ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries

17 Sep 2021

Hybrid – Nairobi English
Start: 09:00 (Nairobi) | End: 18:15 (Nairobi)

The ICC Institute Training for Tribunal Secretaries, taking place on 17 September 2021 in Nairobi, will provide participants with practical insight into the duties of this important player of an arbitration, towards the arbitral tribunal and the parties. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss in depth the role of a tribunal secretary in arbitration proceedings, using a series of case scenarios and the ICC Rules of Arbitration.

This training offers an interactive approach, with multiple Q&A sessions throughout the day.

Who should attend?

  • Young arbitration practitioners
  • Counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel, or academics 

*Nairobi Time Zone

09:00-09:10

Welcome address

  • Habibatou Touré, Senior Legal Counsel, Cabinet Habibatou Touré, Dakar

09:10-09:20

Introductory remarks

  • Thierry Ngoga, Managing Partner, Legal Line Partners, Kigali
  • Diamana Diawara, Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration

09:20-10:00

I. What is expected from a tribunal secretary?
  • Sébastien Pépin, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Ndanga Kamau, Founding Partner, Ndanga Kamau Law, The Hague, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Dorothy Ufot, Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot SAN, Lagos

10:15-10:35

II. The appointment of tribunal secretaries
  • Mohamed Abdel Wahab Chair of Private International Law, Professor, Cairo University; Partner, Zulficar & Partners, Cairo
  • Diamana Diawara, Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration

11:10-11:30

III. Overview of the tribunal secretary’s tasks and role in the organization of the proceedings
  • Pierre Daureu, Counsel, Alfredo De Jesus O, Paris

11:45-12:30

IV. The support provided by tribunal secretaries from receipt of the case file until the signature of the Terms of reference
  • Laura Alakija, Managing Partner, Primera Africa Legal, Abuja; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Sébastien Pépin, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

12:45-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:45

Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting a Terms of Reference / Procedural order number 1

14:45-15:15

Discussion on the Terms of Reference / Procedural order number 1

15:15-16:30

V. The support provided by tribunal secretaries from the signature of the Terms of Reference until the evidentiary hearing

Procedural aspects

  • Catherine Schroeder, Counsel, Independent Arbitrator: Schroeder Arbitration, Paris

Technological aspects

  • Pierre Daureu, Counsel, Alfredo De Jesus O, Paris
  • Catherine Schroeder, Counsel, Independent Arbitrator: Schroeder Arbitration, Paris

17:00-17:45

VI. The award
  • Ndanga Kamau, Founding Partner, Ndanga Kamau Law, The Hague, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

18:00 – 18:15

Closing remarks

Laura Alakija

Managing Partner, Primera Africa Legal, Abuja; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Pierre Daureu

Counsel, Alfredo De Jesus O, Paris

Diamana Diawara

Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ndanga Kamau

Founding Partner, Ndanga Kamau Law, The Hague; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Thierry Ngoga

Managing Partner, Legal Line Partners, Kigali

Sébastien Pépin

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Catherine Schroeder

Counsel, Independent Arbitrator: Schroeder Arbitration, Paris

Habibatou Touré

Senior Legal Counsel, Cabinet Habibatou Touré, Dakar

Dorothy Ufot

Managing Partner, Dorothy Ufot SAN, Lagos

Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Chair of Private International Law, Professor, Cairo University;

Partner, Zulficar & Partners, Cairo

Logistical notes

Hybrid Event

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ICC YAF Representative for Africa

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Program Manager, ICC Kenya

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