ICC YAF: To challenge or not to challenge?

19 Mar 2020

Cusco Spanish

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum is being organized at the occasion of the VII Congreso Internacional de Arbitraje, Abastecimiento y Construcción by the Asociación Zambrano scheduled to take place in Cusco on 19-21 March.

The debate will focus on analyzing the standards applied by Arbitration Centres to solve challenges to arbitrators. From a critical point of view, we will discuss if there is a need for more transparency and predictability. The panelists will share their experiences on deciding whether or not to challenge an arbitrator.

17:30 – 18:00

Registration and welcome coffee

18:00 – 18:15

Welcoming Remarks

  • Karina Zambrano

18:15 – 19:45


Roundtable on:

(i)What situations that should lead to accepting a challenge are not mentioned in the IBA Rules on Conflict of Interest?

(ii)What conclusions can be drawn, from the decisions that have been made public by different arbitration institutions, regarding challenges to arbitrators?

(iii)Should decisions regarding challenges to arbitrators be published? Is there a need for more predictability?

(iv)To challenge or not to challenge? Have you faced a situation in which you faced grounds to challenge but decided not to?

(v)The new Sworn Statement in arbitrations against the State. What to expect?

Moderated by:

  • Lucía Olavarría

19:45 – 20:00

Q & A Session

20:00 – 20:15

Conclusions and closing remarks

  • Karina Zambrano

Alonso Bedoya

Àrbitro Independiente, Lima

Mayra Bryce Alberti

Payet Rey Cauvi Peréz Abogados, Lima

Ángela Cámara

Estudio Echecopar in association with Baker McKenzie, Lima

Luis Alonso Navarro

Miranda & Amado Abogados, Lima

Lucía Olavarría

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America, Lima

Karina Zambrano

Asociación Zambrano (Cusco)


Hotel Aranwa

Calle San Juan de Dios 255, Centro Histórico, Cusco 

For further information, please contact:

Katherine Lievano

Project Manager

Tel. +507 385 7420


Institutional Sponsors