19Jan 18

ICC YAF: International Sports Arbitration: Don’t hate the player, hate the game!

Escaldes-Engordany, Andorre, • English

This is a unique opportunity to gather members of ICC YAF in an informal setting, combining arbitration, winter sports, leisure and networking.


Participants will discover the field of sports arbitration, a unique field that remains to be explored by many of us in the arbitral community. They will also have the chance to enjoy the snow, skiing and all the other activities the season offers in the beautiful Andorra.

The seminar will consist of two lively roundtable discussions on particular aspects of sports arbitration where participants will have the chance to exchange thoughts and share their experience, followed by a cocktail reception.

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.


Friday 19 January 2018
18:15Welcome Remarks
18:30 – 19:20Consent to Sports Arbitration: the saga of Pechstein and Gert Thys’ cases
19:20 – 19:40Break
19:40 – 2030Disputes related to sports broadcasting rights and contracts between sport clubs and coaches
20:30 – 20:40Closing Remarks
20:40Cocktail Reception
Saturday 20 January
Until 18:30Leisure Day
18:30 – 20:30After-Ski drinks at L’Aberset, El Tarter, Grandvalira
Sunday 21 January
Leisure Day and departure


Juan Pablo ArgentatoCounsel at ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Miguel CasesManaging Partner at Cases & Lacambra
Luis CordónPartner Litigation and Arbitration at Cases & Lacambra, Barcelona
Pilar EscalerDirector of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services of Andorra
Ángel Sánchez FreireSenior Associate at Araoz & Rueda Abogados, Madrid
William McauliffeSenior Associate at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Lauren PagéAssociate at Bird & Bird, London
Mélanie Riofrio PichéAssociate at Armesto & Asociados, Madrid
Fabrice Robert-TissotPartner at Bonnard Lawson, Geneva
Emily WisnoskyUniversité de Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
Abdallah El ShehabyPartner at Rizkana & Partners, Cairo

Logistical notes


Cases & Lacambra S.L., Carrer Manel Cerqueda I Escaler, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany, Andorre.


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations as well as any other social event (except for the cocktail event on Friday 19 sponsored by Cases & Lacambra).


Hotels at the foot of ski slopes:

Sport Hotel Village, Ctra. General, s/n, AD100 Soldeu

+376 870550


Hotel Piolets Park & Spa, Ctra. General, s/n, AD100 Soldeu

+376 871787


Hotel Rutllan, Av. del Ravell, 3, AD400 La Massana

+376 738738


Hotels in the center of Andorra la Vella and Escaldes-Engordany:

Hotel Acta Arthotel, C / Prat de la Creu, 15-25, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 760303


Park Hotel, C/ de les Canals, 24, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 877777


Golden Tulip Andorra Hotel Fénix, C/ del Prat Gran, AD700 Escaldes-Engordany

+376 760760


Hotel Plaza Andorra, C/ Na Maria Pla, 19-21, AD500 Andorra la Vella

+376 879444





Please register by sending an email to carlota.garcia@caseslacambra.com.

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