09 Jun 17

6th ICC YAF Global Conference

New York City, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing its 6th Global Conference in New York City on 9 and 10 June 2017 with a Welcome cocktail reception on 8 June. The Conference will be kindly hosted by Columbia Law School.


In addition to the numerous local and regional YAF events held in all corners of the globe, the ICC YAF hosts a global conference every two years. This year, the Global Conference will be held in New York City, at the prestigious Columbia Law School. The conference will feature a keynote address by renowned arbitrator Jan Paulsson, special speeches by José Ricardo Feris, outgoing Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Secretariat, and Erin Gleason Alvarez, Assistant Vice President and Global Head of ADR Programs at AIG, and an interview of Columbia Professor George Bermann.  The conference will also feature panel discussions, debates, and workshops on Third Party Funding and Damages, along with a special session called, “Friday Night Live”. A fun social evening programme will allow for more networking.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. This ICC YAF Global Conference is a unique opportunity for YAF members from all over the world to meet peers from all Chapters. Young practitioners from all continents will gather to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and share some fun together.


George BermannProfessor, Columbia Law School
José Ricardo FerisDeputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Erin Gleason AlvarezAssistant Vice President and Global Head of ADR Programs at AIG
Jan PaulssonPartner, Three Crowns

Logistical notes

The Programme will be announced shortly

Columbia Law School
435 W 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
United States

A list of area hotels is provided below for attendees’ convenience:

Aloft Harlem
2296 Frederick Douglas Boulevard
New York, NY 10027

Hotel Newton
2528 Broadway at West 96th Street
New York, NY 10025

The Lucerne
201 West 79th Street at Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10024

Excelsior Hotel NY
45 West 81st St New York, NY 10024

Hotel Beacon NYC
2130 Broadway at 75th Street
New York, NY 10023


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program. For details please contact soeun.lee@iccwbo.org

For further information, please contact

  • Mehr Kaur
  • 646-699-5702
  • Promotions Officer