FIAA • Foundation for
International Arbitration Advocacy

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FIAA – Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy is dedicated to providing advocacy training specifically designed for international arbitration.

Advocacy in the context of international arbitration presents unique challenges. These challenges begin with drafting the request for arbitration and continue through to enforcement of the final award.

Through a series of different learning-by-doing programs and workshops, FIAA offers skills training for international arbitration practitioners in witness examination, cross-examination, oral argument and written advocacy. FIAA also provides a forum for arbitrators, counsel and academics to analyze, develop and promote effective and ethical dispute resolution skills for international arbitration.

On this website, you will find information about FIAA, our programs as well as useful information about international arbitration.


FIAA International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop:
Questioning of Fact Witnesses in International Arbitration

We are excited to host FIAA’s next International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop on 20 - 22 June 2024 at KCAB International in Seoul, South Korea.

Join highly-regarded faculty and senior arbitrators from around the world for this unique learning-by-doing program. This program is designed to provide international arbitration practitioners with the fundamentals of examining and cross-examining fact witnesses based on a mock arbitration case. Participants will have a unique opportunity to improve their advocacy skills by:
engaging in exercises and simulations based on a mock arbitration case, including a full day witness hearing; and
obtaining direct feedback and practical advice from leading international arbitration practitioners and advocacy instructors.

You may download the complete program and registration details (in pdf format requiring Adobe Reader). Contact us at for further information, or if you would like to be added to the waitlist.


FIAA is currently planning a Fall 2024 Expert Witness Workshop in London, UK. More details will be provided as they become available.

For more information on these workshops, please contact us at

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What participants are saying...

“It was excellent. It is really a ‘learning-by-doing’ experience. Very useful and very real, I really learned a lot.”
Valentina Alamo, Cuatrecasas, Santiago, Chile

“Very instructive, very helpful. An intensive learning experience that was definitely worth it."
Maurice Courvoisier, Walder Wyss, Basel, Switzerland

“Great – extremely useful and amazing how much was packed into two and a half days.”
Katherine Peiffer, Foley Hoag, Washington, DC, USA

“Definitely one of the best learning experiences of my professional life. This will stick."
Jan Pas, HBN Law & Tax, Amsterdam, Netherlands

“Very instructive and fun.”
Farah Haidar, White & Case, Doha

“Excellent programme, great structure and useful learning experience.”
Sagar Gupta, Boies Schiller Flexner, London

“Very helpful. Great learning experience with highly qualified faculty members.”
Maria Andraos, Clyde & Co., Dubai

“The individual workshops were effective because the groups were small. The faculty demonstrations really helped to illustrate good techniques.”
Owais Aziz, Haidermota & Co., Islamabad

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