Your YAAP February Newsletter

Click here to view it online
Dear Members and Friends,

We hope you had a great start into the New Year and wish you a successful 2020. With the new year comes change for the YAAP crew:

Our new Co-Chair Christian Koller (University of Innsbruck) will be working side to side with Lisa Beisteiner for the next year. Also, as announced earlier, Niamh Leinwater (Freshfields) and Anna Förstl (BINDER GRÖSSWANG) join the YAAP-team as advisory board members. We are very much looking forward to working together.

To kick-off 2020 with a bang, the first ever “Young ITA–YAAP Joint Conference” will be held on the topic “Publication of Awards” on 20 February 2020 (which is the eve of the Vienna Arbitration Days). Spaces are limited and drinks are for free – so do register quickly. We are looking forward to seeing you at the event.

As if this is not enough good news, we are pleased to announce that the line-up for the upcoming Round Table is confirmed (see below) – hope to see you soon at our new location, the Café Korb (Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna).

Enjoy reading and join us at one of our upcoming YAAP events in 2020.

Christian & Lisa
REGISTER NOW: Young ITA-YAAP Joint Conference: "Publication of Awards:  Promising Future Standard or Unfortunate Transparency Hype?" – 20 February 2020
Is the publication of arbitral awards a promising future standard or an unfortunate transparency hype? Come and discuss at the eve of the Vienna Arbitration Days with pre-eminent international practitioners from private practice, academia, inhouse as well as arbitral institutions. For more details, check out the program.

Date: 20 February 2020, 3:30 – 7 pm; followed by networking cocktails

Venue: Hotel de France, Schottenring 3, 1010 Vienna
Costs: The event is free of charge. Thanks to our sponsors, there will be a drinks & snacks reception. Do not miss the networking! Don’t forget to book your place here.

UPCOMING: Vienna Arbitration Days 21 – 22 February 2020
The Vienna Arbitration Days are the leading arbitration conference in Austria, co-organized by YAAP. Following our successful 2019 event we will follow up this year with the general topic of „Arbitration and Public Law”. Participants from around the globe will engage two days of lively discussions on leading topics in international arbitration. Use this opportunity to be updated by renowned experts and to network, discuss problems and exchange ideas on possible solutions. The social program will include a gala dinner on Friday and a (dancing) visit to a Viennese ball on Saturday.
For more information please visit the conference website. Please register there.
Date: 21 - 22 February 2020
Venue: Palais Niederösterreich
Herrengasse 13,1010 Vienna
Costs: Reduced rate for YAAP members
Registration: Registration form can be found here.

UPCOMING: COLUMBIA ARBITRATION DAY (CAD), Columbia Law School – 6 March 2020
Columbia Arbitration Day (CAD), the Columbia International Arbitration Association's (CIAA) largest annual event, is a premier international arbitration and CLE-accredited conference, bringing together scholars, practitioners, and students from all over the world for an annual discussion on the challenges that drive the international arbitration community. CAD 2020 will be an all-day under the theme “Breaking New Ground in International Arbitration.” We are proud to be a supporting organization.

Date: 6 March 2020

Venue: Columbia International Arbitration Association, Columbia Law School, Jerome L. Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street New York, NY 10025

Costs: There is one free ticket reserved for YAAP to be allocated on a first come first served basis. Reduced rate for YAAP-members.

Registration: Please register here.

UPCOMING: YAAP Round Table – GDPR and Arbitration – 17 March 2020
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has put data protection in the EU on a new footing and introduced considerable financial sanctions for the processing and transferring of personal data without a lawful basis. Gernot Fritz, Matthias Hofer and Désirée Prantl (Freshfields) – will discuss the GDPR’s impact on international arbitration and highlight compliance requirements as well as suggest measures to be implemented at the different stages of an arbitration proceeding.
Date: 17 March 2020
! NEW! Venue: Café Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Vienna

As always, no need to register, we look forward to seeing you there!

UPCOMING: GAR live Moscow – 19 March 2020
The 2nd annual GAR Live conference in Moscow will be held on 19 March 2020, chaired by Dimitry Dyakin and Steven Finizio. It will feature a keynote delivered by Prof. Mikhail Galperin and Lord Peter Goldsmith QC. Followed by top notch panels on “Arbitration on the doorstep of the 2020s: how far have technological innovations gone and how serious are modern cybersecurity threats”, “Asian opportunities and disputes”, “The commoditisation of investment claims”, “Transparency versus confidentiality in arbitration”, “The GAR Live debate”. YAAP is proud to be a supporting organization.
Date: 19 March 2020
Venue: Intercontinental, Moscow, Russia
Costs: Reduced rates for YAAP-members
Registration: Please register here.

SAVE THE DATE: ICC YAF-YAAP- Conference – Young Approaches to Arbitration, 4 April 2020
Mark your calendars for the traditional YAAP-Vis Moot event: Building on the success of their partnership, the Young Austrian Arbitration Practitioners (YAAP) and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) are organizing their 12th joint annual conference to take place just after the kick-off of the moot competition in Vienna. More details to follow soon.
Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit 
Sterngasse 13 
A-1010 Vienna, Austria 
Tel: +43 1 534 80 – 374 
Fax: +43 1 534 80 - 8 
Visit our Website

© Arbitration Austria