09 Apr 18

2nd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

Paris, France, • English

The conference is part of Paris Arbitration Week and a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Europe.


Who should attend?

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

ICC Institute advanced level training on “Drafting enforceable awards”
Date: 11 April 2018
Venue: Paris, ICC HQ
Focusing on what can be referred to as the most prominent duty of an arbitrator, participants will learn the best practices pertaining to drafting awards and the ways of maximizing their enforceability. Accordingly, this interactive and practical training will focus on the procedural as well as formal requirements, and cover the issue of the necessary substantive accuracy of the award.

Training programme

Advanced training: Drafting enforceable awards – 11 April 2018

10.00-10.15Welcoming address and introduction
10.15-11.00Drafting an arbitral award: which drafting style?
Participants will receive first-hand guidelines and knowledge on best practices pertaining to award legal drafting styles. How legal systems and traditions can influence drafting techniques, the different approaches in civil and common law. How to improve the quality of the award, by getting away from the “copy and paste” drafting style, to properly reflect the reasons behind the arbitral decision, identifying how much “reasoning” is necessary to render a fully convincing award and secure its enforceability.
11.30-11.45Coffee break
11.45-12.30Drafting an arbitral award: spotlight on specific issues
This session will focus on particular sections of the award which often present difficulties and challenges in particular:
(1) Jurisdiction and applicable law
(2) Damages
(3) Auxiliary remedies: interest and costs
14.00-14.30Introduction to scrutiny of the award by the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court)
Participants will gain a deeper insight into a distinctive feature of ICC arbitration, the ICC Court’s scrutiny of all draft awards. An ICC representative will share her expertise on the ICC Court scrutiny process, the different levels of review, the assistance and tools provided by the Secretariat of the Court, such as the “ICC Award Checklist”, to help arbitral tribunals, although respecting their liberty of decision, draft more legally effective awards.
14.45-16.00Working groups: draft award review before scrutiny by the ICC Court
Participants will be given the opportunity to study a draft award, in the conditions in which a draft award would be reviewed before scrutiny by the ICC Court. Each working group will be responsible for reviewing the draft award and will make its comments as if it were a Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC Court.
16.00-16.15Coffee break
16.15-17.00Mock Court session: scrutiny of the award by the ICC Court and debate
This is an opportunity for participants to witness the type of discussions that are held between members of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat when reviewing a draft award. The parties to this mock court session will debate on the draft award reviewed by the working groups.
17.00-17.15Concluding remarks

Conference programme

The programme will be published shortly.

Logistical notes

Date2nd ICC European Conference: 9 April 2018
Advanced Training: 11 April 2018
Registration fees2nd ICC European Conference
Early-bird until 9 February 2018: €679 (€814.8 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €796 (€955.2 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €995 (€1194 incl. VAT)
Advanced Training
Early-bird until 9 February 2018: €695 (€834 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €768 (€921.6 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €960 (€1152 incl. VAT)
Package: Training and Conference: 20% discount
Early-bird until 9 February 2018: €1099 (€1318.8 incl. VAT)
ICC members: €1251 (€1501.2 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €1564 (€1876.8 incl. VAT)
PAW opening cocktail reception
Free of charge
Registration fees includeAdvanced Training: Drafting Enforceable Awards: all training activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and the PAW opening cocktail reception.
2nd ICC European Conference: all conference activities including documentation, lunch, coffee breaks and the PAW opening cocktail reception.
Travel and hotel expenses are not included.
How to registerRegistration will open shortly.
Travel and accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates, will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration. We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
Working language


Credits and hours ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York’s and Florida’s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is accredited by the Bar Standards Board to provide CPD for barristers at the Bar of England & Wales. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before 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 9 March 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 5€ + 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.
Disclaimer The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this meeting/event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the meeting/event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC Services receives written notification to the contrary.

Sponsorship opportunity

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximize your visibility to practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, business professionals, and academics coming from or doing business in Europe.

Learn more about Sponsorship 2nd ICC European Conference on International Arbitration.