ICC YAF: Favor Arbitrandum - More than a motto ?

04 Oct 2019

Brussels English
This event is free of charge, however prior registration is required.

What does it mean to be “pro-arbitration” or to apply a “pro-arbitration bias” and what purpose is or should be achieved by or through such a principle or policy?

The aim of this event is to offer a broad but thorough overview of the various aspects which may be considered to be based on or affected by the principle of favor arbitrandum, following what can be considered the lifeline of international (commercial) arbitration proceedings: from the scope, effectiveness and validity of arbitration agreements, to the rules applicable throughout the arbitration procedure (analysed from the perspective of users, arbitral institutions, arbitrators and counsel), and concluding with considerations regarding the impact of the so-called “pro-arbitration bias” in recognition and enforcement proceedings.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under (yet, everyone interested in the subject is welcome): 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.




Welcome and opening remarks


Keynote speech by Prof. dr. Olivier Caprasse (Caprasse law firm)


Panel discussion


Conclusive remarks


Cocktail reception

Olivier Caprasse

Professor at Université de Liège (ULiège) and Brussels (ULB); Partner at Olivier Caprasse law firm; Member of the ICC Court

Clément Fouchard

Reed Smith, Paris

Marily Paralika

Fieldfisher, Paris

Jasmine Rayée

Loyens & Loeff, Brussels

Benjamin Siino

Shearman & Sterling, Paris


Loyens & Loeff Brussels

Avenue de Tervueren 2 / Tervurenlaan 2, B-1040

Brussels, Belgium 

To register for the event, please contact:

Sarah Rootsaert

Practice Manager

Loyens & Loeff Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 773 23 18