Vienna Arbitration Talks

In our brand new interview series, join Peter Rižnik as he sits down with key players in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution to discuss their experiences and perspectives on the evolution of and issues facing the profession today.

Vienna Arbitration Talks 3': Episode 3

Dr. Catharine Titi, a tenured Research Associate Professor at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)–CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas, provides an insight into the discussions on the ISDS reform at the Working Group III at UNCITRAL. 

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Vienna Arbitration Talks 3': Episode 2

The second episode of VAT3' hosts Mercy McBrayer, Head of Arbitration Professional Practice at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). She explains the role of the observer organizations in the Working Groups of UNCITRAL.

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Vienna Arbitration Talks 3': Episode 1

Welcome to VAT3', new interview series adressing arbitration topics in 3 minutes.

The premiere episode of VAT3' welcomes Saadia Bhatty, Counsel at Gide Loyrette Nouel and observer on behalf of African Academy of International Law Practice at UNCITRAL Working Group III. She presents in a nutshell…

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Special Edition

This is a special edition of #ViennaArbitrationTalks dedicated to humanitarian relief in Ukraine.

Peter Rižnik hosted Olga Hamama and Nina Levchuk of #UnitedForUkraine and Oliver Koppany from #UkrainianLegalAid who presented their remarkable humanitarian projects and shared with us how we can…

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Season's Greetings for 2022

We are very happy to share the very special greetings for 2022 from some of our past guests at Vienna Arbitration Talks.

All the best from all of us at #ViennaArbitrationTalks. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

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Episode 14

Professor William (Rusty) W. Park of Boston University School of Law discusses the Alabama Arbitration, a historic 1870s arbitration, which concerned a claim that the United States made against the United Kingdom on the grounds of breaching its neutrality obligations in the American Civil War. The…

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Episode 13

Claudia Salomon, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, joins Peter Rižnik to discuss the growing need for the adoption of a more client-focused mindset in international arbitration. To better meet the parties' expectations, Claudia proposes to include them more closely into the…

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Episode 12

Prof. Klaus Sachs, Partner at CMS Hasche Sigle in Munich and member of the ICCA Governing Board, joins Peter Rižnik in a new episode of Vienna Arbitration Talks to discuss mid-stream conferences as a means of improving efficiency and predictability in arbitration. He shares his experiences from the…

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Episode 11

Santtu Turunen, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce (FAI) is our new guest at Vienna Arbitration Talks. Inspired by Simon Sinek and his book "Start with WHY", Santtu discusses the value proposition and the WHYs of international arbitration, as presented…

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Episode 10

Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, founding Partner at Levy Kaufmann-Kohler and immediate past President of ICCA, joins Peter Rižnik to share her views on the creation of a multilateral investment court. They review some of the criticisms of the current ISDS system and how a standing body could…

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