ICC YAF: Tribunal Assisted Settlements in International Arbitration

Zurich, Switzerland, • English

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) and Gabriel Arbitration Dispute Resolution are co-organizing an event entitled “Tribunal Assisted Settlements in International Arbitration,” to be held on 8 September in Zurich.


The Conference focuses on settlement issues. We will discuss the different expectations of parties from England, France, Germany and Switzerland towards settlement opportunities in arbitration proceedings, the tribunal’s role, and the termination of arbitral proceedings after a settlement agreement.

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.


16.00 Welcome Address by Laurent Killias, Dr., LL.M., Pestalozzi

First Panel: Introduction to Tribunal-assisted Settlement Agreements

Alfred Siwy , Dr., LL.M., zeiler.partners
Katalin Meier
, Gabriel Arbitration

Moderated by:
Nadja Jaisli Kull , LL.M., Bär & Karrer

16.55 Second Panel: Parties’ Expectations and the Role of the Tribunal

Sarah Ganz , Dr., Wilmer Hale
Jörn Hombeck
, LL.M., Hanefeld
Catherine Schroeder
, Derains & Gharavi

Moderated by:
Johannes Landbrecht
, Dr., LL.B., Lalive

17.40 Coffee break

18.00 Third Panel: Termination of Arbitral Proceedings after a Settlement Agreement

Anne-Karin Grill , M.A., Schoenherr
Alma Forgo , ICC
Stefanie Pfisterer , Dr., LL.M., Homburger

Moderated by:
Philipp Groz
, LL.M., Schellenberg Wittmer

18.45 Closing Remarks, Cocktail


Alma Forgo, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Sarah Ganz, Dr., M.Jur., Wilmer Hale

Anne-Karin Grill, M.A., Schoenherr

Philipp Groz, LL.M., Schellenberg Wittmer

Jörn Hombeck, LL.M., Hanefeld

Nadja Jaisli Kull , LL.M., Bär & Karrer

Johannes Landbrecht , Dr., LL.B., Lalive

Katalin Meier, Gabriel Arbitration

Stefanie Pfisterer, Dr., LL.M., Homburger

Catherine Schroeder, Derains & Gharavi

Alfred Siwy, Dr., LL.M., zeiler.partners

Logistial notes

Venue: Zürcher Kantonalbank, Bahnhofstrasse 9, Zurich (Switzerland)

Registration: Please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to: k.meier@gabriel-arbitration.ch

This event will take place from 16:00 to 18:45 and will be free of charge.