8 March 2017, SCC Legal Counsel Anja Håvedal-Ipp was elected as the new board member, replacing the former SCC Legal Counsel Celeste Salinas Quero.
The Swedish Women in Arbitration Network is a professional network which aims to promote the visibility and active participation of women in international arbitration. The network hosts a range of activity, among others panel debate, inspirational lunch and after works. Starting with only forty members, the network has grown to include 200 members today.
As of March 2017, Anja replaces Celeste who resigned and moved back to her home country Chile.
As a legal counsel for the SCC, Anja is responsible for the administration of approximately sixty arbitrations a year. She joined the SCC in the beginning of 2015 from the global disputes practice at Jones Day in New York. She holds a juris doctorate from Columbia University, an LL.M from the University of Amsterdam, and a bachelor’s degree from Lund University.
PRE-LAUNCHED: Stockholm Treaty Lab website
Last week, the official website of the Stockholm Treaty Lab was pre-launched. Registration will be open soon.
On the website, more information on the inspiration and the team behind the Lab can be found. Preliminary information on the Prize itself is also available.
Registration will be open in the coming weeks, however potential contestants are welcome to write to firstname.lastname@example.org to notify their interest.
Joint FAI/SCC seminar in Helsinki
On March 8, more than 80 participants attended a morning seminar in Helsinki, jointly organized by the SCC and the Finland Arbitration Institute (FAI).
The SCC was represented by Secretary General Annette Magnusson and Legal Counsel Anja Havedal Ipp. In their presentations, they focused primarily on new and updated features of the revised SCC Rules, which entered into force on 1 January 2017. They also spoke about other topical issues at the SCC – notably the SCC Centennial celebrations, the Treaty Lab innovation Prize, and the film The Quiet Triumph.
FAI Secretary General Heidi Merikalla-Teir and FAI Chairperson Mika Savola, in turn, shared their experience with the 2013 FAI Arbitration Rules, including the FAI caseload, consolidation of cases, and challenges to arbitrators.