Report: Young ICCA Arbitration Skills Training Workshop Mauritius, 11 May 2016

On 11 May 2016, a Young ICCA International Arbitration Skills Workshop was held in Mauritius as the final event of the 2016 ICCA Congress.

A full house of younger lawyers from around the globe took their seats at a lively "round table" to discuss the topic "Making the most of party autonomy and flexibility in international arbitration: building bridges between cultural and legal differences". The Workshop was led by a stellar cast of international arbitration practitioners: Brigitte Stern (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris I)); Flore Poloni (August & Debouzy); Charles Nairac (White & Case); Hyun Jung Lee (Permanent Court of Arbitration); and Rishab Gupta (Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A Shroff & Co), with Jim Morrison (Morrison Law) acting as the Master of Ceremonies.

The diversity and enthusiasm of the participants were perfectly suited to a topic exploring cultural and legal differences. There was a lively exchange of views and experiences in terms of the practical solutions used to bridge the differences between the common and civil law traditions where they meet or clash in international arbitration. 

Charles Nairac of White & Case addressing the participants of the workshop in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Participants listening in as Master of Ceremonies James Morrison addresses the workshop.

Workshop speaker Professor Brigitte Stern addressing participants.