ICC YAF : Effective Use of Witnesses of Fact, Law and Expert Witnesses in Arbitration

Minsk, Russia, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum ( ICC YAF) is organizing an event in Minsk. The conference, generously sponsored by Sorainen, SBH Law Office, Danilevich & Volozhinets will take place on 24 November 2016.


ICC YAF are happy to invite you to take part in the seminar devoted to international commercial arbitration.

Why you need to attend?

  • Topical issue of using witnesses and expert witnesses in international arbitration procedures in Belarus and abroad will be discussed;
  • Seminar will bring together competent speakers and experts from Europe, the Baltic States, Russia and Belarus;
  • Dynamic format: presentation and real-time debates;
  • Perfect opportunity for networking.

For whom will it be interesting?

Seminar will be useful for those who are interested in international commercial arbitration: both experienced practical specialists (legal counsels, lawyers, attorneys and arbitrators) and law students.


14:30 – 15:00 Registration & welcome coffee

15:00 – 15:30 Adversarial v Inquisitorial: The role of fact and expert witnesses in a modern arbitration, Q&A

15:30 – 16:00 Use of Witnesses and Expert Witnesses – a Belarus perspective

16:00 – 16:40 Debate 2×2. Effective use of Witnesses and Expert Witnesses in arbitration: waste of time & money for a lie OR the only way to truth and fair judgment ?

16:40 – 17:00 Q&A with Panelists and Voting by the Audience

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks, Snacks & Networking


Olga Hamama, Freshfields, Frankfurt am Main

George Lambrou, Thomas Cooper, London

Olena Perepelynska, Integrites, Kiev

Anna Guillard Sazhko, Shearman & Sterling, Paris (to be confirmed)

Logistial notes


Victoria Olimp Hotel, Minsk,
Pobediteley avenue, 103


The conference is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

Please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to:belarus@sorainenevents.com

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