4th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Hong Kong, China, • English
ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Attend ICC’s annual Asia conference on international arbitration and keep up to date with the latest regional and institutional developments.


Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia

26 June: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Oral advocacy in international arbitration: The good, the bad and in between
This advanced training will provide participants with practical insight on oral advocacy in international arbitraiton.

27 June: 4th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. The conference will offer a line-up of world-class speakers, topical discussions and an excellent opportunity to network.

29 June: ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Asia
Launch of this two year course, divided into 8 one-day workshops which take place every three months in 6 different cities: Hong Kong, Mumbai, Shanghai, Tokyo, Singapore and Beijing.

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 26-27 June 2018
Venue: JW Marriott, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong
Registration fees4th ICC Asia Conference
Early bird until 18 May: US$ 499 (incl. VAT)
ICC member: US$ 599 (incl. VAT)
Non-member: US$ 750 (incl. VAT)
Advanced Training
Early bird until 18 May: US$590 (incl. VAT)
ICC member: US$ 680 (incl. VAT)
Non-member: US$ 850 (incl. VAT)
Package: Training and Conference
Early bird until 18 May: US$ 871 (incl. VAT)
ICC member: US$ 1023 (incl. VAT)
Non-member: US$ 1280 (incl. VAT)
Registration fees include all conference documentation, coffee breaks and lunches for both events. A dinner will also be included for participants of the conference.
Travel and accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
Special discountsGroup rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hours ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of Englandand Wales. CPD points from the Law Society of Hong Kong will be applied for in due course. French Bars: This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 25 May 2018. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 7US$ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.
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26 June Training programme

Advanced training: Oral advocacy in international arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between – Tuesday 26 June 2018

09:00 – 09:10Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the mock case
09:10 – 10:10Oral versus written advocacy: counsel and tribunal perspectives
– Defining the elements of “oral advocacy”: pleadings, witnesses, experts, demonstratives, other features
– Early assessment of the pros and cons of the elements of “oral advocacy”: the opportunities and the limitations depending on the initial presentation of the dispute
– Perspectives as claimant versus as respondent
– The interrelationship between the assessment and the selection of the tribunal members: party autonomy vs. tribunal direction
– The interrelationship between the assessment and the applicable law(s) including respecting burden of proof and burden of persuasion
-The assessment and the desired role for the tribunal: “inquisitorial” vs. “adversarial” vs. something in between
10:10 – 10:40Q&A
10:40 – 10:55Coffee break
10:55 – 11:40Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute: the opening statement at the hearing
– The hearing and oral opening statements: good practices, bad practices, best practices
– Orally pleading the case “through” prior written memorials: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
– Opening statements and post-hearing briefs: the desired relationship
– Exhibits and visuals and their role in oral advocacy and decision-making
11:40 – 12:45Case scenarios and Q&A
12:45 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 14:15Focus on cross-examination
– Effective preparation for cross-examination
– Effective styles of cross-examination
– “Remember the dead horse”: knowing when to let go
– “Putting your case to the witness” versus character assassination
– Lay witnesses and expert witnesses
14:15 – 15:10Case scenarios and Q&A
15:25 – 15:55Oral advocacy at the main hearing
– Orally pleading the case “through” witness examination: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
– Closing statements and post-hearing briefs: transcripts, recency and the new emphasis on speed in rendering the award
15:55 – 16:50Case scenarios and Q&A
16:50 – 17:00Concluding remarks 

26 June Training speakers

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27 June Conference programme

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27 June Conference speakers

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