What does it mean to be “pro-arbitration” or to apply a “pro-arbitration bias” and what purpose is or should be achieved by or through such a principle or policy?

The aim of this event is to offer a broad but thorough overview of the various aspects which may be considered to be based on or affected by the principle of favor arbitrandum, following what can be considered the lifeline of international (commercial) arbitration proceedings: from the scope, effectiveness and validity of arbitration agreements, to the rules applicable throughout the arbitration procedure (analysed from the perspective of users, arbitral institutions, arbitrators and counsel), and concluding with considerations regarding the impact of the so-called “pro-arbitration bias” in recognition and enforcement proceedings.


  • 16:45 – Arrival
  • 17:00-17:10 – Welcome and opening remarks
  • 17:15-17:45 – Keynote speech by Prof. dr. Olivier Caprasse(Caprasse law firm)
  • 17:45-18:30 – Panel discussion
  • 18:30-18:45 – Conclusive remarks
  • 18:45-20:30 – Cocktail reception


Loyens & Loeff Brussels
Avenue de Tervueren 2 / Tervurenlaan 2, B-1040
Brussels, Belgium

  • Event Details
  • Location: Brussels
  • Start Date: 04/10/2019 4:45 pm
  • End Date: 04/10/2019 8:30 am
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Marily Paralika