Kindly hosted by:

Kindly sponsored by:

Steering Committee:

Ms. Efi Christofilou, Ms. Kleopatra Koutouzi and Ms. Alina Papanastasiou. Kindly guided by Young ICCA Co-Chair Mr. Tolu Obamuroh and Young ICCA Events Coordinator Mr. Panagiotis Chalkias.

Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop on Cross-examination in International Arbitration

Place: Athens
29 June 2018
9:00 am to 6:00 pm
EODID Athens Mediation & Arbitration Organization (23 Mavromichali str., Nomiki Bibliothiki building, 10680 Athens)

The topic of the workshop is “Cross-Examination in International Arbitration”. It will include presentations by experienced practitioners on best practices for conducting cross-examinations in international arbitration and a practical cross-examination exercise, during which the participants will be able to test their cross-examination skills and play the role of the arbitral tribunal.

The keynote address will be delivered by Professor Haris (Ch.) Pamboukis, Founding Partner in PMN Law Firm, Professor at the Athens Law School and Former Minister of State (Athens) and the closing remarks by Mr. Epaminontas Triantafilou, Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP (London). The faculty will also include:

•    Mr. Felipe Aragón Barrero, Associate at Armesto & Asociados, Madrid
•    Ms. Yasemin Çetinel, Partner at Çetinel Law Firm, Istanbul
•    Dr. Sotiris Dempegiotis, Senior Associate at Dryllerakis & Associates, Athens
•    Mr. Simon Elliot, Senior Associate at Three Crowns LLP, Paris
•    Ms. Catherine-Anne Kunz, Counsel at LALIVE, Geneva
•    Ms. Nefeli Lamprou, Associate at Clyde & Co, London
•    Ms. Marily Paralika, Senior Associate at White & Case, Paris
•    Mr. Akshay Shreedhar, Intern at Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Geneva
•    Mr. Juan Pablo Valdivia Pizarro, Associate at Nauta Dutilh, Rotterdam
•    Mr. Antonios Vassiloconstandakis, Legal Counsel at OPAP, Athens

This event is kindly hosted by the EODID Athens Mediation & Arbitration Organization (23 Mavromichali str., Nomiki Bibliothiki building, 10680 Athens) and it is currently sponsored by Dryllerakis & Associates, Rokas International Law Firm and KLC Law Firm.
Additional information: Accommodation for 20 Young ICCA members residing outside of Athens will be provided (ten twin bedrooms to be shared in a central hotel for the night of 28 June 2018). Please indicate in your application whether you would like to apply for accommodation.

Lunch will be provided between the morning panel session and the afternoon mock exercise and a cocktail reception will be held after the event.

Application and registration: There are 45 spots available and 20 of them are reserved for Young ICCA members. Participants will generally be confirmed on a first come first served basis.

To apply, please send a short email captioned “Young ICCA Athens Workshop” stating your interest along with a resume to, and indicate whether you are interested in playing the role of the cross-examiner or the arbitral tribunal during the afternoon mock exercise. Please kindly note in this regard that we may not be able to accommodate all requests to actively participate in the cross-examination sessions, but other active roles, such as preparing the cross-examination and drafting the cross-examination script, will be available.

All participants are expected to bear their costs of transportation to, from and within Athens, as well as incidental expenses. They are further responsible for any necessary visa arrangements.

To view the programme, click here.

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