05Apr 19

ICC YAF: Advice from lawyers in international arbitration

Quito, Ecuador, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference where young arbitration practitioners from different regions will share relevant practical advice on how to enter the world of international arbitration, such as tips to successfully develop advocacy skills.


This conference will focus on how to build a career in international arbitration. This event is organized on the occasion of the XII Conferencia de Arbitraje Internacional co-organized by AMCHAM and the Instituto Ecuatoriano de Arbitraje (IEA) and the Universidad San Francisco on 4-5 April 2019.

Who should attend?

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.


15:00 – 15:30Participants registration
15:30 – 15:45Welcoming remarks

Emilia Grijalva, ADR Coordinator of ICC Ecuador (Quito)

15:45 – 16:45Panel on “How to successfully develop advocacy skills?”
16:45 – 17:15Coffee break
17:15 – 18:15Panel on “Building a career in international arbitration”
18:15 – 18:30Conclusions and closing remarks

Hugo García Larriva, ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Carmigniani Pérez Abogados (Quito)

18:30Cocktail reception


Agustina Álvarez OlaizolaAllen&Overy (Madrid)
Javier EcheverriDechert LLP (Paris)
Diana GarateAbogada independiente (Lima)
Andrés LarreaTobar ZVS (Quito)
María Belén MerchánQuevedo & Ponce (Quito)
Mélanie Riofrío PichéICC YAF Representative for Latin America for Europe; Armesto & Asociados (Madrid / Quito)
Damián VallejoDunning Rievman & Davies LLP (New York)

Logistical notes


Swissôtel Quito

Avenida 12 de octubre 1820, Quito – Ecuador, 170525.


For more information, please contact:

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 385 7420
  • Project Officer

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