MENA region conference offers chance to keep pace with arbitration developments
The evolution and expansion of international arbitration in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) will be the focus of a major ICC conference to take place in the region next month.
Organized under the auspices of the
International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce,
the gathering is an unrivalled opportunity for users and practitioners of the popular
dispute resolution technique to keep pace with the latest arbitration news and developments
in the MENA region and to engage in topical discussions with some of the
world’s leading arbitration experts.
The conference will
take place in English and Arabic – with simultaneous interpretation – at the
Park Hyatt hotel in Dubai from10-12 March 2014.
“Between 2004 and
2013, ICC saw the number of cases involving parties from North Africa alone
increase fourfold, demonstrating the rise of arbitration as an appealing
alternative to litigation in the region over the last decade,” said Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General of the International
Court of Arbitration. “As the vanguard of making arbitration the preferred
method for businesses – as well as for states and state entities – to settle
cross-border disputes, ICC can be trusted to provide pertinent insight into the
MENA region’s changing and challenging perceptions on international arbitration.”
From analysing recent state court
arbitration decisions in various MENA jurisdictions to examining current issues
and potential pitfalls in arbitrating energy disputes involving MENA parties, ICC’s
2nd Annual Conference on International Arbitration in the Middle East and North
Africa offers insight from a line-up of first-rate speakers and panellists.
The two-day conference will be preceded by
a new full-day advanced level training on how to draft enforceable awards.
Featuring hands-on working groups and a mock Court session, the training will provide
valuable guidance on how to avoid a “copy and paste” approach to drafting
awards, improving both their quality and enforceability. As well as discovering
how legal systems and traditions can have an influence on drafting techniques, participants
will also gain insight into the International Court of Arbitration’s scrutiny
of all draft awards – a distinctive feature of ICC Arbitration.
Practising lawyers, corporate counsel,
arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or
doing business in the MENA region should not miss this informative gathering of
arbitration peers, which also offers optimal networking opportunities.
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