ICC YAF & YAAP: Young Approaches to Arbitration

09 Apr 2022

Vienna and Online English
09.00 (CEST)

Join us for this year’s edition of the ICC YAF & YAAP conference, traditionally taking place during the Willem C. Vis Moot.

Taking place as a hybrid event both in Vienna and online, the conference will:

  • tackle the hot-button issue of whether arbitral tribunals have the duty to apply mandatory norms in arbitration also against the will of the parties, and
  • provide a fresh perspective on the multiple facets of the application of the CISG in international arbitration.

In addition, the winners of the ICC YAF's "Call for Ideas" will present their winning contributions exploring innovative ideas on international arbitration.

As always, this ICC YAF & YAAP event will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange knowledge, share their experiences and expand their network.

Who should attend?

  • Students interested in arbitration – all mootees are welcome ! 
  • Academics 
  • Lawyers specialised in dispute resolution or interested in arbitration 
  • In-house counsel

*CEST Time Zone




Welcome remarks

  • Angelika Zoder, Legal Affairs, ICC Austria, Vienna
  • Ulrich Kopetzki, Co-Chair, YAAP, Vienna


Lois de police, public policy & more: Do arbitrators have the duty and power to apply mandatory rules against the will of the parties?


  • Oliver M. Loksa, Counsel, Hausmaninger Kletter, Vienna


  • Eléonore Toupart, Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Andrea Nikolić, Teaching Assistant, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
  • Marcin J. Menkes, Of Counsel, Queritius & Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw


Networking Break


Call for Ideas


  • Sarah Böck, Counsel, Peters, Ortner & Partners, Vienna


Applying the CISG in international arbitration: a straightforward exercise?


  • Petra Marijanović, Associate, Baker McKenzie, Vienna


  • Florence Jaeger, Associate, Homburger, Zurich
  • Jörn Hombeck, Partner, Hanefeld, Hamburg
  • Nevena Jevremovic, Honorary Lecturer, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen and Sarajevo


Closing Remarks

  • Tamara Manasijević, ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia, Attorney at Law, ARP, Vienna



Sarah Böck Counsel, Peters, Ortner & Partners, Vienna
Jörn Hombeck Partner, Hanefeld, Hamburg 
Florence Jaeger  Associate, Homburger, Zurich
Nevena Jevremović Honorary Lecturer, School of Law, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen
Oliver Loksa  Counsel, Hausmaninger Kletter, Vienna
Petra Marijanović Associate, Baker McKenzie, Vienna
Marcin J. Menkes Of Counsel, Queritius & Professor, Warsaw School of Economics, Warsaw
Andrea Nikolić Teaching Assistant, University of Belgrade, Belgrade
Eléonore Toupart Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Date and venue

9 April 2022

For attending in person: Sky Lounge – University of Vienna, Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 1090 Vienna

For attending online: A Zoom invitation will be sent separately upon a successful registration.

Registration  Free of charge
Working language English
Call for ideas: criteria

Eligible contributors: Arbitration practitioners and students under the age of 40.

Form and Content Requirements:

Length: Between 2,000 and 4,000 characters, including spaces.

Topic: Any area of the law and practice of international commercial arbitration.

Language: English.

Form: .doc/.docx-file, all personal information discarded.

Abstract & CV: Authors shall include a brief abstract, not exceeding 200 words, and a CV.

Anonymous Review Process: Following the submission deadline, various members of the ICC Secretariat, the ICC case teams and the ICC YAF Regional Coordinators’ Committees will review submissions on an anonymous basis for their scientific value and select the best, novel ideas.

Submission: Submissions and any questions regarding this call for papers shall be sent, by no later than Monday, 1 April 2022, to icc.yaf@iccwbo.org.

Publication of Results: The ICC YAF will inform those authors whose contributions have been selected and invite them to prepare a brief presentation on the topic of their submission, to be held at the ICC YAF/YAAP conference in Vienna and online, on Saturday, 9 April 2022. In addition, the winning authors will be awarded a valuable ICC publication of their choice.

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For sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Tamara Manasijevic

ICC YAF Representative for Europe and Russia

Tel. +43 1 532 23 32 0

For further information, please contact:

Tamara Manasijevic

ICC YAF Regional Representative for Europe and Russia

Tel. +43 1 532 23 32 0