Introduction to International Arbitration

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
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1 day
240 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses
Next available date: 29/10/2021 - Online courses

Course description

Introduction to International Arbitration

To provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Suitability - Who should attend?

There are no entry requirements. The course is intended for candidates who:

  • Are new to the field of international arbitration;
  • Wish to learn more about international arbitration and its benefits to users;
  • Wish to become an Associate member of CIArb.

You will be eligible for membership once you have passed the Introduction to International Arbitration online assessment.

English Language Competence - CIArb training and assessment is carried out in English it is therefore essential that candidates are proficient in both written and spoken English.  Where English is not a candidate’s first language it is recommended that they have achieved a standard that is, as a minimum, equivalent to the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) level 7 or a score of 94-101 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) system. CIArb issues this advice as a guideline and, while it will not require any evidence of this standard prior to enrolment on a course, candidates who do not have this standard of English may be disadvantaged.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successful completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Understand the background to international arbitration;
  • Describe the process and procedure of international arbitration;
  • Understand international arbitration in the context of other forms of dispute resolution.

Training Course Content

  • Comparison of dispute resolution procedures
  • Fundamental principles of the international arbitration process
  • The UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules
  • Arbitration rules: time-limited, institutional, industry standards, industry schemes and ad hoc agreements
  • Arbitration procedures: documents only and oral hearings
  • The legal framework: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws, and procedural rules
  • The arbitration agreement
  • Commencement of the arbitration
  • An arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers
  • The arbitration process: obligations of the tribunal, responsibilities and obligations of the parties
  • Managing the arbitration process: communications, preliminary meeting, interlocutory matters, dealing with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents including introduction to the IBA Guidelines
  • Presenting the claim and the defence: alternative methods
  • Procedure at a typical hearing, including contrasting common and civil law jurisdictions
  • Costs and interest: alternative approaches in different jurisdictions
  • Essentials of an enforceable award.

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading qualifications and professional body for dispute avoidance, management and resolution. CIArb is passionate about promoting a harmonious society and helping people and organisations avoid, manage and resolve conflict through our...

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