27Sep 18

ICC YAF: Getting the ‘right’ arbitral tribunal and successfully interacting with it: a triple perspective

Paris, France, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a panel discussion on the appointment of, and strategies of interactions with arbitrators.


Arbitrator appointment is one of the key aspects of international arbitration, and one on which an in-house counsel, an external counsel and an institution will have a different perspective. The definition of the “right” panel as well as appointment strategies and practicalities will be addressed and debated.

Beyond appointment, during the course of an arbitration, interactions will emerge and evolve between the different players. These interactions, which should be looked at in the context of cultural diversity, include situations such as bias, obstruction, default or challenge.

This event aims at identifying the strategic points, either at the appointment or at a later stage of an arbitration, and providing insights as well as practical tips about how to tackle them.

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.


18:30-18:40Welcome & Introduction
18:40-20:00Panel Discussion


Giulia Carbone


Nathalie Chauffaille-Doumet
Matthias Kuscher
Mélanie Van Leeuwen

20:00-20:15Question & Answer Session
From 20:15Networking & Cocktail Reception


Giulia CarboneSenior Associate, Bredin Prat, Paris
Nathalie Chauffaille-DoumetLegal Counsel, Société Générale, Paris
Paul Di PietroDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Matthias KuscherPartner, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V., Amsterdam
Mélanie Van LeeuwenPartner, Derains & Gharavi International, Paris

Logistical notes


Bredin Prat
53 quai d’Orsay
75007 Paris


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

For more information, please contact

  • Cécile Roche
  • + 33 1 44 35 35 35
  • Professional Support Lawyer – International Arbitration
  • Giulia Carbone
  • + 33 1 44 35 35 35
  • Senior Associate – International Arbitration

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