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What does digitalization mean for international disputes?

This was one of the key questions addressed at a seminar hosted by the Swedish Embassy in Singapore and the SCC recently. Swedish experts Björn Johansson Heigis and Emilia Lundberg discussed opportunities and risks in a digital world, including how the SCC Platform fits into the picture.

The pressure to address the complexities of international business is on the rise. Digitalization and technical innovations in the legal industry are developing fast, and the demand for secure communications is high, as is expectations on efficiency and modern digital tools.

This was the backdrop for an afternoon event at the Swedish Ambassador’s Residence in Singapore, where participants had the chance for in-depth discussions on digitalization, privacy matters and cyber security for international disputes. 

The importance of properly mapping business processes as a first stop to identify advantages with an increased level digitalization represented one of the key take-aways from Björn Johansson Heigis, partner with Roschier in Stockholm. 

Swedish arbitrator Emilia Lundberg shared her experience from working on the SCC Platform – a case management platform, providing secure communication from request to award.

Swedish Chargé d’Affairs Helena Reitberger opened the event, and SCC Secretary General gave a general introduction to the topic.

– In today’s world, there is one question that challenges us daily, said Annette Magnusson in her opening remarks. How do we disrupt ourselves before we are being disrupted? The fast pace of change and opportunities offered by digitalization means we must be ready to re-invent what we do and how we do it on a regular basis to maintain our relevance for users of international dispute resolution services.

 

Presentation by Björn Johansson Heigis

Presentation by Emilia Lundberg's

 

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