A one day event organised by the Young Members Group of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The title of this year’s YMG Annual Conference is “Innovation in Arbitration: A Brave New World”.


08:45 – 9:45

Registration and refreshments

9:45 – 10:00

Welcoming Remarks Yvonne Czajkowski, Trinity College Dublin Chair of YMG Conference Planning Subcommittee

10:00 – 10:15

President’s Remarks James Bridgeman SC, President of the CIArb.

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote Address Lucy Greenwood C.Arb, Greenwood Arbitration

10.45 – 12:00

Panel 1: Innovation in Arbitration

Moderator: Daniel Grodinsky, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

Speakers: Arran Dowling- Hussey Barrister, Law Library of Ireland Émilie Gonin, Doughty Street Chambers Sebastiano Nessi, Schellenberg Wittmer Lucian Ilie, Reed Smith LLP

12:00 – 12:15


12:15 – 13:30

Panel 2: Investment Treaty Arbitration

Moderator: Noor Kadhim, Cubism Law

Speakers: Uliana Cooke, Withers Iain McKenny Gustavo Laborde, Laborde Law

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 15: 45

In collaboration with Young ICCA Panel 3: Technology in Arbitration technology in the arbitration process technology and arbitral decision-making in view of AI

Moderator: Rahul Donde, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler

Speakers: Lucas Bento, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP Claire Morel de Westgaver, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP Mercedes Torres Lagarde, DIAC Darius Chan, Norton Rose Fulbright arbitration and technology related disputes.

15:45 – 16:00


16:00 – 17:15

Debate 1. This house believes that arbitrators should be evaluated at the end of proceedings.

Debate 2. Ethics in arbitration – too far or not far enough

Moderator: Ronan O’Reilly, White & Case LLP, YMG Vice Chair

Speakers: Hanna Roos, Latham & Watkins LLP Simon Maynard, Three Crowns LLP Moderator: Bryan Fok, Herbert Smith Freehills Speakers: Vanina Sucharitkul, University of Paris-Descartes Patrick Mair, Barrister, Law Library of Ireland

17:15 – 17:30

Closing remarks Maria Kennedy, Matheson

17:30 – 17:45

Vote of thanks Mandy Lee, Seymours, YMG Chair


70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay
Dublin 2, Ireland

  • Event Details
  • Location: Dublin
  • Start Date: 30/11/2018 12:00 am
  • End Date: 30/11/2018 11:59 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Amanda Lee, Lucy Greenwood