16th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

16th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

Event Description

ICC’s annual Miami conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts more than 600 participants representing about 40 countries.

The ICC Institute Advanced Level Seminar: Amicable settelement of disputes in international arbitration. Party expectations and arbitrator’s techniques, will take place on 11 November 2018.

Event Schedule
Sunday 11 November 2018
18.00 – 20.00 Cocktail reception 
Monday 12 November 2018 
07.30 – 08.45 ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF): Early morning talk with Counsel of the Secretariat: everything you ever wanted to know about the work of the ICC Court
08.00 – 09.00 Welcome coffee
09.00 – 09.10 Welcome address
09.10 – 09.30 Opening keynote speech
09.30 – 10.45 Opportunities & threats of China-Latin American disputes
– Investment treaties between China and Latin American countries
– An overview to Chinese infrastructure developement in the region: where do we stand and where do we go?
– Effective planning of dispute resolution
– Cultural clashes between the parties and regulatory restrictions in the region
– ICC Belt and Road Commission
10.45 – 11.15 Discussion
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee break
11.45 – 13.00 Arbitration involving States and States entities: current state of affairs
– Disputes between States or state entities: more than just a contract?
– Amicus curiae
– Amending fiscal legislation by States: contract and/or treaty claims
– Multi-billion damages claims against States time to counterclaim?
– Enforcement against States: immunity from execution revisited
– UNCITRAL Working Group III: The road to a permanent investment tribunal?
– The impact of Achmea beyond Europe
13.00 – 13.30 Discussion
13.30 – 15.00 Lunch
15.00 – 16.15 Parallel sessions (participants choose to attend one of the following sessions)
Assessment of damages in international arbitration: ICCA/ASIL damages tool
Arbitration in the banking and finance sector
– The role played by financial institutions
– Commercial partners
– Parties to an arbitral proceedings
– Relevance of early dismissal of claims for the market
– ICC Report on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration
16.15 – 16.45 Coffee break
16.45 – 18.00 Parallel sessions (participants choose to attend one of the following sessions)
Save my money: Interim and precautionary measures in international arbitration
– The interplay between arbitral tribunal and judicial courts
– ICC Emergency Arbitration Proceedings celebrating 6+ years of experience and 100 EA proceedings
– Security for costs: trends and developments
The future of the future: technology in international arbitration
20.30  Cocktail dinner party
Tuesday 13 November 2018
08.00 – 09.15 ICC/ArbitralWomen session: ArbitralWomen Diversity ToolkitTM– From Bias to Inclusivity in Arbitration
08.30 – 09.30 Welcome coffee
09.30 – 10.30 Shutting down businesses: when a party to an arbitral proceeding goes impecunious, bankrupt or insolvent
– Impecuniosity and the State Court’s approach as to the validity of the arbitration agreement
– The effects of insolvency or bankruptcy process in the arbitration proceedings
1. Are there extraterritorial effects among state courts?
2. Should the arbitration be terminated? Territorial and extraterritorial effects? The problem of qualification of the objection and determination of the applicable law
3. If the arbitration continues, are the powers of the arbitrators limited by such processes? Suspension of the procedure, equality of creditors or no limits
10.30 – 11.00 Discussion
11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Economic realities in the Construction sector?
– First demand bonds in construction contracts: protecting the project against non-performance
– The new FIDIC Contracts (2017 edition): increasing contract management
– Multi-tier dispute resolution clauses as a tool for ensuring cash flow
– Global claims: legal treatment under common and civil law
12.30 – 13.00 Discussion
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 -15.00 Closing speech: 60th anniversary of the NY Convention: “The more-favorable-right provision under Article VII(1) of the New York Convention: Lessons from the Americas”
15.00 – 15.45 Discussion
15.45 – 16.00 Closing remarks

Event Information


Nov 11, 2018


The Mandarin Oriental Miami 500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, FL, United States


+33 (0) 1 49 53 28 28


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