Navigating Energy Disputes

Postponed - New dates yet to be determined

What is this program about ? 

The international energy sector makes up the largest portfolio of international arbitrations in the world today. The overall number of disputes submitted to arbitration has grown, rising all sorts of complex issues specific to the sector. This three-day program offers an advanced introduction to the specificities of international arbitration in the context of energy-related disputes, by providing its participants the working knowledge and tools to initiate or resist energy-related arbitration claims.

Program Learning Outcomes 

More specifically, the program will help participants to:

  • Understand the specificities and potential pitfalls of investment and commercial arbitration in the context of the energy sector
  • Understand how to best advise a client before a dispute arises and bring/defend an energy-related arbitration
  • Learn practical advocacy and drafting skills from leading practitioners
  • Learn from leading academics and practitioners drawn from major law firms


The sessions allow open questions and discussions. The goal is to feel comfortable and able to maximize your learning opportunity. At the end of the module, participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

How to apply?

To apply for Navigating Energy Disputes, please send a CV and a motivation letter to

The number of participants is limited to 15-20 participants. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for the short course is CHF 2'500,-. The fee includes the tuition and lunches. Additionally, we charge a unique and non-refundable registration fee of 50 Swiss Francs.

Due to the limited number of places, payment is due upon acceptance to the program. Please note that the above fees do not cover travel and living expenses. 

Cancellation Policy

The CIDS must be notified in writing of cancellations. No refund for cancellations notified less than 7 days before the program.