04Apr 19

ICC Institute Annual Colloquium for Members, topic ‘The role of co-arbitrators’

Paris, France, • English

The colloquia is a yearly event organized exclusively for ICC Institute of World Business Law Members, and attracts some of the most experienced international arbitration practitioners in the world. This year it will take place during the Paris Arbitration Week.


This year’s colloquium will be chaired and moderated by ICC Institute’s Members Elizabeth Blackburn QC and Laurent Jaeger who will introduce the topic ‘The role of co-arbitrators’. The colloquia of arbitrators is organised by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, which under its philosophy of excellence has been drawing together the finest legal minds to strengthen links between international business practitioners and the legal profession since 1979.

Who should attend?

This event is primarily designed for practitioners interested in the practice, study and development of international business law.

Please note that this is a private event and as such is exclusive for Members of the ICC Institute of World Business Law.

Should you wish to have more information regarding the ICC Institute of World Business law Membership, please click here.


The 2019 Colloquium will deal with a key aspect of international arbitration practice – the role of co-arbitrators. The session will be considering topical and challenging issues encountered in practice, such as:

  • How should co-arbitrators  operate within the parameters of the reference and what can go wrong ?
  • What are the pitfalls to be avoided when beginning in practice as a co-arbitrator?
  • Are there different approaches to the role of a party appointed arbitrator in different jurisdictions and does this create problems ?
  • What if  problems with apparent bias are encountered with a co-arbitrator?

With attendees from all over the arbitral world, there should be frank exchanges of views and this should prove to be a fascinating colloquium to attend in Paris Arbitration week.


Elizabeth Blackburn QCBarrister, 36 Stone, London, United Kingdom
Laurent JaegerAssociate, King & Spalding, Paris, France

Logistical notes

To be confirmed.


For attendance confirmation, please address the ICC Institute of World Business Law email institute@iccwbo.org if you are a member.

If you wish to become a member, please send your application here. For further information regarding the ICC Institute of World Business Law, please

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  • Laura Jimenez
  • Junior Project Manager

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