26Feb 19

ICC YAF: International Arbitration through the lens of Israel’s globalized economy

Tel Aviv, Israel, • English

This first ICC YAF Conference in Israel is aimed at young arbitration practitioners and students interested in obtaining further knowledge and keep up to date with international arbitration. It will be an ideal forum to exchange thoughts on international arbitration in the context of Israel’s global economy.


The conference aims to contribute to the development of international commercial and investment arbitration in Israel and to promote international arbitration as a means of resolving disputes arising from global trade. The event will take place just after Tel Aviv 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; as well as students and law practitioners having an interest in international arbitration. 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.


09:30-09:40Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Alexander Fessas

Dr. Daphna Avnieli

09:40-10:00Keynote Speech: International Dispute Resolution in the Context of Israel’s Globalized Economy

Boaz Fleischman-Alaluf

10:00-10:30Key Features of International Arbitration and International Arbitration under the ICC Rules

Alexander Fessas

Sami Houerbi

10:30-10:45Q & A
10:45-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-11:40Time & Cost Efficiency in International Arbitration : Myth or Reality?

Marily Paralika

Samantha Nataf

11:40-12:00International Arbitration in the 21st Century: High Tech and Cyber Disputes

Noga Devecseri Spira

12:00-12:15Q & A
12:15-12:40International Arbitration in Israel: Time for a Reform?

Dr. Daphna Kapeliuk

12:40-13:00Careers in International Arbitration (Q&A from Students/ Young Practitioners)

Samantha Nataf

Alexander Fessas


Daphna AvnieliRetired Judge, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv
Noga Devecseri SpiraNaschitz Brandes Amir, Tel Aviv


Alexander FessasSecretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris;

Director of ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

Boaz Fleischman-Alaluf


Director, Investment and Trade Agreements Division, Tel Aviv
Sami Houerbi


Director, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Abu Dhabi, Tunis
Daphna Kapeliuk


Godfarb & Seligman, Tel Aviv
Samantha Nataf


De Gaulle Fleurance & Associés, ICC Court Member (Israel)
Marily Paralika


White & Case LLP, ICC Court Member (Greece), Paris

Logistical notes


Tel Aviv University


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