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The Institute of World Business, a think-tank of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will hold the 40th edition of its Annual Conference virtually from 3-4 December 2020.

This year’s edition of the ICC Institute of World Business Law Annual Conference will gather international business practitioners, legal experts and academics virtually to discuss the Overriding Mandatory Rules and Compliance in International Arbitration.

Economic sanctions, exchange, and export control regulations adopted by countries and regional organisations are increasingly intersecting with arbitral proceedings around the world. While the overriding nature of these rules is unquestionable for certain territories, it’s unclear whether these same rules are relevant – even binding – for international arbitral tribunals outside these designated territories.

With scarce guidance available, the world’s leading arbitrators, counsel, business leaders, and policymakers will ­meet virtually at the ICC Institute’s Annual Conference to discuss and debate the ramifications of overriding mandatory rules for arbitral tribunals. Participants will consider the conflicting expectations of compliance and whether overriding mandatory rules are relevant for arbitral tribunals sitting in other jurisdictions or designated territories.

From keynote addresses to panel sessions, this year’s Annual Conference will offer participants with an excellent opportunity to hear insights from world-class legal experts, engage in topical discussions, and network with other professionals. This year’s keynote speaker will be Carter Burwell, Counselor, Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI), United States Department of the Treasury.

As part of the event, the ICC Institute will publish the Overriding Mandatory Rules and Compliance in International Arbitration (Dossier XIX of the Institute series). Prepared by several of the participating speakers, the Overriding Mandatory Rules and Compliance in International Arbitration will be made available to participants for free as part of their conference materials pack.

The ICC Institute was first established in 1979 with the help of Pierre Lalive, Serge Lazareff and Yves Derains, the former Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbiration and Founding Partner of the Paris based law firm Derains & Gharavi. The founding purpose and mission of the Institute is to spur innovation in the development of law and global business practices through research and training.

Register for the 40th ICC Institute Annual Conference now.

For more information, please contact:

  • Ana Pescador Martinez
  • Project Officer, ICC Global Events
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