Summary of Young-OGEMID Symposium No. 6: "Double Trouble: Parallel Proceedings in International Arbitration (9-18 October 2017)"
Published 12 March 2018
Young-OGEMID's sixth virtual symposium advised junior practitioners, academics and law students on the legal and strategic issues associated with parallel (simultaneous) proceedings involving international arbitration. As YO moderator, Professor S.I. Strong noted when introducing the event, "the increasing complexity of cross-border investment and commercial transactions, combined with an aggressive, "never say die" attitude toward certain tactical decisions, have generated rising numbers of parallel proceedings. In these cases, a party will have different parts of a dispute heard in different venues at the same time. These types of proceedings require a large number of resources on the part of the parties as well as a great deal of sophisticated thinking on the part of the lawyers." This symposium covers a variety of themes relating to parallel proceedings, with panelists from around the world discussing issues of practical and academic importance.
The event featured: 1) Nadja Erk - Senior Associate, ADROIT Attorneys at LawADROIT Attorneys at Law, Switzerland; 2) Giovanni Zarra - Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Naples, Federico II, Italy; 3) Vivienne Bath - Professor of Law, University of Sydney, Australia; 4) Ignacio Madalena - Counsel, Allen & Overy, Madrid.