13Sep 18

ICC YAF & CIArb YMG Debate

Singapore, Singapore, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and CIArb Young Members Group (YMG) are organising a debate for young practitioners on whether party appointments should be a thing of the past and institutional appointments should be the way forward for international arbitration.


The arbitration community has been debating the merits of party versus institutional appointments of arbitrators. In this debate, young practitioners give their take on the topic and showcase their advocacy skills.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel, experts or academics. Both ICC YAF and CIArb YMG offer a platform for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.


18:00-18:10Welcome Address
18:10-18:40Debate – Main arguments
18:50-19:10Verdict and Concluding Remarks
19:10-20:30Networking Drinks sponsored by Clyde & Co


Chou Sean YuPartner, WongPartnership LLP
Benjamin KohPartner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Arvindran ManoosegaranAssociate, K&L Gates
Rob PalmerPartner, Ashurst
Prakash PillaiPartner, Clyde & Co
Mahesh RaiICC YAF Representative; Director, Drew & Napier LLC
Prema SilwarajuAssociate, RPC Premier Law
Jonathan YapSenior Associate, Drew & Napier LLC

Logistical notes


Clyde & Co
12 Marina Boulevard #30-03. Tower 3
Marina Bay Financial Centre
Singapore 018982

For more information, please contact

  • Piya Sawhney
  • 6240 6141
  • Business Development Executive

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