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The ICC Young Arbitration Forum (YAF) is organizing a half-day program in Malibu on international arbitration, with a specific focus on procedure, ethics and neutrality. Well known practitioners in the international arbitration field will discuss these and other notable topics, as well as invite the audience to pose questions and express their viewpoints. This program will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.

Pepperdine University School of Law, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
2:00 pm Opening Remarks
 Jack Coe, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu
2:05 pm Introduction to International Arbitration
Arbitration is used extensively for the resolution of international commercial disputes. It enjoys sustained popularity in large part because it functions with relative ease and predictability, while reducing the role of local courts. This panel of practitioners will provide a foundation as to what international arbitration is and how it differs from litigation. They will discuss various facets of the practice including the impact on the arbitration process of different legal traditions, the various arbitration rules available and why they matter, and common approaches to procedural issues such as the taking of evidence in international arbitration.
 Nathan O’Malley, Partner, Gibbs Giden, Los Angeles
 Grant Kim, Counsel, Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco
 Suzanne Ulicny, Deputy Director, SICANA, Inc./ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York
Moderator: Viren Mascarenhas, Counsel, King & Spalding, New York

3:05 pm Coffee Break
3:15 pm Ethics Across Borders: the Standards that Apply in ICC Arbitration and how they are Enforced
Ethics can be an especially challenging area when parties, counsel, and arbitrators come from a multitude of legal jurisdictions with separate rules of ethics. What is deemed permissible in one party’s home jurisdiction might be strictly forbidden in another. So what is the appropriate ethical standard for participants who are part of the same international arbitration dispute? Is there one set of rules that should apply to everyone in spite of or in tandem with their home set of ethical rules? This panel will discuss the issues which frequently arise in the realm of ethics and discuss the challenges that present themselves in cases involving cross border disputes.
 Tim Tyler, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins LLP, Houston
 Kevin Kim, Partner, Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, Seoul
 Jeffrey Dasteel, Principal, Dasteel Mediation-Arbitration, Los Angeles
Moderator: Jack Coe, Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu
4:15 pm A Conversation about Arbitrator Neutrality
Much has been said on the topic of arbitrator neutrality in international arbitration, with many in the field having ideas as to how best handle this delicate subject. Two of today’s leading figures in international arbitration will offer their thoughts on this hot button issue, drawing from their own publications and years of experience being part of the arbitrator selection process.
 Thomas Stipanowich, Academic Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu
 Lucy Reed, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Hong Kong

5:15 PM Closing Remarks

 Suzanne Ulicny, Deputy Director, SICANA, Inc./ICC International Court of Arbitration, New York

Cocktail Reception to follow program
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