24Oct 18

ICC YAF: State v. Investor: a Battle of Procedure

Prague, Czech Republic, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a session dedicated to the current issues in international arbitration concerning States in light of recent developments.


The main objective of the event is to share and exchange views on selected topics with distinguished panellists relating to investor-state dispute settlement, such as conflicts of interests and the ways of tackling them and availability of security for costs incurred by the defending States during the arbitration.

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.



·         MoF – Anna Bilanova

·         ICC YAF Representative – Eva Kalnina

16:15-17:15Panel 1: Collection of legal fees – Security for Costs and other possible avenues to collect the costs incurred in the international arbitration


Moderator: Kabir Duggal

·         Jaroslav Kudrna

·         Noor Davies

·         Otakar Hájek


17:15-17:45Coffee break
17:45-18:45Panel 2: Conflicts of Interest – strategy and considerations


Moderator: Maria Kostytska

·         Lukas Palecek

·         Garth Schofield

·         Michele Potestà

19:00Cocktail reception


Noor DaviesAssociate, White & Case, Paris
Kabir DuggalAssociate, Arnold Porter, New York
Otakar HajekSenior Associate, Allen & Overy, Prague
Maria KostytskaPartner, Winston, Paris
Jaroslav KudrnaLegal Advisor, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic
Lukas PalecekDeputy Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Michele PotestàSenior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Garth SchofieldSenior Legal Counsel, PCA, the Hague


Logistical notes


Liechtenstein palace

Malostranské náměstí 13

118 00 Praha 1- Malá Strana

Accessibility by Prague public transport :

trams 12, 20, 22, 91 – Malostranske Square stop


To register, please use the following link

For more information, please contact

  • Jiri Urban
  • Associate director, KPMG Czech Republic

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