ICC PIDA training to share international arbitration tactics

  • 29 June 2015
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The ICC Institute of World Business Law’s PIDA training Level 2 in Paris on 12-15 October is to feature a brand-new advanced and complex mock case demonstrating latest practices in International Commercial Arbitration.

The mock case will provide the basis for a range of exercises in small working groups in this practical four-day programme where renowned arbitrators mix with participants from around the world. The result: an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the ICC Arbitration procedure under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration.

The training, in English and French, is chaired by Eric Schwartz, Vice-Chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law; and Partner at King & Spalding, United States.

Mr Schwartz said: “For years, ICC’s advanced PIDA training has benefited legal professionals and academics around the world, by drawing on the knowledge of today’s leading experts together with the ICC’s 90-year experience of administering arbitration.”

“This year is particularly interesting as we are using the new mock case to explore some of the main procedural, tactical and strategic issues that counsel and parties may face when a dispute goes to arbitration,” he added.

After following ICC’s PIDA Level 2 training on International Commercial Arbitration, Adriane Nakagawa Baptista, Brazil, said: “More than an ICC oriented course, this PIDA training is a masterclass for international arbitrations. Deep, well organized and enjoyable.”

By using case-studies and role-plays to address a series of situations that arise during complex arbitral proceedings, participants will gain the expertise and competence to prepare for an arbitral proceeding under the 2012 ICC Rules: from drafting the request and the answer, to preparing the witnesses, to simulating an arbitral hearing, and more.

• Who should attend? Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, magistrates, academics, dispute resolution experts and users who have a strong experience of international commercial arbitration, in particular the ICC procedure, and wish to deepen their practical knowledge and share their views with international practitioners.

• Participants are eligible for 21 CPD and 25,5 CLE credits, as well as 21 CNB hours for the Paris Bar.