19 Mar 18

6th ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, • English
ICC MENA Conference on International Arbitration

Taking place on 19-21 March 2018, this annual conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in the MENA region.

The conference will offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.


Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in the MENA region

The ICC Institute advanced level training on “Assessment of damages by arbitrators” will take place on 19 March 2018.

Training programme

Advanced training: Assessment of damages by arbitrators – 19 March 2018

09.00-09.15Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training
09.15-10.00The Tribunal’s discretion to award damages versus the Tribunal’s duty to issue a reasoned decision
– The extent of financial reasoning required in the award
– The right of the Tribunal to reject both of the experts’ financial models without nominating an independent expert
10.30-10.45Coffee break
10.45-11.30Financial approaches to assessing damages
– The uncertainty of the DCF method
– Other tools outside the DCF/FMV dichotomy
– The need for a more exact science
11.30-12.30Q&A and case scenarios
13.30-14.15Damnum emergens, lucrum cessans, and moral damages – how to calculate without double-counting
– In a case of unestablished business, where costs of the contract and loss of profit are sought
– In a case of conflicting business plan and real purchase offers
– How to calculate moral damages
14.15-15.15Q&A and case scenarios
15.15-15.35Coffee break
15.35-16.20Award of interest: considerations for awarding compound post-award interest on costs, material and moral damages
16.20-17.20Q&A and case scenarios
17.20-17.30Closing remarks

Conference programme

The programme will be published shortly.

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 19-21 March 2018
Venue: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
How to register: Registration will open up in due course.
Travel and accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
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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 Englandand WalesFrench 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 Monday 19 February 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 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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Sponsorship opportunity

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