Young ICCA Skills Training Workshop: The Year is 2032: the "Old Approach" to Witness Evidence is no Longer Fit for Purpose

21 September 202215:00 - 18:00(BST)
Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Venue address:
The Exchange, 150 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EE, United Kingdom

On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, as part of the ICCA Edinburgh Congress, Young ICCA held a debate and an 'Arbitration Shark Tank'. Read a round up of Young ICCA events at the congress here and watch the film footage below. 


During the first half of this flagship event, leading arbitration practitioners participated in a debate on the following motion: The Year is 2032: the “Old Approach” to witness evidence is no longer fit for purpose. The panel is composed of:

  • Gloria Alvarez, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Niuscha Bassiri, Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels)
  • Tiffany Comprés, Partner, FisherBroyles (Miami)
  • Baiju Vasani, Vasani Arbitration (London)
  • Panagiotis Chalkias, Associate, White & Case (Geneva) (moderator)


The second part of the event, consisted of an “Arbitration Shark Tank”. The following Young ICCA Members participated:

  • Jessica van der Kamp, Mayer Brown (Hong Kong)
  • Rahul Donde, Counsel, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva)
  • Daria Shylova, Rothorn Legal (Zurich)
  • Robert Bradshaw, Associate, Lalive (London)
  • Vishal Aggrawal, Independent Practitioner (India)

Event Team:


Beatrice Van Tornout (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Dilber Devitre (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Flora Jones (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Krystle Baptista (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Matheus Bastos Oliveira (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Montek Mayal (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Paul Kleist (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Rita Kaufmann (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Shehabeldine Ismail (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Aracelly López (Young ICCA Regional Representative)

Ana Coimbra Trigo (Young ICCA Events Co-Director)

Saemee Kim (Young ICCA Events Co-Director)

Matthew Morantz (Young ICCA Co-Chair)

Maria Athanasiou (Young ICCA Co-Chair)

Maanas Jain (Young ICCA Co-Chair)

Shirin Gurdova (Young ICCA Co-Chair)

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