07Dec 18

ICC YAF: Arbitrating from Different Perspectives

Istanbul, Turkey, • English

Join this conference to share experiences of arbitration practitioners from different backgrounds and perspectives.


International Arbitration offers many possibilities for those who would like to get involved and each role requires different skills to start a career whether as in-house/ outside counsel, arbitrator or expert.

Furthermore, the expectations of stakeholders may differ from each other significantly, which either may facilitate the smooth conduct of arbitration proceedings or jeopardize the case. Therefore, it is important that all parties in arbitration proceedings understand each other’s points of view and expectations.

During this conference, high-level academics and leading practitioners will discuss their perspectives in arbitration and also share their experiences and expectations for improving arbitration proceedings.

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.


10:00-10:15Opening Remarks
10:15-11:15Panel 1: Arbitrating from different perspectives

§  Foreign counsel perspective

§  In house perspective

§  Arbitrator perspective

§  Local counsel perspective

11:15-11:30Coffee break
11:30-12:30Panel 2: Expectations and war stories to be shared Roundtable discussion
12:30-12:45Closing Remarks
12:45-13:30Networking Reception


Ziya Akıncı Professor, Galatasaray University; Partner, Akıncı Law Office, Istanbul
Ali Selim Demirel Senior Associate, Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul
Ferda Nur Güvenalp


Legal Counsel, Tekfen İnşaat ve Tesisat A.Ş., Istanbul
Sami Houerbi


Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Abu Dhabi, Tunis

Founding Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis, Paris


Demet Kaşarcıoğlu


Senior Associate, Esin Attorney Partnership, Istanbul
Simel Sarıalioğlu


ICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative; Senior Associate, Paksoy, Istanbul
Dr. Urs Zenhäusern


Partner, Baker McKenzie, Zurich


Logistical notes


Esin Attorney Partnership

Ebulula Mardin Cad. Gül Sok. No. 2

Maya Park Tower 2, Akatlar — Beşiktaş,

Istanbul, Turkey


To register, please send your contact details to Simel Sarıalioğlu

This is a free event. As seats are limited, the applications for registration will be accepted on a first come first serve basis.

For more information, please contact:

  • Simel Sarıalioğlu
  • 00902123664708
  • ICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative

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