Sponsored by:

Steering Committee:

Nadja Al Kanawati, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich; Benjamin Gottlieb, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

Kindly guided by: 

Camilla Gambarini, Young ICCA Co-Chair, Withers, London; Rahul Donde, Young ICCA Events Coordinator, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler.

Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop

Cross-examination in International Arbitration

Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 09:30 – 17:30
Venue: Schellenberg Wittmer, Löwenstrasse 19, 8001 Zürich

We are pleased to invite you to attend a Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop that will take place on 3 May 2019 in Zurich, Switzerland, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The topic of the workshop is “Cross-Examination in International Arbitration”. It will include presentations by experienced practitioners on best practices for conducting cross-examination 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.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr. Elliot Geisinger, Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer, Geneva
  • Ms. Marie Berard, Partner at Clifford Chance, London
  • Dr. Niklaus J. Zaugg, Partner at CMS von Erlach Poncet, Zurich
  • Dr. Simon Vorburger, Counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Zurich
  • Ms. Amanda Lee, Consultant at Seymours Solicitors, London
  • Ms. Silvia Martinez, Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells, Madrid
  • Ms. Angelina M. Petti, Counsel at von Segesser Law Offices, Zurich
  • Ms. Maud Elezam, Associate at White & Case, Paris
  • Ms. Deepa Somasunderam, Associate at Mishcon de Reya, London
  • Mr. Lukas Fellmann, Associate at Walder Wyss, Zurich
  • Ms. Sanela Ninković, Trainee Lawyer at Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich

More speakers are to be confirmed shortly.

This event is kindly hosted and sponsored by the Zurich office of Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.

Additional information: Limited funds are available for accommodation for Young ICCA members residing outside of Zurich. Please indicate in your application whether you would like to apply for accommodation. Moreover, lunch will be served between the morning panel session and the afternoon mock exercise and a cocktail reception will be held after the end of 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 Zurich Workshop” stating your interest along with a resume to yiccazurich2019@youngicca.org, and indicate whether you are interested in playing the role of the cross-examiner 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 Zurich, as well as incidental expenses. They are further responsible for any necessary visa arrangements.

We look forward to seeing you soon in Zurich,


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