Depending on e.g. the sector, country or (personal) experience, legal counsel choose to include arbitration, mediation or dispute boards in their international contracts, or a combination of those. Various parameters may influence the choice for one method over the other, including time, costs, confidentiality, importance of future cooperation between parties, execution of the award, etc.
At the same time, often relatively little time is spent on dispute settlement clauses when drafting international contracts. Also, in-house counsel see themselves confronted with business interests of managers and the preferences of external counsel and contract parties.
During this seminar three experienced in-house counsel and the ICC International Centre for ADR will share their views and experience on dispute boards, arbitration and mediation. Participants will gain insight in how to select and combine the appropriate form(s) of alternative dispute resolution methods in specific situations and use it to their advantage in drafting contracts and resolving disputes with foreign business partners.
Who should attend
In-house counsel with experience drafting dispute resolution clauses in international contracts, arbitrators, lawyers, mediation professionals.