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International Commercial Arbitration Austrian/Polish Twin Conference

Lewiatan Court of Arbitration


Austrian Arbitration Association

International Commercial Arbitration: Austrian/Polish Twin Conference


The Conference was held on 17 June 2011 at the premises of Warsaw Stock Exchange, Książęca Str. 4.

Discussuion concerned the following topics: An arbitrator's power to decise ex aequo et bono - a Sleeping Beauty? The arbitrator's quantification of damages - problems, pitfalls and potential solutions. The relationship between anti-suit injunction and arbitration.

The speakers and panelists were academics and practitioners such as: Lisa Beisteiner, Erhard Boehm, Marcin Ciemiński, Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Wolfgang Hahnkamper, Manfred Heider, Christopher Hodel, Maciej Jamka, Witold Jurcewicz, Christian Koller, Rafał Kos, Wojciech Kozłowski, Florian Kremslehner, Piotr Nowaczyk, Marcin Olechowski, Helmut Ortner, Nikolaus Pitkowitz, Martin Platte, prof. Wojciech Popiołek, prof. Jerzy Rajski, prof. Peter Bo Rutledge, Marcus Schmitt, Franz Schwarz, prof. Tadeusz Siemiątkowski, Benedikt Spiegelfeld oraz Barbara Helene Steindl. The Conference chairpersons were Monika Hartung and Jenny Power.

The Special Guest of the Conference was very well known prof. Eric Bergsten, the Director of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


Conference Program




Manfred Heider - Arbitration Landscape in Austria

Lisa Beisteiner - Ex aequo et bono

Martin Platte - Arbitrator's power to decide ex aequo et bono

Jerzy Rajski - Power to decide ex aequo et bono - Polish law and practice

Marcus Schmitt - Arbitrator's power to decide ex aequo et bono

Witold Jurcewicz - Arbitrators' quantification of damages

Rafał Kos - Quantification of damages and Polish ordre public clause

Irmgard Marboe - Valuation of contract damages

Helmut Ortner - Forward and beyond full compensation

Erhard Bohm - Protection of Jurisdiction by Arbitrators

Marcin Ciemiński - Antisuit injunctions in Poland

Tomasz Siemiątkowski - Antisuit injunctions in support of international arbitration

Barbara H. Steindl - The relationship between anti-suit injuctions and arbitration