08Oct 18

ICC YAF: Oral Skills in International Arbitration

San Jose, Costa Rica, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (CCA) of the Chamber of Commerce of Costa Rica.


This conference will include a mock case that will feature a cross-examination of witnesses in international arbitration.

This event will also take place during the Central American and Caribbean Convention of Arbitration Centres, which will take place on 8-9 October 2018 in San José.

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.


8:30-9:00Participants registration
9:00-9:10Welcome remarks
9:10-9:40Introductory presentation “Techniques to cross-examine witnesses”
9:40-10:00Coffee break
10:00-11:45Mock case: Cross-examination of witnesses in an international arbitration proceeding
11:45-12:00Conclusions and closing remarks


Patricia Cruz TrobaninoFoley Hoag (Washington D.C.)
Verónica Esquivel PatiñoCoordinator of the Comittee of Young Arbitrators of Nuevo Leon of ICC Mexico; Sánchez Devanny (Monterrey)
Salvador FonsecaHolland & Knight (Mexico City)
Roy HerreraPresident of ICC Costa Rica; Dentons Muñoz (San Jose)
Juan Pablo LetelierLoy Letelier Campora (Santiago de Chile)
Cristina LópezICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Lovill (Panama City)
Edson LópezICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Integrum (Guatemala City)
Camilo Martínez NeiraDLA Piper Martínez Beltrán (Bogota)
Diego MaximinBritton & Iglesias (Panama City)
Geraldina Mendoza de LaínezSáenz & Asociados (San Salvador)
Juan Felipe MerizaldeDechert LLP (Washington D.C. / Bogota)
Gino RivasPhillipi Prietocarrizoda Ferrero DU & Uría (Lima)
María José YglesiasLLM Abogados (San José)
Benito ZelayaMember of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Honduras; Lexincorp (Tegucigalpa)

Logistical notes


Edificio Meridiano
Auditorio, Escazú, San José, Costa Rica.


For further information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 385 7420
  • Project Officer