ICC YAAF: The Young Arbitrators’ Toolkit: Fostering Efficiency and Integrity in Arbitration

31 May 2024

Nairobi English with simultaneous interpretation into French and Portuguese
In-person: Start: 15:00 (EAT) | End: 18:30 (EAT) || Online/Hybrid events: Start: 15:30 (EAT), 14:30 (CEST), 12:30 (GMT) | End: 18:30 (EAT), 17:30 (CEST), 15:30 (GMT)

The 2024 Annual Conference of the ICC YAAF Africa Chapter will be taking place on the side of the 8th ICC Africa Conference for the first time in Nairobi, Kenya. Join us online or in-person for an insightful afternoon conference on the key issues for fostering efficiency and integrity in arbitration.

The ICC YAAF Africa Chapter Conference has established a reputation for discussing topics that are evolving and relevant in international arbitration. This year, the conference seeks to consider essential issues for fostering efficiency and integrity in international arbitration. The first panel will consider common matters arising in complex arbitrations such as multi-party and jurisdictional issues and how to address them. Thereafter, the second panel will discuss the balance between ensuring transparency in proceedings and maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of the parties and how this has been treated by the courts in different African jurisdictions.

This must attend event is aimed to young legal practitioners interested in arbitration and ADR in general and wishing to learn more about this topic.

(Nairobi Time Zone)

15:00 - 15:30

Registration and networking

15:30 -  15:35

Introduction – About ICC YAAF

15:35 - 16:50

Panel 1: Navigating Complex Arbitrations – Dealing with Jurisdictional Challenges and Multi-Party Issues

Join us to unlock the secrets of navigating complex arbitrations, where we demystify the complexities of jurisdictional issues, joinder and multi-party hurdles.

16:50 - 17:05

Coffee Break

17:05 - 18:20

Panel 2: Balancing Act: Transparency and Confidentiality in International Arbitration

In a world where global business and legal practices intersect, the delicate equilibrium between transparency and confidentiality becomes a pivotal arena of debate and decision-making. This gripping session promises to unravel the complex tapestry that weaves together the demands for openness and and the imperative need for privacy in arbitration proceedings.

18:20 - 18:30

Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks



Speakers to be announced shortly.


In-person attendance:

Emara Ole Sereni Hotel

Conveniently located off Mombasa Road and at the junction of southern bypass.

P. O Box 18187 – 00500,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel.: +254 732 191 000


Online attendance: The zoom link will be provided upon registration.

First name, Name



Wambui G Muigai

ICC YAAF Representative; Associate, Dispute Resolution, Mohammed Muigai LLP, Nairobi



Mame Esaama Orleans-Lindsay

ICC YAAF Representative; Legal Advisor, Tullow Ghana Limited



Perenami Momodu

ICC YAAF Representative; Consultant, International Arbitration, Gateley Legal, Lagos





What is ICC YAAF?

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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