The 7th ICC European Conference on International Arbitration is taking place on 27 & 29 March 2023! The Conference will kick off Paris Arbitration Week on Monday 27 March, followed by an ICC Institute of World Business Law Training on “Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management – the arbitrator’s perspective ” on Wednesday 29 March.
This is a must-attend event for arbitration professionals wanting to keep pace with the latest arbitral institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration across Europe. Join us in this 7th edition to celebrate the Centenary of the ICC International Court of Arbitration! More details will be announced soon.
Who should attend?
- Practising lawyers
- Corporate counsel
- Business professionals and academics from around the world
Rethinking Dispute Resolution
Session 1: Building Bridges: Crafting a blueprint for the future of dispute resolution
This panel will explore ways to reimagine and reshape arbitration and other alternative forms of dispute resolution to maximize their success in the next 100 years. We will discuss the potential opportunities that could result from rethinking traditional methods of resolving disputes, such as developing more user-friendly approaches that make the process more efficient, utilising technology, and incorporating innovative strategies to make the process accessible to a wider range of people – all while maintaining the ICC’s focus on the resolution of complex high-stake disputes through arbitration. We will also examine the regulations and laws that must be put in place to ensure the success of this new approach, as well as ways to maintain the underlying principles of dispute resolution in a modernized setting. In addition, we will discuss the role that dispute prevention can play in the future. Finally, we will consider the potential implications of these changes for the future of dispute resolution, both within the legal system and beyond.
Session 2: Crossing Pitfalls: Navigating arbitration’s potential risks and challenges
This panel will examine some of the risks and challenges that arbitration may face in the future. Expect a lively discussion about the potential risks and pitfalls that arbitration may encounter in the coming years and how we can navigate these challenges. The panel will delve into four key topics in detail, with two diverse panelists addressing each topic. This will provide attendees with the opportunity to gain insights from a diverse range of perspectives and experiences.
Session 3: The Energy Transition: Navigating risks in a rapidly evolving industry
As the energy industry undergoes a transformative shift from fossil fuels to clean energy, it is faced with both unprecedented disruptions and opportunities. This panel will explore the risks and challenges that come with the energy transition, including the adoption of renewable energy sources, the implementation of energy storage solutions, and the influence of policy on its success. In addition, we will examine the potential for disputes in this rapidly evolving industry and discuss strategies for preventing and resolving conflicts related to the energy transition.
The full programme will be available shortly.
09.00 – 09.15 Welcoming address and introduction
09.15 – 09.30
Active case management techniques
From the very outset of the arbitration, the tribunal has to actively assist the parties in organizing and streamlining the conduct of the proceedings. During this session, participants will learn and discuss both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint effective case management techniques. These will include issues related to drafting the terms of reference, preparing and conducting case management conferences, and adopting procedural timetables.
09:30 – 10:00
Effective management of arbitration: an ICC perspective
During this session participants will be provided with ICC insights and best practices on various active management techniques.
10:00 – 11:00
Case scenarios on active case management techniques and debate
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
Arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits
The notion of ‘authority of the arbitral tribunal’ is a complex and multifaceted one which plays a key-role in the creation of a suitable framework for the arbitration. It involves both the relationship between the arbitrators as well as the tribunal’s relationship with counsel and raises challenging questions. Among others: how far a dissenting opinion can go and still be effective and appropriate; what is the scope of the tribunal’s authority to sanction counsel’s wrongful conduct; what types of sanctions are available?
11:45 – 12:45 Case scenarios on arbitrators’ authority: scope and limits and debate
12:45 – 14:15 Lunch
14:15 – 14:45 Allowing additional claims and parties
One of the aspects of the growing complexity of international commercial arbitration cases is the increasing number of arbitrations involving multiplicity of parties, including non-signatory parties, claims and cross-claims, and multi-contract disputes. This session will address the main pitfalls as well as the challenging jurisdictional matters that arbitrators face when confronted with complex arbitrations.
14:45 – 15:30 Case scenarios on allowing additional claims and parties and debate
15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 – 16:15
Managing the exchange of information
Obtaining and presenting information is of paramount importance when preparing an international commercial arbitration case. The mission of the arbitral tribunal lies in managing such exchange of information, taking into consideration the different cultural legal approaches of the parties and their counsel and the particular circumstances of each case. Participants will learn how arbitrators should deal with issues such as: the management of electronically stored information; the preservation of the confidentiality of information and related issues of applicable law; protection of trade, technological and commercial secrets; privacy of the arbitral proceedings; and ethical conduct of the parties.
16:15 – 17:05 Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate
17:05 – 17:15 Case scenarios on managing the exchange of information and debate
- Conference: Monday 27 March 2023
- Training: Wednesday 29 March 2023
- Conference: Les Salons Hoche, 9, avenue Hoche, 75008 Paris, France
- Training: ICC, 33-43, avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris, France
Registration fees for non-ICC members:
7th ICC European Conference
Early-Bird (until 10 February 2023): €499
Standard (10 February 2023 – 20 March 2023): €649
Last Chance (20 March 2023-27 March 2023): €799
Early-Bird (until 10 February 2023): €599
Standard (10 February 2023 – 20 March 2023): €749
Last Chance (20 March 2023-29 March 2023): €899
Package: Training and Conference: 20% discount
Early-Bird (until 10 February 2023): €879
Standard (10 February 2023 – 20 March 2023): €1029
Last Chance (20 March – 27 March 2023): € 11179
*20% VAT will be applied
Registration fees for ICC members:
20% discount on the above rates. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
The registration fee to the Conference and Training includes a seated lunch. Please note that admission to the PAW Opening cocktail reception on the evening of Monday 27 March is not included in the registration fee.
Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
In house Counsel and Government representatives may attend the conference free of charge.
ICC Institute Members and Full time Academics may benefit from a 20% discount.
Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.
Travel and accomodation?
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 your registration.
We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration and full payment of your registration fees.
Credits, Hours and Points?
This event is eligible for credits before the Paris Bar. Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events’ application (or individual application, as necessary).
Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider
If you have any questions please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org
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