20Jun 19

ICC YAF: Effective Oral Advocacy: How to Persuade Arbitrators

Lagos, Nigeria, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an engaging panel discussion on oral advocacy skills in international arbitration.


Oral advocacy is an art. The most effective advocates know how to make an oral presentation that is focused, responsive, insightful and compelling. Like most skills, the quality of an oral presentation can be improved through study and practice. This panel discussion will share useful thoughts and insights on how to improve your skills as an oral advocate.

The panel will take place after the 4th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration.

Who should attend?

This event 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.


10:00 – 10:45Registration
10:45 – 11:00Welcome & Introduction
11:00 – 12:30Panel Discussion
12:30 – 12:45Questions & Answers
12:45 – 13:00Closing Remarks
13:00 – 14:00Networking Cocktail


Mohamed Abdel-WahabFounding Partner, Zulficar & Partners. Cairo.
Naomi TarawaliAssociate, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP. London.
Oba Nsugbe QC, SANBarrister, Pump Court Chambers. London.

Logistical notes


Lagos Court of Arbitration

1A, Remi Olowude Street

2nd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway

Okunde Bluewater Scheme

Lekki Peninsula Phase 1, Lagos


To register, please send your contact details (first name, last name, firm/institution, email) to: iccyafnigeria@gmail.com

For more information, please contact

  • Adebayo Folahan Ajayi
  • +2348035774349
  • ICC YAF Representative, Africa, Middle East And Turkey
  • Isaiah Bozimo
  • +2347034632020
  • ICC YAF Representative, Africa, Middle East and Turkey

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