01Feb 19

ICC YAF: Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration: Advocacy In International Arbitration

Jounieh, Lebanon, • English

This conference will also provide tips on how to be a successful oral advocate.


This conference will discuss the importance and purpose of advocacy in international arbitration with a comparison between Common-law and Civil Law systems.

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.


14:15-14:30Welcome Note

Sami Houerbi

14:30-15:45Roundtable on Advocacy in Civil and Common-law Systems


Dania Fahs, PhD


Prof. Dr. Ronald Brand

Charbel Moarbes

Michael Patchett-Joyce

15:45-16:00Coffee Break
16:00-17:00Tips for a Successful Oral Advocacy

Prof. Anthony Daimsis

Q & A

17:00Closing Remarks

Myriam Eid


Prof. Dr. Ronald BrandAcademic Director of the Center for International Legal Education (CILE) at the University of Pittsburgh
Prof. Anthony DaimsisDirector National Prog./Moot Coordinator and Sessional Professor – University of Ottawa
Myriam EidICC YAF Representative, Visiting Lecturer at USEK, Partner, Hajj & Kanaan Law Office, Beirut
Dania Fahs, PhDDeputy Director, Middle East Office, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Abu Dhabi
Sami HouerbiDirector, Eastern Mediterranean, Middle-East & Africa,

ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Abu Dhabi, Tunis; Founding Partner, Houerbi Law Firm, Tunis, Paris

Charbel MoarbesPartner, Moarbes Law firm, Washington DC
Michael Patchett-JoyceBarrister, Ely Place Chambers, London

Logistical notes

For registration, please send an e-mail to:myriameid@usek.edu.lb; joan.ge.samaha@net.usek.lb; fdroit@usek.edu.lb


The event is free of charge, however previous registration is required.

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