CEAC organizes its traditional Breakfast at the IBA Annual Conference jointly with Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee
On 20 October 2014, CEAC has invited, jointly with the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, to a breakfast discussion at Tokyo Station Hotel on "Intercontinental Arbitration in Asia - What is the impact of cultural divergence?". There was a vivid discussion with participants from around the globe on various intercultural aspects of cross-border arbitration.
Speakers included Aoi Inoue, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Tokyo, Japan), Young Seok Lee, Yulchon LLC (Seoul, Korea), David Marriott, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP (New York, USA), Markus Meier, Hengeler Mueller (Frankfurt, Germany), Patrick Zheng, Clyde & Co. (Beijing, Peoples Republic of China).
The event has shown, once more, how important it is in international arbitration to carefully consider the cultural and legal environment. Law is part of the culture to be considered. The discussion was moderated by CEAC Managing Director Eckart Brödermann, CELA Vice-Chair Dr. Dominik Ziegenhahn and CELA-Member Dr. Philipp Hanfland.