Experts shared their knowledge on arbitration issues in the Baltics and Poland

A boom on the Baltic mergers and acquisitions market, the arbitration reforms in Latvia and more was discussed at the second East-West Forum with focus on the Baltics and Poland.

Over 100 lawyers from 30 countries registered for last week´s SCC East-West Forum with focus on the Baltics and Poland. Opening the event, SCC legal counsel Natalia Petrik provided a helicopter view over the SCC caseload with the parties from the focus countries. In the keynote presentation that followed, the founding partner of Sorainen law firm, Mr. Aku Sorainen reviewed the lessons and results on the Baltic legal market over the past months, highlighting the new level of flexibility and productivity against all expectations. Another feature in Q1 2021 is the boom on the Baltic M & A market in comparison with whole CEE region in Q1 of 2021 thanks to the big number of Baltic “unicorns”.  

During the panel discussion that followed, Beata Gessel Kalinowska vel Kalisz reviewed the current debate of ISDS cases against Poland, Maria Pihlak gave an overview of the Estonian arbitration market, Daiga Zivtina shared details of arbitration reforms in Latvia and Ramunas Audzevicius expanded on recent Lithuanian caselaw related to public policy ground in the context of recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.

The panel was followed by an inspirational talk with Eva Kalnina and Ginta Ahrel, who shared their own personal journey into international arbitration and discussed how the arbitration world changed in the last 10 or 15 years.

We extend a warm thank you to both the audience and to the panel who generously shared their expertise with the audience.

A recording of the seminar is now available online >> SCC Vimeo

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