ICC annual summer course on international commercial arbitration

Paris, France, • English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration, with the support of the College of Law and Business (CLB) in Ramat Gan, Israel, is organizing its annual course on international commercial arbitration to provide insight into both theoretical and practical aspects of international arbitration in general, as well as arbitrations conducted under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.


The course is open to graduate law students who have completed a first course in international commercial law, to LLM students, as well as to young practitioners in the field of international law who would like to extend their expertise in the area of international commercial arbitration.

The programme is designed to provide outstanding law students and young practitioners with an opportunity for in-depth training in international commercial arbitration and will be focused on arbitration agreements, starting arbitration proceedings, setting up an arbitral tribunal, issues related to jurisdiction and procedure, and arbitral awards.


Monday, 2 July 2018

09:15 – 09:30Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 9:45Welcome address and introduction to the course

Stephanie Goubelle

9:45 – 11:15Introduction to arbitration (Part I)

Brief history and overview, definition, advantages and disadvantages, types of arbitrations, New York Convention, UNCITRAL rules etc.

Simon Greenberg

11:15 – 11:30Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:30Introduction to arbitration (Part II)

Legal framework and theory of international commercial arbitration (role of the seat, lex arbitri, legal constraints and framework formed by the New York Convention etc.)

Simon Greenberg

12:30 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:45Introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, its Secretariat, and the ICC Rules of Arbitration

Asli Yilmaz

15:45 – 16:00Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30Advocacy in international arbitration

Nadia Darwazeh

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

09:30 – 11:30Amicable Dispute resolution at the ICC

Review of dispute resolution procedures available before, during, or after ICC arbitration proceedings: mediation, dispute boards, expertise

Practical Exercises

Alina Leoveanu

11:30 – 11:45Coffee break
11.45 – 13.00Case management techniques

Philippe Cavalieros

13:00 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 15:15Prima facie jurisdiction, multiple parties, multiple contracts and consolidation

The Court’s practice in respect of Articles 6 to 10 of the ICC Arbitration Rules. Constitution of the arbitral tribunal and the issue of costs in multiparty arbitrations.

Gabriele Ruscalla

15:15 – 15:30Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30Prima facie jurisdiction, multiple parties, multiple contracts and consolidation – Practical exercises

·         Practical exercise 1: What happens when there are multiple Respondents and multiple contracts and only some Respondents raise jurisdictional objections with respect to some claims only?

·         Practical exercise 2: How is Article 10 (consolidation) applied?

·         Practical exercise 3: Does the Court provide for reasons of its decisions?

Gabriele Ruscalla

Wednesday, 4 July 2018

09:30 – 10:45Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal –  General Presentation

Constitution of arbitral tribunals under ICC Rules

Constance Castres Saint-Martin

11:00 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal –  Practical exercises

Practical exercise 1: Which arbitrator for which case?

Practical exercise 2: How to deal with conflicts of interest

Constance Castres Saint-Martin

13:00 – 14:00Special procedures –   Emergency Arbitrator proceedings – Presentation & Exercises

Florence Richard

15:30 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30Special procedures –    Expedited Procedures – Presentation & Exercises

Florence Richard

Thursday, 5 July 2017

9:30 – 10:15Arbitral Awards – General presentation

ICC awards/scrutiny process and fee structure/fixing of costs of arbitration

10:15 – 11:00Arbitral Awards – Practical exercises

Scrutiny of an award

José R. Feris

11:00 – 11:15Post-arbitral proceedings

Enforcement of the award

José R. Feris

12:45 – 13:00Closing remarks – Distribution of certificates of attendance

Stephanie Goubelle


Constance Castres Saint MartinDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Philippe CavalierosPartner, Simmons & Simmons LLP, Paris
Nadia DarwazehPartner, Clyde & Co LLP, Paris
José R. FerisPartner, Squire Patton Boggs, Paris
Stephanie GoubelleSenior Manager, Arbitration and ADR Promotion, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Simon GreenbergPartner, Clifford Chance, Paris
Alina LeoveanuManager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
Florence RichardCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Gabriele RuscallaCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Asli YilmazCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Logistical notes


International Chamber of Commerce
33-43 avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris, France

Travel and accommodation:

Travel and hotel expenses are not included. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.


Applications are now closed. All applicants have been notified.

For more information: