10Nov 18

ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries, Miami

Miami, United States, • English
ICC Miami conference on International Arbitration

Taking place on 10 November, this one-day training developed by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, aims at teaching legal professionals the role and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in these functions.


This one-day training developed by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, aims at teaching legal professionals the role and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in these functions.

Logistical notes

Date and venueDate: 10 November 2018
Venue: The Mandarin Oriental
Miami, Florida, United States
Registration feesEarly bird until 29 June 2018: US$ 425
ICC members: US$ 500
Non-members: US$ 625
Accompanying person for social events only
$ 346
Registration fees include all conference documentation, coffee breaks and lunch
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 accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arragements and hotel reservations.
A hotel reservation form/unique group code for online reservations at “The Mandarin Oriental”, with which ICC has negotiated preferential rates at US$339 or US$369 (+13% tax), will be sent upon registration. Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a “first-come, first-served” basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The pre-reservation cut-off date is Friday 19 October 2018. Hotel reservations received after 19 October will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.
VisaWe are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hoursICC 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 policy50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 12 Ocotber 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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Training programme

09.00 – 09.10Welcoming remarks
Bernardo M. Cremades
Luis O’Naghten
09.10 – 09.20Introductory remarks
– Introduction on the benefits a tribunal secretary can provide to the arbitration proceedings
– Introduction to the controversies regarding the role of tribunal secretaries
– Overview of the training programme
Bernado M. Cremades
What is expected from a tribunal secretary?
– The perspective of arbitrators/parties/ICC on the role of the tribunal secretary and nature of his/her tasks
– How a tribunal secretary can be helpful/main advantages to the arbitration proceedings in their perspective?
Juan Pablo Argentato
Gonzalo Jaspe
Carmen Nuñez-Lagos
10.15 – 10.45The appointment of tribunal secretaries
– In which type of cases would the appointment of a tribunal secretary be helpful? In all instances? Should this depend on the complexity of the case or the amount in dispute?
– Who shluld act as tribunal secretary? (Junior lawyer/experienced lawyer/paralegal?)
– Statement of Independence and Imparciality (ICC Note on the Appointment, Duties and Remuneration of Administrative Secretaries/IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest in International Arbitration)
– Remuneration of the tribunal secretary (Comparison with other institutions and ad hoc arbitration)
– Objections by the parties to the appointment of tribunal secretaries and decision by the arbitral tribunal
Catherine Schroeder
10.45 – 11.10Coffee break
11.10 – 11.45Overview of the tribunal secretary’s tasks and role in the organization of the proceedings
– Nature of the tasks: administrative nature?
– Analysis of the main administrative tasks pertaining to the tribunal secretary
– Analysis of the main non-administrative tasks pertaining to the tribunal secretary
The tasks in which the tribunal secretary should not be involved and reasons for such limitations
– The specificity of ICSID proceedings
Ana Paula Montans
11.45 – 12.45The support provided by tribunal secreataries from receipt of the case file until the signature of the terms of reference
– The first contracts with the paties
– Drafting the Terms of Reference (ToR) pursuant to Article 23 of the ICC Rules
– Drafting the Procedural Rules (usually Procedural Order No. 1, “PO 1”)
– Preparation of the Case Management Conference (Art. 24 of the ICC Rules)
Diana Correa
L Andrew S. Riccio
12.45 – 13.45Lunch
13.45 – 14.45Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting a ToR / PO 1
14.45 – 15.15Discussion on the ToR / PO 1
15.15 – 16.30The support provided by tribunal secretaries from the signature of the terms of reference until the evidentiary hearing
15.15 – 15.45Procedural aspects
– Issues relating to bifurcation, interim measures, provisional measures: inform arbitral tribunal and prepare procedural orders under the tribunal’s direction and supervision
– Documentation production requests: provide copies of relevant documents to the president of the tribunal, attend/follow deliberations in this regard, and prepare draft decision in the Redfern Schedule under the tribunal’s direction, control and supervision
– Preparation of pre-hearing conference
– Preparation for the evidentiary hearing
– Role during the Hearing
Maria Claudia Procopiak
15.45 – 16.30Technological aspects
– Creation, organization and transmission of electronic files in order to facilitate the organization of the proceedings
– Cyber-security
– Technological aspects of eDisclosure
Stephanie Cohen
16.30 – 17.00Coffee break
17.00 – 18.00The award
– The role of the tribunal secretary in the deliberations
– The role of the tribunal secretary in the drafting of the award
– Requests for correction/interpretation: draft addendum/decision and liase with ICC Secretariat
Bernardo M. Cremades
Carita Wallgren-Lindholm
18.00 – 18.15Closing remarks
Bernardo M. Cremades


Bernardo M. CremadesFounding Partner, B. Cremades & Asociados, Spain; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business World
Juan Pablo ArgentatoCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Stephanie CohenIndependent Arbitrator, United States
Diana CorreaFounding Partner, Diana Correa International; Professor of International Law, Externado de Columbia University; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America
Gonzalo JaspeRegional General Counsel, South America, Vinci Construction, Panama
Ana Paula MontansIndependent Practitioner, United Kingdom
Carmen Nuñez-LagosPartner, Hogan Lovells LLP, France
Luis O’NaghtenPartner, International Arbitration, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Miami, United States
Maria Claudia ProcopiakSenior Associate, Dechert LLP, United Kingdom
 L Andrew S. RiccioAssociate, Baker & McKenzie LLP, United States
Catherine SchroederCounsel, Derains & Gharavi, France
Carita Wallgren-LindhomArbitrator, Finland; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

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