ICC YAF on assistance to Ukrainian lawyers in difficult times

14 Apr 2022

Online English
17:00 (CEST) I 18:00 (EEST)

Interested in making a tangible impact on the situation in Ukraine beyond donating to the right cause? Join this ICC YAF event to learn about the running initiatives focused on getting young Ukrainian lawyers out of harm’s way and pairing them with law firms that can offer temporary placement and/or other support.

This ICC YAF event aims to spread the word about the different modes of much-needed assistance and discuss the most common legal and logistical challenges in providing such help.

Tens of talented young lawyers have been affected by the horrors of the ongoing humanitarian disaster in Ukraine. Many of them cannot leave the country, however, need our support more than ever. Offering a stable position and allowing young people in need to progress professionally can become an enormous contribution to their well-being and mental health. 

There are multiple law firms that are ready to assist by taking at least one student as an intern or a secondee (either welcoming them in person or giving them assignments virtually). That said, such law firms and sole practitioners may be reluctant to extend the helping hand due to the lack of reliable information or because of being unsure whether they can find the right fit for their firm. 

To address the most common legal and logistical challenges in providing such help, the ICC YAF has invited arbitration professionals who are keenly involved in helping young Ukrainians to shed more light on the available modes of much needed assistance:

  • Dr Galina Zukova will talk about considering and overcoming the legal and logistical challenges when offering internships and secondments to the affected Ukrainian lawyers;
  • Prof Patricia Shaughnessy will discuss one of the largest initiatives focused on helping young Ukrainians – Safe Harbors 4 UA Students. She will talk about the work done so far and explain how you can help;
  • Nadiya Mykiyevych will present the young lawyer’s perspective and talk more about the needs of the trapped Ukrainians as well as the ways in which you could help.

*CEST Time Zone

17.00-17.10

Welcoming remarks

17.10-17.30

Discussion on considering and overcoming the legal and logistical challenges when offering internships and secondments to the affected Ukrainian lawyers;

  • Dr Galina Zukova, Partner, Zukova Legal, Paris

17.30-17.50

Discussion on one of the largest initiatives focused on helping young Ukrainians – Safe Harbors 4 UA Students : what work has been done so far and how you can help;

  • Prof Patricia Shaughnessy, Professor, Stockholm University, Stockholm

17.50-18.10

Presentation of the young lawyer’s perspective regarding the needs of the trapped Ukrainians as well as the ways you could help.

  • Nadiya Mykiyevych, Secondee, Medici Law, Paris

18.10-18.30

Q&A and closing remarks.

Catherine Foster

Lead, ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship, ICC International Chamber of Commerce

Nadiya Mykiyevych

Secondee, Medici, Paris

Denis Parchajev

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

Olena Perepelynska
(Moderator)

Partner, Integrites, Kyiv

Patricia Shaughnessy

Professor, Stockholm University, Stockholm

Alicja Zielińska-Eisen
(Moderator)

Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw

Galina Zukova

Partner, Zukova Legal, Paris

Date and venue

14 April 2022

Online

Working language English
Registration  Free of charge

For further information, please contact:

Denis Parchajev

Counsel, Motieka & Audzevicius

Organiser

Registration