Past Event

Dispute Resolution in the Financial Markets Arena

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, disputes in the financial markets arena are likely to be on the increase. The use of standardised master agreements for traded products, combined with the volume of trading taking place under master agreement terms, make it very important to reach the “right” conclusion in respect of potentially complex issues to ensure the proper functioning of the financial markets.

Hosted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, this NCMF seminar followed up on some of the topics discussed at the recent NCMF event in Helsinki, allowing us to delve deeper into some of the issues. Leading experts in litigation, arbitration and complex financial transactions talked to us about recent cases and gave us examples of recent disputes where either the process or the outcome has been less than satisfactory. In an interactive workshop P.R.I.M.E. Finance (the forum of leading independent experts specialised in complex financial instruments and dispute resolution set up in the Hague in 2012) tought us how it can help foster a more stable global financial marketplace by reducing legal uncertainty and systemic risk through the use of its specialised dispute settlement services.

Speakers included:

  • Jeff Golden, Chairman, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation
  • Mrs. Camilla M.L. Perera – De Wit, Registrar, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation
  • Charlotta Falkman, Partner, Gernandt & Danielsson
  • Olle Flygt, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling
  • Anders Bygglin, Partner, Hannes Snellman
  • Jens O. Feiring, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Eksportfinans
  • Henriette Gernaa, Partner, Gorrissen Federspiel

The seminar was hosted by the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce and supported by the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Dispute resolution is very much on the agenda for institutions involved in the financial markets and we urge traders and front office personnel as well as lawyers (in-house and in private practice) and dispute resolution experts to attend this informative afternoon session.

Agenda

14.00

REGISTRATION

14.15

WELCOMING REMARKS

Annette Magnusson, Secretary General, Stockholm Arbitration Institute of the Chamber of Commerce

Anna Iversen, Board Member , Nordic Capital Markets Forum

14.30

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE SCC and its interest in today’s topic

Alen Musaefendic, Nationalekonom, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce

14.40

PART I: ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Emerging trends in the resolution of financial markets disputes. A close look at some recent cases in the Nordic region and further afield exploring innovative approaches to the handling of dispute resolution, resulting in a more workable process and achieving better results, instilling market confidence and stability.

Jeff Golden, Chairman, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

Mrs. Camilla M.L. Perera – De Wit, Registrar, P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation

Charlotta Falkman, Partner, Gernandt & Danielsson

OlleFlygt, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling

Anders Bygglin, Partner, Hannes Snellman

Jens O. Feiring, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Eksportfinans

15:30

BREAK FOR TEA AND COFFEE

16.00

PART II – ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION

Continuation of discussion. The use of financial markets experts to educate dispute resolution professionals and the judiciary. The importance of reaching the “right” result in financial markets litigation where standardised documentation is used. Cost effectiveness of the chosen method of solving disputes.

17.00

CONCLUDING REMARKS FOLLOWED BY DRINKS RECEPTION

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