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.
9:30–9:50: 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
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
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