15May 19

ICC YAF: Fast and Furious: International Arbitration Competition

Bogotá, Colombia, • Spanish

Join us for this race against the clock and share your abilities in cross-examination!


This ICC YAF Conference will include debates related to international arbitration and the use of new technology in the arbitration proceedings. Two groups of young arbitration experts will face off against each other to present a coherent position on a chosen topic and then defend it against the opposing group in a cross-examination.

This event will take place on the eve of 2nd ICC Colombia Arbitration Day.

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.


08:00 – 08:30Participants registration and welcoming coffee
08:30 – 08:40Welcoming remarks
08:40 – 08:50Presentation of the panel
08:30 – 09:20Panel on “Information technology and the use of new technologies in international arbitration”
09:20 – 09:40Coffee break
09:40 – 10:20Presentations and cross-examinations
10:20 – 10:50Conclusions and election of the preferred group
10:50 – 11:00Closing remarks


Juan Sebastián AriasPhilippi, Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (Bogota)
Álvaro AwadContreras Velozo (Santiago de Chile)
Claudia Benavides GalvisPresident of the Commission of Arbitration & ADR of ICC Colombia; Baker & McKenzie (Bogota)
Diana CorreaICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Diana Correa International (Bogota)
Catalina Echeverri GallegoDechert LLP (Paris)
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
Alberto Madero-RincónICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Refinería de Cartagena S.A.S. (Bogota)
María Cristina Martínez ArmasEsquerra Asesores Jurídicos (Bogota)
Cristina MejíaBaker McKenzie (Bogota)
Daniela PaezHerbert Smith Freehills (New York)
Gustavo TopalianDechamps International Law (Buenos Aires)
Paula Vejarano RiveraDentons Cárdenas & Cárdenas (Bogota)
Eduardo ZuletaVice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Zuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogota)

Logistical notes


Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá

Sede Chapinero, Calle 67 #8-32/42, Bogotá, Colombia


For more information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 385 7420
  • Project Officer

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