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Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture: Soft Law in International Commercial Arbitration

Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture: Soft Law in International Commercial Arbitration


A Critical Approach

Rules and guidelines in the field of arbitration have been proliferating for years - some of these "soft laws" are widely recognised and even treated as "hard laws", while others lack legitimacy.

Prof. Dr. Felix Dasser will examine this fascinating phenomenon from all sides. Do we really need a 30-page set of Rules of Procedure that incorporates all the current soft procedural law? Or should we simply use soft law as a useful stone quarry depending on the needs of the specific case? How do we determine what may qualifies as soft law and what does not? Or is soft law just a fata morgana anyway?

Felix Dasser will discuss these and other questions in the 7th Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture.

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Prof. Dr. Felix Dasser, LL.M.

Partner at Homburger, Zurich
President of ASA

Felix Dasser is a distinguished partner at Homburger and a highly regarded academic. With over 30 years of experience, he specialises in international litigation and arbitration as counsel, arbitrator and expert. Felix Dasser is well-versed in various arbitration rules. Beyond his role as a legal practitioner, Felix Dasser is adjunct professor at the University of Zurich, visiting professor at the China University of Political Science and Law and taught at the Hague Academy of International Law. As President of ASA (Swiss Arbitration Association). Felix Dasser is a key figure in the arbitration community.

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  • About CIDR

    The CIDR sharpens the profile of Bucerius Law School in the field of international dispute resolution and enhances its national and international visibility as one of the leading teaching and research institutions. It pools the existing resources at Bucerius and aims at intensifying the exchange between academia and practice in international dispute resolution.

  • Center for International Dispute Resolution

    Jungiusstr. 6
    20355 Hamburg

  • About the venue

    In 2000, one of the largest private foundations in Germany - the ZEIT-Stiftung Bucerius - founded the Bucerius Law School - the country's first private law school.

  • Bucerius Law School

    Helmut Schmidt Auditorium

    Jungiusstraße 6
    20355 Hamburg

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