06May 18

ICC YAF: The new UAE arbitration law – overview and expectations

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference to discuss the imminent introduction of the new arbitration law in the United Arab Emirates, its impact on arbitration users and the legal landscape, and how the new law might effectively function.


The ICC YAF conference will take place on the eve of the 6th ICC MENA conference and will focus on the new UAE arbitration law, providing an overview of the current arbitration landscape in the United Arab Emirates followed by a panel discussion during which speakers will consider the likely impact of introducing the new arbitration law as well as any gaps that may still remain.


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.



Dania Fahs

17:35-17:50Opening speech

Mohamed El Ghatit



Matei Purice



Sally Kotb (to be confirmed)

Amr Omran


Mohamed El GhatitPartner, OGH Legal, Dubai
Dania FahsDeputy Director, ICC ME Representative Office (ICC ADGM), Abu Dhabi
Sally Kotb (to be confirmed)Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie Habib Al Mulla, Dubai
Amr OmranAssociate, Vinson & Elkins LLP,  Dubai
Matei PuriceSenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; ICC YAF Regional Representative MENA, Dubai

Logistical notes


Park Hyatt Dubai

Dubai Creek Club St, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dress code

Business attire or National Dress for both men and women is expected within the Club.


To register, please send an e-mail to Alexandra Gore at alexandra.gore@freshfields.com

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For more information, please contact

  • Matei Purice
  • 045099100
  • Senior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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