Schedule

Our Summer Law School schedule is designed around three things: A challenging and inspiring academic programme, a fun and exciting social programme and many opportunities for contact with arbitration experts.

Most workshops will take place in the facilities of the Graduate Institute of Geneva, located in the Parc Barton right on the shore of the Lake Geneva. It’s a beautiful and relaxing setting in late summer.

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Schedule of the 2017 Summer Law School

Sunday, August 27, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Friday, September 1, 2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Our law school is meant to give a first insight on arbitration, aiming to form people who never did study this field before. In order to do so, we built up an academic program covering most of the aspects of arbitration, with a focus on the practice of this field. That is why most of our speakers are lawyers with a professional focus in this area.

Note: The schedule might change slightly in the future. Any change will be announced on this website and on our Facebook page. Any missing social programme information will be announced as it is planned.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017
12:00-16:00 Arrival of participants
From 17:30 Opening ceremony, orientation and welcome reception
Location: Brasseurs, Geneva
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Monday, August 28, 2017
10:00-12:30 Arbitration in Switzerland: history and introduction
Speakers: Mr. Elliot Geisinger and Anne-Carole Cremades from Schellerberg Wittmer Ltd., Switzerland, Geneva
Location: Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Attorneys-at-law, Geneva
12:30-13:00 Lunch kindly provided by Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Attorneys-at-law
13:00-14:30 Workshop : Arbitration Mock Case
Speakers: Mr. Elliot Geisinger and Anne-Carole Cremades from Schellerberg Wittmer Ltd., Switzerland, Geneva
Location: Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Attorneys-at-law, Geneva
16:00-17:00 Tour and introduction to the UN (United Nations)
From 17:00 Dinner and National Party at Le Scandale: We kindly ask all participants to dress in traditional costumes frome their respective countries and to bring a bottle of their national drink.
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017
09:00-12:00 Workshops : Commercial Arbitration presented by Bär & Karrer
Speakers: Ms. Alexandra Johnson and Dr. Mercédeh Azeredo da Silveira from Bär & Karrer
Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement
12:00-14:00 Lunch at Saveur Passion, kindly provided by Bär & Karrer AG
14:00-16:30 Lectures : Hot topics in Arbitration presented by CMS von Erlach Poncet AG
Speakers: Dr. Niklaus Zaugg, Ms. Marjolaine Jakob, Ms Aline Wey Speirs & Ms. Aileen Truttmann from CMS von Erlach Poncet AG
Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement
16:30-20:00 Sightseeing in Geneva’s city center
From 20:00 Dinner at Bains des Pâquis with Fondue (Swiss national meal), followed by Karaoke at the Pickwick (pub).
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:30-11:00 Lecture : Arbitral institutions
Speaker: Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Pierre Tercier
Location: CCIG (Geneva Chamber of Commerce)
11:00-12:30 Lecture: The Swiss rules by the CCIG (Geneva Chamber of Commerce)
Speaker : Valériane Oreamuno (CCIG)
Location: CCIG (Geneva Chamber of Commerce)
12:30-14:00
Lunch kindly offered by CCIG (Geneva Chamber of Commerce)
15:00-16:00 Adjudication vs Arbitration
Speaker: Prof. Gian Paolo Romano
Location: UNIGE (University of Geneva)
16:30-18:00 Panel of careers in arbitration
Speakers: Dr. Bernd Ehle (LALIVE), Dr. Niklaus Zaugg (CMS Zurich), Ms Alexandra Johnson (Bär&Karrer) & Prof. Gian Paolo Romano (University of Geneva)
Location:UNIGE (University of Geneva)
18:00-20:00 Standing Dinner with sponsors and participants
Location:UNIGE (University of Geneva)
From 21:00 After-hours programme (drinks in a bar)
Location: yet to be defined
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Thursday, August 31, 2017
10:30-12:30 Sports Arbitration
Speaker: Mr. Alex Mclin (ASA)
Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement
12:30-14:00 Lunch in the MIDS area
14:00- 15:30        Workshops on arbitral procedures presented by Sidley Austin LPP: The First Procedural Hearing – A Key Strategic Battleground for Counsel in International Arbitration
Speakers: David Roney (Sidley Austin LLP)

Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement

From 19:00
Dinner and Laser Game: the participants need to bring along sporty and dark clothes. §
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Friday, September 1, 2017
10:00-12:00 Investment Arbitration
Speaker: Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler
Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement
12:00-13:30 Lunch in the park
13:30-15:30 It all starts with an arbitration clause… , presented by Brown & Page SA
Speaker: Ms. Dominique Brown-Berset (Brown & Page)
Location: MIDS, Geneva Law School for Dispute Settlement
15:30-17:00 How to prepare for a hearing and what happens next, presented by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LPP
Speaker: Ms. Vanessa Liborio Garrido de Sousa (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LPP)
Location: MIDS, Geneva
17:30-18:30 Dressing Time
19:30-22:00  Gala dinner and boat cruise on the lake
From 22:00 Clubbing at Village du Soir
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Saturday, September 2, 2017
11:00 Departure for Gruyères
12:00-14:00 Lunch at Gruyères and visit of the village
14:30-16:00     Visit of the Cailler chocolate factory
17:00-18:00  Visite of the Caveau Corto
 18:30-19:00  Walk by the lake in Lausanne
19:30-18:30 Dinner in Lausanne
Evening             Clubbing in Geneva

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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Departure of the participants
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