Study of a mock-case under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration

  • Location: The Dead Sea, Jordan
  • Date: 21/01/2013 - 22/01/2013
  • Event Type: Training
  • Language: Arabic and English

On 21-22 January 2013, in the Dead Sea, the International Court of Arbitration, ICC Palestine and ICC Jordan will be co-organizing a training on ICC arbitration. Participants will study a mock-case under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration from the Request for Arbitration to the Award.


Drawn on the experience of renowned arbitration practitioners in a multicultural and international environment, this training will provide an in-depth understanding of the ICC arbitration procedure under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration.

By using a practical case-study approach and role-playing exercises to address series of situations that arise during arbitration, participants will gain the experience and competence to prepare for arbitral proceedings under the ICC Rules: from drafting the request and the answer, to preparing the witnesses, to simulating arbitral hearings, etc.

Who should attend

This programme will benefit practicing lawyers, arbitrators, magistrates, academics, corporate counsel.

21 January 2013

Morning 09.30 – 12.30



  • Introduction to International Arbitration
  • Arbitration in Palestine & Jordan
  • Characteristics of ICC Arbitration
  • Negotiation and drafting of a dispute resolution clause
  • Presentation of the mock-case and organization of the training

Coffee break

The Request for Arbitration

  • Preparing the Request for Arbitration (in groups)
  • Discussion (in plenary)


Afternoon 14.30 – 17.30

The Answer to the Request for Arbitration

  • Preparing the Answer to the Request(in groups)
  • Discussion (in plenary)

Coffee break

The Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal

  • Selection and appointment of arbitrators
  • Powers & duties of arbitrators
  • Statement of Independence and availability
  • Decision on challenge & Replacement

The role of the ICC Secretariat before the Terms of Reference

22 January 2013

Morning 09.30 – 12.30

The Terms of Reference

  • Preparing the Terms of Reference (in groups)
  • Discussion (in plenary)

The Case Management conference and Procedural Timetable

Coffee break

The conduct of the Arbitration

  • Procedural Approaches: civil law versus common law
  • Establishing the facts of the case, witnesses, experts, cross examination
  • Simulation of an arbitration hearing (in groups)
  • Discussion (in groups)


Afternoon 14.30 – 17.30

The Award

  • Preparation and drafting of an award (in groups)
  • Discussion (in plenary)

The role of the ICC Secretariat from the Terms of Reference until the end of the procedure

Coffee break

The enforcement of arbitral awards from the Jordanian and Palestinian perspective
The enforcement of arbitral awards under the New York Convention
The costs of the Arbitration

Closing remarks

  • Omar Aljazy, Managing partner, Aljazy & co (Advocates & Legal Consultants), Amman
  • Omar Al-Taher, Founder & Managing partner of Al Taher Law firm, Amman
  • Nadia Darwazeh, Counsel in the International Arbitration Group, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, Paris
  • Lara Hammoud, Senior Associate in the International Arbitration Group, Sherman & Sterling’s, Abu Dhabi
  • Sami Houerbi, Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East & Africa, Head of the Arbitration Group, KHH Law firm, Tunis
  • Lubna Katbeh, Co-founder & Managing partner, Equity Legal Group, Law firm, Ramallah
  • Ryham Ragab, Mishcon de Reya New York LLP, New York


Mövenpick Hotel
Sweimeh, Dead Sea Road
Amman, Jordan

Travel and accommodation

Hotel expenses (two nights’ accommodation) are included in the registration fees.
Travel expenses are excluded. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Download Document(s)

Regsitration fees are JD500 for all participants

For registration please complete and send the

registation form to:

Mrs. Yara Asad for Palestinian participants
Fax: +972 2298 7106

Rajaa Al-Jaouni for Jordanian & other participants
Fax: +962 6 5674866

Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and contribution to costs.