Brand new one-day training, developed by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, aimed at teaching legal professionals the role and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in this function.
ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries
The ICC Institute of World Business Law’s brand-new, in-depth Tribunal Secretaries training is aimed at legal professionals. This one day training explains the roles and tasks of a tribunal secretary and the skills necessary to excel in this function.
– 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
|09.30-10.10||I. 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?
|10.30-10.50||II. The 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 should act as a tribunal secretary? (Junior lawyer/experienced lawyer/paralegal?)
– Statement of Independence and Impartiality (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
|11.15-11.45||III. Overview 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 taks in which the tribunal secretary should not be involved and reasons for such limitation
– The specificity of ICSID proceedings
|12.00-12.45||IV. The support provided by tribunal secretaries from receipt of the case file until the signature of the terms of reference|
– The first contacts with the parties
– 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)
|14.30-16.00||V. The support provided by tribunal secretaries from the signature of the terms of reference until the evidentiary hearing|
– Issues relating to bifurcation, interim measures, provisional measures: inform arbitral tribunal and prepare procedural orders under the tribunal’s direction and supervision
– Document 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
– Creation, organization and transmission of electronic files in order to facilitate the organization of the proceedings
– Technical aspects of eDisclosure
|16.30-17.15||VI. The 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 liaise with ICC Secretariat
|Yves Derains||Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law Paris; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Rahul Donde||Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Ziva Filipic||Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Julien Fouret||Partner, Betto Seraglini, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Christine Guerrier||Vice President, Disputes Resolution & Litigation, Thales, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Laurent Jaeger||Partner, Orrick, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Ana Paula Montans||Associate, Derains & Gharavi, France|
|Erik Schäfer||Partner, Cohausz & Florack, Germany; Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Co-Chairman, ICC Task Force on IT in Arbitration; Past Co-Chairman, ICC Task Force on Guidelines for ICC Expertise Proceedings; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Catherine Schroeder||Counsel, Derains & Gharavi, France|
|Pierre Tercier||Independent Arbitrator, Switzerland; Professor Emeritus, Fribourg University; Honorary President, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Thomas Webster||Independent lawyer & Arbitrator, United Kingdom|
|Dates and venue||Dates: 20 November 2017|
Venue: ICC Headquarters, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
|Registration fees||The 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 20 September 2017: €425 (€510 incl. VAT)
After 20 September 2017:
Travel and accommodation
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|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. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
|Cancellation policy||50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 20 October 2017. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.|
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