33rd AAA-ICC-ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration

Paris, France, • English

Since 1983, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) have co-organized a series of joint colloquia to discuss various topics relating to international arbitration. This year’s 33rd edition is hosted by the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.


Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or doing business globally.

Launch of ICC Revised Rules of Arbitration – 8 December

The Launch event of the ICC Revised Rules of Arbitration will take place on the eve of the 33rd AAA-ICC-ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration. The event is free of charge, but registration is compulsory.


Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration: Towards Convergence?

Friday 9 December 2016

09.00-09.30 Latest institutional developments

09.30-10.15 Public interest and the call for transparency in commercial and investor-State arbitration

10.15-10.45 Discussion

10.45-11.15 Coffee break

11.15-12.00 Arbitrators’ conflicts of interests: taking stock of recent developments

12.00-12.30 Discussion

12.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.30 Parties’ and arbitrators’ conduct in cost allocation and fixing of arbitrators’ fees

15.30-15.45 Discussion

15.45-16.15 Coffee break

16.15-17.00 How the relationship and bidding dynamics between Public bodies and Private contractors give rise to disputes

17.00-17.30 Discussion

17.30-17.45 Concluding remarks

17.45 Cocktail reception


Catherine Amirfar, Partner & Co-Chair, Public International Law Group, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, United States

Yas Banifatemi, Partner and Head of Public International Law, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Andrea K. Bjorklund, Full Professor and L. Yves Fortier Chair in International Arbitration and International Commercial Law, McGill University Faculty of Law, Canada

Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

J. Brian Casey, Independent Arbitrator, Bay Street Chambers, Canada

Teresa Cheng, SC, Senior Counsel, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong

José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Partner, Managing Partner, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, United States

Teresa Giovannini, Partner, Lalive, Switzerland; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Meg Kinnear, Secretary General, ICSID, Washington DC

Carolyn Lamm, Partner, White & Case, Washington DC, United States

Edoardo Marcenaro, Head of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Global Thermal Generation, ENEL, S.p.A., Italy

Reza Mohtashami, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, United Kingdom

Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Richard W. Naimark, Senior Vice President, AAA-ICDR, New York

Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chairman, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Fatsah Ouguergouz, Judge, Former Vice President, African Court of Human Rights, Arusha

Maxi Scherer, Professor of Law, Chair of International Arbitration Dispute Resolution and Energy Law at Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom; Special Counsel, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Logistical notes

Date and venue

  • Date: Friday 9 December 2016
  • Venue: Les Salons Hoche, 9, Avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all conference activities*, including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks, and a cocktail reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

* subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers.

Early Bird rate until 23 September 2016: €520 (€624 incl. VAT)

After 23 September 2016:
ICC members: €625 (€750 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €710 (€852 incl. VAT)

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 and government representativesmay benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

VAT refund

To request a VAT refund:

  • Foreign companies established in another member country of the European Union should consult the VAT Refund Web Portal of the General Directorate of
  • Taxes in their country
  • Foreign companies established outside the European Union should fill in form n° 3559 SD from the Direction Générale des Finances Publiques in France
  • For more information, please consult the following website:http://www2.impots.gouv.fr/dresg/pas-etb-stable/rembt-tva.htm

How to register

Easier and faster: register online (secured payment by credit card) at www.iccevents.org

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fees.

To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

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. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates, will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration.


We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working language: English.

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 accredited by the Bar Standards Board to provide CPD for barristers at the Bar of England and Wales. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval.

Continuing legal education: organization registered in France under n° 11 75 40892 75

Partnership opportunities

This training offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international trade network.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 9 November 2016 . 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 note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the program 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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For more information

  • Emma Dannevik
  • +33 1 49 53 33 96
  • Programme and logistics
  • Mouna El Jabri
  • +33 1 49 53 28 67
  • Registration
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