ICC YAAF: Weaving Connection, Maintaining Engagement - The Chennai Edition

23 Mar 2024

Chennai English
Start: 10:00 AM (Indian Standard Time) - End: 16:30 PM (Indian Standard Time)

Join us for the Chennai Edition of our successful networking event series ‘ICC YAAF: Weaving Connection, Maintaining Engagement’ to foster long lasting connections between young practitioners in India and share insights on building a career in the industry.

The event will begin with two (2) roundtable-format interactive networking sessions amongst groups of arbitration and ADR practitioners. Participants will be paired with a different group for both sessions, with each group consisting of a mix of seven (7) to eight (8) practitioners who possess zero (0) to fifteen (15) years of PQE (post-qualification experience), to encourage the exchange of diverse experiences and perspectives on the specified themes. 

The roundtables will be followed by a panel discussion by senior practitioners on emerging issues in arbitration and ADR. This event aims to facilitate a free flow of thoughts and ideas among young and emerging practitioners, who will each have a role to play in the way that the field of arbitration evolves and shapes up in the coming years. 

(Indian Standard Time)




First Roundtable 

Theme for discussion: Arbitration as a dedicated career versus maintaining an arbitration practice alongside your litigation practice 


Coffee Break


Second Roundtable 

Theme for Discussion: Lessons for Arbitration from litigation 


Lunch Break 


Panel Discussion: The Indian Arbitration & Conciliation Act - A Synergy Between Legislative Intent and Judicial Innovation 


Networking Hour 

P. Giridharan

Advocate, Madras High Court, Chennai

Thriyambak J. Kannan

Partner, Khaitan & Co, Chennai

Shruti Khanijow

Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, Chennai

Preeti Mohan

Founding Partner, J&M Legal, Chennai

Hon’ble Justice Mr. Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy

Judge, Madras High Court

R. Sankaranarayanan

Senior Advocate, Madras High Court, Chennai

Elizabeth Seshadri

Partner, Iyer & Thomas, Chennai

Hema Srinivasan

Advocate, HSA Legal, Chennai

Hon’ble Justice Mr. M. Sundar

Judge, Madras High Court, Chennai

Karthik Sundaram

Founder, Karthik Law Chambers, Chennai

S. Arjun Suresh

Partner, Dua Associates, Chennai


Taj Connemara, Chennai Binny Rd, Anna Salai, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002, India

Ms Kshipra Pyare

ICC YAAF Representative for South Asia 


Ms Shania Elias

Deputy Director, Arbitration & ADR, India, ICC Dispute Resolution Service


ICC DRS South Asia 





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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