The world’s lawyers descend on Paris for the annual arbitration jamboree, with organisers emboldened by ministerial backing and the Olympic spirit.

In the course of eight years, Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) has become one of the world’s biggest arbitral conferences. As the international community prepares to head to France next week (18-22 March), the French government has given its blessing to the event, with the Ministry of Justice announcing at the end of February that it has placed the event under its patronage.

This year’s Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games will bring a sporting flavour to proceedings, while organisers have added specialised events aimed at giving the week new angle.


Read the full article by Andrew Mizner, published in CDR, on 13 March 2024.