The unique combination of institutional tradition, academic and legal avant-gardism and strategic geographic positioning makes Paris the preferred arbitration seat worldwide to local and foreign parties alike. It has also made Paris home to the largest and most diverse community of arbitration practitioners and service providers worldwide.
At the same time, international arbitration has become part of the Paris DNA and a vibrant testimony to Paris’ historic role as one of the globe’s most important centers for the development of international affairs.
Paris Arbitration Week celebrates this by bringing together the international arbitration community during a dynamic week of academic debate and professional exchange in a friendly atmosphere in the beauty of the City of Lights. With more than 35 official professional and academic events, two official social gatherings accessible to all public and more than 1000 participants from all over the world, the week is designed to facilitate maximum participation and provide optimal value to those taking part in it.
WilmerHale Special Counsel Dr. Maxi Scherer will participate in the following events during Paris Arbitration Week:
- CIMAC debate on “Are Arbitral Institutions (Still) to be Trusted?”
- Presenter at King & Spalding – Arbitrator / Counsel Face-Off: “Behind the Scenes” Insight on What Each Side Really Thinks of the Other
- Queen Mary University of London & Revue du Droit des Affaires Internationals’ “Provisional Measures in International Arbitration”
- Deliotte panel discussion on “International Arbitration by 2025: Impact of Technological Innovation and the Belt & Road Initiative”
WilmerHale Counel Dr. Sarah Ganz also participated in the April 2 symposium "Approaches to Witness Evidence in International Arbitration.”