ICC Institute Training on Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration

22 Sep 2020

Online English
12:00 (EST) 18:00 (CEST)

 The ICC Institute of World Business Law is bringing you an online training on Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration, free of charge, on the eve of the 15th ICC New York Conference.

Join leading international arbitration experts on Tuesday 22 September in an interactive 2-hour training session on Oral Advocacy in International Arbitration: the good, the bad and the in between.

With a special focus on Oral versus written advocacy: the counsel and tribunal perspectives and Oral advocacy, party autonomy and the determination of the facts of the dispute, this practical and interactive training will provide participants with a blend of speaker presentations and the opportunity to study case scenarios in working groups.  

Who should attend?

  • Practising lawyers
  • Corporate counsel
  • Judges
  • Dispute resolution practitioners
  • Academics from around the world.

12:00 – 12:10 EST

Welcoming address, introduction and presentation of the mock case

The welcome address will provide participants with an introduction to the ICC Institute of World Business Law and a brief overview of the structure of the training.

  • Yves Derains, Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi International, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Sybille de Rosny-Schwebel, DirectorICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris 

12:10 – 12:40

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

12:40 – 12:55

Q&A

12:55 – 1:20

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

1:20 – 1:55

Case scenarios and Q&A

  • Henri Alvarez, Independent Arbitrator, Vancouver Arbitration Chambers, Canada
  • Jane Davies EvansBarrister and Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, United Kingdom
  • Mélida Hodgson, Head of International Arbitration, New York, Jenner & Block LLP, New York, United States

1:55 – 2:00

Concluding remarks

D. Brian King Independent Arbitrator, London, United Kingdom / New York, United States; Adjunct Professor, New York University School of Law, United States
Henri Alvarez Independent Arbitrator, Vancouver Arbitration Chambers, Canada 
Jane Davies Evans Barrister and Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, United Kingdom
Yves Derains Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi International, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law
Mélida Hodgson Head of International Arbitration, New York, Jenner & Block LLP, New York, United States
Sybille de Rosny-Schwebel Director, ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris

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Instructions on will be provided upon registration. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

Price Free of charge
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