ICC PIDA1 Training – Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, • 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
09.35-09.50Positioning 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
10.15-10.30  Break
10.30-10.45Preparation of the Request for Arbitration
10.45-11.15Questions – Discussion
11.15-12.30Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting the Request
13.30-14.30Plenary 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
09.00-09.30Role 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
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
11.30-12.30Working Groups: Analysis of the Draft Award
13.45-14.45Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Award
14.45-15.15Role of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from the Terms of Reference to the End of the Procedure
15.30-16.00The Enforcement of Arbitral Awards – The New York Convention
16.00-16.45Questions – Discussion
16.45-17.00Closing of the Training


Helena Chen Partner of Pinsent Masons LLP, Taiwan
Lillian ChuPartner of Tsar & Tsai Law Firm, ICC Court Member, Taiwan
Hop DangIndependent Arbitrator of Hop Dang’s Chambers, Vietnam
Nguyen Manh DzungOf Counsel of Dzungsrt & Associates LLC, ICC Court Member, Vietnam
Mingchao FanICC Regional Director for North Asia
Kevin KimPartner of Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, ICC Court Vice President, Korea
Net LePartner of LNT & Partners, Vietnam
Michael LeeBarrister of 20 Essexst, Singapore
Steven LimSenior Partner of CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang (Singapore) LLP, Singapore
Ronald SumPartner of Locke Lord LLP, ICC HK Arbitration
Hazel TangCounsel of ICC Secretariat, Singapore
Hiroyuki Tezuka (Chairman)Partner of Nishimura & Asahi, ICC Court Member, Japan

Logistical notes


University of Law HCMC, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


To register please contact Nguyen Thi Yen.

For more information, please contact:

  • Nguyen Thi Yen Ms.
  • (84) 973 603 942

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