ICC YAF: The legitimacy of international arbitration and its coexistence with ordinary jurisdiction

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) will reflect on the legitimacy of international arbitration. The conference is organized with the institutional support of ICC Dominican Republic and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Center of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Santo Domingo.


Objective/ event description
This ICC YAF Conference will focus on how to determine the convenience of an arbitral clause in commercial contracts vs. the ordinary jurisdiction, advantages and disadvantages between a court judgment and an arbitral award, among others. Additionally, it will include a round table where there will be a comparative analysis between ordinary jurisdiction and arbitration from the point of view of different jurisdictions in Latin America.

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.


15:00-15:15Welcome Address
15:15-16:25Roundtable on “The comparative analysis between ordinary jurisdiction and arbitration”
16:25-16:45Coffee Break
16:45-17:45Panel on “Arbitration vs. Ordinary Jurisdiction”
17:45-18:00Conclusions and Closing Remarks
18:00Networking Cocktail


Magistrate Samuel Arias ArzenoMagistrate of the Domincan Republic
Adán Arnulfo ArjonaGalindo Arias & López – GALA
Claudia, BenavidesICC YAF Representative for Latin America, Baker & McKenzie
Eleonore, CaroitLalive
Ismael ComprésZP & W
Cristina LópezICC YAF Representative for Latin America, LOVILL Latamlex
Rebeca MosqueraHughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Marcos PeñaMember of the ICC Court of Arbitration, Jiménez Cruz Peña
Edward SalcedoDejarden Valenzuela Molina & Salcedo
Betty SotoGeneral Coordinator, ICC Dominican Republic
Caroline SotoSquire Patton Boggs
Anna ToubianaFoley Hoag

Logistical notes


Hotel Sheraton Santo Domingo,
365 George Washington Avenue, Santo Domingo 10205, Dominican Republic


For further information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer