ICC YAF: What arbitrators want from the parties

07 Sep 2021

Online English
09:00 (London) | 10.00 (Paris) | 16:00 (Beijing)

Take this unique opportunity to chat with experienced arbitrators and your fellow practitioners across the world! We hope that, by the end of the event, you will find out how to make persuasive arguments and applications to tribunals!

In multi-jurisdictional cases (i.e. parties and/or arbitrators come from different cultural and legal backgrounds), will it be a “cultural shock” between common law and civil law? What do arbitrators want from the parties? How do tribunals deliberate on the merits and procedural applications made by the parties?

Join us for a multi-jurisdictional fireside chat with experienced arbitrators with both common law and civil law background, followed by “speed-dating” group discussions with panellists and practitioners. You will also get the chance to listen to the introduction to the IDRC, London’s leading arbitration hearing centre, and discover how technology can help arbitration during the Covid-19 pandemic.

*London Time Zone

09:00 – 09:10

Introductory session/opening remarks

09:10 – 09:40

Fireside chat: What arbitrators want from the parties

09:40 – 09:50

Introduction to the IDRC

09:50 – 10:20

Fireside chat: How tribunals deliberate on the merits and procedural application made by the parties

10:20 – 10:30

First round of group discussion

10:30 – 10:40

Second round of group discussion

10:40 – 10:45

Closing remarks

Charles Debattista

Head of the Chambers, 36 Stone, London

Nicole Dolenz

Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Paris

Ian Gaunt

Board Member, Maritime London, London

Damian Hickman

CEO, International Dispute Resolution Centre, London

Lucy Martinez

Independent Arbitrator and Counsel, Martinez Arbitration, Queensland

Chan Leng Sun, SC

Senior Counsel and Chartered Arbitrator, Duxton Hill Chambers, Singapore

Minli Tang

ICC YAF Representative for North Asia; Senior Associate, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai

Friven Yeoh

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Hong Kong

Date and venue

7 September 2021



Registration closes on 3 September, maximum 100 people.

Links of the Zoom Meeting will be provided to each attendee after confirmation of the registration.


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For further information, please contact:

Minli Tang

ICC YAF representative