Press Release – on ICA Training
School of Law organizes One Day International Commercial Arbitration Training Workshop in Lahore
The European Court of Arbitration in association with the School of Law conducted a full-day International Commercial Arbitration Training Workshop at Pearl-Continental, Lahore on Monday, 26th August’ 2013. The training attracted delegates from various cities across Pakistan.
The Keynote speaker was Mr. Arran Dowling-Hussey, Chairman, European Court of Arbitration – Irish Chapter. Mr. Hussey delivered a lecture focusing on the basic requirements of the arbitration process, the need for arbitration and distinguished between various types of arbitration processes. He concluded with providing the delegates with guidelines on how to write an arbitration ‘award’.
The second half of the training was conducted by Barrister Usman Ghani Rashid. Barrister Rashid gave an overview on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in Pakistan. He traced the legislative history from Arbitration (Protocol and Convention) Act of 1937 to the most recent Recognition and Enforcement (Arbitration Agreements and Foreign Arbitral Awards) Act of 2011 that gives effect to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. He was of the view that the judicial trend in Pakistan has been pro arbitration and that now the legislature had also made challenges to a foreign arbitral award more difficult thereby ensuring the effective enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Pakistan.
The School of Law provides formal legal education to Pakistani students in compliance with international standards as well as training courses and workshops for practicing lawyers. This training was a step forward to advance the commitment to Continuing Professional Development of the legal fraternity.