/ 3 MARCH 2018





The 5th annual Cambridge Arbitration Day organised by the Cambridge University Graduate Law Society is an endeavour to bring together scholars, practitioners and students for a discussion on recent developments in the field of international arbitration.

The event will be preceded by the  Young Practitioners’ Event organised with ICC Young Arbitrators Forum on 2 March 2018, aimed at encouraging young practitioners to exchange professional experience and network with a view to strengthen links within the young arbitration community.


The CAD 2018 events will bring together distinguished lawyers, arbitrators and academics, who are among the leading authorities in international arbitration, creating a unique opportunity for students and other attendees to share experiences and gain insight into some of the most significant and dynamic issues in the field.

In order to achieve its educational purpose, participation at the Conference is free of charge for those attending.



2 MARCH  2018 The Global Supply Chain of Arbitration: is it a Saturated Profession?

(Event organised with ICC YAF. More info here.)

17:00 / 17:30   REGISTRATION




  • How do you market yourself in the Arbitration Market
  • Diversity in the Arbitration Market: the Pale, the Male and the Stale
  • Becoming an arbitrator: which are the paths?
  • Emerging Markets and the Arbitration Market: New seats, New parties


  • Rachael O’GRADY (ICC YAF; Mayer Brown)
  • Faidon VARESIS (University of Cambridge)


  • Marie-Odile DESY (ICC)
  • Claire MOREL DE WESTGAVER (Bryan Cave)
  • Ravi ASWANI (St Phillips Stone Chambers)
  • Michael KOTRLY (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Alexander LEVENTHAL (Quinn Emanuel)

19:00 / 20:00  DRINKS RECEPTION





10 West Rd, Cambridge CB3 9DZ, UK
+44 1223 330033

Who Can Register for the Event?

CAD/2018 events are open for registration to both graduate and undergraduate law students, professionals and practitioners interested in arbitration and settlement of international disputes. 

Where are You Located?

Both the Young Practitioners’ Event and the Cambridge Arbitration Day Conference will take place at the premises of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DZ. 

Is Registration Free of Charge?

Yes. In order to foster the educational purpose of the events, participation at CAD/2018 is completely free of charge for all attendees. However, we would kindly ask that any cancellations/changes in participation are communicated in timely manner as refreshments and catering arrangements will be made pursuant to number of registered participants.

How Long is the Event?

CAD/2018 will take place on 2 and 3 March 2018. Our Young Practitioners’ Event will take place on 2 March 2018 between 16h and 18h (with an accompanying reception afterwards). CAD/2018 Conference will begin with registration of the participants at 9h on 3 March 2018 and is scheduled to close on 17:30h on the same day (with a drinks reception from 17:45h to 20:00h)

CAD Organising Committee

  • Damien Charlotin, Co-Convenor

    Damien is a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, where he conducts empirical and data-based analyses of international dispute-settlement. He has a Master from Sciences Po Paris and a Certificate in International Business Law and Global Governance from Columbia University and Université Paris I Sorbonne. He works as a contributor for Investment Arbitration Reporter.
  • Faidon Varesis, Co-Convenor

    Faidon is a PhD candidate and scholar at the University of Cambridge focusing on International Commercial Arbitration and Conflict of Laws. He also holds an MJur (LLM equivalent) from the University of Oxford with distinction having already completed an LLM in Civil law and an LLB from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece. Currently, he is co-convenor of the Cambridge Arbitration Day and coach of the Willem C. Vis Moot team representing the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge.
  • Eirini Kikarea, Head of the Committee

    Eirini is a PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge specialising in international trade and investment law and a Scholar of Onassis and Leventis foundations. She is a Graduate Teaching Assistant, tutoring Cambridge LLM students in the field of international economic law, Vice Editor-in-Chief of Cambridge Law Review, and General Editor of Cambridge International Law Journal. She holds an LLM from the University of Cambridge with Distinction and an LLB with Honours from the University of Athens. Before commencing her graduate studies, she worked at a top-tier law firm in Athens, advising on commercial and banking law cases.
  • Fabio Santacroce, Arbitration Lunches

    Fabio Santacroce, Arbitration Lunches

    Fabio is an LLM candidate at the University of Cambridge where he is conducting research on the role of human rights in international investment disputes. He graduated summa cum laude from Bocconi University School of Law, Milan in 2012 and his graduate dissertation was awarded the “Daniele Padovani Prize” of the Italian Society of International and EU Law for the best graduate dissertation on private and procedural international law. Fabio is now a qualified attorney in Italy, where he practices international commercial and investment arbitration. He publishes regularly on international arbitration topics with the most prestigious academic journals in that field
  • Alice Nagel, Advertising and Social Media

    Alice Nagel, Advertising and Social Media

    Alice is a Master of Law candidate at the University of Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the Australian National University and is admitted as a lawyer in Australia.
  • Olga Kacprzak, Advertising and Social Media

    Olga Kacprzak, Advertising and Social Media

    Olga is a Master of Law candidate specialising in commercial law at the University of Cambridge. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with honours in European Law from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She participated in the 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, where her team reached the quarterfinals and obtained an honourable mention for the Respondent Memorandum.
  • Isuru Devendra, Arbitration Lunches

    Isuru Devendra, Arbitration Lunches

    Isuru is an LLM student specialising in international law. Prior to the LLM, Isuru was an Associate in the International Arbitration Group of Clifford Chance in Australia and Singapore. He has acted as counsel in investor-State and international commercial arbitrations and has published various textbook chapters and journal articles on international arbitration.
  • Ntayi Bandawa, Logistics

    Ntayi Bandawa, Logistics & Catering

    Ntayi is an LLM student at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Maiduguri in 2014, as the best graduating student of the class. He was subsequently admitted to the Nigerian bar in 2015, after passing the bar examinations with First Class Honours. He worked with top law firms in Abuja, Nigeria for about two years where he was exposed to diverse practice areas including dispute resolution.
  • Natalia Kubesch, Logistics

    Natalia Kubesch, Logistics & Catering

    Natalia is an LLM student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in international law. She holds a LLB in Politics, Philosophy and Law from King’s College London and is a scholar of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation Germany. Next year she will commence a training contract at a top-tier commercial law firm in London.
  • Alex Allan, Advertising and Social Media

    Alex Allan, Advertising and Social Media

    Alex is a PhD candidate at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, researching English civil procedure, prior to which she obtained her LLM from UCL and BA in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic from the University of Cambridge. She is a qualified solicitor and practised for several years at Reed Smith LLP in London, specialising in shipping dispute resolution and economic sanctions.
  • Raveena Sethia, Logistics

    Raveena Sethia, Logistics & Catering

    Raveena is an LLM candidate at the University of Cambridge focusing on Commercial Laws, having already completed a BA LLB from Jindal Global Law School, India. Currently, she is on the organising committee of the Cambridge Arbitration Day