To provide a fast-track route to Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Fellowship has been designed for busy professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of International Arbitration.
The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of International Arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of writing a reasoned and enforceable International Arbitration Award.
Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.
This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in International Arbitration which is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an International Arbitrator.
If you are interested in this course, please register your interest via the button provided.
What is covered within the syllabus?
• Arbitration agreements
• The legal framework: the importance of the seat, the New York Convention, procedural laws, and procedural rules conflict of laws, the Rome Convention
• The use and adoption by State entities of the UNCITRAL Model Law
• The UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
• Types of Arbitration: ad-hoc, institutional, documents only, time limited
• Commencement of the Arbitration, terms of reference
• Obligations of the Tribunal, responsibilities and obligations of the parties
• The Arbitrator’s terms and conditions of appointment
• An Arbitrator’s jurisdiction and powers
• Challenges to jurisdiction, conflicts of interest
• Managing the Arbitration process: communications, preliminary meeting, interlocutory matters, dealing with factual and opinion evidence and disclosure of documents
• Security for costs
• Presenting the claim and the defence: alternative methods
• Preparation for and procedure at a typical hearing, contrasting common law and civil law jurisdictions
• Essentials of an enforceable Award
• Costs, offers and interest; alternative approaches in different jurisdictions
What are the entry requirements?
In order to register for the Accelerated Route to Fellowship, candidates must submit evidence to show:
• they have a minimum of 5 years of practical experience of international arbitration either as a representative or an international arbitrator
• they have substantial knowledge of the framework of international arbitration
• they can recognise and evaluate evidence
• they can significantly evaluate and apply the principles and requirements of an international arbitration
• they can noticeably demonstrate practical skill in the carrying out of tasks required in preparing for and progressing an international arbitration.
Once accepted onto the programme, candidates must also register and complete the Module 2 Law of Obligations Exemption Test prior to commencement of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship at an additional cost of £78.00. This is a pre-requisite of being enrolled onto the course. Candidates that fail the Exemption test will unfortunately no longer be able to participate in the Accelerated Route to Fellowship.
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CIArb membership is an internationally recognized professional status in Alternative Dispute Resolution. It demonstrates a high standard of education and experience along with a commitment to development and keeping your skills current. Successfully passing this course will make you eligible for Fellow Grade. CIArb Fellowship is recognized across the global industries as a symbol of peak professionalism. Achieving Fellowship tells clients, colleagues, and regulators that you have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to achieving the highest level of knowledge, skills, and behaviors. Fellows can use the designatory letters FCIArb.