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The 6th edition of the Arbitration Summer Retreat for young practitioners from around the world will be set in a relaxed atmosphere in Hamburg.

This year, the capacity building seminar’s topic will be YOU.

As always, the retreat is an ideal opportunity to network and strengthen personal relationships.

REGISTRATION FEE 320€

Excl.accomodation. Participants to arrange their own accomodation.

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THURSDAY 11 JULY
Program
20:00
Thereafter
Welcome Drinks (Optional) in cooperation with DIS40
hosted by Clyde & Co, Bohnenstrasse 2/4 - Hamburg

Individual transfer to Waldhaus Reinbek or stay downtown and transfer the next morning.

S-Bahn S2 from Hamburg main station to “Reinbek (S)” (eight stops, direction “Aumühle”)
and Bus 237 to “Krankenhaus St. Adolf-Stift” (two stops, direction: “Markt, Glinde”)
FRIDAY 12 JULY
09:30 - 09:45
09:45 - 11:15
11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:15
14:15 - 15:45
15:45 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:45
17:45 - 19:00
19:00 - 20:00
20:00
Kick-off with Arbitration Summer Retreat Co-Chairs
 
Masterclass
HOW TO MAXIMISE YOUR PERSONAL BRAND with Esther Stanhope
 
Workshop Session 1
GROUP A YOUR BRAND IN THE HEARING ROOM with Bibi Badejo
GROUP B BRANDING YOUR CAREER IN ARBITRATION with Gisela Knuts
GROUP C NETWORKING WORKSHOP with Natasha Willicombe & Nick M. Child

Lunch 
Workshop Session 2
GROUP A BRANDING YOUR CAREER IN ARBITRATION with Gisela Knuts
GROUP B NETWORKING WORKSHOP with Natasha Willicombe & Nick M. Child
G
ROUP C YOUR BRAND IN THE HEARING ROOM with Bibi Badejo

Coffee Break
Workshop Session 3
GROUP A NETWORKING WORKSHOP with Natasha Willicombe & Nick M. Child
GROUP B YOUR BRAND IN THE HEARING ROOM with Bibi Badejo
GROUP C BRANDING YOUR CAREER IN ARBITRATION with Gisela Knuts

Break
Apéro

Dinner 
SATURDAY 13 JULY
9:00 - 11:45
11:45 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
15:00
Your voice matters! with Simone Dorenburg 

Wrap-Up

Team Building

Lunch

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SPEAKERS
SPEAKERS

BIBI BADEJO

Bibi is a practising barrister with over 12 years’ experience and an elected Governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. She is an accomplished advocate, with extensive advanced advocacy training from the best in England, the US, and Australia, including from cross-examination expert Roger Dodd.

Bibi is dedicated to helping others develop their courtroom skills. She has been accredited as an Advocacy Trainer for Inner Temple and in autumn 2022 she joins the training faculty of the South Eastern Circuit Bar Mess Foundation Advanced International Advocacy Course (also known informally as the Keble Advocacy Course).

In 2021, she launched The Advocacy Podcast to help trial lawyers, barristers, and solicitors hone their advocacy skills. As host, Bibi interviews the best lawyers from around the world and they share key insights and practical advice that can be implemented.

Bibi is also the founder and creator of The Advocacy Coach, which provides advocacy training to lawyers all over the world. She also founded The Advocacy Coach Members’ Club, which offers exclusive access to her best content and training.

NICK M. CHILD

Mr. Child is a Managing Director of Secretariat.

He has been active in the global disputes industry for more than 33 years.

He is responsible business development on a firmwide basis and helps deliver the Secretariat brand worldwide.

In 2011, Nick was inducted into The Lawyer magazine’s ‘Hot 100’, a publication listing the 100 most influential people in the legal industry, who said of him, “Child goes to 11….”.

Nick is also the Founder of Law Rocks! (www.lawrocks.org), a global charity which raises funds for those less fortunate than ourselves.

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SIMONE DORENBURG

The human voice fascinates her! It is after all an expression of our individual personality.

For over 25 years she has been focusing on this multifaceted instrument – as coach, keynote speaker, voice-over artist and reciter – and has developed many different methods that benefit her clients.Simone began her journey by studying the art of speaking at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart, graduating with a degree in speech art and speech training.To this day she continue to derive a great deal of pleasure from helping people to use their voices successfully and confidently – whether it be managers wishing to prepare for a professional speech, television news presenters wanting to fine tune their delivery, singing students at universities of performing arts learning to master the art of stage presence.

Simone engages large audiences in interactive lectures and show them how to use their voices effectively.

She also takes to the stage as a voice artist, bringing the written word to life in literary recitals, regularly does voice-overs for documentaries, audio books and advertisements.

GISELA KNUTS

Gisela Knuts is an independent arbitrator based in Helsinki, Finland.

Prior to becoming a full-time arbitrator, Gisela spent 20+ years at leading Nordic law-firm Roschier, Attorneys Ltd., where she was head of the firm’s Dispute Resolution practice. Gisela has acted as lead counsel and advised clients in multi-million euro disputes in fields such as post-M&A, construction (onshore and offshore), engineering, projects & energy, distribution, sale of goods, insolvency, tax, financial instruments, corporate law and shareholder relations, director’s liability, ICT, and competition damages.

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ESTHER STANHOPE

Esther is an international speaker, award-winning author & known in London’s City as The Impact Guru.

(Deloitte coined that phrase)

She's a former live BBC producer, dedicated to helping professionals 

  • get your voice heard

  • be more visible (not just technically brilliant, visibly brilliant at your job)

  • get promoted!

FTSE 100 Firms hire her because her unique set of broadcasting skills translate perfectly to business! All the tips and tricks you need to speak up, be more visible, be seen as a ‘thought leader’, and get promoted are skills she has learnt over a 20+ year career working with talent (yes, she has even interviewed George Clooney and Madonna).

NATASHA WILLICOMBE

Ms. Willicombe is a Managing Director of Secretariat.

She has 27 years of experience in the legal sector and plays an essential role in Secretariat’s domestic and international business development.

She applies her significant experience into practice to deliver a real commercial advantage for their clients.

Natasha is an Ambassador to KidsOut, a charity in the U.K. that gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them in becoming future and valued members of our society and workforce.

In 2021 Natasha was made a Lifetime Ambassador to the charity in recognition of her work with the organization over the years.

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THE LOCATION

The Summer Retreat takes place at Waldhaus Reinbek an idyllically situated hotel in the countryside just outside Hamburg, located on the edge of Schleswig-Holstein's largest forest area, the beautiful Sachsenwald Forest.

Waldhaus Reinbek has a limited number of available rooms.

Participants are requested to make their own accommodation arrangements Please contact Waldhaus Reinbek. or any other hotel of your choosing directly and, at Waldhaus Reinbek, please make reference to the “Arbitration Summer Retreat” when booking.

WALDHAUS REINBEK

Loddenallee, 21465 Reinbek

Tel: +49 (0)40 727 52 0

E-mail: waldhaus@waldhaus.de

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