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The 7th annual Conference will take place in Riga, Latvia from Thursday 14 to Friday 15 June 2018 at the premises of the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. From the wide variety of topics in the ever-evolving area of arbitration, this year’s Conference is devoted to the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention and to arbitration of corporate disputes in Ireland, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, and Ukraine.

In addition to discussions, conference participants are offered a guided tour of Riga, a seaside supper in Jurmala, as well as a spectacular riverboat dinner cruise down the river Daugava. For accompanying spouses, a special programme involves visits to museums and architectural sights.

State Court judges, as well as lecturers and students from State universities from all countries can enjoy free participation at Conference sessions. Additionally, travel stipends are available upon request for students from the CIS, Ukraine, Georgia and Turkmenistan.

The program of the conference

Photos by Lina Albrikiene and Olivier De Rycke (www.wop-studija.com)


Arbitration of corporate disputes, Alexandre Khrapoutski, Partner, advocate, SBH Law Office
Application of the “Public-policy” Exception under the New York Convention in China, Fei Ning, Hui Zhong Law Firm
Attachment in Switzerland, Felix C. Meier-Dieterle, Partner, Fischer
The New York Convention 60 Years On: BREXIT and other issues moving closer – an Irish perspective, Prof. G Brian Hutchinson, Associate Professor, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Dublin, IRELAND
Enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Israel, Oded Gross, Partner, Amar Reiter Jeanne Shochatovitch & Co. Lawyers, Tel Aviv, Israel