GoArb is one of the programs organized by IASC. It is a one-week introductory course on international arbitration based on the analysis of a mock case. GoArb has held editions all over the world with the collaboration of arbitral institutions, chambers of commerce, universities and young arbitration groups. The 2016 Madrid edition of GoArb was organized with the collaboration of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.


  1. Introduction to international arbitration
  2. International Commercial Arbitration
  3. ICC Procedure
  4. The Arbitration Agreement
  5. Request for Arbitration
  6. Constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal
  7. Terms of Reference
  8. Evidence
  9. Annulment and Enforcement of the Award
  10. Damages
  11.  Skills
    1. Oral Advocacy
    2. Written Submissions Drafting
    3. Cross Examination
    4. Mock Hearings
  12. Networking Events
    1. Welcoming breakfast
    2. Madrid Experience
    3.  ICC YAF Event
    4. UNCITRAL Conference
    5. Closing Reception


Stephan Adell – Squire Patton Boggs
Niuscha Bassiri – Hanotiau & Van den Berg
Martin Doe – Permanent Court of Arbitration
Kabir Duggal – Baker & McKenzie
Catherine Kettlewell – Arnold & Porter
Silvia Martínez – Hogan Lovells
Pilar Perales – Carlos III University of Madrid
Alba Briones – Hogan Lovells
Ana Serra e Moura – ICC International Court of Arbitration
Anne Marie Whitesell – Georgetown University
Deva Villanúa – Armesto & Asociados
Carmen Martínez López – Three Crowns
Jean Marguerat – Froriep Rengli

Diego Gómez-Zubeldia – PWC
Michele Potestà – Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler