Successful candidates will
help run a multitude of regional and local events, a vital part of ICC YAF’s
work in attracting under-40s from across the international arbitration
community to get together, exchange ideas and learn from experienced
practitioners about career development and hot topics in arbitration.
“These are exciting times for
ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum, which grows bigger every day. Since starting in
2008, YAF’s networking and mentoring opportunities have welcomed many thousands
of young arbitrators – often for free – gaining enormous support from top law
firms worldwide and wide respect in the arbitration community,” said Jose
Ricardo Feris, Co-Chair of ICC YAF Global Coordinating Committee. Based at
ICC’s global headquarters in Paris, this group helps select RCC members and coordinates
YAF’s five Regional Chapters.
Working with other groups of
young arbitrators and other professionals, YAF also organizes educational
programmes and encourages its global network of motivated young arbitration
professionals to write papers for distribution to the broader international
“Among the young members of
the dispute resolution community, YAF’s recruitment of RCC members is quite big
news, as it’s a great opportunity to become actively involved in the
development of the global arbitration network at high levels. Volunteers will
also be well placed to get close-up insight into ICC dispute resolution,” added
Hannah Tuempel, Co-Chair, ICC YAF Global Coordinating Committee.
ICC YAF events are organized all
year round in major arbitration hubs including London, Paris, Hong Kong and New
York, as well in other cities such as Quito, Punta Cana, Kiev, Ramallah and
Lagos. Short, interactive and often linked with social activities, they are usually
hosted by law firms and other organizations.
As well as supporting their local
and regional events, Regional Coordinating Committee members will have the
chance to help run the ICC YAF Global Conference, which takes place every two
years. This dynamic event brings together young counsel, arbitrators, corporate
counsel and academics from around the world – whether they are YAF members or
In addition, five major ICC
YAF Regional Conferences take place every other year when there isn’t a Global
Conference. In 2014, regional events are planned in Rome (13-14 June), New
York, Istanbul, Singapore and Paris.
“After a hugely successful
Global Conference held in summer of 2013, we’ll be calling on the new team of
RCCs to work together to organize another memorable ICC YAF Global Conference
in the summer of 2015,” said Ms Tuempel.
ICC YAF regional
representatives urge highly motivated young candidates with an interest in ICC
YAF and active in the field of international arbitration or alternative
international commercial dispute resolution to submit their application by 4 April
For more information visit: www.iccyaf.org
View the ICC YAF Regional Chapter Coordinator job