05Dec 18

ICC YAF & YCAP Joint Conference: The Art of Advocacy in International Arbitration

Zagreb, Croatia, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and Young Croatian Arbitration Practitioners (YCAP) are organizing a joint conference dedicated to arbitral advocacy: a great opportunity for arbitration practitioners in the area to share their experience and exchange views on the latest developments.


The conference will focus on the techniques for effective advocacy in international arbitration. The panellists will provide useful tips and tricks for mastering both written and oral advocacy skills.

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 & YCAP Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.


Programme:17:00 – 17:20Registration
 17:20 – 17:30Welcome remarks

Darivor Valincic, Partner, Wolf Theiss, Zagreb

 17:30 – 18:15Panel 1 – Written advocacy


Cosmin Vasile, Ph.D., Managing Partner – Zamfirescu Racoti & Partners, Bucharest


Marija Scekic, Senior Associate – WilmerHale, London

Gaelle Filhol, Partner – Betto Seraghlini, Paris

Ana Stanic, Founder – E&A Law, London

Ema Vidak Gojkovic, Senior Associate – King & Spalding, London

18:15 – 18:30Coffee break
 18:30 – 19:15Panel 2 – Oral advocacy


Tamara Manasijevic, Attorney at Law – ARP Attorneys, Vienna


Catherine Anne Kunz, Counsel – Lalive, Genève

Claire Morel de Westgaver, Associate – Bryan Cave, London

Almir Smajlovic, Director – Alvarez & Marsal, Houston

Brian Kotick, Associate – Winston & Strawn, London

19:15Networking Cocktail Reception

Logistical notes


Wolf Theiss Zagreb

Eurotower, Ivana Lučića 2a/19th floor

10000 Zagreb



Please RSVP to: Susan Jakopec indicating your full name, firm/institution and email address by 3 December 2018 at the latest.

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