Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF)

ICC YAAF Committee

ICC YAAF is headed by the Global Coordinating Committee (GCC) and based at ICC’s Global Headquarters in Paris. The GCC coordinates ICC’s seven YAAF regional chapters and is responsible for selecting the Regional Representatives and overseeing general coordination between the regional chapters.

The seven Regional Chapters include:

Each Regional Chapter is organised as follows:

The Regional Director/Head of Chapter works with the GCC to select the 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

Amanda Jiménez PintónICC YAAF Co-Chair, Counsel, Latin America Case Management Team, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Stella LeptourgouICC YAAF Co-Chair, Counsel, Middle East Case Management Team, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Katherine LievanoProject Manager, Engagements and Initiatives, ICC Dispute Resolution Services

Regional Coordinating Committees members

Diamana DiawaraDirector, Arbitration and ADR, Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Pascoal Justino Bié Associate, TTA Sociedade de Advogados, Maputo, Mozambique
Omakwu Marx Ikongbeh Principal/Founder at Everlaw Associates [Formerly Ad-Infinitum Legal], Abuja, Nigeria
Chloe de Jager Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons Africa LLP, Johannesburg, South Africa
Aicha Mane Managing Director, Ayana Strategy Limited, Consultancy Firm, Dakar, Senegal
Perenami Momodu Partner, ǼLEX (LEGAL PRACTITIONERS AND ARBITRATORS), Lagos, Nigeria
Albert Mukasa Managing Partner at M&K Advocates – advocate lawyer and arbitrator, Kampala, Uganda
Mame Ama Esaama Orleans-Lindsay Head of Legal, Forewin Ghana Limited, Accra, Ghana
Wambui G MuigaiNairobi, Kenya
Iliass Segame Lawyer, Segame & Partners, Casablanca, Morocco
Turki Hend Junior Lawyer, EL Ajeri Lawyers, DLA Piper Africa, Tunis, Tunisia

Sherif Akl Director, Arbitration and ADR, Middle East, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Faizy Syed Ahmad Partner and Group Head of Corporate Practice, Al Hashmi Law, Muscat, Oman
Nicole Araygi Associate, Araygi & Maalouly Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon
Anthony Feghali Attorney at Law, Associate, Boustany & Gemayel Law Office, Qatar
Sima Ghaffari Associate, Ferdowsi Legal, Tehran, Iran
Amr Omran Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Dubai, UAE
Korkmaz Ozgecan Senior Associate, Kabine Law Firm, Istanbul, Turkey
Zaynab Penot Founding Partner, Averroes Law, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Noor Sadiq Junior Associate, Zeenat Al Mansouri & Associates, Manama, Bahrein
Korkmaz OzgecanPartner, Kabine Law Office, Istanbul, Turkey

Ulrich KopetzkiActing Director, Arbitration and ADR, Europe & Central Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Joana Granadeiro Associate at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon, Portugal
Paul Hauser Counsel, Clifford Chance PartmbB, Frankfurt, Germany
Iuliana Iancu Partner, Hanotiau & Van den Berg, Brussels, Belgium
Isabela Lacreta Senior Associate, Mayer Brown, Paris, France
Nuna Lerner Partner, Gornitzky & Co, Tel Aviv, Israel
Tamara Manasijevic Arbitrator and Counsel, ARP, Vienna, Austria
Sean McCarthy Barrister at Law, Dublin, Ireland
Benjamin Moss International Disputes Lawyer, Paris, France
Samuel Pape Partner, Latham & Watkins, London, United Kingdom
Denis Parchajev Counsel, Motieka & Audzevičius, Vilnius, Lithuania
Fabio G. Santacroce Senior Associate, ArbLit, Milan, Italy
Alexandra Shmarko Associate, Baker & McKenzie, Moscow, Russia
Marie Valentini Counsel, August-Debouzy, Paris, France
Alicja Zielińska-Eisen Of Counsel, Queritius / Academic Coordinator, IDR LL.M. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany/Warsaw, Poland

Dr. Donna HuangDirector, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Dr. Anran ZhangDeputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Vera HeDeputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, North Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Hassan Ali Senior Associate, Axis Law Chambers, Lahore, Pakistan
Alison Shih Yun Chang Equity partner, iADR, Taipei, Taiwan
Mino Han Partner, Peter & Kim, Seoul, South Korea
Eriko Kadota Managing Associate, Linklaters, Tokyo, Japan
Naranbulag (Nara) Khukhuu Partner, Anderson & Anderson LLP, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Adela Mao Barrister, Tower Chambers, Hong Kong
Shul Park Attorney, KIM & CHANG, Seoul, South Korea
Diane Zhu Peng Partner, Fangda Partners, Beijing, China
Cameron Sim International Counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, Hong Kong
Ying Wu Of Counsel, TianTong Law Firm, Beijing, China
Chen-Gang Yen Associate, Jones Day, Taipei, Taiwan
Alex Yuan Senior Associate, Junhe Law Firm

Tejus ChauhanDirector, Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Irene MiraDeputy Director,  Arbitration and ADR, South Asia, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Arthi Anbalagan Legal Counsel, Kuok Group, Singapore
Kabir Barat Perth, Australia
Aanchal Basur Partner, AB Law, Delhi, India
Grace Chaw Advocate & Solicitor, Grace Chaw & Co., Sabah, Malaysia
Dutsadee Dutsadeepanich Managing Partner, PT & Associates, Bangkok, Thailand
Erin Eckhoff Senior Associate at King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney, Australia
Savani Gupte Partner, SAMVĀD Partners, Mumbai, India
Sayed Hamidullah Hashemi Head of Legal Affairs, Policy and ADR, ICC Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan
Yasith Hirimburegama Attorney at Law, Colombo;  LL.B(Hons), MA.IR, UTUGS funded doctoral researcher in Law, University of Turku, Finland, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Dimitrios Katsikis Senior Associate, Shearman & Sterling LLP, Singapore, Singapore
Akshay Kishore Partner, Bird & Bird ATMD, Singapore, Singapore
Nikki Krisadtyo Senior Associate, UMBRA – Strategic Legal Solutions, Jakarta, Indonesia
Vikas Mahendra Partner (Arbitration), Keystone Partners; Consultant, Center for Online Resolution of Disputes, Bangalore, India
Maria Luisa Dominique D. Mauricio Associate Solicitor, Office of the Solicitor General, Makati City, Philippines
Karen Gek Suan Ng Partner, Karen, Mak & Partners, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kshipra Pyare Associate, AK Law Chambers, Chennai, India
Kieu Anh Vu Founding & Managing Partner, KAV Lawyers, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Patricia FerrazDirector, Arbitration and ADR, Latin America, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Katherine Lievano Engagements and Initiatives Project Manager, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris, France
Ricardo Ampuero Independent Consultant, Lima, Peru
Álvaro Awad Sirhan Partner, Contreras Velozo, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Nora Esther Cabrera Velasco Partner, Magaloni Abogadas S.C., Mexico City, Mexico
Erick Clavel Partner,Clavel Abogados; General Director, LawKit Software, Mexico City, Mexico
Aline Dias Partner, Franco Leutewiler Henriques Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Pablo Jaroslavsky Senior Associate, Dechamps International Law, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Marcela Kohlbach Lawyer, Kincaid | Mendes Vianna Advogados, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Javier Jaramillo-TroyaSenior Associate, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito, Ecuador
Mariana Martins-Costa Ferreira Associate, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide, São Paulo, Brazil
Rafael Rincón Ordóñez Partner, Rincón Castro Abogados, Bogotá, Colombia
Silvia Trejos Zamora Senior Associate, LPA Legal & Consulting, San José, Costa Rica
Bernardo Wayar Ocampo Partner, Wayar & Von Borries Abogados S.C., La Paz, Bolivia

Marek Krasula Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Abbey HawthorneDeputy Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC Dispute Resolution Services
Eric Bedard Partner, Woods LLP, Montreal, Canada
Michael Fernandez Partner, Rivero Mestre LLP, New York, United States
Thomas Hatfield Associate, McMillan LLP, Vancouver, Canada
Gabriela Lopez Stahl Associate, White & Case LLP, Los Angeles, United States
Rebeca Mosquera Associate, Reed Smith, New York, United States
Malgorzata MrozekAssociate, Fitch Law Partners LLP, Boston, United States
Diogo Pereira Partner, De Almeida Pereira PLLC, Washington, United States
Eugenie Rogers Partner, Baker McKenzie, Dallas, United States
Jose Sanchez Counsel, Vinson & Elkins, New York, United States
Emily Sherkey Senior Associate, Torys LLP, Toronto, Canada
Chris Smith Counsel, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, Atlanta, United States
Jocelyn Turnbull Wallace Associate, McCarthy Tetrault, Calgary, Canada
Juliana De Valdenebro Garrido Counsel, Hogan Lovells, Miami, United States
Florencia Villaggi Vice President, Burford, New York, United States

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18 Jul 2024

ICC YAAF: Training Program Session 6: Do’s and Don’ts in Arbitration From Beginning to End

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