Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks Dubai

Navigating Arbitration Careers: Real Stories, Tips, and Paths to Success

Dubai, UAE

Past Event

6:00 pm – 7.30 pm

Baker McKenzie
Al Fattan Currency House - Tower 2 Level 16 - Trade Centre – DIFC
Dubai, UAE

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Presented by Young ITA

Co-sponsored by Baker McKenzie

The event will feauture a panel discussion with a diverse group of seasoned arbitration professionals sharing their unique career journeys. Valuable insights, tips, and diverse perspectives on excelling in the field will be offered followed by a Q&A session.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, this event is tuition-free and includes refreshments. Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount. Please only register if you intend to attend in person.

Schedule and Faculty

6:00-6:05 pm - Registration

6:05–6:10 pm - Welcome

  • Magda Kofluk, Managing Associate, Stephenson Harwood Middle East (Dubai, UAE), Young ITA Middle East Chair

6:10–6:50 pm - Panel discussion: Navigating Arbitration Careers: Real Stories, Tips, and Paths to Success

Moderator: Magda Kofluk, Managing Associate, Stephenson Harwood Middle East (Dubai, UAE), Young ITA Middle East Chair


  • Luka Kristovic-Blazevic (Head of ME Arbitration at Baker McKenzie)
  • Samantha Martin (Associate at Stephenson Harwood)
  • Kiyashni Kollapen (Senior Consultant at Robert Walters)
  • Sadaff Habib (Independent Arbitrator, Founder of Equanimity Arbitration)
  • Fakhruddin Valika, Deputy Counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration

6:50–7:00 pm - Q&A Session

7:00-7:30 pm - Networking

7:30 pm - Adjourn

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