ICC Institute Training: Tools to handle Information and Communication Technology in International Arbitration

Paris, France, • English

This one-and-a-half day training is geared towards independent arbitrators with the aim to improve their knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools and their use in international arbitration.


For years arbitrators have struggled with the challenge of storing large stacks of documents in their homes – often to the despair of family members. As arbitration becomes increasingly paperless, the struggle has shifted from papers to modern technology. Memorials, exhibits, witness’ statements and experts’ reports are now in the form of electronic files and digitized documents. Arbitrators are now expected to download and classify these documents and, most importantly, maintain the security and integrity of the information provided by the parties. Arbitrators are rarely in a position to do so without the technical and administrative support of larger structures. This training is designed for independent arbitrators who wish to improve their knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools within the context of international arbitration.

Topics will include:

  • Procedural and technical relevance of ICT for arbitrators
  • Impact of eDisclosure on possible procedural directions
  • Overview of threats for integer and secure ICT Systems
  • Best practices for sending and receiving peer-to-peer communications (e-mail et al.)


Monday 4 December 2017

09.00-09.15I. Introduction
– Procedural relevance of ICT for arbitrators
– Technical relevance of ICT for arbitrators
– Overview of the training
09.15-10.15II. Technical aspects of eDisclosure
– What is going on out there in practice?
– What are the issues that have crept up?
– What are good, generally accepted practices, if any?
a) Technical aspects
b) Efficiency aspects (time & expense)
c) Securing proportionality with technical means
– Who has normally the factual responsibility for technical implementation of procedural rules or (agreed) directions, arbitrator or counsel?
– Software tools / Solution providers to know
– Impact of eDisclosure on possible procedural directions
10.45-11.15Coffee break
11.15-12.15III. Creating and organizing electronic files and digitized documents
– File formats and their proper use
– Organizing and managing electronic files on a computer´
– Searching files
– Creating links between files and content (eBriefs, etc.)
– Storing files locally or in the cloud
– Software tools to know
14.30-17.45IV. Transmitting and receiving electronic files and digitized documents 
14.30-15.30Peer-to-Peer communications: E-Mail et al.
– Best practices for sending / transmitting
– Best practices for receiving
– Software tools to know
15.45-16.15Coffee break
16.15-16.45Using online-/ Cloud-file repositories
– Best practices for uploading
– Best practices for downloading
– Software tools to know
17.00-17.30Impact of ICT on possible procedural directions concerning electronic- and digitized files by the arbitrator

Tuesday 5 December 2017

09.00-10.30V. Cybersecurity
– Overview of threats for integer and secure ICT Systems
– Threats to the security and integrity of electronic files and digitized document
– Threats to the security and integrity of ICT systems and computers
– Countermeasures
a) Minimum preemptive protection measures
b) High level preemptive protection measures
c) Countermeasures after detection of an attack
– Use of encryption and sophisticated digital signatures for maintaining information security and integrity
– Software tools to know
– Impact of cybersecurity considerations on possible procedural directions by arbitrator
10.30-11.00Coffee break
11.45-12.15Summary and closing remarks


Andrew BeckettManaging Director, EMEA Cyber Security Practice Leader, Kroll, United States
Suvi LappalainenCase Manager, German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Germany
Justus LautenSoftware Engineer, Justus Lauten UG, Germany
Erik SchäferAttorney-at-Law, Cohausz & Florack, Germany; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Co-Chairman, ICC Task Force on IT in Arbitration

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 4-5 December 2017
Venue: ICC Headquarters, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Registration feesThe registration fee covers all training activities*, including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks. Travel and hotel expenses are not included. *subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers.

Early Bird rate until 13 October 2017: €695 (€834 incl. VAT)

After 13 October 2017:
ICC members: €768 (€921.6 incl. VAT)
Non-members: €960 (€1152 incl. VAT)

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.

How to registerRegister online (secured payment by credit card). Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration fees. To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.
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.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hoursICC 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. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 3 November 2017. 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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  • Emma Dannevik
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  • Mouna El Jabri
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