14th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

New York, United States, • English
ICC New york conference

This annual conference seeks to create a highly interactive environment and lively debate among arbitrators, legal practitioners, in-house counsel and academics who wish to learn more about developments in international dispute resolution.


3 October: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on the Production of Documents

This one-day advanced training will provide participants with practical insight on the production of documents.

4 October: 14th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

A “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. 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.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics from around the world

3 October Training programme

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on the Production of Documents 

09:30-09:45Welcoming address and introduction 
09:45-10:00Thinking strategically about the document production process
This introductory session will address the procedural and strategic choices that should set the approach to document production in international arbitration. Participants will learn how to identify documents that are relevant and material to the case and will discuss issues of document collection and preservation strategies both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint.
10:00-11:00Case scenarios on ‘Thinking strategically about the document production process’
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-11:30Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) – how to draft effective requests
In international arbitration each party is responsible for submitting the documentary evidence on which it intends to rely to support its case and there is no automatic right to the production of documentary evidence in the possession or control of the opposing party. This session will explore the limits of document production in international arbitration and provide practical insights on how to frame an effective request resulting in an expeditious and cost effective document production procedure.
11:30-12:15Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) – how to draft effective requests’
12:15-12:30Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) – how to draft effective objections
Upon receipt of a document production request the requested party has to react. What are the contours of the grounds for refusing to produce documents? How can a party best respond to a broad and indiscriminate document request? How can parties make available information necessary and material to a dispute but maintain confidentiality and competitive secrets? During this session participants will discuss the strategic issues and steps that should be considered when responding to a request for production.
12:30-13:15Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) – how to draft effective objections’
14:15-14:45Electronic documents – unique challenges and opportunities
A lot has been said regarding the consequences of the increasing use of electronic documents, communications and electronically stored information on the document production process but the international arbitration community is still far from reaching a consensus on these issues.
This session will address the recent trends and possible developments on how electronic evidence should be treated in international arbitration.
14:45-15:00Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences
Issues of privilege and commercial confidences often arise in international arbitration. The disparity of regimes, however, often makes the outcome uncertain both for counsel and parties and raises challenging issues such as: how to identify and withhold privileged material in practice, how to resist claims of privileges and how to protect commercial confidences, also considering the discretion of the arbitral tribunal on the issue and in the absence of an agreement by the parties.
15:00-15:45Case scenarios on ‘Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences’
15:45-16:00Coffee break
16:00-16:15Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them
Non-party discovery in arbitration can prove to be a virtual minefield both for parties and arbitrators: not only do practices vary significantly depending on the seat of the arbitration, the availability (and scope) of non-party discovery also relies on a delicate balance between arbitrators’ authority and courts’ power. This session will address practical challenges when seeking relevant evidence from non-parties to the arbitration such as competitors, third party advisors or investigative bodies.
16:15-17:00Case scenarios on ‘Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them’
17:00 – 17:15Concluding remarks

3 October Training speakers

David BrownPartner, Clyde & Co., France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Jacob GriersonPartner, McDermott Will & Emery AARPI, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Yasmine LahlouPartner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, United States
Carolyn LammPartner, White & Case LLP, Washington D.C., United States
Caline MouawadPartner, International Arbitration, King & Spalding, New York, United States
Robert H. SmitPartner and Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution Practice, Simpson, Tacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, United States

4 October Conference programme

The conference programme will be available shortly. 

4 October Conference speakers

The conference speakers will be available shortly. 

Logistical notes

Dates and venueDates: 3-4 October 2019
Venue: Hogan Lovells, 390 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, United States
Registration fees14th ICC New York Conference only (4 October 2019)
Early bird until 31 July 2019 : $595
ICC Members: $704 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: $880
ICC Institute Training (3 October 2019)
Early bird until 31 July 2019: $605
ICC Members: $696 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: $870
Discount package: ICC Institute Training (3 October 2019) and 14th ICC New York Conference (4 October 2019)
Early bird until 31 July 2019: $999
ICC Members: $1164 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: $1455
Travel and accommodation Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
Special discountsGroup rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Financial aidFinancial aid may be available. For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedure, please contact events@iccwbo.org.
Working languageEnglish
Credits and hours ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. French Bars: This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Cancellation policy 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 30 August 2019. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 7US$ + 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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