6th ICC European Conference on International Arbitration

28-30 Mar 2022

Paris English CNB & MCLE credits/points available

The ICC’s European Conference is taking place on 28 March 2022!

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.

On 30 March 2022, the ICC Institute of World Business Law will hold an advanced level training entitled Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between. Join us to gain hands-on expertise through a combination of presentations, interactive discussions and case scenarios.

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Arbitrators
  • Mediators
  • Business professionals and academics from around the world
28 March: Conference
30 March: Training

The programme will be available shortly.

*All times shown are CET

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training - Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration: The good, the bad and the in between


Registration and welcome coffee

09.00 – 09.10

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the mock case

09.10 – 10.10

Oral versus written advocacy: counsel and tribunal perspectives

  • Defining the elements of “oral advocacy”: pleadings, witnesses, experts, demonstratives, other features
  • Early assessment of the pros and cons of the elements of “oral advocacy”: the opportunities and the limitations depending on the initial presentation of the dispute
  • Perspectives as claimant versus as respondent
  • The interrelationship between the assessment and the selection of the tribunal members: party autonomy vs. tribunal direction
  • The interrelationship between the assessment and the applicable law(s) including respecting burden of proof and burden of persuasion
  • The assessment and the desired role for the tribunal: “inquisitorial” vs. “adversarial” vs. something in between

10.10 – 10.40


10.40 – 10.55

Coffee break

10.55 – 11.40

Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute: the opening statement at the hearing

  • The hearing and oral opening statements: good practices, bad practices, best practices
  • Orally pleading the case “through” prior written memorials: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
  • Opening statements and post-hearing briefs: the desired relationship
  • Exhibits and visuals and their role in oral advocacy and decision-making

11.40 – 12.45

Case scenarios and Q&A

12.45 – 13.45


13.45 – 14.15

Focus on cross-examination

  • Effective preparation for cross examination
  • Effective styles of cross-examination
  • “Remember the dead horse”: knowing when to let go
  • “Putting your case to the witness” versus character assassination
  • Lay witnesses and expert witnesses

14.15 – 15.10

Case scenarios and Q&A

15.10 – 15.25

Coffee break

15.25 – 15.55

Oral advocacy at the main hearing

  • Orally pleading the case “through” witness examination: counsel perspectives, tribunal perspectives
  • Closing statements and post-hearing briefs: transcripts, recency and the new emphasis on speed in rendering the award

15.55 – 16.50

Case scenarios and Q&A

16.50 – 17.00

Concluding remarks

The speakers will be announced shortly.

Date and venue

6th ICC European Conference

Date: 28 March 2022

ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration

30 March 2022

Venues: To be confirmed

Registration fees

Registration will open shortly.

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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.

Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org if you have any questions or would like further information.


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This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to maximise your visibility to international business practitioners, legal experts, and government representatives.

Tailor-made packages are available to suit your firm’s needs. For more information contact sponsorship@iccwbo.org



€20,000 HT


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€10,000 HT


€7,000 HT 


€4,000 HT

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Exhibition space + exhibitor pass
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