23Apr 19

ICC YAF- Young ADR Belarus: Arbitrate IT!

Minsk, Belarus, • Russian

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) together with the Young ADR – Belarus are organizing a conference on resolution of tech-disputes in arbitration. Within this event, taking place in the so called “Silicon Valley of Eastern Europe”, lawyers will meet with technical experts to discuss arbitrability of disputes in the sphere of IT and to give tips on how to deal with tech-issues in arbitration proceedings.


The event gathers legal professionals and technical experts from France, Russia and Belarus. Its aim is to explain why arbitration is a good option for the resolution of technological disputes and to discuss the ways to overcome the issues related to the choice of experts for tech-disputes and use of the e-discovery.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years or under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics, as well as in-house lawyers of IT-companies. The ICC YAF Conference is an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration and to enrich their network in the region.


14.30-15.00Opening remarks by:

  • Elena Mashonskaya, Partner, Arzinger, Belarus
  • Alexey Anischenko, Partner, Sorainen, Belarus
  • Ivan Zhiznevsky, Deputy Director, Hi-Tech Park (TBC).
  • Julia Popelysheva, ICC YAF Representative;
  • Veronika Pavlovskaya, Chief Coordinator Young ADR – Belarus; Arzinger & Partners, Belarus
15.00-15.45Panel 1. Disputes in the area of IT – why arbitrate (in theory and practice)

Moderated by: Julia Mironchik, attorney, Arzinger

·         Elena Trusova, partner, BCLP, Moscow

·         Anna Stanishevskaya, lawyer, Vizor Games, Belarus

15.45-16.30Panel 2.  The technical side of a technical dispute: collecting evidence and finding experts

Moderated by: Kirill Laptev (Senior Associate, Sorainen)

  • Marina Akchurina (Senior Associate, Cleary Gottlieb, Russia
  • Ivan Tyagoun, Partner, KPMG, Russia
  • Nikolay Legkodimov, Partner, KPMG, Russia
16.30-16.45Coffee break
16.45-17.30Panel 3.  Un-e-discoverable? Technical and legal limitations of a popular tool

Moderated by:  Julia Popelysheva, ICC YAF Representative

·         Irina Novikova, Partner, Head of Forensic Department of PwC Russia and CIS and Alexander Dmitriev, Director, Technology Forensic Department PwC, Russia

·         Oleg Todua, Senior Associate, White & Case, Russia

·         Sergey Alekhin, Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, France

17.30-17.45Closing remarks


Sergey AlekhinAssociate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, France
Marina AkchurinaSenior Associate, Cleary Gottlieb, Russia
Alexey AnischenkoPartner, Sorainen, Belarus
Alexander DmitrievDirector, Technology Forensic Department PwC, Russia
Kirill LaptevSenior Associate, Sorainen, Belarus
Nikolay LegkodimovPartner, KPMG, Russia
Elena MashonskayaPartner, Arzinger, Belarus
Julia MironchikAttorney, Arzinger, Belarus
Irina NovikovaPartner, Head of Forensic Department of PwC Russia and CIS
Veronika PavlovskayaChief Coordinator at Young ADR – Belarus, Associate at Arzinger & Partners, Belarus
Julia PopelyshevaICC YAF Representative, Russia
Anna StanishevskayaLawyer, Vizor Games, Belarus
Oleg ToduaSenior Associate, White & Case, Russia
Elena TrusovaPartner, BCLP, Russia
Ivan TyagounPartner, KPMG, Russia
Ivan ZhiznevskyDeputy Director, Hi-Tech Park, Belarus

Logistical notes


Willing Hotel, 50 Lenina str., Minsk


For more information, please contact:

  • Julia Popelysheva
  • ICC YAF Regional Representative Yandex, Moscow
  • Veronika Pavlovskaya
  • Chief Coordinator Young ADR - Belarus Arzinger & Partners, Minsk

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