Second "Swiss Chalet Debate"
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

ICRD Young International

 

 

The CIDS co-organized the second "Swiss Chalet Debate" with the International Center for Dispute Resolution Young & International (ICDR Y&I) following the traditional coffee-house debat format. The discussion focused on two different topics:

  • "Early Case Assessment: Blessing or Curse?"
  • "Loser Pays: What About the Success Fees?"

 In the first part of the debate, participants discussed whether an arbitral tribunal should be required to provide the parties with a preliminary case assessment, be it orally or in writing, after the first round of briefs. Supporters of such requirement sustained that it would increase the cost-efficiency and predictability of the process.

The second proposition put forward was that arbitral tribunals should award success fees increasingly agreed between counsels and their clients under alternative fee arrangements.

Panellists: 

  • Anna Kozmenko, Schellenberg Wittmer                               
  • Catherine Kunz, Lalive
  • Sergei Usoskin, Double Bridge Law
  • Katie von der Weid, Sidley Austin

Moderators:

  • William "Rusty" Park, Boston University
  • Melissa Magliana, Homburger

 

The event was sponsored by the law firms LaliveSchellenberg Wittmer and Sidley Austin.              

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Second "Swiss Chalet Debate"
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