30 Mai 2022

9 November 2022

15:00 - 18:00



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  • About
  • 30/05/22: Opening
  • 07/07/22: Sanctions & Arbitration
  • 08/09/22: Construction Arbitration
  • 10/10/22: Mediation
  • 26/10/22: Supply Chains & Human Rights
  • 09/11/22: Arbitration 4.0

This year, ICC Germany is organising the International ICC Arbitration Forum with its opening event taking place on 30 May 2022 from 15:00 to 17:30 am (CET) at Schlosshotel Kronberg, near Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

International arbitration offers its users a flexible dispute resolution tool that allows parties to tailor the procedures to their individual needs. If parties, legal representatives and arbitrators agree on efficient procedural management, time- and cost-efficient dispute resolution can be ensured. In the absence of such an understanding, arbitration proceedings can also quickly drag on and costs escalate. With the ICC Arbitration Forum, we will, together with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, our partners as well as national and international experts, discuss  current issues and pressing questions in international arbitration and promote Germany as a place of arbitration.

Following the opening, we are organising a series of international workshops with our partners between July and November:


7 July, 15:00 – 16:30 (CET): Workshop on Sanctions & Arbitration, jointly organised with Herbert Smith Freehills (virtual)

8 September, 10:00-12:00 (CET): Workshop on International Construction Arbitration, jointly organised with Mayer Brown (hybrid)

10 October, 14:00 – 15:30 (CET): Workshop on Mediation in Turbulent Times, jointly organised with KPMG Law (virtual)

26 October, 10:00-12:00 (CET): Workshop on Arbitration in Supply Chains & Human Rights, jointly organised with Luther (virtual)

9 November, 15:00-17:00 (CET): Closing Event on Arbitration 4.0: Pharma & Tech Disputes, jointly organised with White & Case (hybrid)


For more infos on the opening event, please see next tab „Opening on 30 May“.

This ICC Arbitration Forum is being organised with the support of KPMG AG, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Mayer Brown LLP and White & Case LLP.

Participation is free of charge. For registration in English click here.


15:00 Welcome remarks
Oliver Wieck, Secretary General, ICC Germany
Andreas Glunz, Managing Partner International Business, KPMG AG

15:10 Keynote
Claudia Salomon, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

15:30 Roundtable Discussion with Claudia Salomon and introductory statements on
Diversity in Arbitration by Dr. Alexandra Diehl, Partner, White & Case
Efficiency in Arbitration by Prof. Dr. Antje Baumann, Founding und Managing Partner, BAUMANN Resolving Disputes
Mediation by Dr. Alexander Insam, Partner, GSK Stockmann
Moderated by Dr. Ulrich Thölke, Partner, KPMG Law

17:30 Reception at Schlosshotel Kronberg

18:30 Exclusive Dinner with Claudia Salomon
(by invitation only. In-house counsel please contact dana.enss@iccgermany.de)

Schlosshotel Kronberg | Hotel Frankfurt
Hainstraße 25
61476 Kronberg im Taunus

This event has already taken place.

In response to Russia’s attack on Ukraine, the EU, the US and many other countries have imposed extensive sanctions and new legislative packages are constantly being put in place. Companies have to respond quickly to the continuously changing regulatory environment while ensuring that the sanctions are fully implemented. The penalties for violations are high. What are companies doing to adjust their internal compliance to this new situation? What are the challenges, how are companies adapting to the constantly changing legal environment? What is the role of the senior management in this context? And what is the role of arbitration in the context of the sanctions imposed by or against Russia?

In this webinar, representatives from industry and the financial sector will share their experiences, how they are handling the new geopolitical challenge and will provide recommendations for other companies.



Welcome remarks
Oliver Wieck, Secretary General, ICC Germany

Introduction and moderation by
Dr. Patricia Nacimiento, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Panel discussion with
Volker den Ouden, Vice President, Group Compliance/Business Advisory Sanctions, Commerzbank AG
Katja Stockburger-Sinner, Head of Foreign Trade Legal and ICP Management, ZF Friedrichshafen AG


Participation is free of charge. For registration in English click here. Dial-in details will be sent to you separately in good time before the event.

Large construction and engineering projects have long accounted for the largest share of disputes before international arbitration tribunals and yet there is an increasing criticism of the lack of efficiency: complex proceedings take too long and (therefore) cost too much. Hence, discussions are currently underway on how to adapt the procedural rules in such a way as to make construction arbitration more efficient. This workshop, however, will address the “other side of the coin”, i.e. the question of how parties themselves can increase the efficiency of arbitration proceedings.



Welcome remarks
Oliver Wieck, Secretary General, ICC Germany

Introduction and moderation by
Ulrich Helm, Partner, Mayer Brown

First panel discussion with

Dr. Johann-Friedrich Hochbaum, Senior Legal Counsel, Siempelkamp Group
Nabeel Khokhar, Contract Management Lead Expert, Strabag Consultant
Dr. Maurice J.H. Kuitems, Senior Vice President & Managing General Counsel, Fluor Corporation
Dr. Greg Lourie, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Dr. Luiz Salgado, Head of Legal & Contract Management, Grid Integration, Hitachi Energy
Thorsten Schröter, Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation, HOCHTIEF Solutions AG
Anja van Bergen, Group General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Accell Group

Second panel discussion with

Mark Castell, Partner, HKA
Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Head, Atkin Chambers
Alain Farhad, Partner, Mayer Brown
Ziad Hage, Managing Partner, Hage & Partners
Thomas Hofbauer, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting
Dr. Greg Lourie, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Roger ter Haar QC, Arbitrator, Crown Office Chambers

Networking Lunch

Mayer Brown LLP
Tower 185
Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 35-37
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Participation is free of charge. For registration in English click here.

The pandemic and, most recently, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are having a direct impact on global supply chains. Contracts can no longer be fulfilled, cases of force majeure are claimed, and business opportunities are at risk. If companies are not taking a proactive approach, litigation is inevitable. In this workshop Dr Christine Heeg-Weimann, Partner at KPMG Law, and renowned mediator and arbitrator Ron Kelly from the U.S. will explain WHY, WHEN and HOW mediation – in the interest of sustainable business relationships – is a good choice for early dispute resolution. The discussion will be complemented by insights into the daily practice of companies.


14:00 Welcome remarks
Oliver Wieck, Secretary General, ICC Germany

Part (1) 14:05 Mediation in Turbulent Times
Dr. Christine Heeg-Weimann
, Partner and Head of Commercial & General Business Law, KPMG Law

Part (2) 15:00 Mediation in the US
Ron Kelly, Independent Mediator and Arbitrator (U.S.)


Participation is free of charge. For registration in English click here. Dial-in details will be sent to you separately in good time before the event.

Supply bottlenecks, interrupted supply chains and price adjustments are just some of the causes that lead to disputes in international business. Arbitration is a common tool when disputes arise in supply chains. These are particularly complex and often require quick cross-border solutions. In this workshop, experts will give advice on how to handle supply chain proceedings more efficiently, how to keep an eye on the essentials amidst the perceived chaos of clauses, parties and jurisdictions and discuss the use of arbitration in disputes related to business and human rights.


Welcome remarks and introduction
Oliver Wieck, Secretary General, ICC Germany
Dr. Richard Happ, Partner, Luther

Current legal challenges of dispute resolution in international supply chains
Katharina Klenk-Wernitzki, Senior Associate, Luther
Tim Rauschning, Counsel, Luther

Future challenges
Dr. Stefan Altenschmidt, Partner, Luther
Prof. Dr. Ursula Kriebaum, Professor of International Law, University of Vienna



Participation is free of charge. For registration in English click here. Dial-in details will be sent to you separately in good time before the event.

Flexible, dynamic and on the pulse of time – these attributes suit the pharmaceutical / life science industry as well as the technology sector. And they should also fit arbitration proceedings in these areas! In light of this, our invited experts will discuss current challenges and the particular client expectations in these areas:


Welcome remarks
Dr. Markus Burianski, Partner, White & Case LLP

Panel 1: Pharma & Life Science Arbitration – the new kid on the block?
Over 41 billion euros were invested by the German pharmaceutical industry in research and development in 2021 – it is not surprising that many disputes are R&D-related. Is arbitration flexible enough to resolve these disputes from an in-house perspective? What adjustments are still needed? Are emergency arbitrators an alternative to interim relief in German courts? How do commercial courts relate to this? In view of great competition from the USA and countries such as China, what strategies are needed for different jurisdictions? These and many other questions will be discussed in the first panel.

Tom Thormeyer, Senior Director Legal Litigation, BioNTech
Dr. Natalie Kirchhofer, Partner, Patent Attorney, Cohausz & Florack
Matthias Hart, Senior Legal Counsel, Merck

Dr. Alexandra Diehl, Partner, White & Case

Panel 2: Tech-Disputes – More than Blockchain & AI
Technology continues to permeate our lives and thus also the economic relationships between companies. In addition to disputes about cryptocurrencies or other tech business models, technology aspects are also becoming increasingly important in projects in „traditional“ industries. For example, the increasing networking of machines and infrastructure is leading to cybersecurity threats and additional risks of failure. We will discuss what consequences this has for arbitration proceedings in this second part of the event.

Christoph Gramlich, In-House Counsel, VINCI Energies / Axians
Duarte Henriques, Board Member & Leader EMEA Group, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)
Ulrich Kopetzki, Acting Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Christian Theissen, Partner, White & Case

from 17:00 Rooftop Reception

White & Case LLP
Bockenheimer Landstraße 20
60323 Frankfurt am Main


Participation is free of charge. Dial-in details will be sent to you separately in good time before the event.

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