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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Introduction to ICSID Practice and Procedure

9 September 2016

Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB


The Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) is pleased to host a training session on ICSID arbitral practice. ICSID is an independent arm of the World Bank established by States to encourage private foreign investment. It is the world’s leading arbitral institution for investor-State disputes, administering roughly 70% of all known cases under investment treaties, contracts and laws. This session will guide participants through each stage of an ICSID arbitration, and discuss recent developments in international investment arbitration, current trends in the ICSID caseload and other practical considerations. The training session is intended for counsel, arbitrators, law students and anyone interested in ICSID arbitration. It will be taught by Meg Kinnear, the ICSID Secretary-General, and experienced ICSID counsel. Comprehensive training materials will be provided.


9:00–9:30am: REGISTRATION

9:30–9:50: Part I – Introduction to ICSID

9:50–10:35am: Part II – ICSID Jurisdiction

10:35–10:55am: Part III – Institution of Proceedings & Registration of Request

10:55–11:10am: COFFEE BREAK

11:10–11:45am: Part IV – Constitution of Tribunal, Disqualification

11:45am–12:30pm: Part V – Commencement of Proceedings; First Session and Procedural Order No. 1

12:30–1:30pm LUNCH

1:30–2:30pm: Part VI - Other Procedures: Manifest Lack of Legal Merit; Preliminary Objections; Bifurcation; Provisional Measures; Production of Documents

2:30–2:50pm: Part VII – Oral Process

2:50–3:05pm: COFFEE BREAK

3:05–3:45pm: Part VIII – The Award or Termination of the Proceedings by Settlement/Discontinuance

3:45–4:00pm: Part IX – Costs of Arbitration

4:00–4:30pm: Part X – Post-Award Remedies

4:30–4:45pm: Part XI – Recognition and Enforcement of Awards

4:45–5:30pm: QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Download the full programme.

SIA and ICSID are also organising a Joint Arbitration Symposium on "Current Trends In Investor-State Arbitration: Annulment And Appeals, Challenge To Arbitrators And Transparency", 8 September.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to book

To register for the event, fill in the registration form on the event programme and return to:


  • Practitioners: GBP 125 / USD 180 / EUR 160
  • Academics and lawyers under 30 years old: GBP 75 / USD 110 / EUR 95
  • Government officials: Free


For more information, please contact the CCLS Events Team on

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