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 Tenth Anniversary Workshop on Questioning of Expert Witnesses in International Arbitration

FIAA’s next International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop will take place from 24 – 26 January 2017 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Maison de la Paix, chemin Eugene Rigot 2, 1211 Geneva.

This learning-by-doing workshop will provide international arbitration practitioners with advanced skills and techniques for examination, cross-examination and witness conferencing involving expert witnesses. Participants will have a unique opportunity to improve their advocacy skills by:

working with accounting experts from leading firms;

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.

To register for this workshop, please download the complete program and registration details (in pdf format requiring Adobe Reader). Contact us at for further information.

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FIAA-MIDS Conference

Advocacy in different international fora: Innovation through cross-fertilization?


27 January 2017


Geneva, Switzerland

For more information please visit the conference website at: To register for this conference, you may also download the complete program and registration details (in pdf format requiring Adobe Reader).

What participants are saying...

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

“Excellent faculty. I was blown away by how much time all these 'big names' took to review my performance and give detailed comments – invaluable and unparalleled in my career.”
Lucy Martinez
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York

“Definitely one of the best learning experiences of my professional life. This will stick."
Jan Pas
Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn, The Hague

“A course of the highest calibre. I got a huge amount out of it and am very eager to put these advocacy skills to use.”
John Templeman
Allen & Overy LLP, London

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