02Mar 18

ICC YAF: The Global Supply Chain of Arbitration: is it a Saturated Profession?

Cambridge, United Kingdom, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on the eve of the annual Cambridge Arbitration Day, which will be taking place on Saturday 3 March 2018.The event will question how to effectively break into the arbitration profession and will be followed by a cocktail reception, sponsored by BonelliErede.


A panel will discuss and debate the following topics:

  • How do you market yourself in the Arbitration Market?
  • Diversity in the Arbitration Market: the Pale, the Male and the Stale
  • Becoming an arbitrator: which are the paths?
  • Emerging Markets and the Arbitration Market: new seats, new parties

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.

***CALL FOR QUESTIONS!! Please submit any questions you have for our panel to arbitrationdaycambridge@gmail.com by 21 February 2018 – we will do our best to answer them throughout the evening!***


17.00 – 17.30Registration
17.30 – 17.40Introduction to Cambridge Arbitration Day and the ICC YAF
17.40 – 19.00Panel Discussion and questions
19.00 – 21.00Drinks reception sponsored by BonelliErede


Marie-Odile DésyDeputy Counsel, ICC, Paris
Claire Morel de WestgaverAssociate, Bryan Cave, London
Ravi AswaniBarrister, St Philips Stone, London
Michael KortlySenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London
Alexander LeventhalSenior Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Paris
Faidon Varesis (moderator)PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge
Rachael O’Grady (moderator)Senior Associate, Mayer Brown International

Logistical notes

Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge.


Register your interest by following this link or, alternatively, visit the Cambridge Arbitration Day webpage and click “Register”.