07Sep 18

ICC YAF: Advocacy in International Arbitration Workshop

Accra, Ghana, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an engaging panel discussion on the rules of evidence in international arbitration.


This workshop will provide an intensive introduction to advocacy in international arbitration.

The panellists are experienced practitioners who regularly act as advocates and arbitrators in order to provide participants with invaluable insights and performance feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the essential skills for effective international arbitration advocacy and practise those skills in a live environment with feedback from experienced practitioners.

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.


07:30 – 08:00Registration
08:00 – 08:10Introductory Remarks
08:10 – 08:30The Dynamics of Domestic & International Arbitration
08:30 – 10:00Commencing Arbitration Proceedings
10:00 – 10:30Refreshment Break
10:30 – 12:00Constructing an Effective Case
12:00 – 13:30Cross-examination of Fact Witnesses
13:30 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 16:00Enforcement of Arbitration Awards
16:00 – 16:15Closing Remarks


Adebayo Folahan AjayiICC YAF Representative for Africa, the Middle East & Turkey. Senior Counsel, ACAS-Law.
Emmanuel AmofaPartner, Hagan Law Company.
Ace Anan AnkomahManaging Partner, Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah.
Kizito BeyuoPrincipal Partner, Beyuo & Co.
Isaiah BozimoICC YAF Representative for Africa, the Middle East & Turkey. Partner, Broderick Bozimo & Company.
Diana Asonaba DapaahAssociate, Sam Okudzeto & Co. Director, SOA Development Institute.
Esine OkudzetoPartner, Sam Okudzeto & Co.
Michael Gyang OwusuPresident, Ghana ADR Hub.

Logistical notes


Holiday Inn
CT97 Cantonments
Accra Airport, Ghana


To register, please send your contact details (first name, last name, firm/institution, email) to: info@SOADInstitute.com and iccyafnigeria@gmail.com

For more information, please contact

  • Adebayo Folahan Ajayi
  • +2348035774349
  • ICC YAF Representative, Africa, Middle East And Turkey
  • Isaiah Bozimo
  • +2347034632020
  • ICC YAF Representative, Africa, Middle East and Turkey

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