The overall theme of the conference is to address the most effective ways to deal with small and medium value claims in arbitration. The first part of the conference will highlight the challenges faced by parties and practitioners in small and medium value claims, and present possible solutions. The second part will address the users' expectations and the options available for dispute management and resolution before and once the dispute arises, including the effective drafting of arbitration clauses, ADR and early case assessment. The third and final part will focus on how best to shape the arbitral proceedings, and provide practical guidance from various perspectives on how to find the right balance between due process, fair treatment and efficiency.
11:15 ASA General Meeting
1:15 PM - 1:20 PM
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
1:40 PM - 3 PM
3 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
4:50 PM - 5 PM
5 PM - 7:45 PM
Bellevue Palace Hotel, Kochergasse 3-5, Bern
Train: From Bern's main railway station, a 5-minute walk or take tram No. 7 or 8 to the Zytglogge stop.
Car: Coming from Basel/Zurich follow Interlaken/Thun directions, then take the Bern Ostring exit. Continue towards city centre (Zentrum). Follow the signs towards Casino and turn into Jungfraustrasse. Cross the Kirchenfeld bridge in the direction of Casinoplatz. Turn into Amthausgasse. Drive around Bundesplatz into Kochergasse, which will take you right up to the hotel.
Air: Bern-Belp Airport: 20min | Basel Airport: 1h | Zurich Airport: 90 min | Geneva Airport: 90 min