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March 28th -  April 1st 2022

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PARIS ARBITRATION WEEK

The key industry event hosted in the home of international arbitration connecting a diverse and dynamic professional community.

The Paris Arbitration Week is an institution organizing a yearly week of events aimed at connecting, whether in person or virtually, the worldwide community of arbitration practitioners, boosting rich academic debate and promoting Paris as the eternal home of international arbitration.

The Paris Arbitration Week is located (one could say ‘seated’) in Paris, the historical anchorage of international arbitration, of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and of Universities, where international arbitration has been taught for over 60 years, in the context of France’s pro-arbitration and avant-gardist stance. The Paris Arbitration Week is, however, a truly international and dynamic event, involving practitioners from all over the world, who attend that very special week to build an international network of colleagues, experts, professors and students, to listen to eminent speakers, or to recruit the brilliant young minds that will shape the future of international arbitration or to simply reunite with friends. The last edition in 2021 brought together more than 6,300 arbitration practitioners who attended passionating doctrinal debates, enlightening practical workshops and exchanged during relaxing social and networking events.

The Paris Arbitration Week is the result of its members’ and the community’s passion and commitment. The Paris Arbitration Week’s ambition is to remain the leading arbitration hub of the future, showcasing diversity, sustainability, social responsability and innovation as its core values – for this reason, it requires its partners to commit to the same principles and adhere to them in the organisation of their events.

Your friends and colleagues from all over the world do travel every year to the City of Lights at that time of the year because they simply cannot miss that week. Join them, and join us, in Paris or online.

The Paris Arbitration Week

PAW ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

  • Sabrina Aïnouz
  • Alexander G. Fessas
  • Clément Fouchard
  • Raphaël Kaminsky
  • Ioana Knoll-Tudor
  • Yasmin Mohammad
  • Marily Paralika
  • Claire Pauly
  • Benjamin Siino
co-hosts

Founding Institutions

key facts

#PAW is the "most attended event" for arbitration practitioners from around the world.

+6,300

Arbitration practitioners over 5 days

+350

Arbitration practitioners at the PAW Opening Cocktail

+300

Arbitration practitioners at the Young Arbitration Cruise

+87

Official thought leadership events

+15

Social events including the PAW opening cocktail, the GAR Awards and the Young Arbitration Cruise

Calendar

Throughout the week, a range of events are organised by different hosts. Only events organised by PAW’s partners and sponsors will appear on the PAW calendar. All relevant information about each event will be indicated in the PAW calendar. Links to the host websites or email addresses will enable you to register for an event, the great majority of which are free of charge. Where an event requires payment, this can be made via the host website or email address when registering for the event.

Please note that events which are by “invitation-only” will not feature on the PAW calendar. This includes events such as , for example, the meeting of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. For “invitation-only” events, please contact the relevant host organiser directly for any information concerning that event.

Explore the calendar and plan your week for the #PAW2022