8th ICC YAF Global 24-hour event

28-29 Sep 2021

Online English
Start: 09:45 (Mexico/Bogota) | 11:45 (Buenos Aires/Sao Paulo) | 10:45 (New York) | 16:45 (CEST) | 17:45 (Istanbul/Moscow) | 20:15 (New Delhi) | 22:45 (Singapore)
End: 16:00 (CEST)

Don’t miss the 8th edition of ICC’s YAF Global first time ever 24-hour event ! Share experiences, practice best skills, learn about cultural and regional specificities, explore new jurisdictions, discuss hot topics, meet new faces and have fun in this round the clock international arbitration event.

The Global YAF conference is a biennial event: a unique gathering of young arbitration practitioners from all over the world The 24-hour format will allow you to choose a slot in your time zone and get involved. Panels will be truly diverse and will include representatives from all regions of the world.

Claudia Salomon, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, will give a keynote speech.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region and beyond.

Join the ICC YAF network of over 20 000 members, open to individuals 40 years of age and under.

28 September 2021: Day 1
29 September 2021: Day 2

*CET Time Zone

16:45 – 17:00

Kick-Off

17:00 – 18:00

AFRICA
[15:00 Dakar/Accra | 16:00 Lagos | 18:00 Nairobi ]

OXFORD STYLE DEBATES

Introduction:

  • Diamana Diawara, Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR for Africa

Battle of the seats

Speakers:

  • Chloe de Jager, Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons Africa LLP, Johannesburg; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Omakwu Marx Ikongbeh, Principal/Founder, Everlaw Associates, Abuja ; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Moderator:

  • Perenami Momodu, Partner, ǼLEX (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND ARBITRATORS), Lagos; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Debate: ratification of the Singapore Convention by African countries

Speakers:

  • Pascoal Justino Bie, Associate, TTA Sociedade de Advogados, Maputo; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Tabitha Joy Raore, Senior Associate, Litigation Department Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP, Nairobi; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Moderator:

  • Albert Mukasa, Managing Partner at M&K Advocates – advocate lawyer and arbitrator, Kampala; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

18:00 – 19:00

Europe
[19:00 Moscow]

What I wish I’d known before moving in-house!

Speakers:

  • Ioana Knoll-Tudor, Partner, Jeantet, France; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Naomi Briercliffe, Counsel, Allen & Overy, UK; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Stefan Dudas, Senior in-house lawyer, Assystem, France
  • Katharina Riedl, Country Head of Legal, Implenia, Austria
  • Ian Kayanakis, General Counsel & M&A Director, SEGULA Technologies, France

19:00 – 20:00

AFRICA
[17:00 Dakar/Accra | 18:00 Lagos | 20:00 Nairobi ]

Live interviews: Fireside chat on Work life balance 

Speakers:

  • Aicha Mane, Managing Director, Ayana Strategy Limited, Consultancy Firm, Dakar; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Mame Ama Esaama Orleans-Lindsay, Associate Lawyer, LithurBrew & Company, Accra; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Introduction and Moderator:

  • Diamana Diawara, Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR for Africa

20:00 – 21:00

EUROPE
[21:00 Moscow]

War Stories from Young Arbitration Practitioners

Истории с места событий от молодых специалистов в сфере международного арбитража

Russian and English

Speakers:

  • Marina Akchurina, Independent Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Russia; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Greg Lourie, Associate, Cleary Gottlieb, France; Incoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Kirill Udovichenko, Partner, Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners, Russia
  • Alexandra Wintrebert, Senior Manager, Alvarez Marshal, France

21:00 – 22:00

LATIN AMERICA
[14h-15h Quito/Panama | 16h-17h Rio de Janeiro]

Fireside chat with judges from Latin America: Bolivia, Colombia and Ecuador

Judges:

  • Karla Andrade Quevedo, Judge, Constitutional Court of Ecuador, Quito
  • Israel Campero, Vocal Constitucional, Tribunal Departamental de La Paz, La Paz
  • Alejandro Linares, Judge, Constitutional Court of Colombia, Bogotá

Moderator:

  • Carmen Martinez Lopez, Partner, Three Crowns, London

22:00 – 23:00

NORTH AMERICA
[16.00 (New York) | 13.00 (Los Angeles)]

Funders, or no funders, that is the question

Speakers:

  • Jeffery Commission, Director, Burford Capital, Washington DC
  • Dr. Margie-Lys Jaime, Counsel, Ministry of Finance, Panama

Moderator:

  • Juan Pomes, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington DC; ICC YAF Representative for North America
  • Juliana de Valdenebro, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Miami; ICC YAF Representative for North America

23:00 – 24:00

LATIN AMERICA
[16h-17h Quito/Panama | 18h-19h Rio de Janeiro ]

Careers in Arbitration & ADR: Different Paths, Different Challenges.
Parallel sessions in Spanish and Portuguese

Spanish - session

Speakers:

  • Ricardo Ampuero, Ex-President of the Special Commission to Represent the State in International Investment Disputes; Independent Consultant, Lima; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America
  • Rodrigo Bordachar, Partner, Bordachar & Meneses Abogados, Santiago de Chile
  • Paul Di Pietro, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Christa Mueller García, Founding Partner, Mueller Abogados S.C., Mexico City
  • Ignacio Zapiola, Manager of Litigation and International Affairs, YPF S.A., Buenos Aires

Moderator:

María Verónica Duarte, Lawyer, MVD Alternative Dispute Resolution, Montevideo; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

Portuguese – session:

Speakers:

  • Valeria Galíndez, Partner, Galíndez Arb, Sao Paulo
  • André Luiz de Mendonça Cavalcanti, Legal Counsel, Global Litigation, Shell Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
  • Vera Cecilia Monteiro de Barros, Partner, Selma Lemes Advogados, Sao Paulo
  • André Rodrigues Junqueira, Attorney General of the State of Sao Paulo, Procuradoria Geral do Estado de São Paulo, Sao Paulo
  • Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Moderator:

  • Mariana Martins-Costa Ferreira, Attorney, Tavares Guerreiro Advogados, São Paulo; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

00:00 – 01:00

NORTH AMERICA
[18.00 (New York) | 15.00 (Los Angeles)]

Constituting your Arbitral Tribunal – Are you Getting it Right?

Speakers:

  • Michael Kotrly, Barrister, One Essex Court, London
  • Alexandra Mitretodis, Associate, Fasken, Vancouver

Moderator:

  • Eric Morgan, Partner, Kushneryk Morgan LLP, Toronto
  • Jocelyn Turnbull Wallace, Associate, McCarthy Tetrault, Calgary; ICC YAF Representative for North America

*CET Time Zone

01:00 – 02:00

LATIN AMERICA
[18h-19h Quito/Panama | 20h-21h Rio de Janeiro]

A walk through recent landmark arbitration cases in Latin America “Kompetenz-kompetenz principle under attack: the anti-arbitration injunctions in Latin America."

Speakers:

  • Héctor Anaya Mondragón, Counsel, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza and Enríquez, S.C., Mexico City, ICC YAF Representative for Latin America 2019-2021

  • Francisco J. Batlle, Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi, Santo Domingo

Moderator:

  • Lucia Olavarría, Partner, Quiñones Alayza Abogados, Lima; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

02:00 – 03:00

NORTH AMERICA
[20.00 (New York) | 17.00 (Los Angeles)]

Careers in International Arbitration: Success Strategies, Lessons Learned, and What You Wish You Knew

Speakers:

  • Gary Benton, Arbitrator and Mediator; Founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center; Adjunct Faculty, Santa Clara University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law, Palo Alto
  • Silvia Marchili, Partner, White & Case, Miami 
  • Mary Kate Wagner, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (SICANA, Inc.), New York 
  • Katia Yannaca-Small, Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law; Independent Counsel and Arbitrator, Los Angeles

Moderator:

  • Peter Durning, Senior Counsel, Boeing, Los Angeles; ICC YAF Representative for North America

03:00 – 04:00

NORTH ASIA
[09:00 Shanghai]

Evidence in International Commercial Arbitration (30 min)

Moderator:

  • Alison Chang, Equity partner, iADR, Taipei; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Speakers:

  • Eriko Kadota, Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Kieu Anh Vu, Founding & Managing Partner, KAV Lawyers, Ho Chi Minh City; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Cameron Sim, International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

YAF Theatre – Witness Preparation - Before and During Cross-examination (15 min)

Moderator:

  • Alison Chang, Equity partner, iADR, Taipei; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Speakers:

  • Eriko Kadota, Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Kieu Anh Vu, Founding & Managing Partner, KAV Lawyers, Ho Chi Minh City; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Cameron Sim, International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

YAF Video (15 min)

04:00 – 05:00

NORTH ASIA
[10:00 Shanghai]

Will PRC Become an UNCITRAL Model Law Country? - A Discussion Centered on Draft Amendment of PRC Arbitration Law (30 min)

Session in Mandarin Chinese

Moderator:

  • Diane Zhu Peng, Partner, Fangda Partners, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Speakers:

  • Adela Mao, Barrister, Tower Chamber, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Minli Tang, Senior Associate, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Ying Wu, Of Counsel, TianTong Law Firm, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Alex Yuan, Lawyer, Anjie Law Firm, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Draw and Guess Game (15 min)

YAF Video (15 min)

05:00 – 06:00

SOUTH ASIA
[08:30 (New Delhi) | 11:00 (Singapore)]

Know your YAF – South Asia Edition! 

(30 min)

Speakers:

  • Sayed Hamidullah Hashemi, Head of Legal Affairs, Policy and ADR, ICC Afghanistan; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Erin Eckhoff, Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Kabir Barat, Foreign Legal Associate, DLA Piper, Perth; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Nikki Krisadtyo, Dispute Resolution Senior Associate, UMBRA, Jakarta; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Savani Gupte, Partner, SAMVĀD Partners, Mumbai (TBC); ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Vikas Mahendra, Partner, Keystone Partners, Bengaluru; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Aanchal Basur, Partner, AB Law, New Delhi; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Kshipra Pyare, Associate (Dispute Resolution), AK Law Chambers, Chennai (TBC); ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Grace Chaw, Advocate and Solicitor, Sabah; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Karen Gek Suan Ng, Partner, Azman Davidson, Kuala Lumpur; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Dimitrios Katsikis, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Akshay Kishore, Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Arthi Anbalagan, Senior Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Yasith Hirimburegama, Attorney-at-Law, Sri Lanka; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich, Attorney-at-Law, Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Moderator:

  • Sameer Jain, Partner, PSL Advocates & Solicitors, New Delhi; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Did you know? Quirky facts about arbitrating in Asia-Pacific

(30 min)

Speakers:

  • Dyah Ayu Paramita, Senior Associate, DNFP Hogan Lovells, Indonesia; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Varun Ghosh, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers, Australia
  • Karen Ng Gek Suan, Partner, Azman Davidson & Co, Kuala Lumpur; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Akshay Kishore, Partner, Bird & Bird, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Pralakorn Siwawej, Senior Associate, Weerawong C&P, Thailand; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Moderator:

  • Vikas Mahendra, Partner, Keystone Partners, Bengaluru; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

06:00 – 07:00

SOUTH ASIA
[09:30 (New Delhi) | 12:00 (Singapore)]

Panel discussion – Tips for the young by the young!

Speakers:

  • Hui Wen Tan, Senior Associate, Skrine, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
  • Carmel Proudfoot, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Australia; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Kabir Barat, Foreign Legal Associate, DLA Piper, Perth; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  •  Aanchal Basur, Partner, AB Law, New Delhi; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  •  Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich, Attorney-at-Law, Tilleke & Gibbins, Thailand; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Moderator:

  • Vivekananda Neelakantan, Partner (Foreign Law), Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

07:00 – 08:00

SOUTH ASIA
[10:30 (New Delhi) | 13:00 (Singapore)]

Debate on the motion “This house believes that party appointed expert witnesses can remain truly independent”

Moderator:

  • Alessa Pang, Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

For the Motion:

  • Erin Eckhoff, Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Dimitrios Katsikis, Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Against the Motion:

  • Savani Gupte, Partner, Samvad Partners, Mumbai; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia
  • Rishabh Jogani, Partner, MRP Advisory, UAE; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

08:00 – 09:00

MENA
[10:00 Dubai]

Part I – Spinning the Wheel for MENA and Turkey!

(30 min)

Moderator:

  • John Lewis, Partner, Clyde and Co., Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East
  • Ceren Cakir, Founding Partner, ECC Law, Istanbul; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East  
  • Handover videos (Part 1) (5 min)

Part II – World Café (25 min)

3 Lounges:

Emergency Arbitrations and Interim Relief in MENA – Recent Trends

Host:

  • Amr Omran, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East    

Iura Novit Arbiter: Does the Arbitrator Know the Law? 

Host:

  • Illiass Segame, Lawyer, Segame & Partners, Casablanca; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

Diversity in International Arbitration: Building a More Inclusive Community 

Host:

  • Dara Sahab, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

09:00 -10:00

Europe
[10:00 Moscow]

How to build and develop a career in international arbitration: tips from former ICC YAF Representatives

Speakers:

  • Alina Sartogo, Associate, White & Case LLP, UK; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia
  • Marie Isabelle Delleur, Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, France, Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Moderator:

  • Samuel Pape, Associate, Latham & Watkins, UK; Incoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

10:00 – 11:00

MENA
[12:00 Dubai]

Part I – “Career Tips” Panel (35min)

Speakers:

  • Ahmed Ibrahim, Independent Arbitrator, Ibrahim ADR, Dubai
  • Sally Kotb, Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Dubai
  • Lara Hammoud, Senior Legal Counsel, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Pamela McDonald, Partner, Pinsent Masons, Doha
  • Andrew Woodward, Corporate Technical Director, Quantum Global Solutions, Qatar

Moderator:

  • Amel Al Aseeri, Partner, Zeenat Al Mansouri, Bahrain; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Saad Hegazy, MENA Regional Director Claims & Dispute Resolution, SCM, Doha; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

Handover videos (Part 2) (5min)

Part II – Fireside Chat (35min)

Guest:

  • Jean Pierre Harb, Partner, Jones Day, Paris

Interviewed by:

  • Rana Kahwagi, Senior Associate, Alem & Associates, Beirut; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

11:00 – 12:00

AFRICA
[09:00 Dakar/Accra | 10:00 Lagos | 12:00 Nairobi ]

FRENCH DEBATE: Quelle place pour la langue française dans l’arbitrage international ?

Speakers:

  • Mahamat Atteib, Counsel, Geni & Kébé Lawyers, Dakar; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Nesrine Roudane, Managing Partner, Roudane & Partner, Casablanca; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East  

Moderator:

  • Laetitia de Montalivet, Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR for Europe and Russia

An honest conversation about intergenerational Cooperation: are we missing?

  • Laura Alakija, Partner, Primera Africa Legal, Lagos; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Aurelia Kamga, Counsel, Chazai & Partners, Douala; ICC YAF Representative for Africa
  • Mercy Okiro, Independent Legal Consultant and Partner, Thuranira Okiro and Associates, Nairobi; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

12:00 – 13:00

MENA
[14:00 Dubai]

Part I – “How Much Do You Know About Me?” (35min)

Competition-Pairing Session with North Asia

MENA TEAM:

  • Dara Sahab, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Amr Omran, Associate, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Anthony Feghali, Associate, Al Bustany Law Firm, Doha; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Moein Naderi, Associate, Sheed Associate, Teheran; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Korkmaz Ozgecan, Senior Associate, Kabine Law Office, Istanbul; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East  

NORTH ASIA TEAM:

  • Hassan Ali, Senior Associate, Axis Law Chambers, Lahore; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Adela Mao, Barrister, Tower Chambers, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Maria Luisa Dominique D. Mauricio, Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, Makati City, ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Shul Park, Attorney, KIM & CHANG, Seoul; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Mariana Zhong, Partner, Huizhong Law Firm, Beijing

Part II – World Café (25 min)

2 Lounges:

The Future of Virtual Hearings in a Post-Pandemic World

Host:

  • Amr Omran, Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai, ICC YAF Representative for Middle East; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East   

Efficient Management of Construction Disputes: Tips from the ICC Report on Construction Industry Arbitrations

Host:

  • Illiass Segame, Lawyer, Segame & Partners, Casablanca; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

13:00 – 14:00

NORTH ASIA

Career Development Cross-Culture Dialogue - MENA Chapter & North Asia Chapter (40 min)

Moderator:

  • Donna Huang, Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia

Speakers:

  • Amel Al Aseeri, Partner, Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates, Manama; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East
  • Ceren Cakir, Partner, ECC Law Firm, Istanbul; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 
  • Inji Fathalla, Senior Associate, Shahid Law Firm, Cairo; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East
  • Mino Han, Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Kevin Hong, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Rana Kahwagi, Senior Associate, Alem & Partners, Beirut; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East
  • Naranbulag Khukhuu, Partner, Anderson & Anderson LLP, Ulaanbaatar; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Zaynab Penot, Senior Associate, ICLO Law Firm, Abu Dhabi; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East
  • Jay Santiago, General Counsel, Kyndryl, Manila; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia
  • Minli Tang, Senior Associate, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Group Zumba (5 min)

14:00 – 15:00

ICC Court President’s Speech

15:00 – 16:00

Virtual Cocktail


LATIN AMERICA

Ricardo Ampuero

Ex-President of the Special Commission to Represent the State in International Investment Disputes; Independent Consultant, Lima; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

Héctor Anaya Mondragón

Counsel, Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza and Enríquez, S.C., Mexico City, ICC YAF Representative for Latin America 2019-2021

Karla Andrade Quevedo

Judge, Constitutional Court of Ecuador, Quito

Francisco J. Batlle

Senior Associate, Squire Patton Boggs Peña Prieto Gamundi, Santo Domingo

Rodrigo Bordachar

Partner, Bordachar & Meneses Abogados, Santiago de Chile

Israel Campero

Vocal Constitucional, Tribunal Departamental de La Paz, La Paz

André Luiz de Mendonça Cavalcanti

Legal Counsel, Global Litigation, Shell Brasil, Rio de Janeiro

Paul Di Pietro

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

María Verónica Duarte (moderator)

Lawyer, MVD Alternative Dispute Resolution, Montevideo; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

Valeria Galíndez

Partner, Galíndez Arb, Sao Paulo

Alejandro Linares

Judge, Constitutional Court of Colombia, Bogotá

Carmen Martinez Lopez

Partner, Three Crowns, London

Mariana Martins-Costa Ferreira
(moderator)

Attorney, Tavares Guerreiro Advogados, São Paulo; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

Vera Cecilia Monteiro de Barros

Partner, Selma Lemes Advogados, Sao Paulo

Christa Mueller García

Founding Partner, Mueller Abogados S.C., Mexico City

Lucía Olavarría

Partner, Quiñones Alayza Abogados, Lima; ICC YAF Representative for Latin America

André Rodrigues Junqueira

Attorney General of the State of Sao Paulo, Procuradoria Geral do Estado de São Paulo

Ana Serra e Moura

Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Ignacio Zapiola

Manager of Litigation and International Affairs, YPF S.A., Buenos Aires

NORTH AMERICA

Gary Benton

Arbitrator and Mediator; Founder and Chairman of Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center; Adjunct Faculty, Santa Clara University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law, Palo Alto

Jeffery Commission

Director, Burford Capital, Washington DC

Peter Durning

Senior Counsel, Boeing, Los Angeles; ICC YAF Representative for North America

Michael Kotrly

Barrister, One Essex Court, London

Dr. Margie-Lys Jaime

Counsel, Ministry of Finance, Panama

Silvia Marchili

Partner, White & Case, Miami

Alexandra Mitretodis

Associate, Fasken, Vancouver

Eric Morgan

Partner, Kushneryk Morgan LLP, Toronto

Juan Pomes (moderator)

Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington DC; ICC YAF Representative for North America

Jocelyn Turnbull Wallace

Associate, McCarthy Tetrault, Calgary; ICC YAF Representative for North America

Juliana de Valdenebro (moderator)

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Miami; ICC YAF Representative for North America

Mary Kate Wagner

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration (SICANA, Inc.), New York

Katia Yannaca-Small

Lecturer in Law, USC Gould School of Law; Independent Counsel and Arbitrator, Los Angeles

SOUTH ASIA

Arthi Anbalagan

Senior Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Kabir Barat

Foreign Legal Associate, DLA Piper, Perth; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Aanchal Basur

Partner, AB Law, New Delhi; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Grace Chaw

Advocate and Solicitor, Grace Chaw & Co., Sabah; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich

Attorney-at-Law, Tilleke & Gibbins, Bangkok; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Erin Eckhoff

Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Varun Ghosh

Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers, Perth

Savani Gupte

Partner, SAMVĀD Partners, Mumbai; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Sayed Hamidullah Hashemi

Head of Legal Affairs, Policy and ADR, ICC Afghanistan; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Yasith Hirimburegama

Attorney at Law, Sri Lanka; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Sameer Jain

Partner, PSL Advocates & Solicitors, New Delhi; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Rishabh Jogani

Partner, MRP Advisory, UAE; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Dimitrios Katsikis

Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Akshay Kishore

Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Nikki Krisadtyo

Dispute Resolution Senior Associate, UMBRA, Jakarta; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Vikas Mahendra

Partner, Keystone Partners, Bengaluru; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Vivekananda Neelakantan

Partner (Foreign Law), Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Karen Ng Gek Suan

Partner, Azman Davidson & Co, Kuala Lumpur; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Alessa Pang

Partner, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Dyah Ayu Paramita

Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells DNFP, Jakarta; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Carmel Proudfoot

Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright, Perth; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Kshipra Pyare

Associate (Dispute Resolution), AK Law Chambers, Chennai; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

Pralakorn Siwawej

Senior Associate, Weerawong C&P, Bangkok

Hui Wen Tan

Senior Associate, Skrine, Kuala Lumpur; ICC YAF Representative for South Asia

NORTH ASIA

Hassan Ali

Senior Associate, Axis Law Chambers, Lahore; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Alison Chang

Equity partner, iADR, Taipei; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Mino Han

Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Kevin Hong

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Donna Huang

Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, North Asia

Eriko Kadota

Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Naranbulag Khukhuu

Partner, Anderson & Anderson LLP, Ulaanbaatar; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Adela Mao

Barrister, Tower Chambers, Hong Kong; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Maria Luisa Dominique D. Mauricio

Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, Makati City, ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Shul Park

Attorney, KIM & CHANG, Seoul; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Diane Zhu Peng

Partner, Fangda Partners, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Jay Santiago

General Counsel, Kyndryl, Manila; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Cameron Sim

International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong ; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Minli Tang

Senior Associate, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Kieu Anh Vu

Founding & Managing Partner, KAV Lawyers, Ho Chi Minh City; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Ying Wu

Of Counsel, TianTong Law Firm, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Alex Yuan

Lawyer, Anjie Law Firm, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

Mariana Zhong

Partner, Huizhong Law Firm, Beijing; ICC YAF Representative for North Asia

AFRICA

Laura Alakija

Partner, Primera Africa Legal, Lagos; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Mahamat Atteib

Counsel, Geni & Kébé Lawyers, Dakar; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Pascoal Justino Bie

Associate, TTA Sociedade de Advogados, Maputo; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Chloe de Jager

Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons Africa LLP, Johannesburg; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Diamana Diawara

Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR for Africa

Omakwu Marx Ikongbeh

Principal/Founder at Everlaw Associates, Abuja ; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Aurelia Kamga

Counsel, Chazai & Partners, Douala; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Aicha Mane

Managing Director, Ayana Strategy Limited, Consultancy Firm, Dakar; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Perenami Momodu

Partner, ǼLEX (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND ARBITRATORS), Lagos; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Albert Mukasa

Managing Partner at M&K Advocates – advocate lawyer and arbitrator, Kampala; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Mame Ama Esaama Orleans-Lindsay

Associate Lawyer, LithurBrew & Company, Accra; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Mercy Okiro

Independent Legal Consultant and Partner, Thuranira Okiro and Associates, Nairobi; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

Tabitha Joy Raore

Senior Associate | Litigation Department Anjarwalla & Khanna LLP, Nairobi; ICC YAF Representative for Africa

EUROPE

Marina Akchurina

Independent Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Russia; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Naomi Briercliffe

Counsel, Allen & Overy, UK; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Laetitia de Montalivet

Regional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR for Europe and Russia 

Marie Isabelle Delleur

Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, France, Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Stefan Dudas

Senior in-house lawyer, Assystem, France

Ian Kayanakis

General Counsel & M&A Director, SEGULA Technologies, France

Ioana Knoll-Tudor

Partner, Jeantet, France; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Greg Lourie

Associate, Cleary Gottlieb, France; Incoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Samuel Pape

Associate, Latham & Watkins, UK; Incoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Katharina Riedl

Country Head of Legal, Implenia, Austria

Alina Sartogo

Associate, White & Case LLP, UK; Outcoming ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Kirill Udovichenko

Partner, Monastyrsky Zyuba Stepanov & Partners, Russia

Alexandra Wintrebert

Senior Manager, Alvarez Marshal, France

MENA

Amel Al Aseeri
(Moderator)

Partner, Zeenat Al Mansouri, Bahrain; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Ceren Cakir

Founding Partner, ECC Law, Istanbul; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Inji Fathalla

Senior Associate, Shahid Law Firm, Cairo; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Anthony Feghali

Associate, Al Bustany Law Firm, Doha; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Lara Hammoud

Senior Legal Counsel, ADNOC, Abu Dhabi; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Jean Pierre Harb

Partner, Jones Day, Paris

Saad Hegazy

MENA Regional Director Claims & Dispute Resolution, SCM, Doha; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Ahmed Ibrahim

Independent Arbitrator, Ibrahim ADR, Dubai

Rana Kahwagi

Senior Associate, Alem & Associates, Beirut; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Sally Kotb

Counsel, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Dubai

John Lewis

Partner, Clyde and Co., Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Pamela McDonald

Partner, Pinsent Masons, Doha

Moein Naderi

Associate, Sheed Associate, Teheran; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Amr Omran

Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai, ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Korkmaz Ozgecan 

Senior Associate, Kabine Law Office, Istanbul; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East 

Zaynab Penot

Senior Associate, ICLO, Abu Dhabi; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Nesrine Roudane

Managing Partner, Roudane & Partner, Casablanca;  ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Dara Sahab

Associate, Squire Patton Boggs, Dubai; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Illiass Segame

Lawyer, Segame & Partners, Casablanca; ICC YAF Representative for Middle East

Andrew Woodward

Corporate Technical Director, Quantum Global Solutions, Qatar


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