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The 9th Baltic Arbitration Days will be held in Riga, Latvia at the Dzintari Concert Hall in Jurmala and the Riga World Trading Center. The two day event is sponsored by Klauberg Baltics and will take place on 16 and 17 August 2020, with a pre-conference get-together at the Jurmala Beach Resort on 15 August 2020.

Due to COVID-19 and related travel constraints, this year’s conference will take place both onsite as well as online.

The countries in focus at this year’s conference are Israel, Russia, Switzerland and Ukraine. The conference begins on Day 1 with an opening event followed by a Reception and wine tasting. On Day 2, four different panels comprising of renowned arbitration practitioners from various jurisdictions will discuss the following topics:

  • Arbitration in transport related disputes
  • Arbitration and IT
  • Third party financing in arbitration disputes in CEE
  • Investment arbitration update

A post-conference riverboat cruise and dinner will also take place to allow the participants to unwind and network. Please click here to register for the conference. Registration is necessary even for those intending to participate online. The program and schedule for the conference can be downloaded here.


Dr. Markus Altenkirch LL.M. is a member of Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution teams in Düsseldorf and London . Markus focuses on international arbitration and currently represents clients in ICC, DIS, LCIA, and HKIAC arbitrations. Markus primarily advises on Post-M&A as well as construction disputes. Moreover, Markus regularly advises on disputes in the Pharmaceutical industry. In 2021, Markus has started his own podcast series: #zukunft. Markus, and his colleague Lisa Reiser, interview leading arbitration practitioners and in-house lawyers on the future of international arbitration. Markus teaches at the University of Mainz and regularly publishes in the field of international arbitration. He is a contributor and editor for Global Arbitration News. Markus Altenkirch can be reached at and +49 211 311160 and +44 20 7919 1000.


Brigitta John is a member of the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt. Ms. John holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Settlement from the University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. She has more than 13 years of post qualification experience in international arbitration as well as civil and commercial litigation. She can be reached at