DAA Dutch Arbitration Day 2018

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The Dutch Arbitration Association invites you to the 2018 Dutch Arbitration Day.
The theme of this year’s conference will be:

Technology and Innovation in International Arbitration

We will look at the impact of Artificial Intelligence, e-discovery, document automation, legal design, arbitrator intelligence and more. What lies ahead of us? Will new technologies disrupt or enhance the arbitral process? How can we benefit from technology and innovation to make arbitration more efficient, more transparent and less costly? What are the risks and challenges for arbitrators, practitioners and institutes?

Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
Venue: The Hermitage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Time Item Speakers
08.00 - 08.30 Registration, Coffee for Women's Networking Breakfast participants  
08.30 - 09.45

Women's Networking Breakfast – networking event for all female participants – group discussion on how to get (your first) arbitrator appointments

Sponsored by the Netherlands Arbitration Institute

Fredy von Hombracht-Brinkman, Director Netherlands Arbitration Institute
Marieke van Hooijdonk, Partner at Allen & Overy, Amsterdam and Dutch member on the ICC Court of Arbitration in Paris
Dr. Daniella Strik, Partner at Linklaters, Amsterdam
Roelien van den Berg, Co-Chair Organising Committee, Senior Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway
09.15 - 10.00 Registration, Coffee for main conference


10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and Introduction Natalie Vloemans, President of the Dutch Arbitration Association, partner at Ploum
Marc Krestin, Co-Chair Organising Committee, Managing Associate at Linklaters, Amsterdam
10.15 - 10.45 Keynote address 1  
The science of decision-making in international arbitration and the challenge of Artificial Intelligence
Doak Bishop, Senior Partner at King & Spalding, Houston
10.45 - 11.15 Keynote address 2 
How Artificial Intelligence will change our (legal) world

Mathias Strand, Assistant General Counsel and Head of Legal at Microsoft Western Europe, Stockholm

11.15 - 11.45 

Coffee break and voting

11.45 - 12.45 Panel discussion 1
State of the Union: technological innovation in arbitration: trends and developments

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Abdel Wahab (moderator), Professor of Law and Arbitration at Cairo University, founding partner at Zulficar & Partners, Cairo
Dr. Jacomijn Van Haersolte-Van Hof, Director General at the London Court of International Arbitration
Noah Rubins, Partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris
Kevin Ongenae, Lawyer and PhD Researcher, Ghent University

12.45 - 14.15

Lunch – on canal boats

14.15 - 15.15  Panel discussion 2
What lies ahead: how will technological innovation shape the future of arbitration? Opportunities, risks and challenges

Prof. Dr. Maxi Scherer (moderator), Professor of Law at Queen Mary, University of London, Special Counsel at Wilmer Hale, London 
Prof. Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law at Penn State Law & Queen Mary, University of London, Founder of Arbitrator Intelligence
Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Aschauer, Professor of Arbitration Law at the University of Graz, independent arbitrator
Dr. Stephan Wilske, Partner at Gleiss Lutz, Stuttgart
Maarten Blom, General Counsel at Coolblue, Rotterdam

15.15 - 15.30 Grab a coffee and go to workshop  
15.30 - 16.15 Workshop A
Arbitrator selection and Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Catherine Rogers, Professor of Law at Penn State Law & Queen Mary, University of London, Founder of Arbitrator Intelligence
Rikard Wikström-Hermansen, Partner at Roschier, Stockholm
Jimmy Skjold Hansen, Partner at Plesner, Copenhagen

  Workshop B
Improving your pleadings through legal visuals
Sarah van Hecke, Legal Design Adviser at Houthoff, Amsterdam
Dr. Lisanne van Weelden, Assistant Professor at Utrecht University
Niva van de Geer, Consultant at Flatland | Visual Thinking Agency, Rotterdam
  Workshop C
Artificial Intelligence and calculating your chances of success

Kirstin Schwedt, Partner at Linklaters, Frankfurt and Munich
Ludwig Bull, Chief Technology Officer at CourtQuant, London
Aloysius Llamzon, Senior Associate at King & Spalding, Washington D.C.
Dr. Kees de Visser, Senior Legal Counsel at Omni Bridgeway, Amsterdam

16.15 - 16.30 Grab a coffee and go to workshop  
16.30 - 17.15 Workshops A, B and C (round 2)  Same speakers as 1st round of workshops
17.15 - 17.30 Voting  
17.30 - 17.45 Wrap-up and closing remarks Thomas Stouten, Co-Chair Organising Committee, Counsel at Houthoff, Rotterdam 
17.45 - 00.00 Cocktail dinatoire  

Registration fee

The registration fee will be: EUR 325 for non-members; EUR 275 for members; EUR 150 euro for in-house counsel and EUR 75 for students *. The price is including the cocktail dinatoire. Membership may be applied for via the DAA-website.

*) Note for students: Students must show their student card on the day of the conference.


The final registration date is reached. It is no longer possible to subscribe for this event.


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Hotel suggestions

An overview of hotel suggestions can be viewed here.

Contact information

We hope to be able to welcome you all at The Hermitage Amsterdam on Thursday 18 October 2018. For further information concerning the conference, please visit www.dutcharbitrationassociation.nl or contact us via: dad@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl.

Cancellation policy

Your registration will be treated as a commitment to attend the conference. If you do need to cancel, the DAA must be notified in writing. If a written cancellation is received before 30 September 2018, the registration fee will be refunded. When a written cancellation is received before 11 October 2018, 50% will be refunded. Without a written cancellation there is no refund possible.




Allen & Overy


Clifford Chance


DLA Piper


Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer






Loyens & Loeff


Netherlands Arbitration Institute




Omni Bridgeway


Ploum Law Firm


Raad van Arbitrage voor de Bouw


The Hague Hearing Centre (THHC)


Go to the sponsor page

Would you become a sponsor for this event? Please contact the DAA at: DAD@dutcharbitrationassociation.nl