27 Sep 17

12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

New York, • English
ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

The 12th ICC New York Conference seeks to create a highly interactive environment and lively debate among arbitrators, legal practitioners, in-house counsel, and academics who wish to learn more about developments in international dispute resolution. The day before, 26 September, the ICC Institute of World Business Law will organize an advanced level training on Drafting Enforceable Awards.


26 September the ICC Institute of World Business Law is organizing an advanced level training on Drafting Enforceable Awards.

27 September marks the 12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration. A “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics from around the world.

26 September 2017 Training Programme

10:00 – 10:15Welcoming address and introduction
10:15 – 11:00Drafting an arbitral award: which drafting style?
Participants will receive first-hand guidelines and knowledge on best practices pertaining to award legal drafting styles. How legals systems and traditions can influence drafting techniques, the different approaches in civil and common law.
How to improve the quality of the award, by getting away from the “copy and paste” drafting style, to properly reflect the reasons behind the arbitral decision,
identifying how much “reasoning” is necessary to render a fully convincing award and secure its enforceability.
11:00 – 11:30Discussion
11:30 – 11:45Coffee break
11:45 – 12:30Drafting an arbitral award: spotlight on specific issues
This session will focus on particular sections of the award which often present difficulties and challenges in particular:
(1) Jurisdiction and applicable law
(2) Damages
(3) Auxiliary remedies: interest and costs
12:30 – 13:00Discussion
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
14:00 – 14:30Introduction to scrutiny of the award by the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court)
Participants will gain a deeper insight into a distinctive feature of the ICC arbitration, the ICC Court’s scrutiny of all draft awards. An ICC representative will share expertise on the ICC Court scrutiny process, the different levels of review, the assistance and tools provided by the Secretariat of the Court, such as the “ICC Award Checklist”, to help arbitral tribunals, although respecting their liberty of decision, draft more legally effective awards.
14:30 – 14:45Discussion
14:45 – 16:00Working groups: draft award review before scrutiny by the ICC Court
Participants will be given the opportunity to study a draft award, in the conditions in which a draft award would be reviewed before scrutiny by the ICC Court. Each working group will be responsible for reviewing the draft award and will make its comments as if it were a Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC Court.
16:00 – 16:15Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00Mock Court session: scrutiny of the award by the ICC Court and debate
This is an opportunity for participants to witness the type of discussions that are held between members of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat when reviewing a draft award. The parties to this mock court session will debate on the draft award received by the working groups.
17:00 – 17:15Concluding remarks

27 September 2017 Conference Programme

The conference programme will be available shortly.

Logistical notes

Date and venue Date:
ICC Institute Training: 26 September 2017
12th ICC New York Conference: 27 September 2017
Venue: New York University School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012
Registration feesICC Institute Training:

Early Bird Special*: US$ 602
ICC members: US$ 694
Non-members: US$ 867

12th ICC New York Conference:

Early Bird Special*: US$ 589
ICC members: US$ 691
Non-members: US$ 865

Package: Conference and Training:

Early Bird Special*: US$ 999
ICC members: US$ 1162
Non-members: US$ 1452

*Early Bird Special rates available until 28 July 2017
Registration fees are free of V.A.T.

Special discounts
ICC Members: may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics, Government representatives: may benefit from a 30% discount.
Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
Financial aid may be available. For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedure, please contact events@iccwbo.org.
Travel and accommodation  Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.
ICC will provide details of a recommended hotel in the area upon request.
Visa We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hours ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales.
French Bars: this training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 25 August 2017. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.
Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.
Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of US$7 + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant.
Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.
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Sponsorship Opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics coming from or doing business in North America.

Learn more about Sponsorship of the ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration.