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Newsletter 3/2024 - International Activities: Upcoming Events


In the coming months, the DIS will be supporting a number of interesting events related to international arbitration. We will keep you informed as soon as concrete information becomes available. Stay tuned.

London International Disputes Week

Date: 3-7 June 2024, London

LIDW has, for 4 years, been a forward-thinking forum for discussions on the future of international Dispute Resolution. This year’s event will be a hybrid event for legal practitioners from across the world, and will no doubt provide crucial insights into the business and law of international dispute resolution and arbitration.

Under the theme ‘Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity’ the agenda for the main conference has now been unveiled. Among the speakers is former Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard AC, Lord Goldsmith KC, Josh Bayliss CEO of Virgin Group, Moira Thompson Oliver, Head of Business and Human Rights at Slaughter and May, High Court judge Mrs Justice Cockerill, Campbell Jackson, Partner and Global Claims and Disputes Leader at EY and a panel moderated by Mr Justice Henshaw.   

The Arbitration Day will commence with keynote speeches from Jan Paulsson, O. Thomas Johnson Judge, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague, and Lord David Wolfson KC. Other panel sessions include the Baltics, Balkans and a tech panel on the West Coast, US with opening remarks by the Minister of Justice, Mike Freer.

To find out about LIDW by visiting the website and read the press release here.

During the London International Disputes Week, DIS will host the event “DIS@LIDW: International and German Perspectives on Post-M&A Disputes” on 5 June 2024.

Unifying the Commercial World - 30th Birthday of the Unidroit Principles

Date: 6 June 2024, Hamburg
For further information please refer to the invitation.

German-China Trade Day

Date: 12 July 2024, at 14:00
Venue: Dentons, Markgrafenstraße 33, 10117 Berlin

On 12 July 2024 the "German-China Trade Day" will take place in Berlin.  The law firm Dentons will host the DIS China Committee, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) for this event.

It will start at 14:00, featuring opening speeches by prominent figures such as Minister Yu Jianlong, Vice Chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and Executive Vice Chairman of CIETAC, along with a representative from the DIS and a senior diplomat from the Chinese Embassy in Berlin.

There will be two presentations. Chengjie Wang, Secretary General of CIETAC, will discuss the new rules and developments in CIETAC practices. Heiko Heppner, Head of the DIS China Committee and Co-Head of Dentons (Europe) International Arbitration Practice, will present on the constructive role of arbitral institutions in trade-related disputes. The event will continue with a panel discussion focusing on procedural efficiency and the enforcement of arbitral awards, moderated by Miao Lin, Managing Director of ACT Applied Carbon Technology GmbH.

A second panel discussion topic will be confirmed shortly. German-China Trade Day offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the latest developments in trade and arbitration in both China and Germany, to network with legal professionals and commercial executives from both countries and engage in meaningful discussions with experts at the forefront of international trade and arbitration.

If you are interested in attending this event, please email Nina Meyer (nina.meyer(at) to register.

Your DIS Team


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