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Latin Lawyer - GAR Live Arbitration Summit

Thursday, 27 April 2017, Southeast Financial Center, Miami


Thursday, 27 April 2017

09:00 AM to 18:00 PM

Southeast Financial Center, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, 33131-2352, USA

Chaired by Cristián Conejero Roos, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría and José Astigarraga, Astigarraga Davis.

Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review are joining forces to provide a top-level focus on the latest developments on arbitration in the region. Designed to allow a forum for debate for cutting-edge substantive issues as well as incorporating the perspective of in-house counsel in the region, this event will bring together Latin Lawyer’s deep knowledge of Latin America with GAR’s sharp focus on the latest developments in arbitration.


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Speakers

Gabriela Alvarez-Avila, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Mexico City

Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, São Paulo and New York

Gabriel Alves da Costa, Senior Legal Counsel, Global Litigation, Latin America & Caribbean, Shell Brasil Petróleo, Rio de Janeiro

Marcelo Etchebarne, Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly y Dell Oro Maini, New York

John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, New York

Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes, President, Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brasil-Canada (CAM/CCBC), São Paulo

Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York and London

Valeria Galíndez, Uría Menéndez, São Paulo and Lisbon

Sandra González, Ferrere, Montevideo

Steven Greenspan, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, United Technologies, Connecticut

Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

Fabrizio Hernández, NERA, Madrid

Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York

Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York

Roberto Aguirre Luzi, King & Spalding, Houston

Pedro Soares Maciel, Lefosse, São Paulo

Ari MacKinnon, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York

Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers, London

Eduardo Palinkas,Litigation Manager for Brazil, Latin America and Canada, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, São Paulo 

Further speakers to be announced

 

 


Programme

8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Cristián Conejero Roos, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago
José Astigarraga, Astigarraga Davis, Miami

9.10: The ‘Latinisation’ of arbitration

A look at the different practical aspects of conducting an arbitration in the region. Specific topics to be covered include:

  • The rise of local arbitration centres in international arbitration
  • Different approaches to document protection, expert witnesses, the process of the hearing
  • The role of third party funders
  • A look at how effective the IBA and ICC procedural rules are for the region

Moderator:
Cristián Conejero Roos, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago

Panel:
Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, São Paulo and New York
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC
Marcelo Etchebarne, Cabanellas Etchebarne Kelly y Dell Oro Maini, New York
Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York

10.10: Coffee break

10.40: How to choose an arbitrator: A masterclass

This session will discuss the factors that go into the selection of an arbitrator and the process for effectuating the selection, including the tools for conducting due diligence. It will also be a mock presentation of the analysis and process that parties and their counsel go through in order to decide on the ideal candidate for arbitrator based on hypothetical CVs and case histories. The participants will discuss the arbitrators’ known experience and perceived biases to make their selection.

Moderator:
Pedro Soares Maciel, Lefosse, São Paulo

Panel:
Gabriela Alvarez-Avila, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, Mexico City
John Fellas, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, New York

12.10: Networking lunch

13.30: Question time with in-house counsel

International arbitration can flourish only if users make use of it. The decision of whether to use arbitration to resolve international business disputes involves a variety of considerations, including factors that are evolving. A panel of expert in-house counsel from companies that regularly use international arbitration to resolve disputes will discuss the factors that they consider when evaluating dispute resolution options and their current thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of each dispute resolution method, including meditation and the best practices their companies are applying.    

Moderator:
José Astigarraga, Astigarraga Davis, Miami

Panel:
Eduardo Palinkas, Litigation Manager for Brazil, Latin America and Canada, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, São Paulo 
Gabriel Alves da Costa,Senior Legal Counsel, Global Litigation, Latin America & Caribbean, Shell Brasil Petróleo, Rio de Janeiro
Steven Greenspan, Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, United Technologies, Connecticut

14.30: Coffee break

14.50: The damages conundrum: How to effectively calculate damages

The fair and just calculation of damages can be one of the toughest aspects of a case for arbitration counsel to understand; communicating complex issues clearly and in a way tribunals can grasp can seem a Herculean task. This panel will investigate the legal principles behind the calculation of damages and the common use of experts in the field.

Moderator:
Sandra González, Ferrere, Montevideo

Panel:
Fabrizio Hernández, NERA, Madrid
Mark Friedman, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York and London

15.50: Coffee break

16.10: GAR Live debate

An Oxford Union-style debate before a panel of three judges.

Motion: Are we moving to an era of too much transparency in international arbitration?

Moderator:
Klaus Reichert SC, Brick Court Chambers, London

Judges:
Valeria Galíndez, Uría Menéndez, São Paulo and Lisbon
Carlos Suplicy de Figueiredo Forbes, President, Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brasil-Canada (CAM/CCBC), São Paulo

Debaters:
Roberto Aguirre Luzi, King & Spalding, Houston
Ari MacKinnon, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, New York
Yasmine Lahlou, Chaffetz Lindsey, New York

17.40: Chairs’ closing remarks

Cristián Conejero, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago
José Astigarraga, Astigarraga Davis, Miami

18.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría, Santiago 

 

 


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