4th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration
ICC’s annual Africa conference, held in English and French, is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Africa. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is becoming the most important gathering for the African arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts more than 350 participants representing about 15 countries.
The ICC Institute Advanced Level Training on “Drafting enforceable awards” will take place on 17 June 2019 in English only.
Who should attend?
Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Africa
Monday 17 June 2019
09.00-09.15 Welcoming address and introduction
09.15-10.00 Drafting an arbitral award: which drafting style? Participants will receive first-hand guidelines and knowlegde on best practices pertaining to award legal drafting styles. How legal systems and tradictions can influence drafting techniques, the different approaches in civil and common law. How to improve the quality of the award, by getting away from the “copy and paste” drafting style, to properly reflect the reasons behind the arbitral decisions, identifying how much “reasoning” is necessary to render a fully convincing award and secure its enforceability.
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.45 Drafting an arbitral award: spotlight on specific issues This session will focus on particular sections of the award which often present difficulties and challenges in particular: (1) Jurisidiction and applicable law (2) Damages (3) Auxiliary remedies: interest and costs
14.15-14.45 Introduction to scrutiny of the award by the ICC International Court of Arbitration (ICC Court) Participants will gain a deeper insight into a distinctive feature of ICC arbitration, the ICC Court’s scrutiny of all draft awards. An ICC representative will share her expertise on the ICC Court scrutiny process, the different levels of review, the assistance adn tools provided by the Secretariat of the Court, such as the “ICC Award Checklist”, to help arbitral tribunals, although respecting their liberty of decision, draft more legally effective awards.
15.00-16.15 Working groups: draft award review before scrutiny by the ICC Court Participants will be given the opportunity to study a draft award, in the conditions in which a draft award would be reviewed before scruiny by the ICC Court. Each working group will be responsible for reviewing the draft award and will make its comments as if it were a Counsel of the Secretariat of the ICC Court.
16.15-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-17.30 Mock Court session: scrutiny of the award by the ICC Court and debate This is an opportunity for participants to witness the type of discussions that are held between memebers of the ICC Court and representatives of the Secretariat when reviewing a draft award. The parties to this mock court session will debate on the draft award reviewed by the working groups.
17.30-17.45 Concluding remarks
Jun 17, 2019
The Bell, Campbell Center, 63, Campbell Street,Lagos Island, Lagos