ICC YAF : Ethics and antics – How Can We Hold Counsel and Arbitrators to Account?

Cairo, Egypt, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event in Cairo on 4 December. The conference is generously sponsored by Shahid Law Firm.


This ICC YAF Conference will engage with the controversy surrounding the accountability of arbitrators and counsel for unethical conduct. The event will feature a keynote speech by a leading regional practitioner followed by interactive panel discussions. The programme will conclude with a cocktail reception at the Kempinski Jazz Bar (Floor 10).

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.


17:00 – 17:20 Registration and Opening Remarks

17:20 – 17:40 Keynote Speech

17:40 – 18:40 Panel Discussion on Arbitrator Ethics

18:40 – 18:55 Coffee Break

18:55 – 19:55 Panel Discussion on Counsel Ethics

19:55 – 20:00 Closing Remarks

20:00 – 22:00 Cocktail Reception (at Floor 10)


Girgis Abdel Shahid , Partner, Shahid Law Firm

Jose Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Dalia Hussein , Legal advisor, Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration

Fatma Khalifa , Counselor, Egyptian State Lawsuits Authority

Lorenzo Melchionda , Local Partner, Bonelli Erede

Erin Miller Rankin , Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Mohamed Shelbaya , Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP

Co-moderated by

Ziva Filipic , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Sami Houerbi , Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm

Amani Khalifa , Principal, Khalifa

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Kempinski Hotel
Garden City (Salon 3)
Cairo – Egypt


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

Please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) :m.eid@khalifaassociates.com

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