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This annual conference seeks to create a highly interactive environment and lively debate among arbitrators, legal practitioners, in-house counsel and academics who wish to learn more about developments in international dispute resolution.
3 October: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on the Production of Documents
This one-day advanced training will provide participants with practical insight on the production of documents.
4 October: 14th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration
A “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. This conference will offer not only a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.
Who should attend?
- Practising lawyers
- Corporate counsel
- Business professionals and academics from around the world
3 October Training programme: ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on the Production of Documents
ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on the Production of Documents
|09:30-09:45||Welcoming address and introduction|
|09:45-10:00||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.
|10:00-10:45||Case scenarios on ‘Thinking strategically about the document production process’|
Pro-active approaches to addressing data protection during the document production process
|11:15-11:30||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.
|11:30-12:15||Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) – how to draft effective requests’|
|12:15-12:30||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.
|12:30-13:15||Case scenarios on ‘Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) – how to draft effective objections’|
|14:15-14:45||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.
|14:45-15:00||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.
|15:00-15:45||Case scenarios on ‘Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences’|
|16:00-16:15||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.
|16:15-17:00||Case scenarios on ‘Non-party documents – techniques to get them if you need them’|
|17:00 - 17:15||Concluding remarks
4 October Conference programme
|8.00 – 9.00||Registration and welcome breakfast|
|9.00 – 9.15||Welcome remarks|
|9.15 – 9.45||Keynote address|
|9.45 – 10.45||Session 1 – Bench and Bar in Conversation: Landmark Decisions in North America
Judges, counsel and arbitrators will engage in a dialogue on important developments affecting international proceedings in the region, including legislative changes and noteworthy case law.
|10.45 – 11.15||Coffee Break|
|11.15 – 12.30||Session 2 – Tackling Tricky Scenarios: What Would You Do?
Arbitration experts will “compete” in an interactive game-show style panel to propose solutions to hypotheticals of complicated situations that can arise in an international dispute resolution proceeding, such as:
|12.30 – 14:30||Lunch|
|14:30 – 15.30||Session 3 – Handling the Hot Potato: Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration
This roundtable will examine approaches arbitral tribunals can take to allegations or signs of corruption in international disputes and will assess the current state of jurisprudence to chart a path forward.
|15.30 – 16.00||Coffee Break|
|16:00 – 17.15||Session 4 – Radical Proposals for Dispute Resolution: An Efficiency Revolution
A panel with collective experience as in-house counsel, external counsel and as arbitrator will put forth innovative ideas to increase the efficiency of proceedings that would represent paradigm shifts in how arbitrations are currently run. The audience will be invited to engage in a dialogue with the panellists and vote on the proposals.
|17.15 – 17.30||Closing remarks|
|17.30 – 19.30||Cocktail reception|
We thank our 14th ICC New York Conference Programme Committee:
Teddy Baldwin, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington D.C., United States
Gabrielle Hurley, Lawyer, Bechtel Limited, United Kingdom
Ina C. Popova (Co-Chair), Partner, Avocat à la Cour, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York & Paris, United States / France; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ank Santens (Co-Chair), Partner, White & Case LLP, New York, United States
Janet Walker, Independent Arbitrator, Arbitration Place, Canada; Professor of Law and past Associate Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School
Kindly hosted by New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)
150 E 42nd St.
New York, NY 10017
Date and time: Thursday, 3 October 2019 (18.00-19.00)
The ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings has produced a Roadmap to assist the arbitration community in applying the data protection rules, including the GDPR, to arbitration proceedings.Together with other arbitration institutions, the ICC has been heavily involved in, and supportive of, the Task Force's work, and we would like to invite you to an informal discussion over drinks to consider how data protection could impact arbitration proceedings and how best to practically manage these issues during the process
Živa Filipič, Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Kathleen Paisley, Partner, AMBOS Lawyers, Belgium/USA; Co-Chair, ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings
The 3 October Training speakers
|David Brown||Partner, Clyde & Co., France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Jacob Grierson||Partner, McDermott Will & Emery AARPI, France; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Yasmine Lahlou||Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York, United States|
|Carolyn Lamm||Partner, White & Case LLP, Washington D.C., United States|
|Caline Mouawad||Partner, International Arbitration, King & Spalding, New York, United States|
|Kathleen Paisley||Partner, AMBOS Law, Belgium / New York & Miami, United States; Co-Chair, ICCA-IBA Joint Task Force on Data Protection in Arbitration Proceedings|
|Robert H. Smit||Partner and Co-Chair, International Dispute Resolution Practice, Simpson, Tacher & Bartlett LLP, New York, United States|
The 4 October conference speakers
|Teddy Baldwin||Partner, Steptoe & Johnson LLP, Washington, DC, United States|
|Hon. Ian Binnie, CC, QC||Of Counsel, Lenczner Slaght, Toronto, Canada; Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada|
|Hagit Muriel Elul||Partner and Co-Chair International Arbitration, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, USA|
|Živa Filipič||Managing Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Erin Gleason Alvarez||Independent Arbitrator, Gleason Alvarez ADR, LLC, New York, United States|
|Marc J. Goldstein||Independent Arbitrator, MJG Arbitration, New York, United States|
|Samaa Haridi||Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, New York, United States; Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Gabrielle Hurley||Lawyer, Bechtel Limited, United Kingdom|
|Alexandre de Gramont||Partner, Dechert LLP, Washington DC, United States|
|Monica Jimenez||Secretary General, ECOPETROL SA, Colombia; Court Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration|
|Cheng-Yee Khong||Associate Investment Manager, IMF Bentham International Litigation Funding, Hong Kong|
|Richard Kreindler||Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Frankfurt/New York, Germany/United States; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law|
|Alexander J. Marcopoulos||Counsel, International Arbitration, Shearman & Sterling LLP, France|
|Alexis Mourre||President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris|
|Ank Santens||Partner, White & Case LLP, New York, United States|
|Saliann Scarpulla||Judge, Commercial Division, Supreme Court, New York County, United States|
|Shira A. Scheindlin||Retired Senior Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, United States; Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, New York|
|Edna Sussman||Independent Arbitrator & Mediator, New York, United States; Distringuished Practitioner in Residence, Fordham Law School|
|Janet Walker||Professor and Arbitrator, Arbitration Place, Toronto, Canada|
|Thomas H. Webster||International Lawyer and Arbitrator, Law Offices of Thomas Webster, United Kingdom|
|Rodrigo Zamora||Partner, Galicia Abogados, Mexico City, Mexico|
Dates and venue
Dates: 3-4 October 2019
Venue: Hogan Lovells, 390 Madison Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017, United States
14th ICC New York Conference only (4 October 2019)
ICC Institute Training (3 October 2019)
Early bird until 30 August 2019: $605
Discount package: ICC Institute Training (3 October 2019) and 14th ICC New York Conference (4 October 2019)
Early bird until 30 August 2019: $999
Drinks & Data Roundtable (3 October 2019)
Seats are limited and will be attributed on a first-come first-served basis. Participants will be requested to register in advance via the link they receive once they are registered for the 14th ICC New York Conference.
Travel and accommodation
Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.
Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel, full time Academics and Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount.
Financial aid may be available. For more information on eligibility requirements and application procedure, please contact us
Credits and hours
ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is an accredited CPD provider by the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales. French Bars: This training will be sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for reimbursement from the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.
50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 30 August 2019. Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 7US$ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Please note that ICC Services 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 Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.
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