6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

22-23 Jun 2021

Hong Kong English CLE/MCLE/CPD/CNB credits & hours available
Early bird until 30/04/2021

Featuring international practitioners from various disciplines as speakers, the ICC Asia Conference discusses the most pressing and current challenges and trends in the field of arbitration concerning Asia's emerging markets.

22 June: Catch me if (and while) you can: How to Navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration

This one-day advanced training will provide participants with practical insight into the amicable settlement of disputes.

23 June: 6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. The conference will offer a line-up of world-class speakers, topical discussions and an excellent opportunity to network.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators

Business professionals and academics coming from or doing business in Asia

Training – 22 June 2021

Catch me if (and while) you can: How to Navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration

08:30-09:00 Welcome coffee
09:00-09:15 Welcoming address, presentation of the ICC Institute, introduction and presentation of the mock cases

Strategic considerations and procedures: When, how and to whom to request interim measures?                                  

-Concept: must be temporary

-Powers of the ICC arbitral tribunals

-Role of the lex arbitri

-When can/should request for interim measures be made?

-To whom can/should interim measures be requested: emergency arbitrator, arbitral tribunal, national courts (concurrent jurisdiction)

-ICC procedure and statistics: Art. 28 ICC Rules

-Specific measures: security for costs, escrow accounts, stop payment orders relating to first demand bank guarantees, and counter-guarantees

10:00-10:45 Mock Case
10:45-11:00 Coffee break

Practical considerations: The counsel’s perspective

-Burden of proof

-Types of measures that can be requested: a very broad range, but with limitations

-Ex-parte requests

-Discovery requests before national courts in aid of international arbitration (e.g., 28 USC 1782 requests)

-Most common defenses against requests for interim measures

11:45-12:30 Mock Case
12:30-14:00 Lunch

Practical considerations: The arbitrator’s perspective

-Asymmetric information with the parties (especially at the outset of the case)

-Urgency and due process (can an arbitrator award ex parte measures?)

-Risks: prejudgment, awarding or denying measures may have a permanent effect (e.g., where one of the parties risks liquidation, where assets may disappear, etc.)

-Can/should arbitrators take a more active role (e.g., escrow accounts managed by tribunals; order counter-security)
14:45-15:30 Q&A
15:30-15:45 Coffee break

Compliance, enforcement and other issues arising after interim measures are ordered/awarded

-“Order” v. “Award” of interim measures

-Enforcement considerations: what can the parties do?

-What can arbitrators do faced with a party’s refusal to comply with interim measures?

-Relevance of civil v. common law jurisdictions

16:30-17:15 Q&A

Concluding remarks

18:00-20:00 Cocktail reception

Training speakers
Speakers will be confirmed shortly
Conference speakers
Speakers will be confirmed shortly


Grand Hyatt
1 Harbour Rd, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

Registration fees

6th ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration

Early bird until 30 April 2021: US$ 499

ICC Member: US$ 608 (to benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)

Non-Member: US$ 760

ICC Institute Advance Training

Early bird until 30 April 2021: US$ 590

ICC Member: US$ 680 (to benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)

Non-Member: US$ 850

Discount Package (-20%): Training and Conference:

Early bird until 30 April 2021 US$ 871

ICC Members: US$ 1024 (to benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)

Non-Member: US$ 1280

Special discounts

Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.

In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.

Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

ICC Members: please contact your National Committee to receive the discount code to access the member rate (20% reduction).

Travel and accommodation

Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees. Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations.
Visa We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration online.

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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 an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. French Bar: this training will be sent for CNB approval.

CPD points from the Law Society of Hong Kong will be applied for in due course.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fees will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 21 May 2021. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any formation of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of US$7 + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. 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 expenses incurred by the participant.


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