ICC YAAF: Illegality – The Set-Aside Court Perspective

28 Jun 2023

Frankfurt English
Start: 19:00 (CEST) | End: 21:00 (CEST)

Join us in Frankfurt for this exciting discussion around seminal decisions by set-aside and enforcements courts regarding corruption and illegality in investor-State arbitration!

The last years have witnessed multiple seminal decisions by set-aside and enforcement courts in the most important European arbitration jurisdiction regarding corruption and illegality in investor-State arbitrations. The event will involve practitioners summarising the recent developments in French, English and Swiss courts and an interactive discussion about further uncertainties and new frontiers. The event will take place during the Frankfurt Investment Moot 2023.

Who should attend? 

  • Students interested in arbitration;
  • Academics;
  • Lawyers specialised in dispute resolution or interested in arbitration;
  • In-house counsel;
  • Teams and arbitrators participating in the Frankfurt Investment Moot 2023 are encouraged to 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.


What is ICC YAAF?

At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can mould 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

(Frankfurt Time Zone)




Opening remarks


Panel discussion: Corruption and Illegality – The Set-Aside and Enforcement Court Perspective

  • Dr. Claudia Cavicchioli, Counsel, Linklaters, Paris
  • Courtney Fourner, Associate, Lalive, Geneva
  • Katrina Limond, Senior Associate, Allen & Overy, London
  • Dr. Maximilian Pika, Partner, Aurelius Cotta, Frankfurt


Closing remarks

Dr. Claudia Cavicchioli

Counsel, Linklaters, Paris

Courtney Fourner

 Associate, Lalive, Geneva

Katrina Limond

Katrina Limond, Allen & Overy, London

Dr. Maximilian Pika

Partner, Aurelius Cotta, Frankfurt


University of Frankfurt, Theodor-Adorno-Platz 1, Frankfurt, Germany

Sanitary Protocol: none

First name, Name



Paul Hauser

ICC YAAF Representative for Europe, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Frankfurt


Sophia Zaia

Executive Assistant, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Dispute Resolution Services, Europe