ICC YAF: Mediation — Diversified Experiences in ICC and Asian Contexts

Osaka, Japan, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) will gather in Osaka to discuss about the experience of the use of mediation in Asia. Baker McKenzie and H. Okada are generously sponsoring this conference.


Mediation is a common and established alternative dispute resolution around the globe. However, the procedure of and the approach to mediation by parties may vary significantly, reflecting differences in cultural background and the diverse contexts in which the mediation process occurs. In this seminar, the speakers will share their experiences representing Japanese client in mediation in and outside Japan and discuss the mediation system in Japan and the ongoing discussion plan of and establishing international mediation center in Kyoto will also be addressed by the speaker and panelists.

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


18:00 – 18:05Introductory Remark
18:05 – 18:30Keynote Speech
18:30 – 18:45Speaker – Mediation in Japan
18:45 – 19:00Speaker – International Mediation
19:00 – 19:30Panel Discussion on International Mediation and Japan
19:30 – 19:35Conclusion Remark
19:35 – 20:45Cocktail Reception


Andrea CarlevarisSecretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Joel GreerPartner, Baker & Mckenzie, Tokyo
Haruo OkadaPartner, H. Okada International Law Offices, Osaka
Yuichiro OmoriAssociate, Baker & Mckenzie, Tokyo; ICC YAF Representative, Japan
Shin TadaAssociate, Oh-Ebashi LPC & Partners, Osaka/Tokyo

Logistical notes

Building of Osaka Bar Association

(Restaurant “En,” B1 floor)
1-12-5 Nishi-Tenma, Kita-ku, Osaka-City, Osaka 530-0047 Japan
If you have any question regarding ICC YAF or this event, please contact yuichiro.omori@bakermckenzie.com


To register your attendance, please send the following details: (i) name, (ii) position, (iii) company name (or university name, if you are a student), (iv) whether you wish to attend the cocktail reception to Wenny.Huang@iccasia.org (CC: yuichiro.omori@bakermckenzie.com) by 19 May 2017. The seats are limited and first come, first served.

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