The ICC Young Arbitration Forum held on 22nd November 2019 in Thessaloniki
attracted over 80 counsels and attorneys predominantly practising in the SEE region. The event under the ICC aegis was co-organised by DPC, Yiannopoulos & Kozi LLP and the Thessaloniki Bar Association. Prof. Athanassios Kaissis, eminent international arbitrator and academic lecturer, and the experienced ADR practitioner Dr  Anna Plevri moderated the two sessions. Dr Martin Zahariev, attorney-at-law at DPC, was among the speakers in the first panel and presented his view on the data protection in arbitration procedure from GDPR perspective. The second session entitled “A procedural tango – the Relations between State Courts and Arbitration” provoked lively discussion on arbitrability of disputes, obtaining interim measures from state courts, setting aside and enforceability of arbitral awards. The attending young lawyers benefited from the exchange of useful ideas and enjoyed the friendly networking atmosphere of the event.