ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Training – Tokyo 2024

22 Apr 2024

Tokyo English
Start: 08:45 (CEST) - End: 17:30 (CEST)

Join us in Tokyo for an ICC Institute of World Business Law Advanced Level Training on How to Navigate Interim Measures in International Arbitration.

In this full-day training, participants will be trained on the types of interim measures, strategic considerations, procedures for requesting interim measures, burden of proof and other practical considerations concerning interim measures.

To maximise engagement and ensure condusive training, space is limited to thirty (30) participants.

This Advanced Training precedes the 2nd ICC Tokyo Arbitration Day which takes place on 23 April 2024.

Who should attend?

The training is intended for practising arbitration lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, corporate counsel, professionals and academics involved and/or having extensive knowledge in international arbitration.

This Training is an advanced level training and as such the participants are required to posses the requisite knowledge and practical experience in arbitration to help them engage with complex issues covered at the Training. 

(Tokyo Time Zone)

08:45 – 09:20


09:20 – 09:30

Welcoming Address

09:30 – 09:40

Introduction and Presentation of the ICC Institute of World Business Law

09:40 – 10:40

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

10:40 – 11:10

Mock Case

11:10 – 11:25

Coffee Break

11:25 – 12:10

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

12:10 – 13:15

Mock Case

13:15 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:00

Practical Considerations: The Arbitrator’s Perspective

  • 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 arbitratorstake a more active role (e.g., escrow accounts managed by tribunals; order counter-security)

15:00 – 15:55


15:55 – 16:25

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 when faced with a party’s refusal to comply with interim measures?
  • Relevance of civil v. common law jurisdictions

16:25 – 17:20


17:20 – 17:30

Concluding Remarks

Ndanga Kamau

Independent Arbitrator, Ndanga Kamau Law, Kenya/Netherlands; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Yoko Maeda

Partner, City-Yuwa; Alternative Court Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

James Morrison

Partner, Peter & Kim, Sydney

Wendy Lin

Partner, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore

Hiroyuki Tezuka

Partner, Nishimura & Asahi, Tokyo

Ing Loong Yang

Independent Arbitrator

Venue 4th Floor Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry meeting room A & B
3-2-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Japan
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Anran Zhang

Deputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services