We are pleased to invite you to attend a Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop organised together with the Scottish Arbitration Centre and CIArb Scottish Branch. The workshop will take place on 30 May 2019 in Edinburgh from 1:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The venue of the workshop is the Scottish Arbitration Centre in Edinburgh.

The topic of the workshop is “The nuts and bolts of cross-examination in international arbitration”. It will include presentations by experienced practitioners on best practices for conducting cross-examination in international arbitration and a demo cross-examination, during which the participants will be able to ask questions to the speakers conducting the cross-examinations.

Confirmed faculty includes:

  • Mr Brandon Malone, Solicitor, Scottish Arbitration Centre, Edinburgh
  • Ms Patricia Saiz, Professor, ESADE, Barcelona
  • Mr James Clanchy, Independent Arbitrator FCIArb, London
  • Ms Laura West, Associate, CMS, Edinburgh
  • Mr Basil Woodd-Walker, Managing Associate, Simmons & Simmons, London
  • Mr Rajat Rana, Senior Associate, Alston & Bird, New York
  • Ms Eliane Fischer, Principal Associate, Freschfields, Vienna
  • Ms Iuliana Iancu, Counsel, Hanotiau Van Den Berg, Brussels

This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by the Scottish Arbitration Centre. A cocktail reception will follow at Tigerlilly, 125 George Street, Edinburgh.

Application and registration: There are 40 spots available and 20 of them are reserved for Young ICCA members. Participants will generally be confirmed on a first come first served basis. To apply, please send a short email captioned “Young ICCA Edinburgh Workshop” stating your interest along with your CV to Ms Fiona Menzies (fiona@scottisharbitrationcentre.org).

All participants are expected to bear their costs of transportation to, from and within Edinburgh, as well as incidental expenses. They are further responsible for any necessary visa arrangements.


13:00 – 13:45 Registration with light lunch

13:45 – 14:00 Introductory remarks by ICCA representative

14:00 – 14:15 Introductory remarks by YICCA; CIARb Scottish Branch and Scottish Arbitration Centre representative

14:15 – 14:30 Remarks by keynote speaker

14.30 – 15:30 Panel discussion on cross-examination of witnesses in international arbitration

15:30 – 15:45 Coffee Break

15:45 – 17:15 Mock cross-examination

17:15 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

17:15 onwards Cocktail reception at Tigerlilly, 125 George Street, Edinburgh

  • Event Details
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Start Date: 30/05/2019 1:30 pm
  • End Date: 30/05/2019 7:00 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Iuliana Iancu