Advanced ICC PIDA Training on International Commercial Arbitration

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 29/09/2014 - 02/10/2014
  • Event Type: Training
  • Language: English and French with simultaneous interpretation



Drawing on the experience of renowned arbitrators in a multicultural and international environment, this advanced-level training provides an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience of the ICC Arbitration procedure under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration.

By using a practical case-study approach and role-plays to address a series of situations that arise during complex arbitral proceedings, you 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, etc.

Who is it for

This programme will benefit 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.

Photos from the previous training

To view the photos of the last Advanced PIDA training, which took place on 30 September - 3 October 2013 in Paris, please

click here.

Monday 29 September 2014



• Introduction

• Organization of the seminar and summary of the mock case

• Positioning of ICC Arbitration

Questions - Discussion

• Setting-up of Claimant's strategy in preparing the Request for Arbitration: analysis of the different procedural options and dispute resolution methods; parties' identification, selection of claims, measures and relieves

Questions - Discussion



• Working Groups: Claimant's strategy

• Plenary Session: discussion on Claimant's strategy

• Opting for Emergency Arbitration under the ICC 2012 Rules of Arbitration

Questions and discussion

Dinner at the restaurant "Ciel de Paris" at the top of Montparnasse Tower

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Optional breakfast - Presentation and discussion on “The ICC ADR, Expertise and Dispute Board Rules - how and when to best use them?"


• Complex arbitrations: issues of multiparty arbitration, multi-contract arbitration, joinder of third parties; parallel proceedings and consolidation of matters; jurisdictional objections

Questions - Discussion

• Working Groups: setting-up of the Respondent's strategy for the Answer to the Request

• Plenary Session: discussion on Respondent's strategy



• Conducting complex proceedings:
- managing complex situations: issues of procedural meeting, benefits of the case management conference, difficulties in the drafting of the Terms of Reference and the Procedural Timetable; bifurcation of proceedings; resolution of procedural incidents; organization of the hearings
- managing relations with local courts: relations between Arbitral Tribunals and National Courts; arbitrability of the dispute; request for interim measures; actions before local courts

Questions - Discussion

• Production of documents: written evidence, witnesses and experts' reports

Questions - Discussion

Cocktail reception

Wednesday 1 October 2014


• Working Groups: preparation of witnesses and experts for cross-examination

• Simulation of an arbitral hearing and role play: arbitral hearing with examination and cross-examination of witnesses and experts prepared in the working groups

• Plenary Session: discussion on the simulation of the arbitral hearing



• Conflicts of interest and challenges of arbitrators
Questions - Discussion

• Working Groups: Conflicts of interest and challenges of arbitrators: analysis of cases

• Plenary Session: discussion on reports from the working groups

Visit of the exhibition "Hokusai" at the Grand Palais

Thursday 2 October 2014


• Practical aspects of arbitral tribunal's deliberations

• Role-play: arbitral tribunal's deliberations

Questions - Discussion

• ICC's expertise on awards

Questions - Discussion

• Enforceability of awards: particularity of State immunity

Questions - Discussion

• Closing of the Seminar


Chairman of the Seminar

Paul-A. Gélinas, Independent Arbitrator, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law


Bernard Audit, Professor of Law, University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas; Arbitrator, France

Antonias Dimolitsa, Founding Partner, Antonias Dimolitsa & Associates, Greece; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Julien Fouret, Counsel, Castaldi Mourre & Partners, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Marnix Leijten, Partner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, The Netherlands; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Isabelle Michou, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Carmen Núñez-Lagos, Partner, Hogan Lovells LLP, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Matthew Secomb, Partner, White & Case LLP, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Michael Young, Partner, Co-Head Global Arbitration Practice, Allen & Overy LLP, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

ICC Representatives

José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Alexander Fessas, Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Gustav Flecke-Giammarco, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Alina Leoveanu, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Logistical notes


Monday 29 September - Thursday 2 October 2014


ICC Hearing Centre

10, avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75016, Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all training activities*, including documentation, lunches, coffee breaks, a cocktail reception, dinner and museum visit. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

* subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers.

Until 11 July 2014:
Special Early Bird rate: 1529€* (1834,80€ incl. VAT)

After 11 July 2014:
ICC members: 1835€* (2202€ incl. VAT)
Non-members: 2199€* (2638,80€ incl. VAT)

*excl. VAT 20%. ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE.
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Post: ICC Services, Training and Conferences, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.
To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, situated near to the venue, will be sent to you upon registration.

We are only able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application once we have received your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working languages

English and French. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is a Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Council of the Bar of England and Wales External CPD Course Provider. French bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
Continuing legal education: organization registered in France under n° 11 75 40892 75.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 29 August 2014. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.
Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


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This training event offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international arbitration network.

For further information please read our sponsorship opportunities or contact: Ms Luz Rodriguez.

Programme and logistics: Ewa Jablonska, Project Officer, Email Ewa Jablonska, Tel: +33 1 49 53 30 42

Registration issues: Sylvette Abenzoar, Sales Administrator, Email Sylvette Abenzoar, Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 67

Sponsorship: Luz Rodriguez, Global Partnerships Manager, Email Luz Rodriguez, Tel: + 33 1 49 53 28 42

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Event registration fees

Special Early Bird Rate (until 11 July 2014) €1529

(1834,80 € incl. VAT)

ICC Members (after 11 July 2014) €1835

(2202 € incl. VAT)

Non-Members (after 11 July 2014) €2199

(2638,80 € incl. VAT)

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits25,5

  • MCLE credits21

  • CPD hours20,5

  • CNB hours, awaiting approval21

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