GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

GAR Live Frankfurt - in pictures

05 December 2019

Photos for the 6th annual GAR Live Frankfurt can be found here.


Daniel Busse

Busse Disputes

Dr Daniel Busse is the name partner of Busse Diputes and one of its founders. Previously, he was a partner at a "magic circle" firm and the head of their German disputes practice which he had built from scratch; he led this practice for more than eight years. He deals exclusively with arbitration and is one of Germany’s top arbitration lawyers. He is listed in the top band of all relevant directories, including Chambers (Global and Europe, where the top band for arbitration counsel in Germany consists of only three practitioners). Daniel Busse predominantly represents clients in investment treaty, corporate (especially "post-M&A"), energy, infrastructure projects and general commercial matters. He also frequently acts as an arbitrator; he has done so in more than 50 cases, ten of which as chairman of the tribunal or sole arbitrator. Daniel Busse also serves on the boards and/or task forces of international arbitration groups and institutions, such as the ICC, IBA, KLRCA and ARIAS Europe. He also was a member of the (three-member) DIS Appointing Committee and the Drafting Committee in charge of revising the DIS Arbitration Rules.

Anke Meier


Anke Meier, partner in the Frankfurt office of Noerr LLP, is admitted to practice as an attorney in Germany and New York. She has acted as counsel for international and domestic clients in more than 50 arbitrations conducted under various arbitration rules as well as in ad hoc arbitration proceedings, including expedited cases and interim measures. Additionally, she serves as arbitrator on a regular basis. Anke has broad experience in commercial and investment arbitration with a particular focus on disputes in the energy sector. She is frequently involved in post-M&A disputes, construction disputes and disputes arising out of supply contracts.



Martin Bernet

Bernet Arbitration / Dispute Management

Bernardo Cremades Sanz-Pastor

B. Cremades y Asociados

Jörn Eschment

Burford Capital

Daniel Froesch

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz


Ulrich Hagel


Anne Hoffmann

Hoffmann Arbitration

Marieke van Hooijdonk

Allen & Overy

Eva Kalnina

Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Vladimir Khvalei

Baker McKenzie

Anna Masser

Jones Day

Phillipe Pinsolle

Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Stefan Riegler

Wolf Theiss

Judith Sawang


Friederike Schäfer

Counsel, International Court of Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Kai Schumacher


Jon Tweedale

Addleshaw Goddard

Stephan Wilske

Gleiss Lutz

Reinmar Wolff

Philipps University of Marburg

Heiko Ziehms



9.00: Welcome coffee and registration

09.30: Chairs’ opening remarks

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Anke Meier, Noerr

09.45: Session one: Arbitral institutions – what does value for money mean for users?

In a growing market of arbitral institutions, with many claiming to be the “credible option”, how do you choose the right institution for your case? Whilst similarities between institutions do exist, fundamental differences remain, making it difficult to know which approach is best. In this session a panel of leading names will share the benefit of their experience to help you get under the surface of how different institutions really operate, discover the current hidden gems, and above all, learn how to match the right case to the right institution.

In particular they are expected to discuss:

  • The implications of different methods of arbitrator remuneration
  • Levels of scrutiny – how much is enough?
  • The benefits of detailed guidance from the institution regarding case management techniques
  • An institution’s expectations on the duration of an arbitration

Anke Meier, Noerr

Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Gessel
Ulrich Hagel, Bombardier 
Anne Hoffmann, Hoffmann Arbitration
Anna Masser, Jones Day
Stephan Wilske, Gleiss Lutz

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30: Session two: The GAR Live debate

In Oxford Union style, we will hear teams of debaters argue in favour of, or against, a motion. A panel of judges will then voice their opinions on what has been heard, before choosing which side to support and giving reasons for their decisions. 

Motion: “This house believes that the Prague Rules are the best thing to happen to arbitration since sliced bread.”

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes
Marieke van Hooijdonk, Allen & Overy
Stefan Riegler, Wolf Theiss 

Daniel Froesch, Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek
Vladimir Khvalei, Baker McKenzie
Judith Sawang, Wendelstein
Kai Schumacher, AlixPartners

12.45: Networking Lunch

14.00: Session three: The GAR Live Question Time

Our esteemed panel will discuss and answer questions submitted by the audience and moderators in advance.

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes

Bernardo Cremades, B. Cremades y Asociados
Eva Kalnina, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler
Phillipe Pinsolle, Quinn Emmanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Heiko Ziehms, BRG

15.15: Coffee break

15.45: Session four: Third-party funding unravelled – dispelling the myths and making it work

Third-party funding, once controversial in international arbitration, is now commonplace. This session will look at how to do third-party funding right. Who are funders and how different are they in approach? How do you diligence a possible partner? Getting a deal done: what will the structure of a deal be and to what extent should you negotiate?

In addition, the session will also explore the latest developments in third-party funding, including portfolio investments; new funding vehicles; and monetising awards.

All of these issues will be considered from the perspective of a civil lawyer.

Among other things, the panel is expected to discuss: 

  • Finding the best funder and terms – what to look for
  • The role of the client, firm and funder – trust versus control, which is better?
  • Getting the deal done – dealing with former investment bankers: how to improve your hand
  • The structures of deals - commercial and legal terms
  • New products – how are funders innovating and what’s working?

Jörn Eschment, Burford Capital

Martin Bernet, Bernet Arbitration / Dispute Management
Friederike Schäfer, International Court of Arbitration
Jon Tweedale, Addleshaw Goddard 
Reinmar Wolff, Philipps University of Marburg

17.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Daniel Busse, Busse Disputes 
Anke Meier, Noerr

17.10: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by BRG

Further information

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Villa Kennedy, Kennedyallee 70, 60596 Frankfurt am Main, Germany


  • "Very open and pragmatic discussion" Vasily Kuznetsov, Baker Botts

  • "Good selection of actual topics" Dr Eric Decker, Bilfinger SE


Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early €650  12 Apr 2019
Early €800 10 May 2019
Standard €950

28 May 2019


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