The Dubai International Arbitration Center, a Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry initiative, in association with the Centre for Transnational Law (CENTRAL) based at University of Cologne School of Law, Germany, organised a training course on Practical Techniques for Handling Commercial Arbitration Cases at the Chamber premises from September 20 to 22.
The interactive course that lays out the basics of arbitration and other forms of Alternate Dispute Resolution is designed with the aim of expanding the participants' knowledge in the field of International Commercial Arbitration while further contributing towards his/her self development in becoming a prospective arbitrator by practicing oral pleadings or examining witnesses.
The three-day interactive workshops and mock exams, offered a unique opportunity to the practitioners who wish to develop their skills in commercial arbitration as participants got a very realistic picture of the practice of international arbitration under the guidance of highly experienced professionals.
Professor Dr. Klaus Peter Berger of the Centre for Transnational Law, University of Cologne and Victor Leginsky, DIAC-listed arbitrator, conducted the course that was attended by lawyers, government officials, business executives, advanced young practitioners and others wishing to familiarize themselves with the different dispute resolution techniques.
The training course that dealt with dispute resolution clause, governing laws and writing of memorials and briefs was divided into three practical sessions on the role of the parties and of the institution along with delivery techniques and the Art of Persuasion, preparations of pleading on counterclaim and deliberation of tribunal verdict including fast track and other techniques for avoiding time and cost in arbitration.
The course came as part of the ongoing efforts of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre to promote the importance of commercial arbitration and alternative means to resolve commercial disputes in laying the foundations of a healthy and productive work environment in the Emirate.
The participants were presented course completion certificates at the end of the three-day extensive training programme.