The International Law Institute (ILI) invites you to nominate appropriate candidates to its upcoming seminar, Arbitration for Judges, September 24-28, 2012.

This one-week intensive course is designed specifically for judges. As international commercial arbitration becomes more complex and is increasingly used as a means of resolving disputes, judges are faced with diverse challenges and they need the knowledge and skills to respond to them. The course is designed to provide participants with insight on the latest legal developments involving arbitration, including the intersection of arbitration with domestic courts.

If you are interested in applying for, or nominating a colleague to attend this course, please contact us at +1-202-247-6006 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

International Commercial Arbitration for Judges:

  • History of common law arbitration permitted by courts
  • National statutes and institutional rules requiring an arbitration agreement to be in writing; Doctrine of competenz/competenz on jurisdiction
  • Doctrine of separability; Scope of arbitration clauses
  • Can courts join non-signatories in arbitration?
  • Court determination whether arbitral clause is unfair or against national policy
  • Anti-suit injunctions issued by courts to prevent parties from litigating in foreign forums
  • Court assistance for interim relief at the outset of arbitration
  • Challenge to arbitrator while arbitration is in progress
  • Assistance in discovery in aid of arbitration
  • The statutory and treaty standards for enforcement of awards; Time constraints for setting aside or enforcing awards
  • Court review of terms of final award
  • May courts enforce vacated international awards?
  • Vacating awards on the grounds of evident partiality, misconduct, serious irregularity or exceeded powers
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Tuition: $1995
  • Duration: 5 Business Days

ILI offers training to assist government officials, practitioners and the private sector in finding solutions to the legal and economic challenges faced by developing nations and emerging economies.

ILI participants are exposed to best practices in good governance, management, and transparency standards that will give them the tools to improve the performance of government agencies, promote public accountability in government and achieve economic growth. More than 28,000 participants, from over 185 countries, have been trained by ILI and its global affiliates.

International Law Institute
Fostering Prosperity Through the Rule of Law
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