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SIA-WIPO Joint Symposium: Arbitration and Mediation for FinTech Disputes

February 5, 2020

Organized by
School of International Arbitration (SIA), Queen Mary University of London WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

Hosted by
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd. in collaboration with International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)

Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd., Löwenstrasse 19, Zurich, Switzerland

How to Register
Please register by 22 January 2020. Space is limited. The event is free of charge.



13.30-14.00 Registration and Coffee

14.00-14.15 Welcome and Introduction

  • Philipp Groz, Schellenberg Wittmer
  • Maxi Scherer, Professor of Law, School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London
  • Heike Wollgast, Head, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

14.15-15.45 Session One – Current Legal Issues in FinTech: Challenges and Opportunities

  • Moderator: Roland Mathys, Schellenberg Wittmer

Contracting in FinTech: Collaboration and Key Issues, including Artificial Intelligence
Samuel Klaus, Schellenberg Wittmer

Regulatory Prospect and Challenges
Olivier Favre, Schellenberg Wittmer

Intellectual Property Rights and FinTech

  • Petenting in FinTech
  • Intellectual Property Issues Beyond Patents

Dany Vogel, Rentsch Partner
Noam Shemtov, Queen Mary University of London

15.45-16.00 Question & Answer

16.00-16.30 Coffee Break

16.30-17.45 Session Two – Resolving FinTech Disputes Through Mediation and Arbitration

Moderator: Maxi Scherer

Common Issues in FinTech Disputes
Kirstin Schwedt and Florian Reul, Linklaters

Overview of WIPO Mediation and Arbitration, including Case Examples
Heike Wollgast

Drafting Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements
Alesch Staehelin, TIMES Attorneys

17.45-18.00 Question & Answer

18.00 Closing, followed by Drinks Receptions