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United Arab Emirates : DIAC training course provides updates on commercial arbitration.

As part of its efforts to update Dubai businesses with different dispute resolutions, the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), an initiative of Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, concluded a Practical Techniques for Handling International Commercial Arbitration Cases , training course at the Chamber premises recently.

Organised in collaboration with the Centre for the Transnational Law (Central) Cologne University, Germany, for the sixth consecutive year, the highly specialised three-day training course was attended by lawyers and non-lawyers who honed their skills in both the law and the practice of alternative dispute resolution means as the course consisted of highly practical and interactive teaching concepts, including practical exercises, interactive workshops and mock cases.

Conducted by Professor Dr. Klaus Peter Berger, Centre for Transnational Law, University of Cologne and President of the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS); and Victor Leginsky, Chartered Arbitrator and CEDR-certified Mediator, Dubai, the workshops familiarised the participants with the latest practices in international commercial arbitration while contributing towards their self-development in becoming a prospective arbitrator or expert witness.

In light of the widespread use of arbitration for resolving disputes in international business and economic transactions, this year s training was updated with a new focus on the dispute resolution clause, Governing Law, choosing arbitrators, interim measures, including emergency arbitrator provisions, the challenge of arbitrators and guidance on written and oral advocacy as well as case management techniques, including the art of persuasion which was much appreciated by the participants.

The course, consisting of highly practical and interactive teaching concepts, also included staging of a real international arbitration case scenario where the participants got the chance to play different roles of representing claimants, respondents, and arbitrators as well as the opportunity to practice oral pleadings and the examination of witnesses, framing and drafting written pleadings and submissions including the arbitration decision and the verdict.

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) is a prominent arbitration centre in the Middle East. It was initially established by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) in 1994 as the Centre for Commercial Conciliation and Arbitration. The DIAC is a non-profit institution that is independent in its operations from both the Dubai Government and the Dubai Chamber. DIAC provides efficient and impartial administration of commercial disputes.

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Date:Oct 9, 2014
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