Joinders of Parties

Webinar. 11 February 2021. 1pm CET.

Hot topics of 2020 and 2021 include vaccine development, testing, regulatory approval, manufacturing, distribution and administration. The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution (SCAI) and the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot ("Vis Moot Court") have prepared a case where students, their coaches, volunteer moot arbitrators and any other practitioners will gain or further develop an understanding of the pharma and life sciences industry and arbitration, in particular with respect to joinder of parties and remote hearings. 

SCAI is hosting a series of webinars related to the 28th Vis Moot Court. The 1st webinar, on 11 February 2021, addresses key issues faced by parties, counsel and arbitrators in deciding to file, object to or reject a joinder request. At the 2nd webinar, scheduled for 18 February 2021, a panel of experienced speakers, including from the pharma and life sciences industry, will discuss the various disputes that may arise during vaccine research, development, regulatory approval, manufacturing, commercialization and worldwide distribution. They will explore the extent to which arbitration is a suitable means to resolve such disputes, what challenges they face and how these issues may be anticipated in contract drafting. The 3rd webinar of this series, mid-March, will serve to present the Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution and its arbitration and mediation rules (the Swiss Rules). 

Speakers : 

Laurent Hirsch, Partner at Hirsch, Geneva, Switzerland

Michele Potesta, Counsel at Lévy-Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva, Switzerland

Dharshini Prasad, Senior associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, London, UK

Dorothee Schramm, Partner at SIDLEY AUSTIN LLP, Geneva, Switzerland

 

The succinct presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

The invitation is available here

 

Please use this link to register. 

 

Registration is free of charge and must be done via ChromeSafariFirefox or another compatible browser. For technical reasons, you will not be able to register or attend the event using Internet Explorer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual event on 11 February 2021!


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