ICC YAAF: Decoding the ESG: Passing Buzzword or Future Frontier for Dispute Lawyers?

14:00 (GMT+02:00)
16:30 (GMT+02:00)
Warsaw, Poland

Panel discussion on the occasion of the 2024 Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions taking place in Warsaw on 23-24 May 2024.

Join us for an insightful panel discussion as we delve into the new world of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) and its implications for dispute lawyers. Explore whether ESG is a fleeting trend or the next frontier in dispute resolution, featuring rising star speakers and engaging discussions. Gain valuable insights into navigating ESG-related disputes and discover the potential opportunities and challenges ahead. 

Venue: Crowne Plaza Warsaw, The Hub rondo Daszyńskiego 2, Warsaw, Poland

Networking venue: Monkey Love Warsaw, Bulwar Flotylli Pińskiej 1a, 00-468, Warsaw


Contact: For any queries please contact Alicja Zielińska-Eisen (ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw), alicja.zielinska-eisen@queritius.com.

14:00- 14:15     Welcome 

  • Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz, Founding and senior partner, GESSEL, Warsaw; Initiator and chair of the Dispute Resolution in M&A Transactions Conference series 

  • Alicja Zielińska-Eisen, ICC YAAF Representative for Europe; Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw/Berlin 


14:15- 15:45    Panel discussion 

  • Karolina Czarnecka, Associate, Queritius, Warsaw 

  • Matt Dodd, Managing Associate, Linklaters, London 

  • Michael Arada Greenop, Senior Associate, WilmerHale, London 

  • Piotr Paprota, Senior Associate, GESSEL, Warsaw 


  • Monika Diehl, Counsel, Clifford Chance, Warsaw/ Frankfurt 


16:30-19:00 – Networking: Afternoon full of sun and fun by the river! Meet at Monkey Love Warsaw, Bulwar Flotylli Pińskiej 1a, 00-468

At ICC, we believe that through training and mentorship, we can shape the next generation of leading international arbitration and ADR experts. Through the ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum (YAAF) network, we are able to better inform, connect and inspire young professionals with interests in dispute resolution and dispute avoidance.

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF organises a number of educational and social events that allow young professionals to discover best practices, discuss topical issues, network and create meaningful connections with experienced practitioners.

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Karolina Czarnecka
Associate, Queritius
Warsaw, Poland
Monika Diehl
Counsel, Clifford Chance
Warsaw, Poland
Matthias Dodd
Managing Associate, Linklaters
London, United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Alicja Zielińska-Eisen
Of Counsel, Queritius
Warsaw, Poland
Michael Arada Greenop
Senior Associate, WilmerHale
London, United Kingdom (of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
Founding and senior partner, GESSEL
Warsaw, Poland
Piotr Paprota
Senior Associate, GESSEL
Warsaw, Poland
Free of charge