ICC YAAF: Take the risk to play for a space

09 Feb 2024

San José Spanish
Start: 13:00 (Costa Rica) - End: 14:00 (Costa Rica)

Join us for an interview with young practitioners who have recently taken the risk into having a private practice. Learn how they have navigated the waters of being independent. They will share the pros and the cons and share practical tips for young practitioners that may be thinking of taking this risk.

This ICC YAAF event is organized at the occasion of the XV International Arbitration Congress of Costa Rica organized by ICC Costa Rica and ICC Dispute Resolution Services. 

(San José time zone)

13:00 – 13:05

Welcoming remarks

  • Silvia Trejos, ICC YAAF Representative for Latin America; Senior Associate, LPA Legal & Consulting, San José

13:05 – 13:50

Navigating the waters of being independent

  • Paola Aldrete Rivas, Partner, Aldrete Arbitration, Mexico City 
  • Rafael Rincón, ICC YAAF Representative for Latin America; Partner, Rincón Castro Abogados, Bogotá

13:50 – 14:00

Q & A Session

Paola Aldrete Rivas

Partner, Aldrete Arbitration, Mexico City 

Sebastián Ayala Caamaño

Associate, Sfera Legal, San José

Rafael Rincón

ICC YAAF Representative for Latin America; Partner, Rincón Castro Abogados, Bogotá

Date and venue

Hotel Real Intercontinental
In Front Of Multiplaza San Jose 11856-1000 Costa Rica

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Registration fees

Free of charge, however prior registration is required

Working language Spanish




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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