Art-Related Dispute Resolution, DIS Autumn Conference, Berlin, 25-26 September 2018

Events and Conferences

The German Arbitration Institute (DIS) Autumn Conference Programme

25 September 2018

7.30 pm Reception and Gala Dinner 

26 September 2018 – Conference

9.00 am Welcome 

Herbert Kronke, German Arbitration Institute (DIS), Berlin/Cologne

9.15 am  Streitigkeiten im Kunstbereich und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit – eine empfehlenswerte Alternative?  Peter Raue, Raue LLP, Berlin


Specific areas of conflict in art-related disputes

Moderator: Marc-André Renold, University of Geneva, Art-Law Centre, Geneva

10.00 am Disputes on art sales: what makes galleries close down and auctioneers wake up at night? Friederike Gräfin von Brühl, K&L Gates, Berlin

10.10 am Disputes involving cultural property restitution: why many countries in the world are frustrated with the German law. Volker Wiese, University of Bayreuth

10.20 am Copyright-related disputes: a thin red line – where does plagiarism start?
Katharina Garbers-von Boehm, CMS Hasche Sigle, Berlin

10.30 am Coffee break

11.00 am  Solving art-related disputes: from courts to alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

Panel discussion with the above speakers moderated by Marc-André Renold

12.15 pm Lunch 


Nazi looted art: the big challenge for dispute resolution

Moderator: Matthias Weller, University of Bonn

1.45 pm „Provenance Research” – the art of fact-finding Gilbert Lupfer, German Lost Art Foundation, Magdeburg

2.00 pm „Just and Fair Solutions” – the museums’ perspective Eckart Köhne, German Council of Museums, Berlin

2.15 pm „Just and Fair Solutions” – the claimants’ perspective James Bindenagel, former US Ambassador, Center for International Security and Governance, Bonn

2.30 pm    The art of deal-making. Martin Hoernes, Ernst-von-Siemens-Kunststiftung, Berlin

2.45 pm Coffee break 

3.15 pm Nazi looted art and beyond: experiences in art-related dispute resolution from abroad

Panel discussion moderated by Matthias Weller


Tony Baumgartner, Clyde & Co., London
Evelien Campfens, University of Leiden
Corinne Hershkovitch, Corinne Hershkovitch, Paris
Lawrence M. Kaye, Herrick Feinstein, New York
Mara Wantuch Thole, Wantuch Thole, Berlin

4.45 pm The future of art-related dispute resolution – a conclusion Christian Duve, Frankfurt/Main

5.00 pm End of Conference


Dinner Venue – 25 September 2018
Orangerie im Schloss Charlottenburg Spandauer Damm 22 – 24, 14059 Berlin

Conference Venue – 26 September 2018
Hotel de Rome, Behrenstr. 37, 10117 Berlin

Registration Fee: DIS/DIS40 Members: € 595.00 + VAT; Non-Members: € 695.00 + VAT. Participants who apply for DIS membership at the time of registration will be charged the reduced fee.

Registration & Information

Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit e.V. Lennéstr. 9, 10785 Berlin
T +4930 41 70 70 700

For further information and online registration please visit under the section “Events“.

Registration Deadline & Cancellation Policy We kindly ask for timely registration on or before 12 September 2018.

In case of cancellation of registration made after 12 September 2018 or in case of non-attendance, fees will not be reimbursed.

Additional event

DIS40 Autumn Conference 2018

Post-M&A and Joint Venture Disputes 

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