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Young ITF


Established in 2022, Young ITF is a learning, discussion and networking forum for junior practitioners, postgraduate students, civil servants and academics interested in international economic law. It works under the patronage of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and its Investment Treaty Forum.

Main aims of Young ITF

Young ITF aims to provide junior professionals in London and elsewhere around the globe with opportunities to develop their careers and interests in international economic law.

It serves as a forum for them to exchange ideas and connect with both their peers and senior professionals in the international economic law community.

Young ITF encourages junior professionals to learn from and collaborate with their peers as well as senior practitioners, build a professional network and share ideas by way of publications.

The core activities of Young ITF include:

  • Debating competitions involving teams of both junior and senior professionals
  • Offering various opportunities to practice legal arguments and advocacy with the support of thought leaders in the area of international economic law
  • Publication opportunities, including on the BIICL Blog 
  • Networking events

Mailing list

Young ITF opportunities are free and open to postgraduate students, young practitioners, civil servants and academics aged below 35 and/or 7PQE (or equivalent). If you are interested in staying in touch, please subscribe to the Young ITF Mailing List.

Young ITF Steering Committee

Advisory Board

  • Eva Kalnina, Arbitration Chambers
  • Professor Jan Kleinheisterkamp, independent arbitrator and LSE
  • Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Investment Treaty Forum, BIICL
  • Alison Macdonald QC, Essex Court Chambers
  • Wendy Miles QC, Twenty Essex
  • Dr Martins Paparinskis, University College London
  • Professor Philippe Sands QC, Matrix Chambers and University College London
  • Professor Maxi Scherer, WilmerHale and Queen Mary University of London
  • Professor Thomas Schultz, King's College London and University of Geneva


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