24Jul 18

ICC YAF: How can we lay the “fourth arbitrator” to rest? Re-evaluating the Regulation of Arbitral Secretaries

London, United Kingdom, • English

During this event, a panel of leading practitioners in the field will be sharing their thoughts on the regulation of arbitral secretaries.


Almost two decades ago the arbitral community first recognised the spectre of arbitral secretaries as the ‘fourth arbitrator’. Yet despite greater regulation and codification of the role of arbitral secretaries, this perception remains widespread. Recognising that this can only be detrimental to the legitimacy of the arbitral process, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event to explore how – finally – we can lay the ‘fourth arbitrator’ to rest.

The event will be followed by a roof-top cocktail reception.

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.


17.30 – 18.00Registration
18.00 – 19.15Panel discussion and floor debate
19.15 – 21.00Cocktail reception


Speakers:Matthew Buckle (Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright)
Tim Foden (Counsel, Lalive)
Rahul Donde (Senior Associate, Levy Kaufmann-Kohler)
Alina Sartogo (Associate, White & Case; Former Deputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration)
Moderator:Simon Maynard (Senior Associate, Three Crowns)

Logistical notes


Norton Rose Fulbright
3 More London Riverside
London SE1 2AQ


Please note that places for this event are limited so early registration is recommended. To register, please complete this form.

For more information, please contact

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