Young ICCA, which functions under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration, is a world-wide arbitration knowledge and skills network for young practitioners, established in 2010. It aims to:
- provide a forum for young students and professionals to exchange ideas about international arbitration;
- provide young professionals interested in dispute resolution with access to each other and to the international arbitration community;
- promote the use of arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution by introducing new practitioners from all corners of the globe into the practice of arbitration.
They have recently announced that they will be holding a Skills Training Workshop in the BVI on 30 May 2017, addressing the role of Local Counsel in International Arbitrations.
The BVI’s push into the International Arbitration marketplace is admirable. Time will tell whether or not it is a worthwhile endeavour.