06Dec 18

ICC YAF Conference “How to break into international arbitration”

Guatemala City, Mexico, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference and end of year cocktail in Guatemala.


This ICC YAF Conference will gather arbitration practitioners with different profiles, who will share their experiences on how to break into international arbitration, either as a litigation lawyer, arbitrator, tribunal secretary, or expert. Additionally, insight will be given as to what different skills are required in arbitration compared to litigation and ordinary jurisdiction.

This conference will be followed by a networking cocktail to join the arbitral community of Guatemala and nearby countries in a casual encounter to celebrate the end of year.

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.


Programme: 17:30 – 18:00Participants registration
18:00 – 18:10Welcoming remarks

Edson López

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Integrum, Guatemala City

 18:10 – 19:40Roundtable on “How to start a career in international arbitration”
 19:40 – 19:50Q & A session
 19:50 – 20:00Conclusion and closing remarks

Edson López

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Integrum, Guatemala City

 20:00 – 22:30Cocktail to celebrate the end of year


Speakers:Álvaro CastellanosConsortium Legal, Guatemala City
 Melissa MoránSfera by Andrade Asensio Flores, Guatemala City
 Verónica OrantesQIL+4 Abogados, Guatemala City
 Humberto SáenzSáenz & Asociados Abogados, San Salvador

Logistical notes


Hotel Westin Camino Real

14 Calle 0-20, Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala


For more information, please contact:

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 385 7420
  • Project Officer

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