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          Successful beginnings for ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy

          • Paris, 03 April 2014

          The ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Central and Eastern Europe got underway last week when 41 participants from 14 countries converged in Paris to attend the first of eight workshops set to run over a two-year period at several Eastern European venues.

          Successful beginnings for ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy

          The fully-booked one-day workshop, which took place on 28 March, was moderated by Vladimir Khvalei, a partner at Baker & McKenzie and Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration along with David Goldberg, Partner, White & Case. It featured speakers Michael Buhler, Partner, Jones Day; Antonias Dimolitsa, Partner, A. Dimolitsa & Associates, who is also a Vice-Chair of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. The event also featured speakers Christian Albanesi and Maria Hauser-Morel, Managing Counsel and Counsel respectively, of the International Court of Arbitration.

          Organized under the auspices of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Advanced Arbitration Academy is a unique professional training programme that will leave participants fully capable of acting as arbitrators in international arbitration cases.

          Hogan Lovells associate Denis Almakaev said: “There was a good balance between lecturing and discussions, which is very rare for seminars and workshops like this.”

          The comprehensive training programme will encompass issues relating to ICC Arbitration, including jurisdiction of tribunal, case management, provisional remedies, security for costs, evidence, hearing, award and scrutiny and notification of the award enforcement. A second workshop on the “Jurisdiction of the Tribunal” is scheduled to take place on 20 June 2014.

          Artem Doudko, Counsel at White & Case said: “The workshop had a truly international mix of participants, and engaging and interactive discussion sessions with different points of views representing examples of different legal cultures.”

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