ICC YAF /YICCA joint event: Key Steps For Efficient Advocacy in International Arbitration

Kiev, Ukraine, • English

Effective advocacy is essential in obtaining a successful outcome of one’s case. In this interactive workshop, participants will share best practises and discuss common mistakes in written and oral advocacy at all stages of the arbitral proceedings.


The workshop will be devoted to providing practical tips on written and oral advocacy.

Who should attend? Students, graduates and practitioners with keen interest in arbitration.


13:10 – 13:30Welcome and Introduction

Dmytro Marchukov

13:30 – 14:15First Session – Mastering written advocacy

•    Kieran John McCarthy

•    Anne-Sophie Gidoin

•    Commentator: Yulia Zorina

Moderated by Olga Hamama

4:15 – 14:45Tea/Coffee Break
14:45 – 15:30Second Session – Mastering oral advocacy


•    Arne Fuchs

•    Markiyan Kliuchkivskyi

•    Commentator: Yulia Zorina

Moderated by Eva Kalnina

15:30 – 15:45Closing Speech: “A list of don’ts” by Alexander Fessas
After the conference – reception at Avellum


James CastelloKing & Spalding, Paris
Alexander G. FessasICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
Arne FuchsMcDermott Will & Emery, Frankfurt
Anne-Sophie GidoinAssociate, Jones Day, London,  UK
Olga HamamaFreshfields, Frankfurt
Eva KalninaLévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
Markiyan KliuchkivskyiEgorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Kiev
Dmytro MarchukovAvellum, Kiev
Kieran John McCarthyEversheds Sutherland, Geneva
Yulia ZorinaAlfa Bank, Kiev

Logistical notes



38 Volodymyrska Str., 01030, Kyiv, Ukraine


To register, please send your contact details (full name, firm/institution, email) to Natalia Blotskaya: nblotskaya@avellum.com.

Contact us

  • Eva Kalnina
  • +41 22 809 6200
  • Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland
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