ICC YAF – Third-Party Funding: Negotiating Your Prenup

New York, United States, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a program in New York City on 3 October. The event, generously hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, will feature a keynote speech by Alexander Fessas (Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration ®), followed by a panel discussion.


The event will open with a keynote speech by Alexander Fessas, Secretary General, International Court of Arbitration ® followed by a panel discussion. Recent developments in law and practice worldwide illustrate the growing importance of third-party funding in international arbitration.  This panel will examine issues that counsel, funds, and claimants alike should take into consideration when drafting and entering into third party funding agreements. In particular, the panel will address the following topics:  how to structure a third party funding representation and agreement , conflicts of interest and privilege issues (who is the client?), how to account for the possible discovery of adverse facts (i.e. corruption or other illegal conduct by claimant); and how to allocate enforcement risk and costs.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. 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.


5:30-6:00 pmRegistration
6:00-6:10 pmWelcome Remarks
6:10-6:30 pmKeynote Speech
6:30-7:45 pmPanel Discussion
7:45-9:00 pmReception


Rebecca BerrebiHead of Corporate Affairs, Tenor Capital Management Company, L.P., New York
Alexander FessasSecretary General, International Court of Arbitration ®, Paris
Floriane Lavaud (moderator)Senior Associate, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York
Ben LoveSenior Associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York
Ari MacKinnonPartner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, New York

Logistical notes

This event will be held at the New York offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, located at:

601 Lexington Ave

31st Floor

New York, NY 10022


Attendees should send an RSVP to tamara.alfred@freshfields.com

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