DIS40 Rhein-Ruhr: In the Mind of Arbitrators


Decision making in arbitral proceedings is not only based on factual and legal arguments. Any judgement by human beings will be affected by additional (external) factors such as intuitive perceptions, unconscious or even conscious biases and personal values and preferences. In this context, the question also arises in what way the approach and the behaviour of the parties and their counsel impacts the decision making process. These interdependencies are often neglected as they are difficult to measure even though they should be part of the tactical considerations.

We will discuss these influences on decision making with Rory Wheeler from Rory Legal (Paris) who has worked as a practitioner in international arbitration for more than 10 years and regularly publishes newsletters on decision science applied to the legal (arbitration) world.

The event will be moderated by Jennifer Bryant from Noerr (Düsseldorf) and will be followed by networking drinks.

In the Mind of Arbitrators

Date: 16 September 2021, 6:30 pm (CET)
Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Heinrich-Heine-Allee 12, 40213 Düsseldorf

The event is planned to take place as an in-person event in compliance with the accepted Covid-19 Rules (“3G”). We ask all participants to bring a certificate of vaccination or recovery or a negative test. If the weather conditions permit, the event, or at least the social part of the evening, shall take place on the roof terrace. Depending on the Covid-19 developments, the number of participants will likely be limited to 25 people. If it turns out that an in-person event is not possible, the event will be held online. In that case, log-in details will be provided to the participants separately after registration.


We kindly ask you to register by 13 September 2021 with fgraefingrote(at)no_spamorrick.com or andreas.heinrich(at)no_spamfgs.de.

We look very much forward to seeing you at the event in person.

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