Conflagration: Hot Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

Just as Charles Darwin would say, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, that which is most adaptable to change.” Constant disruption has become the norm, if we fail to adapt to the tectonic shifts in our commercial reality, we can become irrelevant. The best legal professionals are those who are quick to adapt to our new normal in this post pandemic landscape.


Alternative Dispute Resolution

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1/30/2027 12:00:00 AM


Many of our clients are in the business world. They can come from different areas such as construction, wholesale distribution, manufacturing, importing, exporting, retail, fashion, tourism and every business you can imagine. No business this day lives in nationalistic isolation or what Gary Born would call a “parochial mindset.”

As parties enter into contracts with a party who may be abroad. Perhaps you may be a lawyer for the government in which government is involved in a large commercial transaction involving a foreign company. You may be involved in drafting contracts for your client. You will have to make sure that we draft such contracts in the best interests of our clients and that we can enforce our claims against counterparties who may be thousands of miles away from our shores. Or perhaps we could resist a claim enforced against our client.

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate Litigation from Commercial Arbitration
  • Identify the reasons for choosing commercial arbitration as a mode of settling disputes
  • Enumerate the ways to come up with an agreement to arbitrate or submit disputes to arbitration
  • Explain how ICA works
  • State the advantage and disadvantage of parties in ICA
  • Explain how third-party funders work
  • Discuss the difference of using third party funders from the Philippine standpoint and international standpoint
  • Explain the role and designation of tribunal secretaries in ICA
  • Discuss the notable Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

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when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


Regular price for 1 credit unit course



Founder, Florete Law Office

Atty. Mary Christine S.C. Florete is the founder of the Florete Law Office in Iloilo City. She is a trained arbitrator in the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb- pronounced as pie-arb). She is presently the co-chair for the Young PIArb (pronounced as pie-arb), a group of commercial arbitration practitioners, aged 40 and below, whose activities focus on the promotion of ADR in the Philippines. She is also an officer in the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Western Visayas Chapter.