07May 18

ICC YAF: Which jurisdiction is more favorable to arbitration?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, • Portuguese

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference to discuss which jurisdiction is more favorable to arbitration.


This ICC YAF Conference is being organized at the occasion of the XIV Rio de Janeiro International Arbitration Conference which will be held on 8 May 2018.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration and mediation practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsels, corporate counsel, mediators, arbitrators and/or academics. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and mediation, and to enrich their network in the region.


8:30 – 9:00Registration
9:00 – 9:15Welcoming remarks

Ana Carolina Weber, ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Eizirik Advogados (Rio de Janeiro)

Leonardo de Campos Melo, Sérgio Bermudes Advogados (Rio de Janeiro)

9:15 – 9:30Opening Speech
9:30 – 10:40Roundtable on “Which jurisdiction is more favorable to arbitration?”

Moderated by:

Rodrigo Gabardo, ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Lee Taube Gabardo (Curitiba)

Flavia Mange , ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Mange & Gabbay (Sao Paulo)

10:40 – 10:50Q & A Session
10:50 – 11:00Conclusions and closing remarks

Lauro Gama

Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of  Brazil; Lauro Gama Advogados Associados (Rio de Janeiro)


Giovanna Benetti Judith Martins Costa Avogados (Porto Alegre)
Bernardo CabralGrebler Advogados (Belo Horizonte)
Isabel CantidianoCantidiano Advogados (Rio de Janeiro)
Natália LamasFerro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide (Rio de Janeiro)
João LessaDa Fonte Advogados (Recife)
Paulo Macedo Garcia NetoL.O. Baptista Advogados (Sao Paulo)
Carolina MachadoHogan Lovells (Rio de Janeiro)
Daniel NogueiraJacob & Nogueira Attorneys at Law (Manaus)
Ana Serra e MouraDeputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris)

Logistical notes


Sérgio Bermudes Advogados

Praça XV de novembro, 20 – 8º andar, Rio de Janeiro – RJ, Brasil.


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