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    Basel Winter Arbitration School

    The next edition of the Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place on 5-10 February 2023 (TBC). If you want to be notified when it will be possible to apply, please complete this form. Please also follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

    The Basel Winter Arbitration School took place on 6-11 February 2022 at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It was also be possible to attend the school in an online format.

    The University of Basel, founded in 1460, is the oldest university in Switzerland. The school will feature prominent arbitration practitioners and academics covering different types of public, private and hybrid arbitration topics, and will include speakers from international arbitration institutions headquartered in Switzerland and other countries.

    The school featured an interactive six-day programme introducing participants to different types of public, private and hybrid arbitration and related practice development and career opportunities. Young practitioners and graduate students working in the field of dispute resolution will particularly benefit from this programme. 

    Download the Basel Winter Arbitration School brochure with bios of confirmed faculty members the programme.

    Faculty

    Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Prof. Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Chair of International Law and Public Law at the University of Basel
    Prof. Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Prof. Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Senior Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London)
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Anne Peters, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Anne Peters, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg
    Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad, LL.M. (Amsterdam)
    Judge Liesbeth Lijnzaad, LL.M. (Amsterdam)
    Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg) and Professor of Practice of International Law (Maastricht)
    Martin Doe, BCL (McGill)
    Martin Doe, BCL (McGill)
    Senior Legal Counsel at Permanent Court of Arbitration (the Hague)
    Ignacio de Castro, LL.M. (King's College London)
    Ignacio de Castro, LL.M. (King's College London)
    Director of IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Geneva)
    Dr. Veijo Heiskanen, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Dr. Veijo Heiskanen, LL.M. (Harvard)
    Partner at LALIVE and international arbitrator (Geneva)
    Dr. iur Christopher Boog, FCIArb, FSIArb
    Dr. iur Christopher Boog, FCIArb, FSIArb
    Partner, Vice-Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group and co-head the Sports Practice at Schellenberg Wittmer (Singapore and Zurich)
    Dr. iur Dražen Petrović, LL.M. (EUI Florence)
    Dr. iur Dražen Petrović, LL.M. (EUI Florence)
    Registrar of the ILO Administrative Tribunal (Geneva)
    Prof. Dr. iur August Reinisch, LL.M. (NYU)
    Prof. Dr. iur August Reinisch, LL.M. (NYU)
    Professor of International and European Law at the University of Vienna & member of the International Law Commission of the United Nations
    Jiries Saadeh, LL.M. (Leiden)
    Jiries Saadeh, LL.M. (Leiden)
    Partner at Fietta and Deputy District Judge.

    Key features


    The Winter School curriculum includes classes on:

    • The conceptual foundations of international adjudication 

    • History of international arbitration 

    • Diversity in arbitration 

    • State-State institutional adjudication

    • UNCLOS arbitration 

    • Business and human rights arbitration (the Hague rules)

    • Investor-State arbitration

    • International commercial arbitration

    • Arbitration and mediation at the World Intellectual Property Organisation

    • Arbitration in sports 

    • Human rights at sea arbitration initiative 

    • Oral and written skills in arbitration

    • Panel discussion with practitioners: careers in international arbitration 

    Key benefits of participation

    Learning at the Winter School will involve:

    • acquiring theoretical and practical arbitration skills in various fields
    • gaining knowledge on key transversal topics
    • networking opportunities with top academics, practitioners and international civil servants
    • better understanding of various career paths in international arbitration
    • exposure to novel teaching methods and a collection of teaching materials
    • certificate of attendance.

    Venue

    Those attending the Basel Winter Arbitration School in person will gather in Basel, Switzerland, a city on the river Rhine and within a relatively short reach to the Alps mountains.

    It was in Basel in 1869 when one of the world’s first commercial arbitration rules were published by the Basel Chamber of Commerce (as it was known back then). Basel is an intercultural city, the 3rd largest in Switzerland, situated on the crossing of Switzerland, France and Germany. It has its own airport and connected to major international railway connections. Switzerland is regarded as Europe’s most innovative economy, host to many major multinational companies and host state of numerous intergovernmental organisations and international actors.

    The Winter School participants will benefit from being in Switzerland by engaging with representatives of Swiss-based institutions such as the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, ILO Administrative Tribunal as well as practitioners and academics from Switzerland and other countries. Its mountains, lakes as well as architecture and traditions make Switzerland a major tourist hub. The organisers will also give recommendations on the local cultural attracts and a skiing trip to the Alps after the Winter School programme.

    For those who cannot attend the school in person in Switzerland, it is possible to attend the school in an online format. The online participation involves full participation in all classes via the Zoom format, with the possibility of asking questions and access to all course materials.

    Programme and application procedure

    Read Basel Winter Arbitration School brochure with full bios of confirmed faculty members. For any additional information please contact info@arbitrationlab.com

    The next edition of the Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place in February 2023. If you want to be notified when it will be possible to apply, please complete this form. Please also follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Facebook.

    If you are intered in joining our forthcoming London Summer Arbitration School, please read more here.

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