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In preparation for the 2016 ICCA Congress in Mauritius, ICCA and the Mauritius Host Committee hosted a series of short symposia in five major African cities during 2015. Read reports and view photos from these “ICCA 2016 Congress Roadshows” here » (Lagos recently posted)

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ICCA hosts pre-Congress seminar in Mauritius

Jan 29 2016
20 January Mauritian pre-Congress seminar in Port Louis attended by 120 Mauritian lawyers.

ICCA Congress 2016 Programme Unveiled

Dec 08 2015
The full programme for the ICCA 2016 Congress in Mauritius has been unveiled

ICCA elects 5 new Governing Board members

Dec 07 2015
ICCA is pleased to announce the election of five new Governing Board members, who will take office on 1 April 2016.

ICCA elects Donald Donovan as its next President

Nov 20 2015
The ICCA Governing Board has elected Donald Donovan to take over the ICCA Presidency from 1 April 2016.

Draft Report ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding

Nov 18 2015
A first Draft Report from the ICCA-Queen Mary Joint Task Force on Third Party Funding (Subcommittee on Security for Costs and Costs) is now available for comment.

UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Laureate to address Mauritius Congress

Nov 09 2015
Breaking news: the Keynote Address at the Mauritius Congress will be delivered by Egyptian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed El Baradei, and the Gala Dinner Guest Speaker will be Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

Deadline for submission of pre-qualification bid documents 2020 extended

Oct 28 2015
The deadline for submission of pre-qualification documents for the hosting of the 2020 ICCA Congress has been extended to Friday 13 November 2015.

Join ICCA in Cameroon on 14 October

Oct 09 2015
ICCA and the Host Committee for ICCA's 2016 Congress will be hosting the fourth in a series of five pre-Congress Roadshows in five African cities -- in Douala, Cameroon, on Wednesday 14 October. Speakers include: Gaston Douajni (President, APAA), Georges Gwanmessia (President

ICCA seeks Administrative Assistant

Oct 05 2015
Applications are open for the position of Administrative Assistant at the PCA, Peace Palace, The Hague, to assist with the production of ICCA's publications and related activities. More details are available here, and the deadline for applications is 19 October.

ICCA in Nairobi

Oct 05 2015
The third ICCA-Mauritius Host Committee pre-Congress Roadshow took place in Nairobi on 16 November, attracting an audience of close to 100 practitioners, government representatives and visiting specialists from the region. Participants were welcomed by representatives from ICCA (

Recent Articles

Neil Kaplan (with Olga Boltenko), "A Secret Tool for Winning an Arbitration Case" in Asian Dispute Review (July 2015) pp. 116-121 by Mr. Neil Kaplan, CBE, QC (Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)
This article describes a known but yet remarkably neglected tool to prepare for and defend an arbitration case successfully: a mock arbitration, also known as an ‘in-house mini trial’. Mock arbitration is arguably rooted in a US litigation tradition of mock jury trials. This tradition is now being applied to arbitration practice by the most sophisticated counsel in the field. The pros and cons of this tool are explored and the authors offer a comprehensive guide to the use of mock arbitration in practice.
Nael Bunni, "Dispute Board in the Middle East" (DRBF Conference, Paris, 3-4 May 2013) by Mr. Nael Bunni
From their beginning, the pioneering Conditions of Contract issued by FIDIC in 1957 andlater editions up to 1992 provided an important source for contract conditions for civil and mechanical engineering projects in the Middle East. ...
Neil Kaplan, "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Change It", 80 Arbitration 2 (2014) Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. pp 172-175 by Mr. Neil Kaplan, CBE, QC (Gloucestershire, United Kingdom)
Newest is not always best. This article raises the issue as to whether in international arbitration we have gone too far in relying upon written submissions and the belief that all has been read and understood by the tribunal. A compromise between the two extremes is investigated.
Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel, "Practicial Issues and Perspectives of Investment Arbitration Involving Russian and CIS Parties" (Conference of International Dispute Resolution Involving Russian and CIS Companies, London, February 2014) by Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Böckstiegel (Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany)
The organizers of this conference have asked me to provide some short comments on practical issues and future perspectives of investment arbitration from my experience as an arbitrator in such disputes. In the many investment arbitrations I have done in recent years, a considerable number involved parties from Russia and CIS countries, both involving the State or government or private companies in these countries.


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