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ICC YAF is headed by the Global Coordinating Committee (GCC) and based at our Global Headquarters in Paris. The GCC coordinates ICC’s six YAF regional chapters. They are also responsible for selecting the Regional Representatives and overseeing all coordination between the regional chapters.

The six Regional Chapters include:

  • ICC YAF — Africa, Middle East and Turkey Chapter
  • ICC YAF — North Asia
  • ICC YAF — South Asia
  • ICC YAF — Europe and Russia Chapter
  • ICC YAF — Latin America Chapter
  • ICC YAF — North America Chapter

Each Regional Chapter comprises the relevant Regional Director / Head of Chapter, and its Representatives. The Regional Director works with the GCC to select Regional Representatives nominated for a two-year term.

Representatives operate semi-autonomously with the guidance of their Regional Director to ensure that the Regional Chapter achieves its goals. Each Chapter is in charge of promoting and developing its designated region’s network of young practitioners and organising events.

Global Coordinating Committee members

Ana Serra e MouraICC YAF Co-Chair, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Alina Leoveanu ICC YAF Co-Chair, Manager ICC Center for ADR
Stephanie Goubelle Senior Manager, ICC Promotion Arbitration and ADR

Regional Coordinating Committees members

ICC YAF — Africa, Middle East & Turkey

Sami HouerbiRegional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and Africa, Tunis
Amel Al AseeriPartner, Zeenat Al Mansoori & Associates, Manama
Inji Fathalla linkedinSenior Associate, Shahid Law Firm, Cairo
Moein Naderi linkedinAssociate Attorney, GME Strategic Consultants, Teheran
Gidon Even-Or linkedinPartner, AYR, Israel
Ayham N. M. Al-Mashni linkedinSenior International Arbitration Lawyer, Aljazy & Co. Advocates and Legal Consultants, Amman
Aurelia Sylvia Mafongo Kamga linkedinBarrister and solicitor, Cabinet Abdoul Bagui et Associés, Yaounde
Rana KahwagiSenior Associate, Alem & Partners, Beirut
Mercy Okiro linkedinIndependent Legal Consultant and Partner, Thuranira Okiro and Associates, Nairobi
Dalal Al Houti linkedinSenior Associate Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Al Tamimi & Company, Kuwait
Nesrine Roudane linkedinManaging Partner, Roudane & Partners, Casablanca
Laura Alakija linkedinPartner, Primera Africa Legal, Lagos
Saad Hegazy linkedinConstruction Claims and Disputes Expert, Doha
HRH Princess Hala bint Khaled bin Sultan Al-SaudLegal Advisor, Faisal Abu Khalaf Law Firm
Founder, Burhan Almarifa, Riyadh
Mahamat Atteib linkedinCounsel, Geni & Kébé Lawyers, Dakar
Ceren Cakir linkedinSenior Associate, Çavuş & Coşkunsu Attorney Partnership, Istanbul
John Lewis linkedinPartner, Clyde & Co, Dubai

ICC YAF — Europe and Russia

Laetitia de Montalivet linkedinRegional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Paris
Emmanuel Kaufman linkedinPartner, KNOETZL, Vienna
Marie-Isabelle Delleur linkedinAssociate, Clifford Chance, Paris
Armand Terrien linkedinSenior Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Paris
Roland Kläger linkedinPartner, Haver & Mailänder
Natalia Jodłowska linkedinAttorney at law, Managing Associate, GESSEL Attorneys at Law, Warsaw
Ioana Knoll-Tudor linkedinLocal Partner, Jeantet, Paris, Budapest
Marina A. Akchurina linkedinAssociate, Cleary Gottlieb, Moscow
Jesús Saracho Aguirre linkedinAssociate, Uría Menéndez, Madrid
Carl Persson linkedinSenior Associate, Roschier, Stockholm
Sebastiano Nessi linkedinSenior Associate, Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
Naomi Briercliffe linkedinSenior Associate, Allen & Overy LLP, London
Alina Sartogo linkedinAssociate, White & Case LLP, London

ICC YAF — North Asia

Mingchao FanRegional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Shangai
Mariana Zhong linkedinNational Partner, Dechert LLP, Beijing
Minli Tang linkedinSenior Associate, AllBright Law Offices, Shanghai
Xuanle Li Standing Committee Member, Governing Body of Arbitration of Hangzhou Municipality, Hangzhou
Alison Shih-Yun Chang linkedinSenior Associate, King and Woods Mallesons, Beijing
Benny Lo linkedin Barrister and Chartered Arbitrator, Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong
Erica Chong linkedinPartner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Hong Kong
Kevin HongOf Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright, Hong Kong
Jay Patrick R. Santiago linkedinSenior Associate, Quisumbing Torres (member firm of Baker & McKenzie International), Manila
Camille Aromas linkedinPartner, DivinaLaw, Manila
Hyemin Park linkedinAssociate, Kim & Chang, Seoul
Syed Mustafa Mahdi linkedinCounsel, Mediator & Arbitrator, Syed Mahdi Chambers, Karachi
Khandoker M. S. Kawsar linkedin Managing Partner, Equity Suites;  CEO, jaigajomin.com, Dhaka
Benjamin Jolley linkedinSenior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills, Tokyo

ICC YAF — South Asia

Abhinav Bhushan linkedinRegional Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, South and East Asia
Emraan Rahmani linkedinDispute Resolution & ICC Academy Manager, ICC Afghanistan; Ambassador, the Alliance Equality in Dispute Resolution, Kabul
Carmel Proudfoot linkedinAssociate, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Perth
Ruimin Gao linkedinSenior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
Sameer Jain linkedinFounder & Managing Partner, PSL Advocates and Solicitors, New Delhi
Rishabh Jogani linkedinSenior Associate, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, New Delhi
Dyah Ayu Paramita linkedinSenior Associate, DNFP Hogan Lovells, Jakarta
Tan Hui Wen linkedinAssociate, Skrine, Kuala Lumpur
Alessa Pang linkedinSenior Associate, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, Singapore
Vivekananda Neelakantan linkedinPartner (Foreign Law), Allen & Gledhill LLP, Singapore
Emmanuel Duncan Chua linkedinSenior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Singapore
Nishan Premathiratne linkedinLegal Counsel/ Attorney-at-Law, PGDip Intellectual Property Law, LLB Hons Lond, Bsc Hons Human Genetics (Nottingham), Corporate Law Chambers of Nishan Premathiratne, Colombo
Seehajetdha Prasopsukcharoen linkedinAssociate, Dej-Udom & Associates, Bangkok

ICC YAF — Latin America

Andrea Santacoloma Deputy Director, ICC Arbitration and ADR, Latin America, Panama City
Verónica Sandler Obregón linkedinUniversity of Buenos Aires
Gustavo Kulesza linkedinSenior Associate, BMA Advogados, São Paulo
Berardino Di Vecchia Neto linkedinAssociate Attorney, Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar & Carmona Advogados, São Paulo
Giovana Benetti linkedinPartner, Judith Martins-Costa Advogados, Porto Alegre
Juan Manuel Rey Jiménez de Aréchaga linkedinAssociate, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago de Chile
Alberto Madero-Rincón linkedinHead of Arbitration, Refinería de Cartagena, Bogotá
Geraldina Mendoza Parker linkedinPartner, Sáenz & Asociados, Costa Rica and Guatemala
Héctor Anaya Mondragón linkedinCounsel, Creel García-Cuellar Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City
Verónica Esquivel Patiño linkedinAssociate, Sánchez Devanny, Mexico City
Lucía Olavarría Salinas linkedinPrincipal Associate, Estudio Echecopar (member firm of Baker Mckenzie International), Lima
María Verónica Duarte García linkedinAttorney at Law,  Legal Advisor to the Secretariat of the Presidency of Uruguay, Montevideo

ICC YAF — North America

Alexandra Akerly Strategy & Development Manager, Educational Services, SICANA Inc., New York
Rebecca Lunceford Kolb linkedinAttorney, Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, Atlanta
Joanne Luu linkedinAssociate, Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer LLP, Calgary
Peter Durning linkedinAttorney, Latham & Watkins LLP, Los Angeles
Rafael Boza linkedinRegional Legal Counsel, Sarens USA, Houston
Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta linkedinSenior Associate, Holland & Knight LLP, Miami
Annie Lespérance linkedinFCIArb, Legal counsel, Bentham IMF, Montreal
Meredith Craven linkedinAssociate, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York
Rajat Rana linkedinSenior Associate, Alston & Bird LLP, New York
Juan Pomes linkedinSenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, Washington

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