CCC 2016


Co-Chairs’ Circle – Second Global Conference

Following in the footsteps of the successful first conference in Berlin in 2014, the Co-Chairs’ Circle calls young arbitration practitioners from around the world to jointly debate topical issues in international arbitration at the second Global Conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle.

All information and material will be uploaded into this event page.

Program of the conference

Please find the program of the conference here.

Confirmed speakers include Simon Greenberg (Clifford Chance, Paris), Wendy Miles (Boies, Schiller & Flexner, London), Andrea Atteritano (Hogan Lovells, Rome), Ruth Byrne (King & Spalding, London), Claire Debourg (Université Paris Ouest, Paris), Rogier Schellaars (Simmons & Simmons, Amsterdam), Ulrike Gantenberg (Heuking Kühn, Düsseldorf), Simon Maynard (Three Crowns, London), James Menz (Schellenberg Wittmer, Zürich), Andrey Panov (Norton Rose Fulbright, Moscow), Erica Stein (Dechert, Brussels).

Accommodation recommendation

We have gathered few hotel recommendations for participants. These can be found here.

Conference venues

The conference will be held at the University of Helsinki in Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3)

The dinner on Friday will be held at Suomenlinna ( More detailed logistical information will follow.

The Saturday social program will take place at the city center.


All participants of the conference are invited to participate Helsinki International Arbitration Day 2016 on 26 May 2016 with the young professionals registration fee.


Frequently asked questions

1. What is the Co-Chairs’ Circle?

The Co-Chairs’ Circle (CCC) is an informal platform for cooperation and networking between different groups of young arbitration practitioners from around the world. Currently, some 25 groups participate in the Co-Chairs’ Circle initiative. For more information, see:

2. What is the CCC Global Conference?

The CCC Global Conference is an international arbitration conference organized as a joint effort by the different groups taking part in the Co-Chairs’ Circle.

The first global conference of the Co-Chairs’ Circle, co-hosted by DIS40 and the Humboldt University of Berlin, took place in Berlin, Germany in September 2014 and focused on cultural differences in international arbitration. The fully booked conference was attended by 150 young arbitration practitioners from 25 countries.

3. Who can participate in the CCC Global Conference?

The Global Conference is open to all lawyers and other professionals interested in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution aged 45 or below.

You do not have to be a co-chair of a young arbitration group to participate.

4. Who is organizing the CCC Global Conference?

The second global conference will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 27 May 2016 and will be hosted by Young Arbitration Club Finland (YACF).

A total of 19 other young arbitration groups are taking part in the preparations.

5. Where will the Global Conference be held?

The substantive part of the conference will take place at the University of Helsinki in downtown Helsinki, with social events also taking place in the central area of Helsinki.

6. When will the detailed program be announced?

A detailed program will be announced in February 2016.

7. Where do I get more information?

All information regarding the conference will be uploaded here. Feel free to also contact us at ccc(a) with any questions.