ICC YAF: Networking Breakfast - Notable Career Transitions in ADR

12 Jun 2022

Riga English
09:00 (CEST) | 10:00 (Riga)

ICC YAF is delighted to host a networking breakfast focused on the inspiring stories of the leading arbitration and other ADR practitioners who challenged the assumptions about the typical path to a successful career in dispute resolution - followed their passions - and dared to make a career-transitioning decision.

Join our networking breakfast event for a chance to mingle with fellow Baltic Arbitration Days participants over morning coffee and learn what it takes to make a career transition in dispute resolution.

The event will cover three inspiring stories:  

  • Gisela Knuts, who stunned the Northern European market by announcing her departure from her role as head of Roschier’s Helsinki office to practise as an independent arbitrator;
  • Olga Hamama, who, after a successful career with one of the Big Law firms in Germany, co-founded a boutique law firm V29 Legal and most recently co-founded the United For Ukraine, which is an international NGO that leverages the power of technology, knowledge, network and unprecedented spirit of Ukrainians to provide emergency relief and to rebuild a new strong Ukraine, the cradle of Contemporary Democracy and Modern Economy.
  • Eveli Lume, who will share tips on ‘career multitasking’ and managing different hats: of a lawyer, lecturer, mentor, manager and a mum, while keeping sane. Eveli will also talk about becoming a partner before 40 outside of your home jurisdiction.

*Riga Time Zone

10:00-10:20

Morning Coffee

10:20-10:30

Welcoming remarks

10:30-11:30

Discussion:

  • 10:30-10:45 - Gisela Knuts discussing her experience and opening up about the challenges related to leaving her role as head of Roschier’s Helsinki office to practise as an independent arbitrator;
  • 10:45-11:00 - Olga Hamama revealing her secret recipe for combining her legal work, legal start-up and pro-bono activities and how she came up with the idea to co-found V29 Legal;
  • 11:00-11:15 - Eveli Lume sharing tips on ‘career multitasking’ and managing different hats: of a lawyer, lecturer, mentor, manager and a mum, while keeping sane.
  • 11:15-11:30- Q&A and closing remarks.

Moderators:

  • Denis Parchajev, ICC YAF Representative for Europe; Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius
  • Alicja Zielińska-Eisen, ICC Representative for Europe; Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw

11:30-12:00

Snacks & networking session

Olga Hamama

Founder and Partner, V29 Legal, Frankfurt am Main

Gisela Knuts

Partner, Roschier, Helsinki

Eveli Lume

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, Berlin

Denis Parchajev (Moderator)

ICC YAF Representative for Europe; Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius, Vilnius

Alicja Zielińska-Eisen (Moderator)

ICC Representative for Europe; Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw

Date and venue

12 June 2022

Venue: Restorāns Rosemarine,

Blaumaņa iela 28-1,

Rīga, LV-1011

Working language English
Registration Free of charge

For further information, please contact:

Denis Parchajev

Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius

Organiser

Sponsors

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