The 2-day event hosted at NCTM law firm and
the Department of Law of the Roma Tre University in Rome, promises young
lawyers and in-house counsel working in the field of international arbitration
and dispute resolution, a unique and informal opportunity to mix with renowned
arbitrators, members of the ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretariat
and other fellow arbitration practitioners.
While offering ample networking
opportunities with ICC staff and YAF members and peers from across Europe, the
conference also guarantees lively debates, interactive roundtable panels and
practical discussions featuring some of the best current and rising talent in international
"We have put together a programme
which will not only broaden participants' knowledge of arbitration related
topics but will also push them to develop further the skills we all need to be successful
in an international context," said ICC YAF Co-chair Hannah Tuempel, Senior
Counsel and Manager of the ICC Centre for ADR.
In a workshop led by Australian Mediator
and Facilitator Joanna Kalowski, young arbitrators will learn how considering backgrounds
and cultures can lead to effective communication in international arbitration,
while any participants questioning their chosen career path will not want to
miss a keynote speech by Juan Fernandez-Armesto of Armesto & Asociados,
Madrid, entitled: “Should I devote my life to international arbitration?”.
Highlights of the second day of the event
include a keynote speech by ICC International Court of Arbitration Secretary
General Andrea Carlevaris and a debate on finding the best place of arbitration
in Europe, featuring young panel members from nine countries.
The event concludes with a private visit to
Villa Farnesina in Trastevere and a guided walking tour in Trastevere with wine
“Rome will certainly replicate Berlin’s
success of 2012. It is an ideal venue for hosting the kind of substantive yet
relaxed type of programme this gathering is known for,” said Jose Feris, Deputy
Secretary General of the ICC Court who is also ICC YAF Co-Chair.
ICC YAF is a forum for young professionals
to learn from experienced practitioners about career development and issues of
interest in arbitration and to build their own networks. With over 7,000
members worldwide, ICC YAF is the biggest young arbitrator association of its
kind. As well as raising awareness among members of ICC dispute resolution
services, ICC YAF oversees educational programmes, receptions and social events
that take place all over the world throughout the year, co-hosted by
participating firms and other organisations.
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