PAW Kick-Off and Keynote Speech
The 7th Edition of the Paris Arbitration Week will kick-off with a keynote speech delivered by Dr. Yas Banifatemi on Monday, 27 March 2023 starting at 9:00 AM CET. The PAW Board will broadcast the event online and you are all invited to join!
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In keeping with PAW tradition and for the third year in a row, the keynote speech will deal with the issue of diversity in international arbitration.
The PAW Board is proud to welcome Dr. Yas Banifatemi as the keynote speaker for PAW2023. Dr. Banifatemi is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading experts in international arbitration and public international law. Dr. Banifatemi is a founding partner of Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, and is based in Paris. Dr. Banifatemi is a member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration and the GIAC Arbitration Council. She is a former Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration (ICC) and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). She is also President of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), succeeding the late Emmanuel Gaillard in that capacity.
The Keynote Speech will serve as an opportunity to approach the issue of diversity in international arbitration through the lense and unique perspective of Dr. Banifatemi.
Marily Paralika and Raphael Kaminsky, co-presidents of the Paris Arbitration Week, note: “We are honored to have Yas Banifatemi kick-off the 7th edition of PAW with an undoubtedly thought-provoking speech on diversity. With her unrivaled level of expertise and experience, her resolutely international background, and her unique perspective on the arbitration world, we have no doubt that Yas is ideally positioned to push the diversity dialogue even further and we look forward to hearing her thoughts on this ever-challenging issue.”
The aim of the 7th Edition of PAW is to further strengthen and showcase the PAW's commitments to diversity, social and environmental responsibility, and innovation.
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