LATIN LAWYER – GAR LIVE 3RD ANNUAL ARBITRATION SUMMIT

LATIN LAWYER – GAR LIVE 3RD ANNUAL ARBITRATION SUMMIT

Event Description

Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review are joining forces to combine Latin Lawyer’s deep knowledge of Latin America with GAR’s sharp focus on the latest developments in arbitration.

Event Schedule

PROGRAMME
8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

9.30: Construction and infrastructure: compliance and communities

Many commercial and investment disputes have arisen in the context of construction and infrastructure. In parallel, countries in the region have been responding to the aftermath of corruption scandals and social protests involving this sector. This multi-disciplinary panel will investigate the status of construction and infrastructure disputes in Latin America, including challenges related to social licenses, community consultations, transactional issues, and compliance requirements in international projects.

Moderator:
Marike Paulsson, Albright Stonebridge Group, Miami

Panel:
Adolfo Jiménez, Holland & Knight, Miami
Marco Tulio Venegas, Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City
Carlos Ortega, FTI Consulting, Bogota

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30: Energy: changing states and evolving disputes

Transitions in Latin America in recent years and months have brought implications for the energy sector. This panel will address the latest developments in Latin America’s energy sector, including the resolution of oil and gas disputes in jurisdictions such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Argentina, as well as the status of renewable energy disputes in Spain and beyond.

Moderator:
José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima

Panel:
Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York

13.00: Networking lunch

14.30: Mining and metals: investment and the environment

Many of the region’s largest investment and commercial arbitration disputes have involved the mining sector.  The underlying projects have often brought attention to the intersection between environmental regulation and economic development. This panel will examine lessons learned from disputes in the mining sector, including how transactions may be structured and handled in practice to protect investments and account for environmental standards.

16.00: Coffee break

16.15: The GAR Live Inquisition – The destiny of investment disputes in Latin America: historical phase or here to stay?

This question will be explored in the style of a US senate committee hearing, wherein a succession of witnesses are ‘grilled’ by a panel of GAR Live inquisitors.

Questions could include:

Have the assumptions that gave rise to investment treaties changed?
How does a rise in nationalism affect the future of treaties?
What are the expectations in connection with new and renegotiated treaties and their dispute clauses?
What is the future of regional treaties and regional arbitration centers?
Moderator:
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

17.55 onwards: All delegates are invited to a drinks reception kindly hosted by Affinitas

Event Information

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Apr 30, 2019

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701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA

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442037804160

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