The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Limited, Queensland Chapter, is pleased to offer the ACIArb course Introduction to International Arbitration to be held in Brisbane, Queensland on Saturday, 23 May 2015
AUD $AU450 (plus GST) includes registration of the course, the first attempt at the assignment, study materials, lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
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What is the aim of the course?
To provide an understanding of the general principles of international (ie 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.
What are the learning outcomes?
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.
What is covered within the syllabus?
- 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 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.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment consists of one assignment that is distributed to candidates on the day of the course. Candidates will be given 28 days to complete and submit the assignment. The result is a pass or fail based on understanding and knowledge. Results are dispatched to candidates normally eight to twelve weeks from the date of the submission of the assignment.
What are the entry requirements?
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.
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
What is my next step when I complete the course?
- successful candidates will be awarded an Introductory Certificate;
- successful candidates will be eligible to apply for Associate grade of CIArb, and take advantage of a range of educational and professional benefits;
- successful candidates may progress onto Module 1 of the International Arbitration Pathway;
- successful candidates may be eligible to claim CPD points through relevant Law Societies, Bar Associations and other bodies.
The course is delivered over one day. The day starts at 8.50 am to 6.00 pm.
Law Society House
179 Ann Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
For more information visit https://www.ciarb.net.au/training/introduction-to-international-arbitration/