ICC YAF: Cross-examination of Witnesses in International Arbitration

Buenos Aires, Argentina, • Spanish

This event is organized by the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) at the occasion of the X International Arbitration Competition – Anniversary Edition organized by Universidad de Buenos Aires and Universidad del Rosario.


The cross-examination of witnesses is one of the stages where clear differences in the legal traditions, languages, styles and cultures can be observed, and that are unique to international arbitration.

This ICC YAF Conference will combine a theoretical and practical approach. It will begin with a mock case on cross-examination of witnesses, followed by an interactive round table on the techniques of examination and their variants in different cultures. The debate will also highlight the particularities of the cross-examination of witnesses in international arbitration compared to judicial proceedings.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.


15:30-15:40Welcoming Remarks and presentation of the case
15:40-16:20Mock case: Cross-examination witnesses
16:20-17:00Roundtable on “Techniques to cross-examine witnesses in International Arbitration”
17:00Conclusions and Closing Remarks


María Solana Beselman BalcoJudicial Branch of the City of Buenos Aires
María Angélica BurgosZuleta Abogados Asociados
Roque CaivanoIndependent Arbitrator
Federico CampolietiM&M Bomchil Abogados
Diego Brian GosisGST LLP
Verónica SandlerBellavision Entertainment, S.A.
Ignacio Minorini LimaICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Bruchou Fernández Madero & Lombardi
Aníbal VialHolland & Knight

Logistical notes


Salón Azul of the Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Buenos Aires,

Av. Figueroa Alcorta 2263

Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Contact us

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer