The 2nd edition of „Women Pioneers in Dispute Resolution” was just released and can be downloaded here.

The preface written by Catherine Kessedjian describes its content perfectly: 

"The book you have in your hands is the result of the tireless determination of the two founders of Arbitral Women, Louise Barrington and Mirèze Philippe, to promote active women in the field of dispute resolution; irrespective of their age, the country in which they practice, their specialty and more generally the angle from which they approach this activity.

This book is a tribute to those who were pioneers, but also those who more recently have embarked on the difficult path of highly competitive and coveted arbitration activities.

The choice to let each participant speak for herself highlights personal characteristics outside the law, which is a welcome element in a world that pays so much attention to what is now known as “soft skills”. Finally, this book demonstrates once again the power of images, so fundamental in our world. I encourage readers to look at this unique book through images only (a bit like a “flip book”), so that a beautiful story is told that words alone cannot tell."

We are very proud that our Secretary General, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, was invited to contribute to this publication.

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) (advised by Allen & Overy LLP) has published a second edition of its Arbitration Guide (the 2018 ISDA Arbitration Guide). The document can be downloaded HERE. Further information on the updated version of the ISDA Arbitration Guide can be obtained from a memorandum prepared by Allen & Overy in London.

On 19 October 2018, the GAR Live Vienna Conference took place in the Sky Lounge of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (“WKÖ”) for the second time. This event provided an excellent opportunity to celebrate the existing friendship and planned cooperation between the Casablanca International Mediation & Arbitration Centre ("CIMAC") and the Vienna International Arbitral Centre ("VIAC") in a festive setting and to sign a cooperation agreement. Once again, VIAC wants to thank CIMAC’s Secretary General, Mr. Hicham Zegrary for the sincere interest and is looking forward to a great future cooperation.

agruppbild beskmindreOn 8 November 2018, the four Secretary Generals of VIAC, CAM, DIS and SCC, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Francesca Mazza, Annette Magnusson and Stefano Azzali met in Vienna to discuss insight institutional matters. 

Robin Oldenstam, Partner at Mannheimer Swartling, moderated the event.

A short report can be found on the SCC website.

Vienna chosen as the seat for the CIETAC European Arbitration Centre

VIAC President Dr. Günther Horvath welcomed the CIETAC European Arbitration Centre in Vienna in its Opening Ceremony held at the Palais Hansen Kempinski on September 28, 2018. The Opening Ceremony was celebrated also by Dr. Lu Pengqi (Vice Chairman CCPIT and Vice Chairman CIETAC), His Excellency Ambassador Li Xiaosi (Ambassador, Chinese Embassy in Austria) and Dr. Zhao Jian (Vice President of CIETAC Arbitration Court). It was followed by “The Belt and Road & Arbitration Forum” and by a visit of the CIETAC/CCPIT delegation at the VIAC offices. CIETAC (China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission) was established in 1956 by CCPIT (China Council for the Promotion of International Trade).