17Dec 19

Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration

Paris, France, • English
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39th ICC Institute Annual Conference on Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in International Arbitration


This annual conference of the ICC Institute of World Business Law will gather international business practitioners, legal experts and academics to deliberate on the topic of Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

The Institute will also publish Explaining why you lost: Reasoning in Arbitration (Dossier XVIII of the Institute series). Prepared by some of the key speakers, each participant will receive a free copy as part of their conference materials.

Who should attend? 

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics from around the world.


Tuesday 17 December
08.30 – 09.00Welcome coffee
09.00 – 09.30Opening session
09.30 – 10.30Civil vs. Common law – Does it matter?

Are differences in the substance of reasoning influenced by the legal system?
Should reasoning in awards be different if governed by the law of one system or the other?

10.30 – 11.00Q&A
11.00 – 11.30Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30Institutional Perspective

The only actors in the arbitration regime entitled to require a minimum level of reasoning are the institutions. What do the guardians think?

12.30 – 13.00Q&A
13.00 – 14.20Lunch
14.20 – 14.30Introduction of the afternoon sessions
14.30 – 15.30Is Investor-State special?

Divergent reasoning between tribunals examining similar facts and/or treaty obligations in reaching determinations in investment awards is one reason for the legitimacy crisis in arbitration. This panel examines reasoning in investment arbitration awards.

15.30 – 16.00Q&A
16.00 – 17.00What do users want or need?

Ultimately it’s the users of the systems the need to understand the reasoning of awards – what explanations do they want?

17.00 – 17.30Q&A
17.30 – 18.00What does the future hold for reasoning?

A report on current efforts to reach consensus on satisfactory reasoning.

18.00Cocktail and Ceremony for the 2019 ICC Institute Prize


Mélida HodgsonPartner, Jenner & Block LLP, United States of America; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Antonio CrivellaroOf Counsel, Bonelli Erede Pappalardo, Italy; Institute Member, ICC Institute of World Bussiness Law
Mohamed Abdel WahabFounding Partner and Head of International Arbitration, Zulficar & Partners, Egypt; Chair of Private International Law, Cairo University; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Gabriel BottiniPartner, Uría Menéndez, Spain
Giuditta Cordero MossProfessor, Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Yves DerainsFounding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Teresa GiuvanniniPartner, Lalive, Switzerland
Karl HennesseeSenior Vice-President Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus, France; Chairman of the Governing Body, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Anja IppLegal Counsel, Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Sweden
Charles JarrossonProfessor of law, University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)
Carolyn LammPartner, White & Case LLP, Washington DC, United States of America
Georgios PetrochilosPartner, Three Crowns LLP, France
Luca Radicati di BrozoloFounding Partner, Arblit, Italy
Maxi SchererSpecial Counsel, WilmerHale, United Kingdom
S.I. StrongManley O. Hudson Professor of Law, University of Missouri, United States of America
Carita Wallgreen-LindholmArbitrator, Finland; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Institute of World Business Law

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDate: 17 December 2019
Venue: Les Salons de l’Hôtel des Arts et Métiers
9bis Avenue d’Iéna
75016 Paris
Registration feesEarly bird until 17 October 2019: €679 (€814.80 incl. VAT)

ICC Members: €796 (€955.20 incl. VAT)

Non Members: €960 (€1194 incl. VAT)

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.
Travel and accommodationTravel 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.
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.
Cancellation policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 15 November 2019. 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.
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