ICC YAF: Institutional Versus Ad-Hoc Arbitration

30 Nov 2019

Colombo English

This YAF seminar will focus on key areas such as how to advise parties on deciding whether arbitration should be institutional or ad-hoc, depending on the nature and complexity of the dispute envisaged.

The panel will engage in an overall discussion on the pros and cons of institutional Arbitrations and ad-hoc Arbitrations with a Sri Lankan perspective. Additionally, the panel will discuss services offered by domestic institutions which facilitate arbitrations in Sri Lanka with international arbitration institutions such as the ICC.

The panel will also discuss whether domestic institutions should be more extensive in respect of their rules and matters related to costs, administration of evidence, time durations, discretionary powers given to arbitrators in making orders to overcome delay and also promote single arbitrator appointments considering the quantum and complexity of the dispute.

This event is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, 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 in the region.


Institutional Versus Ad-Hoc Arbitration


Cabral Harsha

Member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, Paris.

Fernando Shanil

Secretary - Attorney –at- Law, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Sri Lanka

Philips Dinal

 President’s Counsel

Premathiratne Nishan

Attorney -at- Law, ICC YAFRepresentative for the South Asia Chapter

The Blue Water Hotel And Spa
Thalpitiya Bridge, Wadduwa 12560, Sri Lanka

Travel info: 
Thalpitiya ,Wadduwa,Sri Lanka
Tel : +94 (0) 38 2235067-8

For further information, please contact:

Krishan Fernandopulle

Attorney-at- Law

Tel. +94-779128109

Oshani Wijewardena

Attorney-at- Law

Tel. +94-772671459