The programme covers the main stages of the arbitration proceedings from an arbitrator’s point of view. It aims at improving legal knowledge and developing practical skills such as efficient case management and drafting.
Participants who successfully complete the course will have acquired a strong command of the arbitration procedures and techniques, and shall be fully capable of acting as arbitrators in international arbitration cases.
This course is also a unique opportunity for exchanging and networking with leading professionals in the field.
Who should attend?
This advanced level professional training is designed primarily for senior and upper mid-level arbitration practitioners interested in pursuing a career as an arbitrator. Priority will be given to nationals from Asian countries. Both institutions and arbitration practitioners would benefit from this programme.
This programme is limited to 40 participants who possess an advanced knowledge of the English language and sufficient experience in international arbitration.
Please note that a Curriculum Vitae is requested upon registration as candidates will be selected according to their experience.
This course is organized over two years, divided into 8 one-day workshops which take place every three months.
Each workshop will consist of:
• Review and study by the participants of relevant topics on the basis of recommended materials;
• Analysis of practical situations based on ICC cases;
• Drafting procedural documents (correspondence with the parties, Terms of References, Procedural Orders, Awards etc.);
• Colloquia where key-note speakers discuss practical situations with the participants.
At each session the participants will be provided with a list of required and recommended reading for the next session. The session colloquia shall be structured on the assumption that the participants have studied the list of required and recommended reading. Participation in the workshop discussions is essential.
Written exercises shall be organized in relation to the topics covered at the session. Guidelines and materials for the written exercises will be provided. The exercises shall be read by the tutors; feedback shall be provided at the beginning of the following session.