DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2016

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The Dutch Arbitration Association organized its fourth annual conference on Wednesday 5 October 2016. This year's conference was about the Quality Control in International Arbitration. Speakers discussed why quality control is needed, how control mechanisms work and what room there is for improvement.

Dutch Arbitration Day 2016 Program - Hermitage Amsterdam


Time Issue Speakers
09.00 - 09:45 Registration, Coffee and Refreshments  
09:45 - 10.00 Welcome Gerard Meijer, President of the Dutch Arbitration Association, Professor of Arbitration & Dispute Resolution at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, partner at Nauta Dutilh, Amsterdam
10.00 - 11.30 What Makes an Arbitration a Quality Experience? – Users’ Expectations and How to Meet Them (or How They Are Not Yet Met)

David Blackmon, Senior Vice President Tax, Legal & Insurance, Heerema Marine Contractors, Leiden
Susanne Gropp-Stadler, Chief Litigation Counsel, Siemens, Munich
Adrian Howes, Head of European Litigation, Nokia, Düsseldorf
Jasmin Kaboni-Voit, Senior Legal Counsel in the Legal Department of RWE Supply & Trading GmbH, Essen

Moderator: Thabiso van den Bosch, partner at Conway & Partners, Rotterdam

11.30 - 12.30 Strive or Perish – Why Quality Control Matters to the Future of Arbitration Philippe Pinsolle, partner at Quinn Emanuel, Paris
12.30 - 14.00 Lunch Break & Discussion of the Amsterdam Arbitration Quality Agenda  
14.00 - 15.30 How Do Arbitral Institutions Control the Quality of the Process? – Insights on the Approaches of Some Leading Institutions

Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary-General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris
Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director-General of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), London
Dirk de Meulemeester, President of the Belgian Centre for Arbitration and Mediation (CEPANI), Lexlitis, Gent

Moderator: Willem van Baren, Chairman of the Dutch Arbitration Institution (NAI), partner at Allen & Overy, Amsterdam

15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break  
16.00 - 17.15 Is There Room for Improvement? – Critical Views from Counsel and Arbitrators

Jason Fry, partner at Clifford Chance, Paris
Albert Marsman, partner at De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, Amsterdam
Robin Oldenstam, partner at Mannheimer Swartling, Stockholm, Gothenburg
Serge Zwanen, partner at Loyens & Loeff, Rotterdam

Moderator: John Fellas, partner at Hughes Hubbard Reed, New York

17.15 - 17.30 The Amsterdam Arbitration Quality Agenda – Initial Results and Moving Forward Wieger Wielinga, partner at Omni Bridgeway, Schiphol
17.30 - 17.45 Farewell Jurjen de Korte, Chair of the DAD’s Organising Committee, partner at Eversheds, Amsterdam
17.45 - 18.45 Drinks reception at the Hermitage  
19:00 - 22.30 Dinner (Restaurant Riva: Amstelboulevard 1, 1096 HH Amsterdam)  


Supporting Organization

The Dutch Arbitration Day 2016 was organized with the support of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

ICC International Court of Arbitration


Media partner

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The closing date for registration is achieved. Registration is no longer possible.

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Omni Bridgeway


Ploum Lodder Princen


Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw

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