14Feb 19

34th Annual ICC SIA QMC Joint Symposium of Arbitrators

Paris, France, • English

This year’s 34th Annual Joint Symposium of Arbitrators will focus on the topic of “Opening Up” Awards in International Arbitration.


This year’s 34th Annual Joint Symposium of Arbitrators will focus on the topic of “Opening Up” Awards in International Arbitration.

Co-organised by the ICC Institute of World Business Law and the School of International Arbitration, this one-day conference will examine the revision of international arbitral awards under different jurisdictions, more precisely the re-opening of the arbitral proceedings in some rare instances and the review of the merits. The programme is based on three sections for reflection: the grounds for revision, the competent forum and the extent of revision by the arbitral tribunal. Participants at the Symposium will have the opportunity to be acquainted with case law on this exceptional remedy and the problematic issues raised in theory and practice.


09:30 – 09:45Welcome address
09:45-11:00Grounds for revising an award: procedural fraud
This session will focus on the procedural fraud as a ground for revising an award from the civil law, the common law and investment arbitration perspectives.
11:00-11:15Coffee Break 
11:15-12:45Grounds for revising an award: new facts, evidence or law
This session will focus on other grounds for revising an award i.e. new material facts or decisive evidence or law from the civil law, the common law and investment arbitration perspectives.
14:30-15:45Revision of awards and competent forum
The competent forum for revising awards is the arbitral tribunal (the original or a reconstituted one) directly, or following a decision of the Court of the seat in specific or setting-aside proceedings.
15:45-16:00Coffee Break 
16:00-17:15Types of arbitral awards and extent of revision
This session will deal with the extent of revising the awards (dispositive part and/or reasoning sections) by the arbitral tribunal, due regard being given to the type of awards (partial, interim, final) and res judicata.
17:30-18:30Cocktail reception 


George A. BermannJean Monnet Professor of EU Law, Walter Gellghorn Professor of Law, Director for the Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), Colombia Law School, United States
Stavros BrekoulakisProfessor of International Law and Arbitration, Queen Mary University, United Kindgom; Associate Member, 3 Verulam Buildings
Yves DerainsFounding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Antonias Dimolitsa Founding Partner, A. Dimolitsa & Associates, Greece; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Louis Flannery QC Partner, Stephenson Harwood LLP, United Kingdom
Jacob GriersonPartner, McDermott Will & Emery, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Joachim KnollPartner, LALIVE, Switzlerland
Stefan Kröll Professor, Rechtsanwalt, Germany
Isabelle Michou Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Switzerland
Carmen Nunez-Lagos Partner, Hogan Lovells, France
Sherina PetitPartner and Head of India Practice, Norton Rose Fullbright LLP, United Kingdom
Antonio RigozziPartner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland; Professor, University of Neuchâtel
Christophe SeragliniPartner, Betto Seraglini, France
Audley SheppardPartner, Clifford Chance, United Kingdom
Benjamin SiinoCounsel, Shearman & Sterling, France
Janet Walker Professor and Former Associate Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada

Logistical notes

Dates and venue Date: 14 February 2019
Venue: ICC Headquarters (33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris)
Registration fee €279 (incl. VAT €334.90)
Special discounts Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
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Travel and accommodationTravel 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.
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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 18 January 2019. 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 €5 + 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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