10 Jul 17

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 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.

Description

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.

Programme

Monday, 10 July 2017 
09:15 – 09:30Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 10:00Welcome address and introduction to the course

Stephanie Goubelle, Senior Manager, Arbitration and ADR Promotion,

ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

 

10:00 – 11:30Introduction to arbitration (Part I)

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

Professor George A. Bermann, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), Columbia University School of Law, New York

11:30 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:45Introduction 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.

Professor George A. Bermann

12:45 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:45Drafting an ICC arbitration agreement

Practical Exercise – Drafting an ICC arbitration clause

Nhu-Hoang S. Tran Thang, Associate, Lalive, Geneva

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

Gregory Travaini, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris

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

Alina Leoveanu, Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

Ana Sylvia Prado, Senior Deputy Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris

11:30 – 11:45Coffee Break
11:45 – 13:00Introduction to the ICC International Court of Arbitration, its Secretariat, and the ICC Rules of Arbitration Marie-Odile Desy, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
13:00 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30The request for arbitration and the answer

Practical Exercise – Drafting a request for arbitration

Karen Laik, Associate, Clifford Chance Europe LLP, Paris

15:30 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:454New features of the ICC Revised Rules: Expedited Procedure Provisions (EPP)

Paul Di Pietro, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris (TBC)

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

 

09:30 – 11:00Case management techniques

Philippe Cavalieros, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Paris

11:00 – 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 – 13:0012:45Emergency Relief under the ICC Rules (Emergency Arbitrator proceedings, interim and conservatory measures)

Florence Richard, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

13:00 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 15:30Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal

Selection and nomination of arbitrators from the point of view of the parties

Independence, Impartiality and Availability

Conflicts of interest – Objections to confirmation/challenges and replacement

Powers & duties of arbitrators

Constance Castres Saint-Martin, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

15:30 – 15:45Coffee Break
15:45 – 17:45Complex arbitrations

Christian Albanesi, Counsel and Head of Latin American Arbitration, Linklaters LLP, Paris

Thursday, 13 July 2017
9:30 – 11:00The Award (interim / partial on jurisdiction / final)

Scrutiny process: practical examples

11:00 – 11:15Coffee Break
11:15 – 12:45Post-arbitral proceedings

Enforcement of the award

Gabriele Ruscalla, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

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

Speakers

Christian AlbanesiCounsel and Head of Latin American Arbitration, Linklaters LLP, Paris
Professor George A. BermannDirector, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration (CICIA), Columbia University School of Law, New York
Constance Castres Saint-MartinDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Philippe CavalierosPartner, Winston & Strawn LLP, Paris
Cristián Conejero RoosLawyer, Philippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago
Marie-Odile DesyDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Paul Di PietroDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Stephanie GoubelleSenior Manager, Arbitration and ADR Promotion, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Karen LaikAssociate, Clifford Chance Europe LLP, Paris
Alina LeoveanuManager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
Ana Sylvia PradoSenior Deputy Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR, Paris
Florence RichardDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Gabriele RuscallaCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Nhu-Hoang S. Tran ThangAssociate, Lalive, Geneva
Gregory TravainiSenior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Paris

Registration

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.