2nd Hamburg International Arbitration Day 2018

Third-Party Funding in International Arbitration

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Time: 13:30 – 18:30
Venue: Bucerius Law School, Jungiusstraße 6, 20355 Hamburg - Helmut Schmidt Auditorium

Hailed by some as an invaluable tool to ensure access to justice and a level playing field for financially weak parties and bedeviled by others as an incentive to bring frivolous claims to extract money from defendants with the support of financial gamblers, third-party funding has divided the arbitration scene over the past few years. The discussion concentrated primarily on some of the new forms of funding which have appeared on the scene of international arbitration during the last decade and has come to stay.

There is a large diversity of funding models, some of which have been used for a long time in arbitration without attracting too much discussion. In the wake of the presentation of the final report of the ICCA-School of International Arbitration, the conference will address the use of third-party funding in Europe and Latin America with a focus on the two biggest economies and cover some of the most pressing questions related to third-party funding, such as costs and disclosure.

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Registration (free of charge) is required.


Arrival, Parking and Hotels

Bucerius Law School
Jungiusstraße 6
20355 Hamburg

The Bucerius Law School does not have a public car park.
Public parking is available in the immediate vicinity.
Further parking area is available in the Parkhaus Messe-Ost.

The following hotels are located in the immediate vicinity of Bucerius Law School:

InterCityHotel Hamburg Dammtor-Messe
St. Petersburger Straße 1
20355 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 6000140

Radisson Blu Hotel
Marseiller Str. 2
20355 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 35020

Scandic Hotel Emporio Hamburg
Dammtorwall 19
20355 Hamburg
Tel.: +49 (0)40 4321870

Side Design Hotel Hamburg
Drehbahn 49
20354 Hamburg
Tel.:+49 (0)40 309990

Elysée Hotel AG Hamburg
Rothenbaumchaussee 10
20148 Hamburg
Tel.:+49 (0)40 414120

Hotel Atlantic Kempinski Hamburg
An der Alster 72 - 79
20099 Hamburg
Tel.:+49 (0)40 28880

Platinum Partner

Calunius Capital

Silver Partner

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Host of the Evening Reception

Taylor Wessing


Center on International Dispute Resolution
Bucerius Law School – Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft
Email: cidr(at)law-school.de

Professor Dr. Stefan Kröll, LL.M.
Honorary Professor
Center on International Dispute Resolution
Email: stefan.kroell(at)law-school.de

Professor Dr. Karsten Thorn, LL.M.
Chair of Civil Law V - Civil Law, Private Internationaland International Commercial Law,
and Comparative Law
Center on International Dispute Resolution
Email: karsten.thorn(at)law-school.de