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Arbitration advocacy training from barristers


Specialist advocacy training is a central part of a barrister’s professionaleducation and continuing development. For generations, senior barristershave passed down their knowledge and expertise as common lawadvocates to pupil and junior barristers through the Inns of Court: MiddleTemple, Inner Temple, Gray’s Inn and Lincoln’s Inn. With the proliferationof international arbitration following the New York Convention, thedemand for quality advocates has seen significant growth in civil lawjurisdictions. In 2012, the International Advocacy Academy (IAA) wasfounded by certified trainers of the Inns of Court to make the Bar’sspecialist common law training accessible to all.


IAA provides first class advocacy training to arbitrators, advocates andexpert witnesses around the world. Our bespoke courses, delivered byexperienced barristers, effectively develop advocacy skills and enhanceperformance in international arbitration hearings.


Through advocacy training, our objective is to unify international arbitration, fostering dialogue between arbitral seats and facilitating the globalisation of individual advocates’ arbitration practices.

Our Difference

The adversarial advocacy of arbitration finds its roots in the common lawtradition. IAA’s training draws upon the common law method and provides civil law practitioners with access to the same training as their counterparts in arbitral proceedings.


We deliver exceptional value through the international network oftrainers, sponsors and expert witnesses who work together to develop anddeliver our courses. Our engaging course materials, based on real cases,create the ideal learning environment.


Thanks to our sponsors, Berkeley Research Group, Ernst & Young and Haberman Ilett, we are able to offer trainees the unique opportunity to develop their skills with real expert witnesses, including qualified forensic accountants and valuation experts, who have a wealth of experience in both court and arbitration proceedings

IAA delivers advocacy training, as well as educational lectures, to ArbitralInstitutions and public bodies worldwide:


  • Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) – Basel, London

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) – London, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur

  • Venice Chamber of Commerce• Frankfurt University

  • Young Arbitration Club (YAC) – Helsinki• Bocconi University – Milan

  • German Arbitration Institute (DIS) – Berlin

  • Milan Chamber of Commerce (CAM) – Milan, Rome

  • Inns of Court College of Advocacy (ICCA) – London

Where We Train

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