ICC YAF: Careers in International Arbitration

22 Nov 2019

Belgrade English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event to spark a lively debate on careers in international commercial arbitration, perspectives and challenges of under 40 arbitration practitioners.

Panelists from different backgrounds will share their experience dealing with different roles a young arbitration practitioner may play in the proceedings - counsel, expert witness, tribunal secretary, legal counsel in arbitral institution and arbitrator.

Join us to share your experience, learn about best practices and receive practical tips on how to develop a career in international arbitration.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under (yet, everyone interested in the subject is welcome): counsel, arbitrators, experts, corporate counsel or academics.

The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network.




Welcome Remarks

  • Sebastiano Nessi, Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva, Switzerland, ICC YAF Representative



  • Sara Pendjer and Nenad Kovačević


  • Benjamin Gottlieb
  • Minu Gvardjančić
  • Senka Mihaj
  • Sonja Otenhajmer
  • Dalibor Valinčić


Key Note

  • Daniela Karollus-Bruner



Benjamin Gottlieb

Senior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich, Switzerland

Minu Gvardjančić

Senior Associate, Karanovic & Partners, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Daniela Karollus-Bruner

Partner, CMS Vienna, Austria

Nenad Kovačević

Senior Associate, CMS Belgrade, Serbia

Senka Mihaj

Partner, MIM, Belgrade, Serbia

Sonja Otenhajmer

Associate, CMS Vienna, Austria

Sara Pendjer

Senior Associate, NST law, Belgrade, Serbia

Dalibor Valinčić

Partner, Wolf Theiss, Zagreb, Croatia


CMS Belgrade, Krunska 73,

Belgrade, Serbia

For further information, please contact:

Nenad Kovacevic

Senior Associate

Tel. +381 64 4020 160