Members who wish to update their contact details can email Lauren Voges at email@example.com directly.
Contact the Mentoring Programme Coordinators:
Associate, Bureau Pierre Tercier
Senior Foreign Attorney, Shin & Kim
General Membership of Young ICCA is open to practitioners and students who:
Membership applications will be acknowledged via email; kindly note that membership of Young ICCA does not include a login option.
A complete list of current Young ICCA members is available at this link. (To request the email address of a Young ICCA member or to change any of your profile details, please contact Lauren Voges at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Members are encouraged to network with each other, and to propose projects for Young ICCA to take up.
Advisory Membership of Young ICCA is open to practitioners who:
Are under 45 years.
Have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in the field of arbitration (e.g. employment with a law firm with participation in an arbitration practice; employment at a recognised arbitral institute; employment or link to an academic institution in the fields of arbitration/dispute resolution).
Are able to share their skills in a variety of Young ICCA activities (including the Mentoring Programme, training sessions, regional conferences, publications and ad hoc projects)
A complete list of current Young ICCA Member Buddies is available at this link. (To request the email address of a Young ICCA Member Buddy, please contact email@example.com).
New applicants who meet the above criteria will be added to the database and the listing on this site will be updated regularly.
Members and Buddies are encouraged to network with each other, and to propose projects for Young ICCA to take up.
Notice to all applicants to the 2017-2018 Young ICCA Mentoring Programme
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators would like to thank everyone who applied for this year’s Mentoring Programme. This year’s Programme drew enormous interest, with over 300 applications received from all corners of the globe and all walks of life. In total, the applicants (i) represented 72 different nationalities, (ii) had an age range of 20 to 40 years old, and (iii) comprised of an equal gender balance. The Programme also drew applicants from various backgrounds including, but not limited to, trainees, junior, mid and senior level practitioners (some of whom are already well versed in international arbitration), government officials and academics. Of those who applied, over 70% were actively involved in ongoing arbitration matters, such as: (i) arbitrators and counsel in arbitration cases; (ii) case managers in arbitration institutions; (iii) interns in international arbitration groups; (iv) master students and other academics in international arbitration programmes; (v) participants in arbitration moots; and (vi) authors of arbitration related publications.
With the decision to stagger the Mentoring Programme cycles (i.e., switching to an annual programme), the numbers of available spots for this year was more limited for this cycle than in previous cycles. Regrettably, this resulted in the exclusion of many deserving candidates. Thus, after much deliberation, 56 applicants were chosen from 56 nationalities.
One of the main goals that the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme sets out to achieve is to include a broad diversity of participants which reflects a wide geographical distribution. This goal mirrors the main tenet of Young ICCA, which is to “promote the use of arbitration by exposing new practitioners from all corners of the globe to the international practice of arbitration.” In this connection, the following criteria were used in evaluating each application: (i) gender diversity; (ii) region; (iii) nationality and whether the applicants were based in countr(ies) that are not strongly represented in international arbitration; (iv) possession of the necessary knowledge and training in international arbitration that indicates a true interest to participate fully in the Programme and desire to enter the field (i.e., studies, publications, moot court participation, internships or trainings, and/or practical or academic involvement in international arbitration); (v) availability of fewer opportunities, relative to other applicants that are already established in a developed arbitration environment, and can therefore greatly benefit from the Programme; (vi) in limited instances applicants who already possess junior positions in international arbitration practices were sometimes selected for the benefit of their co-mentees (i.e., creating further contacts, sharing experiences etc.). As such, we felt that it was important to acknowledge that special consideration was given to applicants from countries or regions that are underrepresented in the international arbitration sphere.
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators would like to emphasize that those who were unsuccessful in joining this year’s Young ICCA Mentoring Programme (or who were unable to submit an application) are encouraged to apply again in future cycles.
Finally, to the applicants that were accepted into this year’s Mentoring Programme, we congratulate you and hope that your experience in this Programme is an unforgettable one.
What is Young ICCA’s Mentoring Programme?
The Programme connects 3-4 successful Mentee applicants to a "Mentor" – a senior arbitration expert who is usually a member of ICCA’s Governing Board – and to a "Buddy" – an established arbitration practitioner. Together, the Mentor, Buddy and Mentees form a "Mentoring Group".
Each Mentoring Group will work together for 2 years. During this period, the Mentor and Buddy will be available to each Mentee to provide advice and career guidance, as well as to impart arbitration wisdom and practical know-how. Guidelines outlining the role of each Mentoring Group participant – Mentor, Buddy and Mentee – and possible activities are available here.
The Young ICCA Mentoring Programme provides a unique platform for young professionals to connect with and learn from the experience of more senior members of the arbitration community. As such, it falls squarely within Young ICCA’s mandate of opening the doors of international arbitration to young practitioners worldwide.
Who should apply and how?
All current Young ICCA members are eligible to apply to become Mentees in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme (you can become a Young ICCA member by submitting an application here). Students and young professionals interested in international arbitration are encouraged to apply. The next opportunity to apply will be in October 2017, for the 2018-2019 cycle. Note that, in response to feedback received from many members, Young ICCA has decided to stagger the mentoring cycles. In other words, if you are unable to apply or unsuccessful this year, you will be able to apply next year (in the fall) for a two-year cycle starting in January 2018.
No fee is charged for participation in the Mentoring Programme, and no financial benefits or funding are available through the Programme.
How are successful Mentee applicants chosen?
In selecting Young ICCA Members for participation in the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme, Young ICCA aims to achieve a broad diversity and a wide geographical distribution, including appropriate representation of Mentee applicants from countries that are underrepresented in the international arbitration sphere.
As set forth above, applicants are required to submit their CV and a one-page letter of motivation with their application. As places in the Mentoring Programme are limited, the letter of motivation plays an important part in the selection process as it assists Young ICCA both to ensure that successful Mentee applicants demonstrate an appropriate level of commitment and motivation and to appropriately match Mentees with Mentors and Buddies.
For questions, please contact the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme Coordinators, David Kim and Maria Athanasiou at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those applicants who cannot be accommodated in the Mentoring Programme are strongly encouraged to participate in other Young ICCA activities.
These activities include: