ICC YAAF & YAAP: Young Approaches to Arbitration

23 Mar 2024

Vienna English
Start: 10.00 (CET) - End: 14:00 (CET)

Get ready for an exciting twist at the traditional ICC YAAF & YAAP joint conference, amidst the prestigious 31st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot!

Prepare to be captivated by an invigorating keynote speech, setting the stage for an interactive exploration of cross-examining witnesses in a mock arbitration setting. Leave the textbooks behind and transform theory into practice. 

Our stellar and diverse panel of arbitration practitioners will guide you through the intricacies of cross examination, offering invaluable insights and practical tips to ensure you excel in front of every tribunal.

As always, this ICC YAAF & YAAP event will be an ideal forum for Vis Moot students and young practitioners to exchange knowledge, share their experiences and expand their network. 

Who should attend

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.

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome coffee and registration

10:30 - 10:40

Welcoming remarks

  • Tamara Manasijevic, ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Attorney at Law, ARP, Vienna 

10.40 - 11:10

Keynote speech

  • Helmut Ortner, Managing Partner, Paragon Advocacy, Vienna

11:10 - 12:30

Interrogating truth – the ultimate cross-examination toolkit


  • Stephanie Rohmann, Advisory Board Member, YAAP; Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Vienna


  • Matteo Angelini, Counsel, WilmerHale, London
  • Petra Pataki, Of Counsel, Queritius, Budapest
  • Marlene Sauer, Associate, Busse Disputes, Frankfurt
  • Mélanie Riofrio Piché, Partner, Riofrio-IDR, Madrid


Closing remarks

  • Sonja Otenhajmer, Advisory Board Member, YAAP; Partner, CMS, Vienna



Matteo Angelini

Counsel, WilmerHale, London

Helmut Ortner

Managing Partner, Paragon Advocacy, Vienna

Petra Pataki

Of Counsel, Queritius, Budapest

Mélanie Riofrio Piché

Partner, Riofrio-IDR, Madrid

Stephanie Rohmann

Advisory Board Member, YAAP; Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Vienna

Marlene Sauer

Associate, Busse Disputes, Frankfurt


Großer Festsaal, University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1, 1010 Vienna, Austria

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For further information, please contact:

Tamara Manasijevic


Representative; Attorney at Law, ARP, Vienna

+43 1 89 04



Sonja Otenhajmer

YAAP Advisory Board Member

+43 1 40443 5400





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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