ICC YAF : The Legal Role and Function of State Courts In Arbitration Proceedings

Tirana, Albania, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event in Tirana on 27 October. The conference is generously sponsored by Optima Legal & Financial.


The conference will focus on the use of arbritral proceedings both in international and domestic arbitration. An outstanding panel of experts from Albania, Belgium, Italy and Germany will share their insights.

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 – 09:20 Registration

09:20 – 09:30 Welcome Address

09:30 – 11:00 Panel Discussion

Topics will include the duality ”court-arbitrator” related to jurisdiction; validity and non-performance of arbitration agreements; appointment and challenge of arbitrators; security for costs; interim measures; enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards.

11:00 – 11:15 Final Remarks & Conclusions

11:15 – 12:30 Coffee Reception


Barbara Ciaramella
Deputy Counsel, International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Dirk De Meulemeester
Attorney at law, LEXLITIS, Brussels

Alma Hicka
State Advocate General, Tirana

Fatos Lazimi
Partner, Optima Legal & Financial, Tirana

Reinmar Wolff
Attorney at law and Lecturer at the University of Marburg, Germany

Logistial notes

Latham & Watkins LLP (Century City Office)
10250 Constellation Blvd, #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Registration Fee

The conference is free. However, registration is compulsory.

To register, please click here

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