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3.5. The Current State and Future of Arbitral Institutions: from Competition to Cooperation?

Wednesday, May 15
09:30 - 11:30

Guards Hall, General Staff Building (6-8, Dvortsovaya sq.)


International arbitration has become a field of intense competition: arbitral institutions around the world are doing their best to improve their rules and practices to remain in demand among the users. At the same time, new arbitral institutions appear on the stage that are ready to meet the expectations and needs of the modern users.

This background prompts arbitral institutions to become open for the cooperation and dialog, including sharing case management techniques, as well as joining forces to develop new services and initiatives to increase the efficiency of arbitral proceedings.

The following sets of practical considerations are suggested for the discussion among the representatives of arbitral institutions:

  • How to meet the ever-increasing demands in the efficient case-management procedure: discussion of the most recent developments and practices?
  • The benefits and obstacles that new technologies bring to arbitration.
  • Globalization of institutional arbitration: cross-institutional consolidation and other initiatives, first results and new perspectives.
  • Challenges and obstacles for the development of arbitration on jurisdictional levels: how to overcome them?
  • New (old) markets perspective and obstacles for administration and enforcement of the awards: practical tools and strategy.
  • What else can arbitral institutions do to promote their services and arbitration generally?

The suggested list of issues is open and the panelists are welcomed to suggest their initiatives and issues for the discussion.

Welcome Speech

Natalya Pavlova

Judge, Supreme Court of the Russian Federation


Andrey Gorlenko

Executive Administrator, Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration

Andrey Panov

Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright


Philippe Baertsch

Member, Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution

Alice Fremuth-Wolf

Secretary General, Vienna International Arbitral Centre

Sarah Grimmer

Secretary-General, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre

Aleksey Kostin

President, International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation

Annette Magnusson

Secretary General, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

Kevin Nash

Deputy Registrar – Centre Director, Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Jacomijn van Haersolte van Hof

Director General, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

Viktor von Essen

Deputy Secretary General and Head of Case Management, German Arbitration Institute (DIS)

Brad Wang

Managing Counsel, China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission

* The Programme may be subject to change