ICC YAF: The Battle of the Seats

Miami, United States, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference with the institutional support of the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute (IAI), at the occasion of the 15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration.


This ICC YAF Conference will feature a debate on the advantages and considerations of seating your arbitration in Latin America and North America, specifically in the following cities: Buenos Aires, Miami, Mexico City, New York, Santiago de Chile and Sao Paulo.


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.


7:00 – 7:30Registration of participants and breakfast
7:30 – 7:35Welcoming Remarks
7:35 – 8:20Session “The Battle of the Seats”

Latin-American seats:

·   Buenos Aires

·   Mexico City

·   Santiago de Chile

·   Sao Paulo

North-American seats:

·      Miami

·      New York

8:20 – 8:35General Discussion
8:35 – 8:45Concluding Remarks


Juan Pablo ArgentatoCounsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ricardo de Carvalho ApriglianoAprigliano Advogados
Juliana De ValdenebroHogan Lovells
Agustín G. SanzThree Crowns LLP
René IrraICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Cuatrecasas
Montserrat ManzanoVon Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.
Marike PaulssonICC YAF Representative for North America; Director of the University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
Jennifer PermeslySkadden
Juan M Rey Jiménez de AréchagaPhillipi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría
Gustavo Scheffer da SilveraCounsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration

Logistical notes


Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hong Kong Rooms, 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, Florida 33131, United States of America.

Official Airline Partner
Copa Airlines, as the official airline partner of the 15th ICC Miami Conference, offers participants a 15% discount on flights from destinations in Latin and Central America to Miami. A special promotion code for online bookings will be sent upon registration.


Contact us

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer
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