01 Dec 17

37th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

Paris, France, • English

This year’s 37th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law is dedicated to “Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration”.


Taking place in Paris on 1 December 2017, the annual conference of the ICC Institute of World Business Law will gather international business practitioners, legal experts and academics to deliberate on the topic of “Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration”. 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.

The Institute will also publish a book on Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration (Dossier XVI of the Institute series). Prepared by some of the key speakers, each participant will receive a free copy as part of their conference materials.

Who should attend?

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


The programme will be available shortly.



Laurent Lévy, International Arbitrator, Founding Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Michael Polkinghorne, Partner, White & Case LLP, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Patrick BaetenDeputy General Counsel, Disputes Engie, France
Yas BanifatemiHead of Public International Law, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France; Visiting Lecturer of Law, Yale Law School, United States; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Yves DerainsChairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, Paris, Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Alexander FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Bernard HanotiauPartner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Andrea MondiniPartner, Schellenberg Wittmer, Switzerland
Bo G.H. NilssonPartner, Advokatfirman Lindahl, Sweden
Constantine Partasides QCPartner, Three Crowns LLP, United Kingdom
Antonio RigozziFounding Partner, Lévy Kaufmann Kohler, Switzerland
Christophe SeragliniPartner, Betto Seraglini, France
Mohamed Abdel WahabFounding Partner & Head of the International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners Law Firm, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Logistical notes

Date and venueDate: 1 December 2017
Venue: International Chamber of Commerce Headquarters
33-43 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
Registration feesEarly-bird rate until 20 October 2017: €910.80
ICC member: €1092
Non-member: €1310.40
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.

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.
VisaWe are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
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 policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 27 October 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 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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