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We are delighted to invite you to Baker McKenzie’s first ever Arbitration Quiz Night!

Join us on 8 December 2020 at 6.00 pm CET for what promises to be an evening of light-hearted laughs, interesting facts and friendly competition.

Who knows their New York Convention from their Geneva Protocol, their LCIA disputes from their ICSID proceedings? Put your knowledge to the test in five exciting rounds of arbitration-themed, multiple-choice questions: History, Celebrities, Statistics, General Knowledge and Fun Facts. It’s every player for themselves in this quiz, and a range of enticing prizes are on offer for the top-performing individuals. The prize for first place is a truly unique Champagne subscription – perfect for special events and the upcoming holiday season.

The quiz will take place via Zoom, and no matter where you are in the world, all you need to take part is a mobile phone, tablet or laptop with an internet connection. To secure your spot and receive the joining details, please register by clicking on the below link:

Register here

In times like these, it is more important than ever to take a break from work and to stay connected with friends and colleagues around the world. So put your quiz hats on, refresh your knowledge of all things arbitration and let us take care of the rest!

We really hope you can join us.


Prof. Dr. Joerg Risse LL.M. (Berkeley) is a member of the Dispute Resolution Group at Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt. Being double-qualified as an attorney-at-law in Germany and in New York (USA), he represents his clients in international arbitrations before all major arbitral institutions. Since Prof. Risse is frequently appointed to act as an arbitrator or mediator, his clients also benefit from his "judiciary" outlook on a case. Prof. Risse teaches advocacy skills and dispute resolution at the University of Mannheim. Prof. Risse is ranked by Chambers Global 2015 as one of the top two arbitration counsels in Germany and among the most in-demand arbitrators. Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2015/2016 honors him as "Lawyer of the Year" in international arbitration. According to Juve (2010 - 2015), he is a "leading name" in arbitration, and Who is Who Legal 2015 declared him one of the top seven commercial mediators in Germany. Prof. Risse advises in post merger and acquisition disputes, in particular in price adjustment disputes, reps and warranty claims and claims raised against transaction advisers. His second main area of practice are disputes related to large infrastructure projects such as power plants, offshore wind farms, electricity networks, public transport projects or airports. Most of his clients are from the “old economy”, including turn-key contractors for large projects and companies from the chemical, automotive, medical and mass transport industry. Prof. Risse has particular experience in ADR-proceedings where he advises his clients in settlement negotiations, mediation and adjudication proceedings. Prof. Risse can be reached at and +49 69 299080.


Dr. Lisa B. Reiser is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie’s Frankfurt office with experience in dispute resolution through international arbitration, commercial litigation, adjudication and mediation. In international arbitration proceedings, she regularly advises clients in construction matters, such as disputes over offshore wind farm projects, as well as in post-M&A disputes. Lisa is a regular speaker at national and international arbitration conferences, focusing on construction issues as well as on soft skill issues. She publishes articles on international arbitration and gives lectures on the conduct of arbitration proceedings at the University of Mainz. In addition, Lisa is co-organizer of the Arbitration Ladies Lunches in Düsseldorf and is committed to the equal representation of women in arbitration. Lisa can be reached at and + 49 69 2 99 08 366.


Dr. Max Oehm, LL.M. is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie in Frankfurt. Max advises on international arbitration and commercial litigation matters. He represents clients in cases focusing on large industrial projects such as power plant construction and gas storage facilities. Max teaches at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Max can be reached at and +49 69 29908334.