CIArb News

Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course 2020 (APAC) 

10 Dec 2019

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is delighted to announce that next year’s 9-day residential Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific region will be taking place from 3 – 11 October 2020 at the Asian International Arbitration Centre, Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia under the Directorship of Francis Xavier FCIArb C.Arb SC PB, President of CIArb 2020.

Francis Xavier was appointed Senior Counsel in Singapore in January 2009 and has three decades of experience in international commercial and treaty arbitration and cross border dispute resolution. He is on the arbitration panels of a number of leading arbitral institutions. He has been actively engaged for more than a decade in spearheading CIArb training in many jurisdictions, including Hong Kong, Australia, South East Asia, Russia and Maldives. Francis was Co-Course Director of several previous International Commercial Arbitration Diploma courses held in the Asia Pacific region: Singapore (2016, 2019) and Hong Kong (2017). He is currently serving as the President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and was inducted as CIArb Global President in January 2020.

Upon being appointed as Director, Francis Xavier said: “We are excited to roll out the fifth Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration in the Asia Pacific. It will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for the very first time. We have enjoyed record attendances at the previous Diplomas. This is unsurprising given the fast-expanding alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice here, together with the growing prominence of Asia globally in trade and commerce. The 2020 International Commercial Arbitration Diploma course will be revamped to enrich its content and enhance its delivery”.

The Diploma is one of CIArb’s leading membership training programmes. It provides lawyers and other professionals who are familiar with legal reasoning and concepts and are involved in arbitration (domestic or international), the opportunity to attend a nine-day training programme and undertake assessments that may make them eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb). 

The Diploma is delivered by highly experienced and distinguished tutors and involves a combination of lectures, seminars and interactive sessions. The course resident tutors are: Ambassador (r) David Huebner FCIArb C. Arb (United States of America), Dr. Christopher To FCIArb C. Arb (Hong Kong), Paul Sandosham FCIArb C. Arb (Singapore) and Ndanga Kamau (Netherlands). Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) is the official venue sponsor.

For course information and registration, please contact Chalee Nai Kin ACIArb, Business Development Manager (Asia Pacific), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Email: cnaikin@ciarb.org
Telephone: +65 6509 6034 / +65 988 188 98

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