ICC YAAF: Getting started in arbitration - Sharing experiences

20 Nov 2023

Tunis French
Start: 17:30(CET) - End: 19:00 (CET)

Join us in Tunis for this new session of the "Passing on the baton" ICC YAAF Champions Centenary Series. Experts will share with young arbitration practitioners their respective experiences, the challenges they face and reflag the pitfalls to avoid to succeed as counsel in arbitration.


Through sharing experiences of young arbitration practitioners, you will learn about the specificities and challenges of arbitration consulting and discover the tools that will set you on the path to success. This conference, organised in collaboration with ICC Tunisia, Ifriqya Arbitration Forum and Conseil Bancaire et Financier (CBF), is aimed at law students, young jurists, and lawyers who want to learn about the practice of arbitration consulting.

Who should attend?

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.



Welcome address

  • Hend Turki, ICC YAAF Representative for Africa; Lawyer, Al Ajeri Lawyers (DLA Piper), Tunis 


Knowledge sharing session on ICC procedures

  • Diamana Diawara, Regional Director,, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

17:55 – 19:00

Getting started in Arbitration: the do’s and don’ts for young practitioners

  • Moderator: Pierre Daureu, Partner, Talex International Law Firm, Paris
  • Amira Fatma Abdallah, Lawyer, Abdelly & Associates Law Firm, Tunis
  • Zied Gallala, Managing Partner, Gallala Law Firm,Tunis
  • Raoudha Hidri, Associate, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis

Amira Fatma Abdallah

Lawyer, Abdelly & Associates Law Firm, Tunis

Pierre Daureu

Partner, Talex International Law Firm, Paris

Diamana Diawara

Director, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Zied Gallala

Managing Partner, Gallala Law Firm, Tunis

Rawdha Hidri

Associate, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis


La Maison du Banquier

13, avenue Khereddine Pacha 1002, Tunis, Tunisia

For further information, please contact:

Hend Turki

ICC YAAF Representative for Africa ; Lawyer, Al Ajeri Lawyers (DLA Piper), Tunis





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.

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