Why GAR Academy


Created with a distinguished global faculty, you will learn direct from the very best.


Thanks to the e-learning platform, you can take the courses from anywhere around the world and study in your own time.

Gold-standard leader

GAR is renowned for having the inside track in international arbitration and being the online home for all those who specialise in it.

Innovative design

The courses have been elegantly designed to fast forward you through all the usual novice and newcomer mistakes.

Our Courses

Advocacy skills

Successful advocacy is always a challenge, but even more so when you throw in differing cultural backgrounds, a matrix of laws and several different languages. Aimed to help users demystify advocacy in international arbitration this online course is designed by distinguished practitioners from across the globe, including some of the world's biggest names. It will also cover jargon, etiquette, and many other aspects of international arbitration, to leave you feeling more confident undertaking work in this domain.

Who should take this course?

This course is suitable for common law trained advocates who are new to international arbitration and to civil law trained lawyers who are new to common law advocacy, and has been designed with the needs of both in mind. It will teach the basics of common law advocacy adapted to the international arbitration domain, including how to practice and get better and above all the mistakes to avoid. Upon completion of this course, you will earn respective GAR Academy certification.


Mohamed Abdel Wahab
Zulficar & Partners
Founding Partner

Professor of Law and International Arbitration, Cairo University and Founding Partner & Head of International Arbitration, Construction and Energy, Zulficar&Partners

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Meriam Al-Rashid
Eversheds Sutherland

Meriam is Global Co-Chair of International Arbitration and Co-Head of Latin America Arbitration Practice Group

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Catherine Amirfar
Debevoise & Plimpton

Co-Chair of the International Dispute Resolution and Public International Law Groups, and immediate Past President of the American Society of International Law.

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Juliet Blanch
Arbitration Chambers
Independent Arbitrator

Independent Arbitrator with Arbitration Chambers, 2022 GAR Award for Best Prepared and Most Responsive Arbitrator.

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Gary Born
Senior Partner

Chair, International Arbitration Practice Group, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

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Jim Burrows
Charles River Associates
Vice Chairman

Dr. Burrows (Ph.D. Economics MIT), an expert in natural resources, has been the quantum expert in numerous international arbitration matters.

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Chris Clements

Chris Clements is a highly experienced forensic accounting partner leading Deloitte's arbitration practice in London.

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Ning Fei
Hui Zhong Law Firm
Executive Partner

Ning Fei, Managing partner of Hui Zhong Law Firm; Band 1 Lawyer at Chambers Asia-pacific and Global

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John Fellas
Fellas Arbitration
Independent Arbitrator

John Fellas is a full-time arbitrator and an adjunct professor at NYU Law School.

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Samaa Haridi
King & Spalding

A Common and civil law trained, trilingual partner at King & Spalding. Shes's a Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

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Hilary Heilbron KC
Brick Court Chambers

Hilary Heilbron KC is a very experienced international arbitrator with over 125 appointments globally.

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Heiko Heppner

Co-head of the German Dispute Resolution practice group, concentrating on international arbitration and litigation.

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Sapna Jhangiani KC
Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore
International Legal Counsel

Sapna Jhangiani KC, Advocate (called to the Bar in England and Singapore), Arbitrator and Mediator; ALB Top 15 Female Lawyer in Asia

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Reza Mohtashami
Three Crowns

Reza Mohtashami is an experienced counsel and arbitrator with more than 20 years’ international arbitration experience.

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Philippe Pinsolle
Quinn Emanuel
Head of international arbitration for continental Europe

Philippe Pinsolle is a partner of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and the current President of Comité Français de l'Arbitrage.

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Michael Polkinghorne
White & Case

Michael Polkinghorne, a civil/common law qualified lawyer who heads White & Case's Paris arbitration group.

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Howard Rosen
Managing Director

Global damages and valuations expert with a focus on international arbitration.

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Peter Rosher
Reed Smith

Dual-qualified (English solicitor/French avocat) Peter Rosher is Global Chair of Reed Smith's international arbitration practice

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Robert Wachter
Lee & Ko
Co-Head of International Arbitration

Robert Wachter is the Co-Head of International Arbitration at Lee & Ko in Seoul, Korea

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