ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum

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ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a session dedicated to the current issues in international arbitration concerningStates in light of recent development.

The main objective of the event is to share and exchange views on selected topics with distinguished panellists relating to investor-state dispute settlement, such as conflicts of interests and the ways of tackling them and availability of security for costs incurred by the defending States during the arbitration.

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.


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24. 10. 2018, 16:00 - 21:00 Free Lichtenstein Palace, U Sovových mlýnů 506/4, Prague, Czech Republic
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16:00 - 16:15 Welcome
Anna Bilanova Deputy Head of International Arbitration Department, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
Eva Kalnina ICC YAF Representative
16:15 - 17:15 Panel 1: Collection of legal fees - Security for Costs and other possible avenues to collect the costs incurred in the international arbitration Moderator: Kabir Duggal – Associate, Arnold Porter, New York
Jaroslav Kudrna Legal Advisor, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Noor Davies Associate, White & Case, Paris
Otakar Hájek Senior Associate, Allen & Overy, Prague
17:15 - 17:45 Coffee break
17:45 - 18:45 Panel 2: Conflicts of Interest – strategy and considerations Moderator: Maria Kostytska – Partner, Winston, Paris
Lukas Palecek Deputy Counsel, ICC, Paris
Garth Schofield Senior Legal Counsel, PCA, the Hague
Michele Potestà Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
19:00 Cocktail reception

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