The Allocation of Costs in International Arbitration

Cost Allocation Conference 13 Feb 2014
  • Location: Maison de La Mutualité 24 rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris, France
  • Date: 13/02/2014
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

Join the ICC conference on “The allocation of costs in international arbitration” on the eve of the 17th Annual IBA International Arbitration Day

About the conference

The conference is from 9am to 2 pm and will conclude with a networking lunch from 12:30pm to 2pm.

Who should attend?

Practising lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, business professionals and academics coming from or doing business globally.

CLE/MCLE/CPD/CNB credits available

Programme and Speakers


Introductory remarks
Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General and Director of the Dispute Resolution Services, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Eduardo Zuleta Jaramillo, Partner, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados, Colombia


A study of ICC Cases
Hélène van Lith, Secretary, Commission on Arbitration, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris


Is there a default principle of allocation? The impact of applicable provisions and legal traditions
Christopher P. Koch, Partner, Landolt & Koch, Switzerland
Julian D. M. Lew, Barrister, 20 Essex Street, United Kingdom; Professor and Head, School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London
Andrea Carlevaris


10.30-10.45 Coffee break


Defining reasonableness
Christopher Lau, Independent Arbitrator, Christopher Lau, Singapore
Wendy Miles, Partner, Wilmerhale, United Kingdom
Isabelle Hautot, General Counsel Dispute Resolution, Orange, France; Chair, CCIAG



Cost orders as a case management tool
Christian Dorda, Senior Partner, Dorda, Brugger & Jordis, Austria
Christopher Newmark, Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark LLP, United Kingdom; Chair, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR
José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris



Synthesis and closing remarks
Alexis Mourre, Partner, Castaldi Mourre & Partners, France

12.30-14.00 Lunch


Thursday 13th February 2014 (9.00 - 14.00)


Maison de La Mutualité

24 rue Saint-Victor, 75005 Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee includes all conference activities including documentation, coffee break & networking lunch. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

ICC Members €385* (€462)
Non-Members €460* (€552)

*excl. VAT 20%. As of 2011, ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE. Please note that you can request a reimbursement of the VAT through your local tax administration. (If you are not a member of the EU, you must obtain a French tax representative in order to receive the VAT reimbursement.)

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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, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates, will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration form.
We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

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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.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 16 January 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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For more information and Registration:

Programme and logistics: Charlotte Strandberg, Project Manager, Email Charlotte Strandberg, Tel: +33 1 49 53 29 34

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

ICC Member rate €385

(462€ incl. VAT)

Non-Member rate €460

(552€ incl. VAT)

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