International Commercial Arbitration PIDA Training Level 1

19-21 Oct 2022

Shanghai English and Mandarin
Start: 03.00 (CEST) | 09.00 (Beijing time zone) || End: 11:30 (CEST) | 17:30 (Beijing time zone)

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Institute of World Business Law will host its first ever PIDA Training Level 1 on International Commercial Arbitration in Shanghai, China from 19th to 21st October 2022.

The comprehensive three-day course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of ICC Arbitration and its procedures. A mock case study will be used and participants will be broken up into small working groups. By putting theory into practice, participants are guaranteed the chance to use the knowledge acquired during the training straightaway.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

(Shanghai Time Zone)

09:00-09:15

Welcome Address (English & Mandarin)

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
  • Mr. Wenjie Gao, Partner, Tian Yuan Law Firm; Representative from Shenzhen Lawyer Association, ShenZhen
  • Mr. Wenjie Wu, Partner, Deheng Law Firm; Representative from Chengdu Lawyer Association, Chengdu

09:15-09:25

Opening and Introduction: Arbitration in the World Today and General Principles of Arbitration (English)

  • Wei Lee Lim, Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore (Online)

09:25-09:35

Questions - Discussion

09:35-09:50

Positioning of ICC Arbitration in the Asian World with a Focus on China (Mandarin)

  • Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

09:50-10:05

Questions - Discussion

10:05-10:15

Organisation of the Seminar and Summary of the Mock Case (Mandarin)

  • Donna Huang, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-10:45

Preparation of the Request for Arbitration (Mandarin)

  • Ning Fei, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Beijing

10:45-11:15

Questions - Discussion

11:15-12:30

Working Groups: Preparing and drafting the Request (Mandarin)

  • Gary Gao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Nicolas Lum, Partner, Partner, Clyde&Co Law Firm, Singapore
  • Hong Jiang, Partner, Tiantong Law Firm, Beijing
  • Helen Tang, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Shanghai

12:30-13:30

Lunch talk: How to Become an ICC Arbitrator – An Explanation on Note to National Committees and Groups of the ICC on the Proposal of Arbitrators (Mandarin)

  • Jian Zhao, Deputy Director General, ICC China, Beijing

13:30-14:30

Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Request (Mandarin)

  • Gary Gao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Nicolas Lum, Partner, Partner, Clyde&Co Law Firm, Singapore
  • Hong Jiang, Partner, Tiantong Law Firm, Beijing
  • Helen Tang, Partner,Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Shanghai
  • Ning Fei, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Beijing

14:30-14:45

How to Prepare the Answer to the Request (Mandarin)

  • Ning Fei, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Beijing

14:45-15:15

Questions - Discussion

15:15-15:30

Break

15:30-16:30

Working Groups: Preparing and drafting the Answer (Mandarin)

  • Gary Gao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Nicolas Lum, Partner, Partner, Clyde&Co Law Firm, Singapore
  • Hong Jiang, Partner, Tiantong Law Firm, Beijing
  • Helen Tang, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Shanghai

16:30-17:30

Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Answer (Mandarin)

  • Gary Gao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Nicolas Lum, Partner, Clyde&Co Law Firm, Singapore
  • Hong Jiang, Partner, Tiantong Law Firm, Beijing
  • Helen Tang, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Shanghai
  • Ning Fei, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Beijing

09:00-09:30

Role of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration before the Terms of Reference (English)

  • Hazel Tang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Online)

09:30-09:45

Selection and Appointment of Arbitrators from the Point of View of the Parties (English)

  • Kim Rooney, Independent Arbitrator, Hong Kong (Online)

09:45-10:30

Questions - Discussion

10:30-10:45

Effective Case Management (English)

  • Hazel Tang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Online)

10:45-11:15

Questions - Discussion

11:15-11:30

Break

11:30-11:45

Procedural Approaches: Civil Law versus Common Law (English)

  • Kim Rooney, Independent Arbitrator, Hong Kong (Online)

11:45-12:45

Questions - Discussion

12:45-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:00

Terms of Reference (English)

  • Tony Andriots, Partner, DLA Piper LLP , Tokyo (Online)

14:00-14:15

Powers, Duties and Role of Arbitrators(English)

  • Tony Andriots, Partner, DLA Piper LLP , Tokyo (Online)

14:15-14:45

Questions - Discussion

14:45-15:45

Working Groups: Preparing and Drafting the Terms of Reference (Mandarin)

  • David Jia, Partner, Longan Law Firm, Shenzhen
  • Fang Zhao, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shanghai
  • Yanhua Lin, Partner, Fangda Partners, Shanghai
  • Wei Sun, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing

15:45-16:00

Break

16:00-17:30

Plenary Session: Discussion on the Terms of Reference, Simulation of Arbitral Proceedings (English)

  • Tony Andriots, Partner, DLA Piper LLP, Tokyo (Online)
  • Kim Rooney, Independent Arbitrator, Hong Kong (Online)
  • Yanhua Lin, Partner, Fangda Partners, Shanghai
  • Wei Sun, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • David Jia, Partner, Longan Law Firm, Shenzhen
  • Fang Zhao, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shanghai
  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Online)

09:00-10:15

Simulation of an Arbitral Hearing: Preliminary Hearing, Testimony and Other Evidence – Cross-examination and Oral Pleadings (English)

  • Chairman of the Tribunal: Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Co arbitrator 1: Participant
  • Co arbitrator 2: Participant
  • Expert 1: Participant
  • Expert 2: Participant
  • Counsel Claimant: Speaker: Anton Ware, Partner, Arnold&Porter LLP, Shanghai
  • Counsel Respondent: Speaker: Lei Shi, Partner, Clifford Chance, Shanghai

10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:30

Plenary Session: Discussion on the Simulation of Arbitral Proceedings (English)

  • Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Jing Liu, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shenzhen
  • Lijun Cao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Smitha Rajan Menon, Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore (Online)

11:30-12:30

Working Groups: Analysis of the Draft Award (Mandarin)

  • Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Jing Liu, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shenzhen
  • Lijun Cao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Anton Ware, Partner, Arnold&Porter LLP, Shanghai

12:30-13:45

Lunch

13:45-14:45

Plenary Session: Discussion on the Draft Award (English)

  • Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Jing Liu, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shenzhen
  • Lijun Cao, Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
  • Anton Ware, Partner, Arnold&Porter LLP, Shanghai
  • Yoshimi Ohara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno&Tsunematsu, Tokyo (Online)
  • Smitha Rajan Menon, Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore (Online)

14:45-15:45

Mock ICC Scrutiny (English)

  • Smitha Rajan Menon, Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore (Online)
  • Yoshimi Ohara, Partner, Nagashima Ohno&Tsunematsu, Tokyo (Online)
  • Helen Shi, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Beijing
  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Online)

15:45-16:15

Role of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration from the Terms of Reference to the End of the Procedure (English)

  • Xin Zhang, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Online)

16:15-16:30

Break

16:30-17:30

The Enforcement of Arbitral Awards - The New York Convention (English & Mandarin)

  • Dr. Helene Van Lith, Secretary to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Jing Liu, Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shenzhen

17:30-17:45

Questions - Discussion

17:45-18:00

Closing of the Training & Farewell Party

Tony Andriotis Partner, DLA Piper LLP, Tokyo 
Lijun Cao Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing 
Ning Fei Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Beijing
Alexander G. Fessas Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Wenjie Gao Partner, Tian Yuan Law Firm; Representative from Shenzhen Lawyer Association, ShenZhen
Gary Gao Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
Donna Huang Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
David Jia Partner, Longan Law Firm , Shenzhen
Hong Jiang Partner, Tiantong Law Firm, Beijing
Dr. Helene Van Lith Secretary to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Wei Lee Lim Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore
Nicolas Lum Partner, Clyde&Co Law Firm, Singapore
Yanhua Lin Partner, Fangda Partners, Shanghai
Jing Liu Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shenzhen
Smitha Rajan Menon Partner, Wong Partnership, Singapore
Yoshimi Ohara Partner, Nagashima Ohno&Tsunematsu, Tokyo
Kim Rooney Independent Arbitrator, Hong Kong
Helen Shi Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Beijing
Lei Shi Partner, Clifford Chance, Shanghai
Wei Sun Partner, Zhonglun Law Firm, Beijing
Hazel Tang Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration 
Helen Tang Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Shanghai 
Anton Ware Partner, Arnold&Porter LLP, Shanghai
YuHong Wu Partner, Deheng Law Firm; Representative from Chengdu Lawyer Association, Chengdu
Wenjie Wu Partner, Deheng Law Firm; Representative from Chengdu Lawyer Association, Chengdu
Xin Zhang Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration 
Fang Zhao Partner, HuiZhong Law Firm, Shanghai
Jian Zhao Deputy Director General, ICC China, Beijing

Venue:

21F, Building 5, Front Beach World Trade Center, 255 Dongyu Road, Pudong New Area, Shanghai, China

For further information, please contact:

Choyan, Chow

Executive assistant

130-7219-0615

choyan.chow@iccwbo.org

Organiser

Sponsor

Chengdu Foreign-related Commercial and Legal Service Center

Partners

Chengdu Lawyers Association
Shenzhen Lawyers Association
Shanghai International Dispute Resolution Center
SHAC

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