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The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing an event in Brussels on 9 December. The conference is generously co-hosted by CEPANI40  and sponsored by Jones Day and Matray, Matray & Hallet.

Arbitration is, in many countries, regarded as the preferred method for adjudicating intra-corporate disputes. In other countries, some obstacles can still be found for those companies willing to include an arbitration clause in their bylaws. On one side, many are the advantages of arbitration over court litigation when intra-corporate disputes are at stake. On the other side, however, arbitration raises several issues as regards the arbitrability of (all) intra-corporate disputes, the protection of minority shareholders, confidentiality and third parties’ rights. One outstanding keynote speaker and 10 young professionals coming from the four corners of Europe will discuss the pros and cons of arbitrating intra-corporate disputes.

The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.



13:45 – Registration of participants

14:20 – Welcome Speeches

  • Mathieu Maes, Secretary General of ICC Belgium
  • Benoît. Kohl, Co-Chair CEPANI40

14:40 – Keynote Speech

  • Manuel Arroyo, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich

15:00 – Panel 1

Introduced and moderated by: Diamana Diawara, ICC, Paris 
Discussant: Luigi Cascone, Ughi e Nunziante, Rome

Arbitrability of intra-corporate claims: a comparative approach

  • Vanessa Foncke, Jones Day, Brussels


The (im)possible coexistence of minority shareholders’ protection and arbitration

  • Joseph Lee, School of Law, University of Exeter, Exeter


Confidentiality vs. public interest and third parties’ rights

  • Maarten Draye, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels

16:30 – Coffee Break

17:00 – Panel 2

  • Introduced and moderated by Gautier Matray, Matray, Matray & Hallet, Brussels
    Discussant: Emilio Paolo Villano, EDGE Legal, Brussels 


    Interim measures: what, where, how

  • Olexander Droug, Sayenko Kharenko, Kiev

    Internal and external effects of intra-corporate arbitral awards

  • Roberto Oliva, Pavia e Ansaldo, Milan

    Standard of revision of intra-corporate arbitral awards

  • Bartłomiej Jarco, SPCG, Krakow 

18:30 – Conclusive Remarks

  • Manuel Arroyo 

18:50 – Cocktail Reception



Mathieu Maes, Secretary General of ICC, Belgium

Benoît. Kohl, Co-Chair CEPANI40

Manuel Arroyo, Meyerlustenberger Lachenal, Zurich

Marily Paralika , White & Case, Paris

Vanessa Foncke , Jones Day, Brussels

Joseph Lee , School of Law, University of Exeter, Exeter

Maarten Draye, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels

Gautier Matray , Matray, Matray & Hallet, Brussels

Emilio Paolo Villano , EDGE Legal, Brussels

Olexander Droug , Sayenko Kharenko, Kiev

Roberto Oliva , Pavia e Ansaldo, Milan

Bartłomiej Jarco , SPCG, Krakow




Jones Day,
Rue de la Régence 4,
1000 Brussels

Registration Fee

The conference is free of charge. However, registration is compulsory.

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