ICC YAF Arbitration over Litigation by International Chamber of Commerce Afghanistan


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 6676

Opportunity Description

Date: Saturday, 4 May 2019

Venue: Online Trading Academy (OTA) conference hall, Kolola Poshta, Kabul, Afghanistan.

Registration form: Click HERE

About ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF):

ICC YAF is an interactive forum under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce. ICC YAF is headed by the Global Coordinating Committee (GCC) and based at ICC Global Headquarters in Paris. The GCC coordinates ICC’s six YAF regional chapters. They are also responsible for selecting the Regional Representatives and overseeing all coordination between the regional  chapters. Open to those aged 40 and under, ICC YAF provides a variety of opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop their skills and understand ICC’s arbitral procedure and other dispute resolution services. Throughout the world, we hold a number of educational and social events that give young professionals the chance to discover best practices, discuss topical issues and network with experienced practitioners. Through ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution. The Upcoming ICC YAF Conference in Kabul will be the third in the line very successful events held before in 2017 and 2018.


Conference Description:

This conference is organized by ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and ICC Afghanistan and it is a great platform for exchanging thoughts on Arbitration. The event could be a beacon of hope for young and ambitious future of arbitrators. Further, the panel discussions and the debate session will enable counsels, arbitrators, in house counsels or academics to gain insights from a panel of experienced practitioners, and ask any questions they may have.



The objective of the event is to give the participants a better understanding of arbitration. Furthermore, we Strengthen ties among younger members of the international arbitration community and provide opportunities to meet and discuss current issues facing the international arbitration practice.


Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.



13:00-13:30 hours Registration
13:30-13:50 hours Welcoming Remarks
13:50-14:35 hours Panel Discussion (Alternative Dispute Resolution in general)
14:35- 14:45 hours Q&A
14:45-15:30 hours Panel Discussion (how arbitration can help to attract FDI in Afghanistan, Pathological Arbitration Clauses in Arbitration agreement, Arbitration in taxation, Recognition enforcement of foreign Arbitral Award)
15:30-15:40 hours Q&A
15:40-15:50 hours Break
15:50-16:30 hours Oxford style debate on “Is Arbitration a credible alternative to Courts to resolve commercial disputes in Afghanistan? The Pros and cons


For the Motion:

Zahid Omarzai, Associate Attorney, RIA Barker Gillette Afg Aisha Shinwari, Legal Manager, AIB


Against the Motion:

Arezo Hotak, Attorney at Law

Ghazia Popalzai, Junior Associate, RIA Barker Gillette Afg

16:30-16:40 hours Conclusion and closing remarks
16:40 Free networking time, refreshments & Art exhibition





Abdul Qadir Bahman

Secretary General & CEO, ICC Afghanistan Kabul

H.E Dr.Mustafa Mastoor (to be confirmed)

Minister of Economy, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


Enayat Qasimi

Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Chairman of ICC Afghanistan Arbitration & ADR Commission and Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP,



Emraan Rahmani

ICC YAF Representative for Afghanistan, Dispute Resolution Manager of ICC Afghanistan and Dispute Resolution Ambassador of The Alliance equality in Dispute Resolution, United Kingdom.


Freshta Zuhal Rahman

Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services, LL.M, Emory Law School, LL.M, London School of Economics, Vice Chair of ICC Afghanistan Commercial Law & Practice Commission.


Dr. Haroun Rahimi

LL.M, PH.D University of Washington, Law professor, American University of Afghanistan


Ismail Shahid

Partner, Lex Ferghana, Kabul, Afghanistan


Nematullah Barekzai

Partner, Lex Ferghana, Kabul, Afghanistan



Sayed Zakaria Hashimi

Managing Director, Global Rights Legal Consultants


Zahid Safi

Vice President, RIA Barker Gillette Afghanistan




Online Trading Academy (OTA), Kolola Poshta Kabul Afghanistan.


Working Language

Dari, Pashto and English



Free of Charge, however prior registration is required. Fill this form For registration please or email your contact details to iccyaf.afg@gmail.com.


Dress Code



Contact Person  

Emraan Rahmani        ICC YAF representative for Afghanistan & Dispute Resolution Manager, ICC Afghanistan






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