ICC YAAF: Five Things to Think About When Initiating Your Arbitration

29 Nov 2023

Washington D.C. English
Start: 18.15 (ET) || End: 19:30 (ET)

Join us during Washington Arbitration Week for an interactive roundtable discussion focused on common issues practitioners face when commencing an arbitration, and the best ways to address them.

Panelists will provide five practical and strategic tips for how to best plan for and initiate an arbitration—and avoid common pitfalls. For example, what should be your strategic considerations when drafting a request for arbitration? And how should client expectations and settlement considerations influence your pre-arbitration planning? Time will also be reserved for questions from the audience.


Open to those aged 40 and under, YAAF provides opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services.

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Five Things to Think About When Initiating Your Arbitration


  • Diogo Manuel Pereira, Partner, De Almeida Pereira PLLC, Washington, D.C; ICC YAAF Representative for North America.



  • Ankita Ritwick, Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn, Washington D.C.
  • Tatiana Sainati, Partner, Wiley Rein, Washington D.C.
  • Mike Losco, Associate, Dechert LLP, New York
  • Juan Pedro Pomés, Senior Associate, Freshfields, Washington D.C.
Mike Losco Associate, Dechert LLP, New York
Juan Pedro Pomés Senior Associate, Freshfields, Washington D.C.
Ankita Ritwick Of Counsel, Gibson Dunn, Washington D.C.
Tatiana Sainati Partner, Wiley Rein, Washington D.C.
Venue Dechert LLP

1900 K St NW

Washington, DC



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What is ICC YAAF?

What is ICC YAAF?


At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can shape the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF organises a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners.

Learn more about ICC YAAF  | Join the network

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