ICC YAF: Participation of amicus curiae - in international arbitration

11 Nov 2019

Miami English

This ICC YAF conference is being organized at the occasion of the 17th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration. It will focus on amicus curiae, its use, lessons and regulations.

Who should attend?                  

This conference 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.


Participants registration


Welcoming remarks


Discussion on amicus curiae: its use, lessons and regulations

  • The intervention of amicus curiae in commercial arbitration: New Trends
  • Legal Standard Applicable to amicus curiae participation under the ICC Rules: Who can be labelled a "friend of the court”?  
  • Convenience of amicus curiae: advantages and pitfalls
  • How the issue of amicus curiae is regulated in the ICC Rules of Arbitration: The scope of article 25.3. Experiences and lessons learned from recent ICC experiences.
  • Duties & Powers of the Arbitral Tribunals Regarding Amicus Briefs. Approaches to Unsolicited Evidence in Amicus Curiae briefs
  • Confidentiality and Privacy of the Arbitration: A limit to amicus curiae effectiveness


Q & A Session


Concluding remarks

Marcela Kohlbach

Leste Litigation Finance, Rio de Janeiro

Alberto Madero

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Refinería de Cartagena, Bogotá

Patrick W. Pearsall

Jenner & Block, Washington D.C.


The Mandarin Oriental Miami
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL, United States

For further information, please contact: 

Katherine Lievano

Project Manager

Tel. +507 385 7420