36th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law
The 36th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law is dedicated to expert determination and Dispute Boards as alternative means of dispute prevention and settlement.Expert determination has a long tradition in both civil and common law jurisdictions and is increasingly used in varying contexts ranging from construction to M&A disputes. Contributors at the Conference will elaborate on its most salient features and applications in modern commercial life and its interactions with international commercial arbitration and outline its advantages as a dispute prevention and settlement technique. Also, contributions will point to its pitfalls and how appropriate contract drafting may better manage risks involved in its use.
Dispute Boards have come of age yet their benefits go too often unrecognized. The afternoon session aims at positioning Dispute Boards in context and is dedicated to a hands-on approach aimed at conveying a fuller understanding of the process and its growing role throughout the world.
Where do Dispute Boards come from? Why are they described as an in situ justice: the ICC Dispute Boards Rule of 2015? Are construction projects with a Dispute Board more successful, time and cost wise: the FIDIC example. Why are Dispute Boards attractive to multinational agencies and lending institutions? Do lawyers sitting on Dispute Boards render a different “justice” to Engineers? How do judicial courts contribute to enhancing the process?
Who should attend
All professionals involved in international trade and dispute resolution: lawyers, arbitrators, judges, academics, corporate counsel and compliance officers.
ICC Institute of World Business Law
The ICC Institute of World Business Law, which acts as a think-tank working closely with the ICC International Court of Arbitration, is composed of a Council of 34 members of 21 nationalities, all experienced professionals or academics in international business law or international commercial arbitration, as well as over 200 members from around the world. In line with its philosophy of excellence, the ICC Institute organizes this annual conference, an occasion for legal experts to deliberate on a topical issue and contribute towards reflection on new practices in international arbitration.