ICC conference spotlights arbitration in Latin America

          • Paris, 19 October 2007

          Participants from all over Latin America and beyond will gather in Miami next month to discuss elements of international arbitration that are of particular interest to Latin American cases.

          The event takes place annually in Miami

          Now in its fifth year, ICC’s conference International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: The ICC Perspective is a key forum for understanding arbitration in the region. This year’s event, which will take place from 4-6 November, includes presentations by a distinguished line-up of arbitration professionals.

          Fernando Mantilla-Serrano, Partner at Shearman and Sterling LLP, Paris and member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, will speak at the conference. “I know of few other events during the course of the year that manage to bring together such a large group of professionals specializing in Latin American arbitration,” he said. “In that sense, the annual ICC conference has established itself, in its relatively short history, as one of the year's de rigueur events for those wishing to stay abreast of Latin American arbitration developments."

          Sessions offered at this year’s two-day conference include:

          • Latin American arbitration in the construction industry
          • An analysis of what the ICC International Court of Arbitration offers for arbitrators and the application of ICC Rules
          • A corporate perspective on international arbitration
          • A discussion of ethical considerations in the realm of international arbitration

          With the number of attendees growing steadily since the first conference took place in 2003, this year’s conference also boasts more than 35 sponsors and supporters.

          In the interest of providing an opportunity for young arbitration professionals and as a complement to the conference, a meeting for young arbitrators entitled Effective Case Management in International Arbitration will take place on 4 November. It will offer sessions on the proper management of cases from the perspective of both counsel and arbitrator.

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