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May 2 | San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

This training is of an advanced level and will focus in depth on how the arbitrator should establish his or her authority over the parties throughout the proceedings, including hearings, and interact with his or her fellow-arbitrators. Attendees are expected to have mastered the basics of ICC international commercial arbitration. The training will consist of presentations and interactive discussions using mock case scenarios designed to hone participants’ understanding of critical theoretical concepts while also emphasizing many practical aspects involved in conducting an international arbitration.

Topics Include:

  • Active case management techniques
  • Effective management of arbitration: an ICC perspective
  • Arbitrators' authority: scope and limits
  • Allowing additional claims and parties
  • Managing the exchange of information


Featured Speakers:

  • Henri Alvarez, QC - Sole Practitioner, Vancouver
  • Maria Chedid - Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP, San Francisco
  • Alex Fessas - Managing Counsel, incoming Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Sally Harpole - Arbitrator & Mediator, Hong Kong & San Francisco
  • Grant L. Kim -  Partner, LimNexus LLP, San Francisco
  • Sophie Lamb - Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP, London
  • Steven L. Smith - Partner, Jones Day, San Francisco


Who should attend:

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators, mediators
  • Corporate counsel
  • Academics
  • Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration


7 CLE credits and 6 MLCE credits are available.

ICC Canada members may benefit from an extra 5% discount when registering for the conference. To take advantage of this discount, please use the discount code CAN-3360.

The full program and detailed registration information for the training may be found here.  Additionally, attendees receive a reduced room rate at the Palace Hotel until April 10l. Click here to book your accommodation.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available for the program – contact for details.