The Friday afternoon begins with the highly controversial problems of "fracking". In America, the massive use of appropriate technology has led to a significant reduction in the cost of energy, especially for the American industry. The result: the US is limited by the supply of oil from the Middle East dependent. In Germany, "fracking" is seen as very critical due to environmental problems. The corresponding panel, which is staffed with lawyers and administrative leaders from both countries, should illuminate the guided on both sides of the debate. Also, current "fracking" before US courts is a subject of discussion.
Subsequently, the new Rules of Arbitration of the London Court of Arbitration (LCIA Rules) are being scrutinized. The aim of the reform is high: the rules are to be fair, equitable and effective. The most important changes are the introduction of an arbitrator for urgent requests, the simplification of procedures consolidation, codification of ethical conduct for the parties and their representatives, and the decor of the arbitral tribunal to impose sanctions against the parties. Are the new LCIA Rules attractive especially for settlement agreements between German and US parties? Can and should they be an example for a revision of the current rules? Arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Rules) will be included in the discussion.
WilmerHale Special Counsel Dr. Maxi Scherer, along with Secretary General of the DIS Dr. Francesca Mazza, will be speaking at this event.
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