AmCham Seminar & Cocktail: Arbitration in the New Geopolitical Climate in Europe – What Are The New Trends, Pitfalls and What May The Future Hold?



AmCham Seminar Lajos Law Firm

AmCham together with Lajos Law Firm and Peter & Kim cordially invite you to its

Seminar & Cocktail


Arbitration in the New Geopolitical Climate in Europe – What Are The New Trends, Pitfalls and What May The Future Hold?



Peter & Kim will provide the participants with an overview of market developments, emerging trends and common pitfalls in the arbitration landscape. Mr. Flavio Peter and Mr. Konstantin Christie will provide insights into their recent cases in a post-Covid area and following Russia’s war in the Ukraine, thereby addressing questions not only from a commercial perspective but also from the viewpoint of investors with view of investor state dispute settlement.


  • Date: September 21, 2023 (Thursday)
  • Time: 16:30-19:00 (Registration starts at 16:00)
  • Venue: Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest (1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor u. 2-4.)

The event will be held in English without translation.

The event is open to AmCham members and partners of Lajos Law Firm. Participation is free.

Please note that capacity is limited and registrations will be confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • 16:00-16:30: Registration
  • 16:30-18:00: Seminar with Flavio Peter, Partner, Peter & Kim (Zurich / Geneva) and Konstantin Christie, Partner Peter & Kim (Geneva), moderated by Levente Lajos, Attorney at Law, Managing Partner, Lajos Law Firm 
  • 18:00-19:00: Reception with snacks and drinks


Since 1997 we have been committed to representing local and international investors in Hungary. Our core professional values have been developed over more than 25 years of practice: reliability, professionalism and creativity. We are fluent in English and Italian. We have considerable experience in civil litigation, tax law, company law, employment law, insolvency law, agricultural law, administrative law, European law, criminal law, family law, competition law, mergers and acquisitions.


Established in 2020, Peter & Kim is a leading international arbitration firm ranked amongst the 30 best arbitration practices world-wide. We bring together dedicated international arbitration practitioners from different civil and common law cultures, based in Switzerland, South Korea, Australia and Singapore. We are a highly experienced and achieved team of lawyers with a proven track record of successfully representing clients across the globe. Our attorneys are industry leaders in international dispute resolution, not just regionally but also globally. Our work focuses on representing corporate, sovereign and private clients in complex international disputes before arbitral tribunals and state courts. We advise and represent parties in a wide range of contractual disputes, as well as disputes arising from foreign direct investments (under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties) and public international law. We also have expertise challenging or confirming international arbitration awards in multiple jurisdictions, but particularly in proceedings before the Swiss Federal Tribunal (Supreme Court) and at all levels of the Korean court system.
In serving our clients, we rely on our decades of collective experience as counsel and arbitrator in hundreds of cases, as well as specialist knowledge having worked in leading arbitral institutions. We combine the capabilities of our global network of offices to provide best-in-class services to our clients wherever they require. The firm’s unique structure and its specialist practice allow us to offer our clients high quality representation throughout all stages of a dispute, from the assessment of potential liability and pre-arbitration negotiations, dealing with interim measures of protection, through to the preparation of written submissions and the conduct of the hearing, as well as any post-award challenges and asset recovery.

Flavio Peter, Partner, Peter&Kim
Flavio Peter is a partner with Peter & Kim Ltd in Geneva and Zurich specializing in international and domestic arbitration and related litigation proceedings, including enforcement and attachment proceedings before local courts, and setting aside proceedings before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court.
Flavio primarily acts as party representative in disputes arising under construction contracts, international sales contracts, disputes concerning long term gas supply contracts, but also agency and distribution agreements, joint venture contracts, and post-M&A disputes. Flavio regularly also sits as chairman, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator and has gained vast experience as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals in several international and domestic arbitration proceedings (conducted in accordance with the ICC Arbitration and ADR Rules, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, VIAC Rules, DIS Rules as well as in ad hoc proceedings).
During his professional experience Flavio has acted in more than 45 arbitrations under a variety of substantive laws, including in particular the laws of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Sweden, the US (e.g., Delaware and California) or England and Wales, and of course the CISG.
Flavio is a member of the Swiss Arbitration Marketing Committee and co-chair of ASAbelow40. He holds a teaching assignment with the University of Zurich (for international arbitration and CISG) and is a Fellow of the CIArb.
Konstantin Christie, Partner, Peter&Kim
Konstantin Christie is a US-qualified partner, who specializes in complex international commercial disputes and arbitration under international treaties. He has acted in more than 50 arbitrations, stemming from a variety of industries, including oil, gas and electricity, (with a particular emphasis on long-term supply agreements), as well as cases arising from the commodities trading, extraction of natural resources and joint ventures. Based in Europe for many years, Konstantin often deals with cases under Swiss and other civil laws. In addition, Konstantin regularly works with damages experts and clients in order to evaluate the financial compensation and potential viability of claims, arising out of a treaty or contract.
He often represents clients from the CIS region and the Middle East and has significant experience with arbitrations in the Asia-Pacific region, seated in Singapore, Seoul, and Tokyo. Konstantin Christie also served as tribunal secretary in a number of “bet the company” arbitrations under the rules of most leading arbitral institutions (including ICC, SCAI, LCIA, SIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL) and brings this experience to his appointments and counsel cases.
Levente Lajos, Attorney at Law, Managing Partner - Moderator of the Event
Levente Lajos graduated from Janus Pannonius University Pécs in 1994. He earned a master of banking and finance in Milano, an LLM at the University of London in EU law and recently a second LLM at UC Berkeley in US law. He founded his independent firm in 1997. As working language he speaks English and Italian. His firm has built a reputation in representing well known Italian brands. Although Lajos Law Firm offers a wide range of services to international investors, he considers himself a litigator. He is proud of having recruited and kept together a strong and steady professional team. Father of four, his favorite passtime is spending valuable time with his family. His sports are yoga and horse riding.
Párisi Udvar Hotel Budapest
1052 Budapest, Petőfi Sándor u. 2-4.
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