ICC YAAF: Picking the right arbitrator for you

18 May 2023

Online English
Start: 13:30 (AWST) | 7:30 (CEST) | 15:30 (AEST) || End: 14:45 (AWST) | 8:45 (CEST) | 16:45 (AEST)

Facing a legal dispute and considering arbitration as an alternative to the court system? If so, it is essential to select the right arbitrator to ensure a fair and impartial resolution to your case.

In this event, our experienced panel will guide you through the process of picking an arbitrator and what to look for to ensure that your case is handled properly. The panel will cover topics such as:

  • Understanding the role of an arbitrator in resolving disputes.
  • Factors to consider when choosing an arbitrator, such as their experience and expertise in your specific area of dispute.
  • How to research and vet potential arbitrators to ensure they have the necessary qualifications and a reputation for impartiality.
  • Tips for negotiating and drafting an arbitration agreement that covers the selection process clearly.

Whether you are an individual, a business owner, or a legal professional in the early stages of your career, this event is designed to help you make an informed decision when selecting an arbitrator. Join us to gain valuable insights and practical advice on navigating the arbitration process.

Admission is free and open to the public. Register today to secure your spot and learn how to choose the right arbitrator for your dispute.

Who should attend?

The event is intended for young practitioners and in-house counsel in construction companies, as well as state representatives. 

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

*Perth Time Zone

13:30-16:45 Panel discussion

Kabir Barat

Solicitor, DLA Piper, Perth

Tom French

Partner, MinterEllison, Perth

Katie Mead

Partner, Jones Day, Perth

Rodolphe Ruffié-Farrugia

Senior Associate, Clifford Chance, Perth

Anne Wang

Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Hong Kong



Working language English

Kabir Barat

Solicitor, DLA Piper Australia


Erin Eckhoff

Senior Associate, King and Wood Mallesons


Rachel Chong

Assistant, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services