The future is now! Blockchain, Metaverse, Web3 and (what it really means for) arbitration

Aula Ceremonial Hall, Campus Aula, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Ghent.
prof. dr. Maud Piers

The Center for the Future of Dispute Resolution brings together leading voices in technology and dispute resolution to discuss how blockchain, the Metaverse and Web3 affects and will transform arbitration.

When and what?

ArbMetaBlock2023 will be a full day event that takes place on 26 May 2023. The day will offer insightful panel discussions and ample opportunity for networking. The day will include breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and a reception at the end of the day.


Five panels will debate the impact of these technologies on the fundamentals of arbitration and explore how arbitration practitioners and arbitration institutions have to adjust to stay relevant. 

  • Blockchain: what is it and (why) should the arbitration community care?
  • Metaverse: what is it and (why) should the arbitration community care?
  • Bringing down the house: How a new architecture (may) affect the fundamentals of arbitration
  • A role and place for lawyers: Is the legal market prepared for this new dispute resolution constellation?
  • Arbitration institutions in an era of decentralized spaces: on the cutting edge (or falling off)?

Furthermore, UNCITRAL will present its insights and work in the area of blockchain and arbitration.

Detailed Conference Program


Our Expert Speakers


Who should attend?

  • Members of the arbitration community who want to gain actionable insights in how an increased implementation of blockchain and the Metaverse may affect their arbitration practice
  • LegalTech enthusiasts and innovators who want to stay on top of the latest trends in arbitration law and practice and expand their knowledge base and network

With a full day attendance 8 study credits can be acquired with the OVB (Order of Flemish Bar Association) and the IBJ (Institute for company lawyers and magistrates)


Early Bird Registration (on or before 15 April 2023): 375 EUR

Standard Rate (until 22 May 2023): 425 EUR

Reduced Rate for PhD students and Cepani40 members (until 22 May 2023): 275 EUR

Practical Information


Register online!

Our sponsors

Logo nater dallafior

Nater Dallafior is a boutique disputes firm in Zurich with a particular focus on commercial arbitration. While the firm covers a broad range of disputes across many industries, it has become very active in crypto and blockchain disputes in recent years. Its partners have acted as counsel and arbitrator in several high-stakes crypto arbitrations relating to crypto exchanges, market making services, Token Purchase Agreements, SAFTs, liability of DAOs and DAO-members, hacking incidents as well as exchange listings.

Our Media Sponsors

ArbMetaBlock2023 is supported by, ArbTech, CyberArb, MetaverseLegal, Cepani and Cepani40.

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