• Code Name: #PAW2021

• Dates: from 20 September to 24 September 2021

• Sign: hybrid event accessible from anywhere in the world

• Events: + 70 conferences and debates

• Partners: + 50 sponsors (institutions, universities, associations, law firms, experts, consulting firms…)

No more barriers, no more borders: the 5th edition of PAW will take place in Paris from 20 to 24 September and will allow access to as many international arbitration practitioners as possible from around the world.

The 5th edition of PAW which has become a major international arbitration event, will be organized in such a way as to meet the requirements and challenges imposed by the global health situation and to facilitate access to the programme’s content. To the extent possible, events will take place physically in Paris and/or will be broadcasted virtually through webinars, in order to allow access to as many international arbitration practitioners as possible from around the world. Most of the events will be recorded and shared on the Paris Arbitration Week Youtube channel or our partners’ websites. This will allow them to be viewed remotely on a replay basis.

On Monday, 20 September, the PAW organizing committee will hold an opening session and will welcome Eduardo Silva Romero (co-chair of Dechert’s global international arbitration practice) as keynote speaker on the topic “Challenging the Premises of Diversity”.

Many partners have renewed their participation for this year’s edition and new players have joined the PAW on this occasion. “We are particularly pleased with the enthusiasm of our partners for this new edition. The great quality of the program and the speakers on the various panels meet the expectations. We warmly thank the co-hosts and partners for allowing us to propose such an ambitious agenda“, underlines Yasmin Mohammad, president of the Paris Arbitration Week association.                 

The themes that will be addressed during the Paris Arbitration Week cover several major issues in international arbitration, whether with a geographical focus (China, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Africa, Brazil, Latin America … ), or related to specific sectors of activity such as construction, energy (hydrogen in particular), the challenges raised by technology in the conduct of arbitration proceedings, arbitration as a solution to commercial disputes involving the violation of human rights, enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards …