Conference International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia


On 17 September 2021 the conference ‘Taking Stock: International Commercial Courts in Europe and Asia‘ will take place (hybrid, online/London). Renowned academic experts and practitioners will discuss new developments, experiences, the interaction with arbitration, and global challenges.

In recent years, International Commercial Courts have been established across Europe and in Asia. Now that these courts have been dealing with international cases for a while, it is time to take stock and look at various questions: the reasons behind the recent proliferation of these courts and their international features in terms of court language, judicial composition, parties and disputes; the perspectives of court users and judges on key features of these courts, their suitability for specific kinds of disputes and the handling of international commercial disputes in practice; the interface between International Commercial Courts and arbitration, in particular in jurisdictions with well-developed arbitration centres; and the ever more important question how these courts deal with global challenges such as Covid 19, Digitalisation & AI.

The conference is co-organized by BIICL, Erasmus University Rotterdam (ERC project team Building EU Civil Justice) and the University of Lausanne. The conference takes place in a hybrid format, online and in London (limited places). You can register through the website of BIICL.

More information and the program are available here.