10 Jul 17

ICC annual summer course on international commercial arbitration

Paris, • 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 in Paris on 10-13 July 2017. The programme is designed to provide outstanding law students and young practitioners with an opportunity for in-depth training in international commercial arbitration.


The course will 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 programme will focus on arbitration agreements, starting arbitration proceedings, setting up an arbitral tribunal, issues related to jurisdiction and procedure, and arbitral awards.

The programme 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.


Monday, 10 July 2017
09:15 – 09:30Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 9:45Welcome address and introduction to the course
9:45 – 11:30Introduction to arbitration (Part I)

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

11:30 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45- 13:00Introduction 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.

13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:30The arbitration agreement

ICC model clause

Practical Exercises – Drafting an arbitration clause

Tuesday, 11 July 2017
09:30 – 11:30Dispute resolution at the ICC

Other dispute resolution procedures available before, during, or after ICC arbitration proceedings. Mediation, Dispute Boards, DOCDEX

Practical Exercises

11:30 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:00Introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC                                         Arbitration

Features of the revised ICC Rules of Arbitration : Expedited Procedure Provisions


13:00 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30The request for arbitration and the answer

Practical Exercise – Drafting a request for arbitration


15:30 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30The role of the Secretariat up to the Terms of Reference

Practical Exercise – Drafting terms of reference

Wednesday, 12 July 2017
09:30 – 11:00Case management techniques
11:00 – 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45The Applicable Law
12:45 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30Complex arbitrations
15:30 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:30Advocacy in international arbitration
Thursday, 13 July 2017
10:00 – 11:30The Arbitral Award: Scrutiny with a focus on the powers and limitations of the arbitral tribunal
11:30 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:00Enforcement of awards and the New York Convention
13:00 – 13:30Closing remarks

Collection of evaluation forms and distribution of certificates of attendance


Applicants should send their CV (2 pages max) along with a short letter of intent (one page only)

stating “2017 ICC Summer Course” in the subject line.

Applications should be sent to arbevents@iccwbo.org by 10 May 2017

Successful applicants will be notified by 25 May 2017, and will be invited to register on-line.

Registration and payment for successful participants should be completed by 10 June 2017.