19th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

25-26 Sep 2024

New York English CLE, MCLE & CNB credits
Start: 09:00 - End: 17:30

The 19th edition of the annual ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration is back on 25-26 September 2024! Mark your calendars for this must-attend event in North America. The conference will feature experts in the field as well as representatives from the ICC International Court of Arbitration, all at hand to engage with professionals wanting to keep pace with the latest arbitral developments. A prime networking opportunity, this one-day conference has become a major event in the international arbitration calendar.

An  ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration: Party Expectations and Arbitrator Techniques will take place on 25 September 2024.

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Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Judges
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics from around the world
Training: 25 September
Conference: 26 September

All times are  Eastern Time (ET) 


ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training on Amicable Settlement of Disputes in International Arbitration:
Party Expectations and Arbitrator Techniques 


Developed and co-chaired by:
Klaus Peter Berger and Patricia Peterson

08.30 - 09.00 

Welcome coffee and registration 

09.00 - 09.15 

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the training  

09.15 -  10.10 

Evolution in attitudes towards settlement facilitation in international arbitration  

While arbitrators in some jurisdictions are accustomed to being proactive in facilitating settlements, the traditional viewpoint in most jurisdictions has been that the role of the arbitral tribunal is to decide the case in an enforceable award. In the context of the long-standing debate on techniques to save time and costs in arbitration, this traditional view has changed in recent years. The Report on Facilitating Settlement in International Arbitration, published by the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR in 2023, is a milestone in this development. The potential impact of this report, as well as other recent studies, will be examined by this panel. Panellists will also consider relevant provisions in arbitration laws and rules that may have an impact on arbitral practice in this area, and the search for transnational standards. 

10.10 - 10.30 


10.30 - 10.45 

Coffee break 

10.45 - 11.30 

Case Management Techniques with a Potential Indirect Effect on Settlement

This panel addresses the utility of accepted case management techniques and arbitration procedures that may have an indirect effect on the willingness of parties to settle their dispute or parts of it. Examples of such techniques are a proactive first case management conference, bifurcation, mid-arbitration reviews, dispositive motions, or sealed offers. The focus of the panel debate will be on the arbitrator staying within his or her role of resolving a dispute by rendering a binding decision and not adopting the role of a settlement facilitator or mediator. 

11.30 - 12.30 

Q&A and case scenarios 

12.30 - 14.00 


14.00 - 14.45 

Arbitrator Techniques for the Direct Facilitation of Settlement

Whether and, if so, to what extent arbitrators are entitled to facilitate settlement is still a controversial issue and one in relation to which regional differences still exists today. This panel will discuss the full array of available techniques, from raising the settlement option at the first case management conference, the use of mediation windows to the presentation of preliminary views and the conduct of settlement conferences by the arbitral tribunal and other techniques. The impact of failed settlement negotiations on arbitral proceedings will also be discussed.  

14.45 - 15.45 

Simulation of a settlement conference and Q&A 

15.45 - 16.05 

Coffee break 

16.05 - 16.50

Drafting consent awards: The practice of the ICC Court

Pursuant to Art. 33 of the ICC Arbitration Rules, a settlement agreement concluded by the parties during the arbitration shall be recorded in an award by consent, if so requested by the parties and if the tribunal agrees to do so. This Panel will discuss the tribunal’s powers with respect to such awards, practical aspects related to the drafting of consent awards from the perspective of the arbitrator and the ICC Court, as well as public policy and enforcement issues.  

16.50 - 17.50 

Q&A and case scenarios 

17.50 - 18.00    

Closing remarks 

All times are Eastern Time (ET) 

8.15 - 9.00    

Registration and welcome coffee  

9.00 - 9.15 

Welcome remarks  

9.15 - 10.15  

Navigating the Global Business Landscape: Perspectives for North America from the ICC-Jus Connect-McCann Report on Cross-Cultural Business  

Further to the unveiling of the ICC-Jus Connect-McCann Report on Cross-Cultural Business earlier this year, the session will set out the findings of the global survey and offer insights for North American businesses and dispute resolution professionals on new ways to look at commerce, culture, and dispute resolution.  


10.15 - 11.15 

Arbitration & ADR: the Best Medicine for Life Sciences Disputes?  

As one of the most innovative and regulated sectors globally, the life sciences sector grapples with many sources of complex disputes, from intellectual property rights and licensing agreements to supply chain disruptions and regulatory compliance issues.  

This panel will explore the unique challenges and opportunities associated with resolving disputes through arbitration and ADR in the life sciences sector. Panelists will share their insights, experiences, and best practices for contracting in the life sciences sector and effectively navigating disputes that do arise. Finally, panelists will discuss the types of future disputes that will likely arise out of today's R&D, licensing agreements, and transactions.  



11.15 - 11.45   

Coffee break 

11.45 - 12.45 

Time to Retool: Unleashing the Potential of Under-Utilized ADR Tools and Techniques  

The use of ADR mechanisms other than arbitration can lead to more time- and cost-effective resolution of disputes, but mechanisms such as mediation, expert proceedings, and dispute boards are often overlooked and under-utilized. This interactive panel will focus on ways that parties, counsel, and arbitrators can effectively integrate these existing ADR tools and techniques, and adopt new creative approaches in their dispute resolution processes.  

This panel will start with a brief overview of the recent Effective Conflict Management report from the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Each panelist will then put forth an innovative proposal with respect to one ADR tool or technique that should be used more often to help parties get back to doing business.  The audience and the rest of the panel will be invited to engage in a dialogue with the panelists’ ideas and vote on their proposals. 

12.45 - 14.30  


14.30 - 15.45 

Contracting and Arbitrating with States and State-owned Entities: Emerging Trends, Challenges and Best Practices  

States and state-owned entities (SoEs) are increasingly involved in cross-border commercial activity. The number of commercial arbitrations between private parties and state actors has grown significantly in the last decade, especially in the energy and infrastructure sectors, and is likely to continue rising as global economic dynamics shift.  


Commercial arbitrations with states and SoEs present unique challenges compared to disputes with only private parties. Panelists will shed light on best practices related to managing commercial arbitration proceedings with states and SoEs from initiation to award enforcement. They will also explore the latest on navigating sovereign immunity and delve into other critical substantive and procedural issues for effectively managing contracts and resolving disputes involving states and SoEs.  



15.45 - 16.15   

Coffee break  

16.15 - 17.15 

Mock Session of the ICC International Court of Arbitration: Spotlight on Multi-Party & Multi-Contract Issues and Consolidation 

Join members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) in an interactive mock session where conference attendees will be able to get a behind- the-scenes look at the work of the ICC Court and act as ICC Court members contributing to decisions on multi-party & multi-contract issues, consolidation and more. 


17.15 - 17.25  

Closing Remarks 

17.30 - 18.30  

Cocktail Reception 


Conference : 

The speakers will be announced shortly.


Chiann Bao 

Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, China/United Kingdom

Klaus Peter Berger 

Independent Arbitrator, Germany; Professor, University of Cologne, Faculty of Law; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 

Paul di Pietro 

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York 

Katherine Gonzalez Arrocha 

Arbitrator & Expert in Dispute Resolution, Panama 

Patricia Peterson 

C.Arb, FCIArb, Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law 

John V.H. Pierce 

Partner and Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP, New York, NY, United States

Maria Ines Sola 

Legal Manager, Pan American Energy, Argentina 

Edna Sussman 

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, New York, NY, United States

More speakers will be announced shortly.

Dates and venues

ICC Institute Training

Date: 25 September 2024

Venue: Latham & Watkins LLP, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020


19th ICC New York Conference

Date: 26 September 2024

Venue: 583 Park Avenue, 63rd Street and Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065


9th ICC YAAF Global Conference

Date: 27 September 2024

Venue: TBC

Registration fees

Non-ICC members:

ICC Institute Training

Early Bird (until 19th July 2024): US$ 611

Standard (20 July - 17 September 2024): US$ 919

Last Chance (18 – 25 September 2024): US$ 1219

19th ICC New York Conference

Early Bird (until 19th July 2024): US$ 599

Standard (20 July - 17 September 2024): US$ 899

Last Chance (18 – 25 September 2024): US$ 1199

Package – ICC Institute Training & 19th ICC New York Conference (20% discount)

Early Bird (until 19th July 2024): US$ 969

Standard (20 July - 17 September 2024): US$ 1455

Last Chance (18 – 25 September 2024): US$ 1935

9th ICC YAAF Global Conference

Early Bird (until 19th July 2024): US$ 250

Standard (20 July - 17 September 2024) US$ 325

Package – 19th ICC New York Conference & 9th ICC YAAF Global Conference (10% discount)

Early Bird (until 19th July 2024): US$ 764

Standard (20 July - 17 September 2024): US$ 1101


ICC members:

20% discount on the above rates. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.


Special discounts:

FULL TIME in-house counsel and government representatives may attend the 19th ICC New York and 9th ICC YAAF Global Conferences free of charge.  LIMITED SPACES ARE AVAILABLE. 

Group rates:  Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4. 
Full time academics may benefit from a 20% discount. 

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.                                                                                             

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.

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.

Working languages All events will be held in English.
CLE credits

The ICC Institute Training and 19th ICC New York Conference will be eligible for credits/hours/points before the New York and Paris Bars. Please note that this is subject to validation of ICC Global Events’ application to the afore mentioned Bars.

 Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 23 August 2024. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 0.3$ + 7% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant.

Subject to agreement from ICC Global Events prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organisation at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required.

Please note that ICC 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 will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


The photos and audiovisual recordings taken at this event may be used and published by ICC, its subsidiaries or affiliates, for informational or promotional purposes in printed materials or online, including on ICC websites and in social media. Participation in the event implies agreement to such use of photos or audiovisual recordings in which the participant may appear unless ICC receives written notification to the contrary.

Unlock unparalleled brand exposure at our upcoming conference!

Tailor your sponsorship package to suit your goals and budget, ensuring maximum impact. Contact us today at sponsorship@iccwbo.org to discuss personalized opportunities!


Strategic Partner  €20,000

Networking Partner €12,000

Branding Partner €7,000 

Sponsorship of the cocktail reception or dinner (as available)




Showcase your brand prominently on the ICC DRS App




Opportunity to host a social side event** (included in the official programme)


Guest contributor on the ICC blog

1 Article


Strategic logo placement in banners & collaterals



Testimonial quote on the event page*




Private meeting room reserved for 1 hour



Sponsor a lunch (lunch will be co-sponsored as available) 



Participants list available in priority




Pop-up notification on the ICC DRS App

2 notifications

1 notification


Company video to be played during session breaks




Opportunity to provide Delegate Bags OR Lanyards OR Notebooks & Pens OR Water Bottles  (as available)**


Sponsor a coffee break (coffee break will be co-sponsored as available) 


Exhibition space and exhibitor pass


Complimentary invitations to the cocktail or dinner reception




Complimentary registrations to the conference


Special reduced registrations (30% reduction


Profile included on the ICC DRS app




Opportunity to Include a branded item in the participant bags**


Sponsor recognition on email and social media 

Use of the official event sponsor logo 

Maximum visibility with signage at the venue and on all digital materials

*All content to be approved by ICC

** Sponsor to bear all associated costs


Our sponsorship packages do not include speaking opportunities. Please let us know should you wish to submit a speaker candidate.

For more information, please contact:

Organising team 

Sponsorship team 


We thank our host and sponsors