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Basel Winter Arbitration School 2024


The Basel Winter Arbitration School will take place on 5-9 February 2024 at the Law Faculty of the University of Basel in Switzerland. It will also be possible to attend the school in an online format.

The school will feature an interactive five-day programme introducing participants to different types of public, private and hybrid arbitration and related practice development and career opportunities. This programme will particularly benefit young practitioners and graduate students working in dispute resolution.


The school curriculum will cover the following topics:

  • UNCLOS arbitration
  • International commercial arbitration
  • Business and human rights arbitration (The Hague Rules)
  • Investor-State arbitration
  • Arbitration and mediation at the World Intellectual Property Organisation
  • Arbitration in sports
  • State-State institutional adjudication
  • The conceptual foundations of international adjudication
  • Transparency and confidentiality in international arbitration
  • Enforcement of arbitral awards
  • Diversity in arbitration
  • Oral and written skills in arbitration
  • Panel discussion with practitioners: Careers in international arbitration


Confirmed faculty members include:

  • Dr. iur. Anna Petrig, LL.M. (Harvard), University of Basel
  • Dr. Yarik Kryvoi, LL.M. (Harvard), British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London)
  • Prof Dr. iur Thomas Schultz, LL.M. (EALT), King’s College London (keynote speaker)
  • P Dr. Dr. h.c. Anne Peters, LL.M. (Harvard), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law
  • Judge Prof dr Liesbeth Lijnzaad, LL.M. (Amsterdam), International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (Hamburg) and Maastricht University
  • Martin Doe, BCL (McGill), Permanent Court of Arbitration (the Hague)
  • Ignacio de Castro, LL.M. (King’s College London), WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Geneva)
  • iur. Dražen Petrović, LL.M. (EUI Florence), former Registrar of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization
  • Nadja Jaisli, LL.M. (NYU), Bär & Karrer
  • iur Christopher Boog, Schellenberg Wittmer (Singapore and Zurich)
  • iur Bernd Ehle, LL.M (Northwestern), LALIVE
  • Dr Dr. Pascal Hachem, Bär & Karrers

To read more and apply: Link (Early applications are encouraged because the number of places is limited.)

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