08Feb 18

ICC YAF: The In House Perspective

Istanbul, Turkey, • Turkish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a two-panel conference dedicated to the role played by in-house counsel in the effective management of international arbitrations.


In-house counsel play an important role in connection with the international commercial arbitrations in which their companies are involved, a role which is crucial to effective management of international arbitrations.

The first panel will focus on the career path of in-house counsel in general. It will  provide insight into a young generation of Turkish in-house legal counsel from prestigious Turkish companies and shed light on their chosen career paths.

The second panel will discuss management of international arbitration cases from the perspective of the in-house counsel, including selection of arbitration as a dispute mechanism, selecting outside counsel, monitoring and participating in the arbitral proceedings, cost and time effective management of an arbitration, determining arbitration strategies, organising internal resources and using settlement opportunities.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. 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.


13:30 – 14:00Registration
14:00 – 15:30Round table discussion
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Round table discussion
17:30 – 18:30Networking cocktail


Aslı Irmak AcarLG Electronics Ticaret A.Ş., Head of Legal – Compliance & Cartel Manager, Istanbul
Merve ArslanTetra Pak Paketleme Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Şirketi, Senior Legal Counsel, Cluster GMEA, Istanbul
Utku CoşarPartner, Coşar Avukatlık Bürosu, Istanbul
Onur GünelDigiturk, beIN Media Group, General Counsel, Istanbul
Ferda Nur GüvenalpTekfen İnşaat ve Tesisat A.Ş., Lawyer, Istanbul
Sami HouerbiDirector for Turkey, Middle East & Africa, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Abu Dhabi/Tunis
Selen Sümer PektaşTurkcell İletişim Hizmetleri A.Ş., Expert Litigation Management Lawyer, Istanbul
Simel SarıalioğluICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative; Senior Associate, Paksoy, Istanbul
Ali UzunPegasus Hava Taşımacılığı A.Ş., Legal Counsel, Istanbul
Aybars YağızGama Enerji A.Ş., Legal Counsel, Ankara
Aslı YılmazCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Logistical notes


Swissôtel The Bosporus

Vişnezade Mah. Acısu Sok. NO:19 / Macka, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey 34357


1st ICC European Conference on International Arbitration Registration

For more information, please contact:

  • Simel Sarıalioğlu
  • 02123664708
  • ICC YAF Turkey, Middle East & Africa Representative