5th ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

12 Apr 2021

Paris English CLE/MCLE/CNB credits & hours available
Early bird until 12/02/2021

The ICC European Conference on International Arbitration aims to provide answers to the most pertinent questions relating to arbitration in Europe. It is a must attend event for arbitration professionals wanting to keep pace with latest arbitral institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration across the continent.

12 April 2021 marks the 5th ICC European Conference. This conference is a “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest institutional developments and the evolution of arbitration in Europe.

14 April 2021 the ICC Institute of World Business Law will organise its advanced level training on the Production of Documents.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and 
  • academics coming from or doing business in Europe
Conference – 12 April 2021
Training – 14 April 2021

Conference programme will be available shortly.

 08:30-09:00

Welcome coffee

 09:00-09:15

Welcoming address and introduction

 09:15-09:30

Thinking strategically about the document production process

This introductory session will address the procedural and strategic choices that should set the approach to document production in international arbitration. Participants will learn how to identify documents that are relevant and material to the case and will discuss issues of document collection and preservation strategies both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint.

 09:30-10:15

Case scenarios on ‘Thinking strategically about the document production process’

 10:15-10:30

Pro-active approaches to addressing data protection during the document production process

Data protection rules often apply to the processing of personal data during the arbitration process. Where data protection laws are likely to apply, best practice is usually to raise these issues proactively and upfront, which may limit the impact of data protection compliance on the arbitration process and the production of documents. This session will train participants to spot data protection issues early on and present potential ways to limit the impact of data protection compliance, including “data minimization”.

 10:30-10:45

Coffee break

 10:45-11:00

Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) – how to draft effective requests

In international arbitration each party is responsible for submitting the documentary evidence on which it intends to rely to support its case and there is no automatic right to the production of documentary evidence in the possession or control of the opposing party. This session will explore the limits of document production in international arbitration and provide practical insights on how to frame an effective request resulting in an expeditious and cost effective document production procedure.

 11:00-11:45

Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) – how to draft effective requests’

 11:45-12:00

Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) – how to draft effective objections

Upon receipt of a document production request the requested party has to react. What are the contours of the grounds for refusing to produce documents? How can a party best respond to a broad and indiscriminate document request? How can parties make available information necessary and material to a dispute but maintain confidentiality and competitive secrets? During this session participants will discuss the strategic issues and steps that should be considered when responding to a request for production. 

 12:00-12:45

Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) – how to draft effective objections’ 

 12:45-14:45

Lunch

 14:45-15:15

Electronic documents – unique challenges and opportunities

A lot has been said regarding the consequences of the increasing use of electronic documents, communications and electronically stored information on the document production process but the international arbitration community is still far from reaching a consensus on these issues. This session will address the recent trends and possible developments on how electronic evidence should be treated in international arbitration.

 15:15-15:30

Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences

Issues of privilege and commercial confidences often arise in international arbitration. The disparity of regimes, however, often makes the outcome uncertain both for counsel and parties and raises challenging issues such as: how to identify and withhold privileged material in practice, how to resist claims of privileges and how to protect commercial confidences, also considering the discretion of the arbitral tribunal on the issue and in the absence of an agreement by the parties.

 15:30-16:15

Case scenarios on ‘Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences’

 16:15-16:30

Coffee break

 16:30-16:45

Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them

Non-party discovery in arbitration can prove to be a virtual minefield both for parties and arbitrators: not only do practices vary significantly depending on the seat of the arbitration, the availability (and scope) of non-party discovery also relies on a delicate balance between arbitrators’ authority and courts’ power. This session will address practical challenges when seeking relevant evidence from non-parties to the arbitration such as competitors, third party advisors or investigative bodies.

 16:45-17:30

Case scenarios on ‘Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them’

 17:30-17:45

Concluding remarks 

Training speakers
The speakers will be announced shortly.

Conference speakers
The speakers will be announced shortly.

Venue Paris

Registration fees

5th ICC European Conference only (12 April 2021)

Early bird until 12 February 2021: €679
ICC Members: €796 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: €995

ICC Institute Training only (14 April 2021)

Early bird until 12 February 2021: €695
ICC Members: €768 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: €960

Discount package: 5th ICC European Conference (12 April 2021) and ICC Institute Training (14 April 2021)

Early bird until 12 February 2021: €1099
ICC Members: €1251 (To benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code)
Non-members: €1564

*VAT will be applied.

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.

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures and is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

French Bar: this training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fees will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 5 June 2020. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any formation of cancellation will include a cancellation fee of €5 + 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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