Breakfast roundtable: Don’t waste precious time and money on disputes

6. september 2019

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) and Advokatfirmaet Hammervoll Pind are pleased to invite you to the following breakfast roundtable Don’t waste precious time and money on disputes on Thursday 19 September 2019.

At this breakfast seminar, participants will discuss innovative solutions to the challenges of commercial dispute prevention and resolution and how corporate counsel can play a leading role in resolving commercial disputes efficiently and cost-effectively.


08:00-08:30 Welcome and networking, breakfast provided

08:30-09:10 Overview of CPR and CPR’s Dispute Resolution Services

09:10-09:40 The Wärtsilä Legal Affairs department’s journey from a trusted support function to a value-adding, in-house business partner Ralf Lindbäck, Managing Counsel, Asset, Dispute and Trade Management, Marine at Wärtsilä Corporation

09:40-10:20 Panel / roundtable discussion open for participation from the audience

10:20-10:30 Sum up and closure

For registration, please send an e-mail to

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Domestic vs International disputes
  • The role of In-house counsel when handling disputes
  • New technologies in dispute resolution

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) was created over 40 years ago by General Counsel at Fortune 100 companies to promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness in commercial dispute prevention and resolution. Participants will learn about CPR’s thought leadership initiatives, its non-administered and administered arbitration rules, as well as its international mediation procedure.

Participants will also have an opportunity to discuss with a panel of distinguished speakers:

Olivier P. André, Senior Vice President, International at CPR

Olivier started his legal career at Shearman & Sterling L.L.P. and at the ICC Court of International Arbitration in Paris. He is a CPR and CEDR trained mediator and studied law in France, Germany and in the U.S. Olivier recently contributed to the drafting of the CPR European Mediation and ADR Practical Guide for Corporates, the CPR Administered and Non-Administered Arbitration Rules, and the CPR International Mediation Procedure.

Olivier is based in New York and frequently speaks at conferences and is the author of a number of articles and publications within the area of ADR. He holds a number of positions in various boards and committees.

Ralf Lindbäck, Managing Counsel, Asset, Dispute and Trade Management, Marine at Wärtsilä Corporation.

Ralf is based in Finland and has successfully followed a career specializing in legal matters relating to complex international transactions in the energy sector, and in particular the maritime and offshore industry. Working with foreign administrations and global clients has further broadened Ralf’s understanding of different legal systems, while also enhancing his reputation and track record in international dispute resolution.

His curriculum includes postgraduate studies in maritime law as well as oil and gas law (University of Oslo), management (IMD) and international dispute resolution (University of Geneva). Ralf was a member of Wärtsilä’s award winning team in Financial Times Innovative Lawyers, Europe 2018.

Allen Waxman, President & CEO of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR).

Prior to joining CPR, Mr. Waxman served as General Counsel of Pfizer, at Eisai Inc – the North American affiliate of the Japanese-based pharmaceutical company, Eisai Co Ltd – where also led the Market Access business unit. He later on joined Kaye Scholer LLP (now Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) in New York as a partner. He led the firm’s multidisciplinary Life Sciences Group, while also developing and executing on resolution strategies for clients.

The seminar will be held in our Oslo offices at Wergelandsveien 7 0167, Oslo

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