ICC Institute PIDA Training Level 2 on International Commercial Arbitration

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 12/10/2015 - 15/10/2015
  • Event Type: Training
  • Language: English and French with simultaneous interpretation

Study of a NEW complex mock case under the 2012 ICC Rules of Arbitration


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 should attend

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.

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Monday 12 October 2015

• 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

Tuesday 13 October 2015

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

Wednesday 14 October 2015

• 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

Thursday 15 October 2015

• 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



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

Eric A. Schwartz , Partner, King & Spalding, United States and France; Vice Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law


Thomas Bevilacqua , Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, France

Gillian Carmichael Lemaire , Avocat and Solicitor, Carmichael Lemaire, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Diana Correa , Professor of International Law, Externado University of Colombia; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Jacob Grierson , Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Gaëlle Le Quillec , Partner, Betto Seraglini, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Julian D.M. Lew QC , Professor and Head, School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London; Barrister, 20 Essex Street, United Kingdom; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Tim Portwood , Partner, Bredin Prat, France


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

Giorgia Taurino , Legal Coordinator, ICC Training and Conferences, Paris

Eliana Maria Tornese , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Dates and venue

Monday 12 October - Thursday 15 October 2015

ICC Hearing Centre
10, avenue Raymond Poincaré, 75016, Paris, France

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all training activities*, including documentation, lunches, coffee breaks, cocktail reception, dinner and museum visit. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.
* subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers.

Until 17 July 2015 :
Special Early Bird rate: 1529€ * (1834,80€ incl. VAT)

After 17 July 2015 :
ICC members: 1759€ * (2110,80€ incl. VAT)
Non-members: 2199€ * (2638,80€ incl. VAT)

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Special discounts
- ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
- Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
- In-house Counsel, full time Academics, Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

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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, 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 11 September 2015 . 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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Event registration fees

ICC members €1759

(2110,80€ incl. VAT)

Non-members €2199

(2638,80€ incl. VAT)

Hours and credits

  • CLE credits25,5

  • MCLE credits21

  • CPD hours21

  • CNB hours (sent for approval)21


More than an ICC oriented course, PIDA Advanced is a masterclass for international arbitrations. Deep, well organized and enjoyable.
Advanced PIDA training on International Commercial Arbitration, December 2012