Organized under the auspices of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Advanced Arbitration Academy is a unique professional training programme that will leave participants fully capable of acting as arbitrators in international arbitration cases.
The comprehensive training programme will encompass issues relating to ICC Arbitration, including appointment as an arbitrator, jurisdiction of tribunal, case management, provisional remedies, security for costs, evidence, hearing, award and scrutiny and notification of the award enforcement.
Programme moderator Vladimir Khvalei, Partner at Baker & McKenzie in Moscow and Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration said: "The main difference between this programme and many others is that participants are supposed to do everything that an arbitrator does in a real ICC arbitration: starting from completing the CV and Statement of Acceptance to finishing with drafting a final award. They will also have an opportunity to discuss their work with leading arbitration practitioners, including representatives of the ICC Court and ICC national committees."
Administered over a two-year period, the unique training format will involve participation in eight workshops, conducted in five countries, from March 2014 to December 2015. Candidates are expected to attend and participate actively in all eight workshops, having drafted and prepared hearings ahead of time to be evaluated and commented on during the workshops under the guidance of specialists from leading international law firms, ICC experts, law professors and counsel.
Candidates will be selected according to their experience and must demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the English language and sufficient experience in international arbitration. Certification attesting to the level of expertise attained will only be given to participants who attend a minimum of seven workshops and successfully complete 100% of the programme's written exercises.
"Because the course has been crafted from an arbitrator's point of view, this unique course is an exceptional opportunity for anyone wishing to be fully capable of acting as an arbitrator in international arbitration cases, not to mention an apt occasion for exchanging and networking with leading professionals in the field," said Galina Zukova, Attorney at White & Case LLP in Paris who is also former Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a programme moderator.
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