On the 9th of November ICC Albania with the support of the Embassy of the Netherlands in Albania organised an ICC YAF forum entitled “How to become an arbitrator: Challenges and Opportunities”.

This event took place in Tirana and was attended by young professionals and practitioners, attorneys, academics and also students with a particular interest in arbitration.

During the event the successful arbitrators on both panels shared useful insights, their experience in this field and also tackled the main duties and challenges that an arbitrator shall take into consideration in order to perform his/her duties.

This forum also provided guidance for aspiring practitioners to learn about different career paths in international arbitration, the essential qualities of international arbitrators and other aspects such as the effective management of a case, characteristics of arbitrators, challenging of arbitrators, practical case law and many more valuable tips.


Iuliana Iancu – Counsel, Hanotiau & Van Den Berg, Albania
Marion Paris – Senior Associate, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland
Tamara Manasijevic – Senior Associate, ARP Attorneys, Austria

Fatos Lazimi – ICC Court Member, Albania
Ledina Mandia – Lecturer (Mediation and Arbitration), Head Department of Law at UET, Albania
Emmanuel Kaufman – Partner, Knoetzl, Austria
Michele Curatola – Senior Associate, Lombardi Segni, Italy – ICC YAF Representative