ICC Institute Advanced PIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration

Tokyo, Japan, • English

This advanced-level training provides an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the ICC Arbitration procedure under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.


The ICC Institute Advanced PIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration will take place on 5-7 March 2018.

Drawing on the experience of renowned arbitrators in a multicultural and international environment, this advanced-level training provides an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the ICC Arbitration procedure under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.
By using a practical case-study approach and role-plays to address a series of situations that arise during complex arbitral proceedings, you will gain the expertise and competence to prepare for an arbitral proceeding under the ICC Arbitration Rules: from drafting the request and the answer, to preparing the witnesses, to simulating an arbitral hearing, etc.

Who should attend
Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, magistrates, academics, dispute resolution experts and users who have a strong experience of international commercial arbitration, in particular the ICC procedure, and wish to deepen their practical knowledge and share their views with international practitioners.


Day 1Monday 5 March 2018  
08.30 – 09.00Registration
09.00-09.15Introduction to the ICC Institute of World Business Law, organization of the seminar and summary of the mock case
09.15-09.45Positioning of ICC Arbitration in Asia
09.45-10.45ICC Emergency Arbitration and the ICC Expedited Procedure Provisions
10.45-11.00Questions and answers 
11.00-11.20Coffee break
11.20-12.15Setting-up of Claimant’s strategy in preparing the Request for Arbitration: analysis of the different procedural options and dispute resolution methods; parties’ identification, selection of claims, measures and relieves
12.15-12.30Questions and answers 
13.30-15.00Working Groups: Claimant’s strategy
15.00-15.15Coffee break
15.15-16.00Plenary Session: discussion on Claimant’s strategy
16.00-17.00Complex arbitrations: issues of multiparty arbitration, multi-contract arbitration, joinder of third parties; parallel proceedings and consolidation of matters; jurisdictional objections
17.00-17.30Questions and answers 
Day 2Tuesday 6 March 2018 
09.00-10.30Working Groups: setting-up of the Respondent’s strategy for the Answer to the Request
10.30-10.45Coffee break
10.45-11.30Plenary Session: discussion on Respondent’s strategy
11.30-12.30Conducting complex proceedings:
– managing complex situations: issues of procedural meeting, benefits of the case management conference, difficulties in the drafting of the Terms of Reference and the Procedural Timetable; bifurcation of proceedings; resolution of procedural incidents; organization of the hearings
– managing relations with local courts: relations between Arbitral Tribunals and National Courts; arbitrability of the dispute; request for interim measures; actions before local courts
12.30-13.00Questions and answers 
14.00-14.30Conflict of interest and challenges of arbitrators
14.30-15.30Working Groups: conflict of interest and challenges of arbitrators: analysis of cases
15.30-15.45Coffee break
15.45-16.15Plenary session: discussion on reports from the working groups
16.15-17.10Production of documents: written evidence, witnesses and experts’ reports
17.10-17.30Questions and answers 
Day 3Wednesday 7 March 2018
09.00-10.30Working Groups: preparation of witnesses and experts for cross-examination
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.00-12.00Simulation of an arbitral hearing and role play: arbitral hearing with examination and cross-examination of witnesses and experts prepared in the working groups
12.00-12.45Plenary Session: discussion on the simulation of the arbitral hearing
13.45-14.30Practical aspects of arbitral tribunal’s deliberations
14.30-14.45Role play: arbitral tribunal’s deliberations
14.45-15.00Questions and answers 
15.00-15.15Coffee break
15.15-16.00ICC’s expertise on awards 
16.00-16.15Questions and answers 
16.15-17.00Enforceability of awards: particularity of State immunity
17.00-17.15Questions and answers  
17.15-17.30Closing of the Seminar



David Brown, Partner, Clyde & Co., France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Mingchao FanRegional Director of Arbitration & ADR, North Asia, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Shanghai
Ning FeiManaging Partner, Hui Zhong Law Firm, Beijing
Alexander G. FessasSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Benjamin HughesIndependent Arbitrator, Seoul, Korea;  Associate Professor Seoul National University Law School
Messers Yoshio Iteya Senior Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan
Kap-You (Kevin) KimPartner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul, Korea; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Yoshimi OharaPartner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, Japan; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Anselmo Reyes SCArbitrator & Mediator, Professor Hong Kong University, Hong Kong; former Judge High Court of Hong Kong
Kim Rooney Arbitrator & Barrister, Gilt Chambers, Hong Kong; Member ICC International Court of Arbitration
Mugi SekidoPartner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan
Vanina SucharitkulInternational Arbitrator, Hong Kong; Member ICC International Court of Arbitration
Harumuchi UchidaSenior Counsel, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Japan

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 5-7 March 2018
Venue: Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
16th Floor, Marunouchi Park Building
2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-8222, Japan
Registration feesEarly-bird rate until 9 February 2017: US$560 
ICC member: US$917
Non-member: US$1,148
The registration fee covers all training activities*, including documentation, lunches, coffee breaks and cocktail reception. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.
*subject to last minute changes and modifications by the organizers.
Special discounts
ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
In-house Counsel , full time Academics , Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.
Travel and accommodationParticipants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.
Working languageEnglish
VisaWe are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.
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 England and Wales.
French Bars: this training will be sent for CNB approval.
Cancellation policy of ICC Services50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 2 February 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 US$7 + 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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