Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF)

ICC Forum seeks young regional representatives 

  • 19 February 2024

The ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (ICC YAAF) has launched a campaign to recruit young practitioners in the field of dispute resolution and avoidance as new regional representatives for its 2024-2026 mandate.

The new representatives will start their two-and-a-half-year mandate in June 2024. Current and new representatives will work concurrently until the ICC YAAF Global Conference on 27 September 2024. The conference,  linked to the ICC New York Conference, will mark the official handover. 

Through regional event organisation and local initiatives, regional representatives play a pivotal role in ICC YAAF’s mission to connect young lawyers and in-house counsel to strengthen ties among younger international arbitration and ADR community members. Often hosted by a law firm, ICC YAAF events are dynamic and usually feature networking and social opportunities. As in past years, it is also possible to hold the events virtually and hybrid, to eliminate the burden of geographical frontiers and attract larger attendance. 

Dr Greg Lourie, currently Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, was ICC YAAF Representative for Europe and Central Asia from 2021 to 2022. Commenting on his mandate, he said: 

“Becoming an ICC YAAF Rep was a career-defining experience for me. It’s not just a position; it’s a gateway to a global community where your voice matters. Through YAAF, I gained invaluable skills, expanded my network, and opened doors to new opportunities. I wholeheartedly recommend young arbitration practitioners to apply and contribute to shaping the future of international arbitration.” 

Open to young dispute resolution practitioners aged 40 and under, ICC YAAF provides a range of opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop skills, build networks, and garner a better understanding of ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services. The global ICC YAAF network connects over 37,400 practitioners across seven Regional Chapters in Africa, Middle East , North Asia, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and North America.  

Learn more about the ICC Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) or contact your regional Head of Chapter.