YAYAH & Co. Dinner Clubs

4 Jun
19:30 - 22:00


About LIDW Young and Young at Heart

LIDW Young and Young at Heart (“YAYAH”) represents the broad community of stakeholders in London’s dispute resolution community that consider themselves to be Young or Young at Heart. Over the last few years our mission has been to ensure that during London International Disputes Week we provide a social forum for members of this community to gather, exchange ideas and develop their network.

We are somewhat unique in that eligibility to form part of our community does not depend on age or role. However, in an effort to ensure that our mission doesn’t become lost amongst the multitude of events, we ensure that all YAYAH events are tailored and targeted towards the YAYAH community.  This is reflected in the type of events, speakers and themes we select for our educational events, as well as the venues and the “informal” nature of our social events.


YAYAH & Co. Dinner Clubs

LIDW YAYAH’s mission is to provide educational and social networking opportunities of the highest quality to the YAYAH community.  It is a mission we are very passionate about and one that we feel should not be constrained by a single members list. 

With that in mind, in collaboration with several groups that share our same mission, LIDW YAYAH is launching the YAYAH & Co. Dinner clubs initiative. 

This initiative will see a series of dinner clubs running simultaneously across the City at carefully selected venues, each consisting of groups of 8 to 10 individuals. You will be able to dine (and wine) in the company of peers, engage in stimulating conversations and network in a somewhat more relaxed environment. There is no cost to secure your space however guests attending the Dinner Club will be asked to settle the bill on the night of the event.   


Meet Your YAYAH & Co. Dinner Clubs Host's

London VYAP "London VYAP is the first independent network for very young arbitration practitioners in London. It provides a valuable platform for the next generation of arbitration lawyers to connect, learn from and network with one another. To further this objective, we host events and networking opportunities, organise skills workshops and offer publication opportunities through our collaboration with Jus Mundi and a unique mentorship programme."

Young ITF "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. 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 does so by organising ISDS-themed debate competitions, networking events, publication opportunities and workshops. Please find further information about Young ITF and their events here."

The ICC Young Arbitration & ADR Forum  "Open to young dispute resolution practitioners aged 40 and under, ICC YAAF provides a range of opportunities for individuals to gain knowledge, develop skills, build networks and garner a better understanding of ICC’s Dispute Resolution Services. Our global ICC YAAF network brings together over 37,000 practitioners across seven Regional Chapters in Africa, Middle East and Turkey, North Asia, South Asia, Europe and Russia, Latin America and North America."

Throughout the world, ICC YAAF hosts hundreds of educational and social events every year, providing young professionals with an opportunity to discover best practices, discuss topical issues and network with experienced practitioners. ICC YAAF activities are globally coordinated by the ICC YAAF Global Coordinating Committee in Paris, and regionally by the ICC YAAF Regional Head of Chapter.

Young Fraud Lawyers Association "The Young Fraud Lawyers Association is a prominent, non-profit, legal organisation for junior lawyers and academics, who have a professional interest in civil or criminal fraud. The YFLA offers its members education and training in all matters relation to their practice as fraud lawers and provides a fantastc networking platform for those in the early stages of their legal or acdemic careers."

YIAG "Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for practitioners, students and younger members of the arbitration community. YIAG aims to promote the understanding and use of international arbitration law and practice by providing opportunities for its members to exchange views on topical issues in international commercial arbitration. Our network brings together 12,000 members from more than 140 countries. For further information, please click here."

The Young Energy Arbitration Club YEAC "The Young Energy Arbitration Club (YEAC) is an in-person networking forum aimed at GCs, their legal teams, and other professionals (3+ PQE to junior partner) involved in resolving energy disputes, from lawyers and barristers, to technical and quantum experts, arbitrators, and mediators.”

We look forward to seeing you on the night.

DIS40 - German initiative of young arbitration practitioners "Established in 2002 by the German Arbitration Institute (DIS), the DIS40 is an initiative for young arbitration practitioners. The DIS40 provides a forum for young professionals to exchange experiences of practice in the field of arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. It has regional groups across Germany as well as in London and Zurich.

For more information, please click here.

Young ICCA - Young ICCA is a leading arbitration knowledge network for young practitioners and students, functioning under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). Young ICCA promotes the use of arbitration by introducing new practitioners from all corners of the globe to the field of international arbitration. The organisation continues to open the doors of international arbitration through four key areas of activity: Skills Training Workshops, the Mentoring Programme, university scholarships and the Young ICCA Blog


Please note, registration is required for this event and is a separate registration from other events at LIDW24.