Center organizes the 3rd Cross-Examination Moot and an Arbitration Conference in Paris

The Center is glad to announce that, together with SciencesPo Law School, Queen Mary University of London, and National University of Singapore Law, it will host once again the Cross-Examination Moot. The Cross-Examination Moot, which won the Award for the Best Development in Arbitration in 2022, is a competition for university teams with an exclusive focus on cross-examination techniques in international arbitration. Students will attend various rounds of hearings during which they will cross-examine each other’s witnesses and experts ( This year’s edition, to take place from November 4th – 8th, 2023, in Paris, will be held on the premises of SciencesPo Law School.

For more information regarding the schedule and venue of the Cross-Examination Moot, please click here.

The Center will also host a conference titled “Exceptionalism in International Arbitration”. The event, co-hosted by SciencesPo Law School and the Arbitration Academy and to be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 2023, also at SciencesPo Law School, is divided into two parts, addressing exceptionalism in the pre-award and post-award stages, respectively.

The first part will be moderated by Carine Dupeyron, while the speakers will be Carole Malinvaud, Professor Francesca Ragno, Professors Loukas Mistelis, and Rafael Alves.

The speakers tackling exceptionalism in the post-award stage will be Professors Caroline Kleiner, Friedrich Rosenfeld, Juan Ignacio Stampalija, and Mariana França Gouveia. This panel will be moderated by Fabienne Schaller.

Professor Franco Ferrari, the Center’s Director, will give the introductory remarks, while Professor Diego P. Fernández Arroyo will give the closing remarks.

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