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

FIAA’s next International Arbitration Advocacy Workshop will take place virtually from 3-5 June 2021, with the focus being participants and faculty from across the EMEA region.

This learning-by-doing workshop 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.

To be added to the waitlist, please download the complete program details (in pdf format requiring Adobe Reader) and contact us at


The dates for FIAA's Expert Workshop in Fall 2021 have been confirmed, with the event scheduled for 7-9 October 2021. The Workshop is expected to be a virtual / hybrid event with participants and faculty from the Americas region.

Following the success of the June 2021 Fact Workshop, FIAA is working towards an in-person Spring 2022 Fact Workshop, tentatively scheduled for 9-11 June 2022.

For more information, please contact us at

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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