13Apr 19

11th ICC YAF-YAAP Joint Conference Young approaches to arbitration

Vienna, Austria, • English

Join this conference traditionally organized on the occasion of the Vienna Willem C. Vis Moot.


The ICC YAF/YAAP Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, share their experiences and enrich and expand their network.

This conference aims to connect young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel and academics.


09:30-09:50Welcome Remarks

Maximilian Burger-Scheidlin, ICC Austria, Vienna

Ulrich Kopetzki, ICC YAF, Vienna

Lisa Beisteiner, YAAP, Vienna

09:50-11:20Oxford-style debate: “Searching for the truth: This is what arbitration is about.”


Olivier Mosimann


Jelena Bezarevićc Pajić

Marleen Krueger

Laura Zimmerman

Alexander Zollner

11:20-11:40Networking Break
11:40-12:10Call for Ideas


Maria Irene Perruccio

12:10-13:00Mock Case: The Sorrows of the Young Arbitrator


Gebhard Bücheler


Marlene Sauer

Heidrun Halbartschlager

Mária Poláková

13:00-13:10Closing Remarks

Filip Boras, YAAP, Vienna



Jelena Bezarevićc Pajić,Moravčević Vojnović and Partners in cooperation with Schoenherr, Belgrade
Gebhard BüchelerSeven Summits Arbitration, Munich
Heidrun HalbartschlagerKonrad & Partners, Vienna
Marleen KruegerWilmerHale, London
Olivier MosimannKellerhals Carrard, Basel
Maria Irene PerruccioICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Mária PolákováSquire Patton Boggs, Prague
Marlene SauerICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Laura ZimmermanBaker McKenzie, New York
Alexander ZollnerWolf Theiss, Vienna

Call for ideas

Submission Deadline: Monday 25 March 2019

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum is calling for previously unpublished articles exploring innovating ideas on international arbitration.

All submissions meeting the criteria set forth below will be considered in an anonymous review process for the author’s participation as speaker during the upcoming ICC YAF-YAAP conference “Young approaches to arbitration”.

Eligible Contributors:

Arbitration practitioners and students under the age of 40.

Submission: 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.


Submissions and any questions regarding this call for papers shall be sent, by no later than Monday 25 March 2019, to iccyaf@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 on Saturday 13 April 2019.

Logistical notes


Vienna Ballhaus

Berggasse 5

1090 Wien



You can register using this link or by sending an e-mail with your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to Mrs Denise Schwendenwein.

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