ICC YAF : Revitalizing Arbitration in the Middle East

Muscat, Oman, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event in Muscat on 13 November. The conference is generously sponsored by Al Busaidy, Mansoor Jamal & Co (AMJ).


The use of arbitration in the Middle East has increased significantly in the past few years. Yet many in the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world, view the process with skepticism and criticise it for being too slow or too costly. The conference will address some of the most common criticism of arbitration and will look at ways to improve the arbitration process. The debate will also concern a central question in the arbitration process: the skills and qualities expected of a good arbitrator. Finally, a panel will look at the most recent developments of arbitration in Oman and its future prospects.

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.


09:00 – 09:30 Welcome and Registration

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction and Keynote speech

10:00 – 11:00 Panel 1: Management of time and cost in international arbitration

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and refreshments

11:30 – 12:30 Panel 2: Arbitration in Oman : Recent developments and future prospects

12:30 – 13:30 Panel 3: What is a good arbitrator?

13:30 Closing remarks


The speakers will be announced later.

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Hotel Sheraton
RUWI 112 – Muscat, Oman

Registration Fee

The conference is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

Please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to:bernadette.millard@amjoman.com or janice.urgel@squirepb.com