ICC PIDA1 Training – Shanghai

Shanghai, China, • English

The training will simulate how ICC Arbitration functions, highlighting differences in cultures and legal practices. Participants will develop first-hand experience and knowledge of the new ICC Rules, as well as the practice of international commercial arbitration, tools that have become essential in today’s international business environment.


This three-and-a-half-day seminar will draw upon the experience of arbitration practitioners in a multicultural and international environment, to meet the practical needs of those involved in international trade.


09.00-09.15Welcome Address
09.15-09.25Opening and Introduction: Arbitration in the World Today and General Principles of Arbitration
09.25-09.35Questions – Discussion


Positioning of ICC Arbitration in the Asian World with a Focus on China
09.50-10.05Questions – Discussion
10.05-10.15Organization of the Seminar and Summary of the Mock Case
10.30-10.45Preparation of the Request for Arbitration
10.45-11.15Questions – Discussion
11.15-12.30Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting the Request


Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Request
14.30-14.45How to Prepare the Answer to the Request
14.45-15.15Questions – Discussion
15.30-16.30Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting the Answer
16.30-17.30Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Answer
DAY 2 
08.45-09.30Role of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration before the Terms of Reference
09.30-09.45Selection and Appointment of Arbitrators from the Point of View of the Parties
09.45-10.30Questions – Discussion
10.30-10.45Case Management
10.45-11.15Questions – Discussion
11.30-11.45Procedural Approaches: Civil Law versus Common Law
11.45-12.45Questions – Discussion
12.45-13.45  Lunch
13.45-14.00Terms of Reference
14.00-14.15Powers, Duties and Role of Arbitrators
14.15-14.45Questions – Discussion
14.45-15.45Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting the Terms of Reference
16.00-17.30Plenary Session: Discussion on the Terms of Reference, Simulation of Arbitral Proceedings
09.00-10.15Simulation of an Arbitral Hearing: Preliminary Hearing, Testimony and Other Evidence – Cross-examination and Oral Pleadings
10.30-11.30Plenary Session: Discussion on the Simulation of Arbitral Proceedings
11.30-11.45Arbitration Award
11.45-12.45Working Groups: Analysis of the Draft Award
13.45-14.45Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Award
15.00-15.30The Enforcement of Arbitral Awards – The New York Convention
15.30-16.15Questions – Discussion
16.15-16.30Closing of the Training


Chiann BaoPartner of White & Case LLP, ICC Institute of World Business Law Council Member, Paris
Helena ChenPartner of Pinsent Masons LLP
Mingchao FanICC Regional Director for North Asia
Amanda LeesPartner of Simmons & Simmons JWS, Singapore
Michael Polkinghorne (Chairman)Partner of White & Case LLP, ICC Institute of World Business Law Council Member, Paris
Kim RooneyIndependent Arbitrator and Barrister of Gilt Chambers, ICC Court Member, HK
Helen ShiPartner of Fangda Partners, ICC Court Member, Beijing
Pui-Ki TaCounsel, ICC Secretariat, HK
Jingzhou TaoManaging Partner for Asia Pacific of Dechert LLP, Beijing
Arthur WolffCounsel of Baier Rechtsanwälte, Vienna
Philip YangIndependent Arbitrator, HK

Logistical notes


7989 Waiqingsong Road, Shanghai University of Political Science and Law, Shanghai, PRC


To register please contact Wanning Fu.

For more information, please contact:

  • Wanning Fu Ms.
  • +86 10 82217983

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