Paris Arbitration Week is committed to connecting the world of arbitration.

The 70+ partners of the Paris Arbitration Week (law firms, counsel, economic and technical experts,  third party funders, universities and schools, foreign arbitration associations, including from Ireland, Italy, Brazil, etc.), and the PAW co-hosts (ICC Arbitration, Paris Place d’Arbitrage, Comité Français d’Arbitrage, French Arbitration Association) organize numerous events, conferences, debates and cocktails during the week of 28 March 2022 in Paris and online

The objective is to bring the international arbitration community together and to exchange, learn, debate and network. The various events and round-table discussions aim at addressing the key topics of international arbitration (among others):

  • The consideration of climate change in litigation and arbitration
  • The impact of Russian sanctions on international commercial arbitration
  • Arbitration in the Metaverse
  • Investment treaties and arbitration, current case law
  • The control of arbitral awards by the International Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal
  • Arbitration and cryptocurrency disputes

We invite you to register to the various conferences via the dedicated calendar that provides access to all the events:

Fully hybrid for the second year in a row, the 6th edition of Paris Arbitration Week (PAW) will take place in Paris and virtually to allow access to as many international arbitration practitioners as possible.

For its Opening Session of this 6th edition, on 28 March 2022 at 8.30 am, the PAW Board will welcome as Keynote Speaker Mrs. Mélanie Van Leeuwen who will deliver a keynote speech on diversity in international arbitration.

PARIS ARBITRATION WEEK is an annual event that takes place over a week in Paris, a major hub for international arbitration. Created in 2017, Paris Arbitration Week has fast become a key event for arbitration practitioners from around the globe.

Its objective is to bring together practitioners from all over the world to discuss issues and developments in the field, whether they concern investment or commercial arbitration, the impact of national legislation or international trade agreements on arbitration, and the evolution of practices in international arbitration.  This week provides the framework to create a series of informal networking opportunities to meet and exchange during the various cocktails and evening gatherings.

The PAW Board is composed of: Yasmin Mohammad, President, Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, Clément Fouchard, Treasurer, Ioana Knoll-Tudor, Marily Paralika, Claire Pauly, Raphaël Kaminsky and Benjamin Siino, Vice Presidents.

* Mrs. Van Leeuwen is one of the leading international arbitration professionals, based in Paris. Partner at Derains & Gharavi International, she has extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator and holds various leadership positions with arbitral institutions and bodies, including as Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR.