More questions than answers: Philippe Pinsolle on the challenge of GDPR

More questions than answers: Philippe Pinsolle on the challenge of GDPR

25 May 2018

As the European Union’s latest data protection law comes into effect, prominent French practitioner Philippe Pinsolle explored what the new regulation means for the world of international arbitration in a speech at GAR Live Stockholm, 2018.

GAR Live Stockholm - in pictures

GAR Live Stockholm - in pictures

25 May 2018

GAR Live Stockholm took place on 24 May.

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

GAR Live Stockholm Lookback: how to write an arbitral award

17 May 2019

Session three of GAR Live Stockholm 2018 discussed the art of writing an arbitral award. It touched on some big topics – including, how should one err when it comes to reasoning (too much, too little; more on the facts, less on the law, vice versa?) and is it time to rethink, completely, how we do investment treaty awards?


Jakob Ragnwaldh

Mannheimer Swartling

Jakob Ragnwaldh is a partner in Mannheimer Swartling’s Dispute Resolution practice group focusing on international arbitration. He is Vice-Chair of the board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Chair of the Executive Board of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA). Jakob Ragnwaldh is also the Chairman of the SCC Rules Revision Committee. 

James Hope


James Hope is a partner and Head of Vinge’s dispute resolution group in Stockholm. He is a dual-qualified Swedish Advokat and English Solicitor- Advocate, with over 20 years’ experience of dispute resolution, including 10 years’ experience from practising in London. He is also a memberof the Board of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Keynote Speaker

Philippe Pinsolle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan


Ginta Ahrel


Cecilia Carrara

Legance Avvocati Associati

Tina Cicchetti

Cicchetti Arbitration

Gavin Denton

Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong

Philipp Habegger

Habegger Arbitration

Jennifer Kirby


Bart Legum


Kristina Ljungstrom

Norburg & Scherp

Claes Lundblad

Lundblad & Zettermarck

Arthur Ma

DaHui Lawyers

Robin Oldenstam

Mannheimer Swartling

Mattias Rosengren


Jan Schaefer

King & Spalding

Laurence Shore

Bonelli Erede

Erica Stein


Shai Wade

Stephenson Harwood

Angeline Welsh

Matrix Chambers


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ welcome

Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling
James Hope, Vinge

9.10: Session one: Are arbitrators suffering from due process paranoia?

Our distinguished panel of counsel and arbitrators will examine the “hot topic” of due process paranoia. Among other things, they’ll address questions such as:

  • Do arbitrators make overly cautious case management decisions, as commenters have emphasised?
  • If case law suggests they should be more robust, what does this mean in practice?
  • How should arbitrators strike the right balance?
  • Should arbitrators make more use of procedures, such as the summary procedure rule in the new 2017 SCC Rules?

Gavin Denton, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong

Cecilia Carrara, Legance Avvocati Associati
Kristina Ljungstrom, Norburg & Scherp
Erica Stein, Dechert 
Jan Schaefer, King & Spalding

10.45: Coffee break

11.15: Session two: The GAR Live symposium

Our espresso version of the famous Tylney Hall format.

Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling
James Hope, Vinge

12.30: Networking lunch

13.30: Lunchtime address

Philippe Pinsolle, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

14.00: Session three: How to write an arbitral award

Parties are often critical of arbitral awards, particularly when they are on the losing side. There is considerable variation in styles of awards from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. So how should it be done? Using their collective experience and wisdom, our panel of prominent arbitrators and counsel will give us their views on the issue.

Claes Lundblad, Lundblad & Zettermarck 

Ginta Ahrel, Lindahl 
Philipp Habegger, Habegger Arbitration 
Arthur Ma, Da Hui Lawyers
Bart Legum, Dentons 

15.15: Coffee break

15.45: Session four: The GAR Live Inquisition – is there a use for legal experts in international arbitration?

This session will replicate a US senate committee hearing or a UK House of Commons select committee session wherein a succession of witnesses are ‘grilled’ by a panel of GAR Live inquisitors, who are seeking to get to the bottom of a problem.

Should parties ask experts to give opinions on legal issues, or should they make submissions instead? Or is there room for both approaches? Does it make a difference if “foreign law” is involved, whatever that means?  

Robin Oldenstam, Mannheimer Swartling
Shai Wade, Stephenson Harwood 
Laurence Shore, Bonelli Erede 

Tina Cicchetti, Ciccetti Arbitration
Jennifer Kirby, Kirby 
Mattias Rosengren, Vinge
Angeline Welsh, Matrix Law 

17.00: Chairs’ closing remarks

Jakob Ragnwaldh, Mannheimer Swartling
James Hope, Vinge

17.15 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception hosted by Mannheimer Swartling and Vinge



Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Brunnsgatan 2, 111 38 Stockholm, Sweden


Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early £650  13 April 2018
Early £750 11 May 2018
Standard £850 24 May 2018


Complimentary In-house/governmental registration available