ICC YAAF - The Future of International Arbitration

18 Oct 2022

Athens English
Start: 13.30 (CEST) | 14.30 (Athens)

Keen to know what lies ahead in international arbitration? This event is a unique opportunity to participate in a lively discussion on current challenges and future trends with authoritative members of the international arbitration community.

The event will open with a keynote address on the future of international arbitration by Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General,ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services. Then, two panels, one of general counsel and one of practitioners, will discuss current issues for users and how they expect international arbitration to evolve in order to resolve them. Both panels will be structured as roundtables. The event will end with networking drinks.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, arbitrators, in-house counsel (including those working for public entities or the State), academics and experts involved and/or interested in ICC arbitration as well as students who would like to pursue a career in arbitration.

14:30-15:00

Check in

15:00-15:10

Welcome remarks and presentation of ICC YAAF  

  • Fabio G. Santacroce, ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Senior Associate, ArbLit, Milan

15:10-15:40

Keyonote Address 

  •  Alexander G. Fessas,  Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

15:40-16:40

What do we need and expect from arbitration? The clients’ perspective 

Moderator: 

  • Eleni Serifi, Associate, Rothorn Legal, Zurich   

Speakers: 

  • Marios Andrikopoulos, Legal Director, Elpedison S.A., Athens 
  • John A. Apsouris, General Counsel, Helleniq Energy Holdings S.A, Athens 
  • Eugenia Papathanasopoulou, Director Legal Affairs & Secretary to the BoD, Athens International Airport S.A., Spata Attikis 
  • Panagiotis Skouris, Head of Legal Department Middle East and Romania Aktor S.A., Ellaktor Group, Bucharest 
  • Efstathia Vatali, Head of the Legal Department, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A., Athens

16:40-17:00

Coffee break

17:00-18:00

How to make arbitration work for clients? The practitioners’ answer 

Moderator: 

  • Faidon Varesis Associate, Teaching Fellow and Post-Doc Researcher, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School

Speakers: 

  • Angélica André, Associate, White & Case LLP, Paris 
  • Eirini-Stella Leptourgou, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration 
  • Alexander Leventhal, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris 
  • Emmanouil MavrantonakisAssociate, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Athens
  • Allison Torline, Counsel, Busse Disputes, Frankfurt am Main

18:00-18:15

Closing Remarks

18:15-19:30

Networking drinks

Angélica  André

Associate, White & Case LLP, Paris

Marios  Andrikopoulos

Legal Director, Elpedison S.A., Athens

John A.  Apsouris

General Counsel, Helleniq Energy Holdings S.A, Athens

Alexander G.  Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Eirini-Stella  Leptourgou

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Alexander  Leventhal

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Paris

Emmanouil  Mavrantonakis

Associate, Zepos & Yannopoulos, Athens

Eugenia  Papathanasopoulou

Director Legal Affairs & Secretary to the BoD, Athens International Airport S.A., Spata Attikis

Fabio G.  Santacroce

ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Senior Associate, ArbLit, Milan

Eleni  Serifi

Associate, Rothorn Legal, Zurich

Panagiotis  Skouris

Head of Legal Department Middle East and Romania Aktor S.A., Ellaktor Group, Bucharest

Allison  Torline

Counsel, Busse Disputes, Frankfurt am Main

Faidon  Varesis

Teaching Fellow and Post-Doc Researcher, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Law School

Efstathia  Vatali

Head of the Legal Department, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A., Athens

Working language English
Registration  Free of charge 
Venue Nomiki Bibliothiki, Mavromichali 23, 106 80, Athens, Greece

For further information, please contact:

Fabio G. Santacroce

ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Senior Associate, ArbLit, Milan 

Tel. + 39 02 8425 4810 

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